G20: Trump and Putin to have first face-to-face talks

G20: Trump and Putin to have first face-to-face talks

Media captionTrump on Thursday called on Russia to end what he called its “destabilising behaviour” US President Donald Trump is to have his first face-to-face encounter with Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin at a G20 summit in Germany’s city of Hamburg. They have both said they want to repair ties, which were damaged by the Syria […]

G20: Hamburg sees clashes between police and protesters

G20: Hamburg sees clashes between police and protesters

Media captionWatch: Protesters and police clash in Hamburg Police and protesters have clashed in the German city of Hamburg where the G20 is due to start on Friday. Organisers had cancelled the march following the violence, police said, but many demonstrators remained on the streets. At least one person appeared to have been seriously hurt […]

France set to ban sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040

France set to ban sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Renault’s relatively low-cost electric car is a popular choice among electric buyers France is set to ban the sale of any car that uses petrol or diesel fuel by 2040, in what the ecology minister called a “revolution”. Nicolas Hulot announced the planned ban on fossil fuel vehicles as […]

‘DNA proof’ for Julio Iglesias love child – lawyer

‘DNA proof’ for Julio Iglesias love child – lawyer

Image copyright AFP Image caption Julio Iglesias has won several top music awards for his romantic ballads DNA test results make it almost certain that veteran crooner Julio Iglesias is the father of a 40-year-old Spanish man, a lawyer acting for the man says. There is a 99.99% DNA match, the Seville lawyer for Javier […]

Berlin attacker jailed for kicking woman down station stairs

Berlin attacker jailed for kicking woman down station stairs

Media captionThe woman is kicked down a flight of stairs in the CCTV footage When CCTV video emerged of an unprovoked attack on a woman at a Berlin subway station last year, it shocked Germans and went viral. The man who kicked her down the stairs at Hermannstrasse was arrested and has now been given […]

Trump tells Russia to stop ‘destabilising’ Ukraine

Trump tells Russia to stop ‘destabilising’ Ukraine

Media captionTrump: Russia should join “the fight against common enemies and in defence of civilisation itself” US President Donald Trump has called on Russia to stop “destabilising” Ukraine and other countries and end support for “hostile regimes” such as those in Syria and Iran. Speaking in the Polish capital Warsaw, Mr Trump urged Russia to […]

EU and Japan reach free trade deal

EU and Japan reach free trade deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption European Council president Donald Tusk shakes hands with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe The European Union and Japan have formally agreed an outline free-trade deal. The agreement paves the way for trading in goods without tariff barriers between two of the world’s biggest economic areas. However, few specific details are […]

Belgium manhunt as Brussels raids prompt fears of attack

Belgium manhunt as Brussels raids prompt fears of attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption French anti-terror police carried out raids in Lille on Wednesday as part of the Belgian operation Belgian authorities say at least one man is on the run a day after police arrested two suspected militants. The federal prosecutor said that an attack could not be ruled out if further […]

Trump to say Western civilisation is at stake in Warsaw speech

Trump to say Western civilisation is at stake in Warsaw speech

Image copyright EVN Image caption Mr Trump (left) was greeted by Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday US President Donald Trump is to argue that the future of Western civilisation is at stake in a keynote speech in the Polish capital Warsaw. Holding up Poland as an example of a country ready to defend civilisation, […]

Turkey police hold rights activists including Amnesty chief

Turkey police hold rights activists including Amnesty chief

Image copyright Amnesty international Image caption Idil Eser was among those detained during a raid at a hotel on the Turkish island of Buyukada Turkish police have arrested eight leading human rights activists including Amnesty International’s Turkey director Idil Eser in Istanbul. Two trainers – from Germany and Sweden – were also arrested in the […]