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Russia nuclear treaty: Bolton in Moscow amid missile tensions

Russia nuclear treaty: Bolton in Moscow amid missile tensions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption John Bolton is reported to have pushed for withdrawal from the arms treaty US national security adviser John Bolton is in Moscow for talks after Russia gave a frosty reception to news the US was dropping a nuclear treaty. President Donald Trump said Russia had violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces […]

Student granted UK visa after media uproar

Student granted UK visa after media uproar

Image copyright Nadza Dzinalija Image caption Nadza Dzinalija said she was sure her visa had been approved because of media coverage The UK has granted a visa to a student for an academic conference after a media storm over what lawyers said was a “far-fetched” and “absurd” case. Two Amsterdam University students – originally from […]

Joachim Ronneberg: Norwegian who thwarted Nazi nuclear plan dies

Media captionJoachim Ronneberg in 2013: “I only realised the importance of the mission after the bomb on Hiroshima” Joachim Ronneberg, the Norwegian resistance fighter who sabotaged Nazi Germany’s nuclear weapons ambitions during World War Two, has died aged 99. In 1943, he led a top-secret raid on a heavily-guarded plant in Norway’s southern region of […]

Saudis admit journalist killed in Istanbul

Saudis admit journalist killed in Istanbul

Media captionHow Saudi critics keep going missing Saudi Arabia says that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, blaming a “rogue operation” for a killing that sparked an international outcry. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News the act had been a “tremendous mistake” and denied the powerful crown prince had ordered the killing. The journalist was […]

Russia nuclear treaty: Gorbachev warns Trump plan will undermine disarmament

Russia nuclear treaty: Gorbachev warns Trump plan will undermine disarmament

Image copyright Reuters and EPA Image caption Mr Gorbachev has questioned the sense of withdrawing from the INF Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says US President Trump’s plan to withdraw from a key Cold War nuclear weapons treaty is a reversal of efforts to achieve nuclear disarmament. Mr Gorbachev – who signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear […]

Russia nuclear treaty: US warned over threat to scrap deal

Russia nuclear treaty: US warned over threat to scrap deal

Image copyright EPA Image caption Russia denies building missiles that violate the accord Russia has condemned US plans to withdraw from a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty and threatened to retaliate for a “very dangerous step”. On Saturday, President Trump said he intended to “terminate” the three-decade-old 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. He said […]

Blast-off for BepiColombo on mission to Mercury

Blast-off for BepiColombo on mission to Mercury

Media captionBepiColombo left Earth on an Ariane rocket that launched out of South America. Two satellites developed in Europe and Japan are on their way to Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun. The joint endeavour, known as BepiColombo, left Earth on an Ariane rocket that launched out of South America. It will take the […]

EU court orders Poland to halt court retirements law

EU court orders Poland to halt court retirements law

Image copyright AFP Image caption The judicial reform triggered mass protests across Poland The EU’s top court has ordered Poland to “immediately suspend” the application of its law which lowers the retirement age of Supreme Court judges. The European Court of Justice’s ruling upheld the request by the European Commission, which says the Polish law […]

First Dutch gender-neutral passport issued

First Dutch gender-neutral passport issued

Image copyright Getty Images The Netherlands has issued its first gender-neutral passport. Leonne Zeegers, 57, received a passport with the gender designation X, instead of M for man or V for woman. Born male, in 2001 Zeegers had surgery to become female, but now identifies as intersex. Zeegers won a lawsuit, with judges ruling that […]

French job centres drop The Voice-style interviews

French job centres drop The Voice-style interviews

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An estimated three million people are out of work in France It seemed like a good idea at the time. In an attempt to shake up its interviews, several French job centres took inspiration from TV talent show The Voice. Three recruitment officials would turn their back on a […]

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