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Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

Media captionThe pair greeted each other warmly but had different things to say on Jerusalem Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he expects European countries to follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as his country’s capital. He is in Brussels for talks – the first time an Israeli prime minister has visited the city in more […]

Russia’s Putin visits Syria airbase and orders start of pullout

Russia’s Putin visits Syria airbase and orders start of pullout

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russia has been carrying out air strikes in Syria since September 2015 President Vladimir Putin has ordered the partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria, during an unannounced visit there on Monday. Mr Putin was met by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as he arrived at the Russian Hmeimim airbase, […]

Spain orders removal of art work from Catalonia

Spain orders removal of art work from Catalonia

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police set up barricades outside the Sijena monastery in Huesca Police in Spain’s Catalonia region are removing medieval artefacts on Madrid’s orders in an ownership battle with neighbouring Aragon. The operation, which started before dawn, involves 44 items stored in the Catalan Museum of Lleida but originally from Sijena monastery. […]

German spy agency warns of Chinese LinkedIn espionage

German spy agency warns of Chinese LinkedIn espionage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Germany’s domestic intelligence agency says China used LinkedIn to target at least 10,000 people China is using fake LinkedIn profiles to gather information on German officials and politicians, the German intelligence agency (BfV) has said. The agency alleges that Chinese intelligence used the networking site to target at least […]

Passenger ferry runs aground on sandbank in Calais in storm

Passenger ferry runs aground on sandbank in Calais in storm

Image copyright AFP Image caption Two tugs worked to free the ferry A P&O ferry carrying several hundred passengers has been set afloat again after running aground in the French port of Calais during a storm. Nobody was hurt in the incident but traffic across the English Channel was disrupted. Two tugs with cables were […]

Brexit: May’s EU deal not binding, says David Davis

Brexit: May’s EU deal not binding, says David Davis

Brexit Secretary David Davis has described the deal struck by Theresa May to move to the next phase of Brexit talks as a “statement of intent”. He said it was not “legally enforceable” and if the UK failed to get a trade deal with the EU then it would not pay its divorce bill. But […]

Unhappy voters ‘can change Brexit deal’

Unhappy voters ‘can change Brexit deal’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Michael Gove says: “Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed” Voters can use the next general election to have their say on a final Brexit deal, Michael Gove has said. The environment secretary praised Theresa May’s “tenacity and skill” in securing a last-minute deal to end phase one negotiations on […]

Swedish boxer in coma after brain surgery

Swedish boxer in coma after brain surgery

Erik Skoglund’s only defeat was against Callum Smith (left) in September Swedish boxer Erik Skoglund is in a “serious yet stable condition” after having surgery for a bleed on the brain, his promoters have said. The 26-year-old is in a medically induced coma and Sauerland Promotion said: “The next three to four days are critical […]

Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds gather for France’s ‘Elvis Presley’

Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds gather for France’s ‘Elvis Presley’

Media captionHundreds of bikers join Hallyday funeral Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of Paris on Saturday to bid farewell to the French rock star Johnny Hallyday, who died this week at the age of 74 after a battle with lung cancer. His coffin was driven in a cortege down the Champs-Elysees followed […]

Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds expected for France’s ‘Elvis Presley’

Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds expected for France’s ‘Elvis Presley’

Media captionAn introduction to French rock legend Johnny Hallyday Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Paris on Saturday to bid farewell to the French rock star Johnny Hallyday, who died this week at the age of 74. His coffin will be driven in a cortege down the Champs-Elysees followed […]

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