‘Yellow vest’ protesters defy government to gather in Paris

‘Yellow vest’ protesters defy government to gather in Paris

Image copyright AFP Image caption The French capital is experiencing its fifth Saturday of tear gas and clashes “Yellow vest” protesters have gathered in Paris and other cities for a fifth consecutive Saturday of demonstrations. About 69,000 police have been mobilised across France to prevent a repeat of the violence of previous weeks. The movement, […]

Katowice: UN climate talks stand-off continues

Katowice: UN climate talks stand-off continues

Image copyright EPA Climate talks in Poland have gone into an extra day as negotiators try to agree the next steps forward for the Paris climate agreement. Some delegates believe that poor handling of the conference by the Polish government is behind the delays. Ministers from around 100 countries are gathered in Katowice for the […]

US returns looted Balangiga church bells to Philippines

US returns looted Balangiga church bells to Philippines

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Jubilant crowds turned out to greet the return of the Balangiga bells Three bells looted by US troops more than a century ago have been returned to their church in the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte praised his countrymen and the US at a ceremony in Balangiga, where the treasures were […]

Ryan Zinke: US interior secretary to leave administration

Ryan Zinke: US interior secretary to leave administration

Image copyright Getty Images US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump says, in the latest high profile departure from his administration. In a tweet, President Trump thanked Mr Zinke for his service, saying he had “achieved much during his tenure”. He said he would […]

Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka’s disputed PM resigns amid crisis

Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka’s disputed PM resigns amid crisis

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mahinda Rajapaksa attended a religious ceremony after resigning on Saturday Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned as Sri Lanka’s prime minister, seven weeks after he was appointed in a surprise move that sparked a political crisis. Mr Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s former president, signed his resignation letter in a ceremony at his house. […]

Cohen says Trump knew hush money payment was wrong

Cohen says Trump knew hush money payment was wrong

Media captionCohen walked free from court – but will have to report to jail in March US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer insists Mr Trump knew making hush money payments during the 2016 presidential campaign was wrong. Speaking after he was sentenced to prison for campaign finance and fraud crimes, Michael Cohen told ABC News: […]

Strasbourg shooting: Gunman shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he attacked

Strasbourg shooting: Gunman shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he attacked

Media captionPater Fritz describes hearing gunshots and helping a victim of the Strasbourg shooting The Strasbourg gunman yelled “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest” in Arabic) as he opened fire on people enjoying an evening out at a Christmas market, the Paris public prosecutor told reporters. Rémy Heitz said two people had been killed and one […]

US-Russian spat over bombers landing in Venezuela

US-Russian spat over bombers landing in Venezuela

Image copyright AFP Image caption Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino (first row, second from left) welcomed the Russians Russian and US officials have been involved in a spat over the landing in Venezuela of two Russian bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons. The two Tu-160 bombers landed in Venezuela on Monday in a Russian show […]

Anti-Semitism pervades European life, says EU report

Anti-Semitism pervades European life, says EU report

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A startling 95% of French Jews see anti-Semitism as either a fairly or very big problem Anti-Semitism is getting worse and Jews are increasingly worried about the risk of harassment, according to a major survey of 12 EU countries. Hundreds of Jews questioned by the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency […]

Mikhail Popkov: Russian ex-cop jailed for 56 more murders

Mikhail Popkov: Russian ex-cop jailed for 56 more murders

Image copyright AFP Image caption Popkov has been described as Russia’s worst serial killer in recent decades (file photo) A Siberian policeman described as Russia’s most prolific mass murderer in modern times has been given a second life sentence. Mikhail Popkov, 53, murdered 55 women and a policeman near Irkutsk between 1992 and 2007. He […]

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