French Muslim student Maryam Pougetoux hits back over headscarf claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Maryam Pougetoux received abuse on social media after appearing on TV while wearing her headscarf A French student union leader who has been accused by ministers of using her headscarf for political gain has hit back, calling the claims “pathetic”. France’s interior minister has personally criticised Maryam Pougetoux, who […]

German police stop ‘truant’ families at airport

Image copyright AFP Image caption German police are on the lookout for parents defying school rules Police carrying out checks at an airport in southern Germany discovered several school-aged children travelling ahead of the holidays. Reports concerning 10 families have now been sent to education officials in Bavaria, German media report. It is believed the […]

U-turn over Facebook chief’s EU meeting

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Zuckerberg previously answered two days of questions from US lawmakers In a change of plan, the public will be able to watch Mark Zuckerberg’s response to European Parliament leaders’ privacy concerns. The body’s president, Antonio Tajani, has tweeted that tomorrow’s 75-minute meeting would be livestreamed. Earlier, news that […]

Thessaloniki mayor Yiannis Boutaris beaten up

Image copyright EPA Image caption Nationalists were angry that the mayor (far left) was attending a remembrance event The mayor of Greece’s second-largest city Thessaloniki has been treated in hospital after being beaten up by about a dozen people, officials say. Yiannis Boutaris, 75, was kicked in the head and legs and beaten with bottles […]

Chelsea owner Abramovich experiences UK visa renewal ‘delay’

Image copyright EPA Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich has faced delays in renewing his UK visa, the BBC understands. The Russian billionaire did not attend Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley when the Blues beat Manchester United 1-0. A source close to the 51-year-old suggested he was in the process of renewing his visa, […]

Nadal world number one after Italian win

Nadal already held the record for most Italian Open wins Rafael Nadal survived a stunning fightback from Alexander Zverev to win a record eighth Italian Open. Nadal cruised to the first set before defending champion Zverev won nine of the next 11 games to take the second set 6-1 and lead 3-1 in the decider. […]

Özil and Gündogan meet German president after Erdogan photos row

Image copyright German presidency via EPA Image caption Gündogan (left) and Özil met the German president in Berlin Two German footballers of Turkish origin have met President Frank-Walter Steinmeier after criticism of photos showing them with Turkey’s president. Turkey’s governing AK Party released the photos of them with Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of elections there. […]

Luc Besson: French film director accused of rape

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Luc Besson’s lawyer said he “categorically denies” the rape allegation Police in Paris are investigating a rape allegation made against Luc Besson, one of France’s best-known film directors. The complaint was filed by an actress at a Paris police station on Friday. “Luc Besson categorically denies these fantasist accusations,” […]

Royal wedding 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan married at Windsor

Media captionMeghan reveals her halter-neck evening dress before driving into the sunset Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have become husband and wife in a moving ceremony at Windsor Castle. An emotional-looking prince and his smiling bride exchanged vows and rings before the Queen and 600 guests at St George’s Chapel. Ms Markle, wearing a white […]

Cannes 2018: Japanese indie Shoplifters wins Palme d’Or

Image copyright EPA Image caption Hirozaku Kore-edu (r) received the festival’s highest honour The Japanese family drama Shoplifters has received the coveted award for best film, the Palme d’Or, at the Cannes Film Festival. The runner-up Grand Prix went to US director Spike Lee’s anti-racism satire BlacKkKlansman. Led by actor Cate Blanchett, the jury announced […]

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