France election: Teenagers protest at candidates Macron and Le Pen

France election: Teenagers protest at candidates Macron and Le Pen

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The banner reads: “Neither Macron nor FN. The uprising is now” Teenagers in Rennes and other French cities have held rallies or blocked schools in a protest against both presidential candidates. In a campaign tagged “We deserve better”, about 1,000 people came out in the western city to chant “neither […]

Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny attacked with "brilliant green" dye

Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny attacked with "brilliant green" dye

Image copyright @navalny Image caption It is the second time Mr Navalany has had paint thrown on him this year Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been taken to hospital after an antiseptic green dye was splashed on his face in Moscow. It is the second time he has been attacked with zelyonka (“brilliant green” […]

German soldier posed as Syrian refugee and ‘planned attack’

German soldier posed as Syrian refugee and ‘planned attack’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The German soldier did not speak Arabic but received refugee aid, reports say A German soldier who pretended to be a Syrian refugee and was allegedly planning a gun attack has been arrested in southern Germany. Prosecutors in Frankfurt said the 28-year-old suspect was motivated by a “xenophobic background”. A […]

Russian spy ship Liman sinks off Turkey after collision with freighter

Russian spy ship Liman sinks off Turkey after collision with freighter

Media captionArchive footage of Russian spy ship which sank off Turkey A Russian spy ship has sunk off the Turkish coast after being breached in a collision with a freighter, with all its crew rescued, the Turkish coastal authority says. Russia confirmed earlier that the hull of the Liman, part of its Black Sea Fleet, […]

France election: Macron heckled by pro-Le Pen workers

France election: Macron heckled by pro-Le Pen workers

Media captionFactory workers boo Mr Macron in Amiens French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has been heckled by factory workers in Amiens after a visit by his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. Ms Le Pen upstaged her centrist rival earlier by turning up to speak to the workers as he met their union representatives a few […]

Turkey arrests 1,000 in raids targeting Gulen suspects

Turkey arrests 1,000 in raids targeting Gulen suspects

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 3,000 people, mainly police, were being targeted in Wednesday’s raids Police have arrested 1,000 people suspected of being part of a movement blamed for the failed 2016 coup. Another 2,200 were being sought as authorities targeted what they said was a secret structure within Turkey’s police force. Turkey […]

France arrests over Charlie Hebdo and kosher shop attacks

France arrests over Charlie Hebdo and kosher shop attacks

Image copyright AP Image caption Coulibaly demanded the Kouachi brothers who had just attacked the Charlie Hebdo offices be freed in exchange for the hostages he was holding at the kosher supermarket French police have made 10 arrests in connection to the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices and a kosher supermarket in Paris in […]

Arrests as Newcastle and West Ham raided in £5m tax probe

Arrests as Newcastle and West Ham raided in £5m tax probe

Image copyright Getty Images Newcastle United and West Ham United’s grounds have been raided in a fraud investigation, resulting in several arrests. HMRC said it deployed 180 officers across the UK and France, and several men working within professional football had been held. It searched premises in the north east and south east of England. […]

Alcohol binge can upset heart’s rhythm, say researchers

Alcohol binge can upset heart’s rhythm, say researchers

Image copyright Getty Images Drinking lots of alcohol in a short space of time will not only get you drunk but may also upset your heart rhythm, say researchers. They did a field experiment in Germany with 3,000 adults at Munich’s famous annual Oktoberfest. The odds of heart arrhythmia increased as beer consumption went up. […]

Pope Francis TED talk says powerful leaders must be humble

Pope Francis TED talk says powerful leaders must be humble

Image copyright EPA Image caption Pope Francis recorded the talk at Domus Sanctae Marthae, where he lives in the Vatican Pope Francis has recorded an address for the influential TED media group, delivering a warning to the world’s “powerful” leaders. In his TED talk, Francis says that people with power must act humbly. “If you […]