EU wants to restrict single market access to UK

EU wants to restrict single market access to UK

Image copyright Getty Images The European Union wants to be able to restrict the UK’s access to the single market if there is a dispute after Brexit, a leaked document suggests. The power to suspend “certain benefits” would apply during the post-Brexit transition phase before the final arrangements come into force. It is revealed in […]

North Korea to send ceremonial head Kim Yong-nam South

North Korea to send ceremonial head Kim Yong-nam South

Image copyright AFP Image caption It is unclear whether Kim Yong-nam, who heads the parliament in Pyongyang, will attend the opening ceremony along with US Vice President Mike Pence North Korea is to send its highest ranking official for years to the South amid an easing of tensions during the Winter Olympics. Kim Yong-nam, the […]

Greece Macedonia: Name dispute draws mass protest in Athens

Greece Macedonia: Name dispute draws mass protest in Athens

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters from far and wide, including some from other countries – flooded Syntagma Square in Athens At least 140,000 Greeks have taken to the streets of Athens in a protest about the decades-long dispute over the name Macedonia. Many Greeks object to the country of the same name calling itself […]

Kim Cattrall announces brother’s death after earlier plea for information

Kim Cattrall announces brother’s death after earlier plea for information

Sex and the City actor Kim Cattrall has announced the death of her brother, after earlier issuing a public appeal for information on his whereabouts. Christopher Cattrall, 55, had been missing from his home in Alberta, Canada, since Tuesday. Kim Cattrall had appealed to her social media followers for help finding him. His keys, cell […]

South Carolina train crash: Amtrak ‘on the wrong track’

South Carolina train crash: Amtrak ‘on the wrong track’

Media captionThe crash happened in the early hours of Sunday morning An Amtrak train involved in a deadly crash with a stationary freight train in South Carolina appeared to be on the wrong track, the state governor says. Officials will investigate whether points in the area misdirected the passenger train. The Amtrak’s engineer and conductor […]

US reality TV star Kylie Jenner gives birth to baby girl

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption On Sunday, Kylie Jenner announced that she had given birth to a daughter The US reality TV star Kylie Jenner confirmed on Sunday that she has given birth to a baby girl. The 20-year-old was rumoured to be expecting a child, but had remained quiet about her pregnancy. Jenner […]

Russian jet shot down in Syria’s Idlib province

Russian jet shot down in Syria’s Idlib province

Image copyright AFP Image caption Images said to show the wreckage of the Sukhoi-25 A Russian Sukhoi-25 ground-attack aircraft has been shot down in a rebel-held area in Syria’s north-western province of Idlib. The Russian defence ministry said the pilot had ejected into an area believed to be controlled by the jihadist Hayat Tahrir al-Sham […]

Syria conflict: Air strike in Hama province cripples cave hospital

Syria conflict: Air strike in Hama province cripples cave hospital

Image copyright UOSSM Image caption Five missiles managed to blast through the rock protecting the cave hospital A hospital built under 20m (60 feet) of rock in a rebel-held part of central Syria has been wrecked by a powerful air strike, medical sources say. They say the hospital in Hama province – regarded as one […]

Lactalis baby milk scare in France: Salmonella taint ‘began in 2005’

Lactalis baby milk scare in France: Salmonella taint ‘began in 2005’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The tainted baby milk scandal will cost Lactalis hundreds of millions of euros The French dairy group at the centre of a baby milk scandal, Lactalis, has admitted some of its products may have been tainted over more than a decade. Millions of boxes of powdered milk have been […]

Rare ‘super blue blood moon’ arrives

It has been seen in the western hemisphere, such as here in New York, for the first time in more than 150 years. Beyond the US, it has been spotted in Asia, Australia, and Eastern Europe. Rare ‘super blue blood moon’ arrives

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