Robot turns out to be man in suit

Robot turns out to be man in suit

Image copyright MBK Media Image caption The “robot” turned out to be a man inside a suit A robot on show at a Russian state-sponsored event has turned out to be a man dressed in a costume. Robot Boris featured on Russian TV and was apparently able to walk, talk and dance. But soon after […]

Strasbourg shooting: Police appeal to find Chérif Chekatt

Strasbourg shooting: Police appeal to find Chérif Chekatt

Image copyright Police Nationale (France) French police have issued a call for help to find the man suspected of opening fire near a Christmas market in Strasbourg. Hundreds of police, soldiers and border agents on both sides of the Franco-German border are trying to find Chérif Chekatt, 29. Two people died and 13 were injured […]

Spain’s minimum wage to jump 22% in new year

Spain’s minimum wage to jump 22% in new year

Image copyright EPA Image caption PM Pedro Sánchez: “A rich country cannot have poor workers” Spain’s minimum wage will jump by 22% in 2019 – the largest annual increase in more than 40 years. It means millions of low-paid workers could see a pay rise from €736 ($835; £665) to €900, effective from January. Prime […]

Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after three killed and 12 injured

Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after three killed and 12 injured

Media captionPater Fritz describes hearing gunshots and helping a victim of the Strasbourg shooting Hundreds of police officers are hunting a gunman after three people were killed and 12 others wounded in a shooting in the eastern French city of Strasbourg. The suspect, who is known to security services, escaped after exchanging fire with soldiers […]

Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after two killed and 12 injured

Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after two killed and 12 injured

Media captionPater Fritz describes hearing gunshots and helping a victim of the Strasbourg shooting At least two people have been killed and 12 others wounded in a shooting in the eastern French city of Strasbourg. The gunman, known to security services, is on the run and is being hunted by police. He had been injured […]

May meets EU leaders for Brexit talks

May meets EU leaders for Brexit talks

Image copyright AFP Theresa May says there is a “shared determination” among EU leaders to solve the Irish border problem preventing MPs from backing her deal. She was speaking after meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. The prime minister says there can be no deal without a backstop plan […]

Spain warns Catalonia over region’s Mossos police

Spain warns Catalonia over region’s Mossos police

Image copyright EPA Image caption Spain is angry that Catalan nationalists seized control of a toll motorway The Spanish government has warned the Catalan authorities that national police could be sent to their region if they tolerate separatist blockades. The warning – in three letters from ministers – followed a protest on Saturday by separatists […]

France Gilets Jaunes: Macron promises divide protest leaders

France Gilets Jaunes: Macron promises divide protest leaders

Media captionPresident Macron says he is ‘partly responsible’ for the ‘insufficient response’ to the yellow vest protests A woman at the forefront of the “yellow-vest” protest movement in France has called for a “truce” in response to a series of concessions from President Emmanuel Macron. Jacline Mouraud said protesters couldn’t “spend the rest of our […]

Christmas pet adoption ban at German shelters

Christmas pet adoption ban at German shelters

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A nice photo – but many animal rights activists think it’s a bad idea A dog is for life, not just for Christmas – so the famous slogan goes. It’s certainly the case in Germany, where a temporary ban on new adoptions aims to cut short any plans to […]

Rwandan genocide suspect ‘extradited from Denmark’

Rwandan genocide suspect ‘extradited from Denmark’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rwanda has issued international arrest warrants for more than 800 genocide suspects Denmark has extradited a genocide suspect to Rwanda, according to the authorities in the African nation. Rwandan prosecutors accuse Wenceslas Twagirayezu, 50, of inciting violence during the 1994 genocide. He is alleged to have led a pro-Hutu […]