Read Bolshevik poet Mayakovsky, Russia advises US

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Vladimir Mayakovsky (pictured) promoted the Soviet revolution of Bolshevik leader VI Lenin Russia’s Foreign Ministry has recommended a communist poet to US ex-Secretary of State John Kerry, after he advised US students to learn Russian. In a speech, Mr Kerry strongly criticised President Donald Trump and his team, amid an […]

Manchester clubs donate £1m to attack victims

A minute’s silence was held across the country at 11:00 BST on Thursday Manchester City and Manchester United have jointly pledged £1m to an emergency fund set up to support the victims of Monday’s attack in the city. The fund was set up in the wake of the suicide bomb attack at Manchester Arena which […]

Five killed on M6 in Staffordshire were Romanian

Media captionFive die as car and lorry crash on M6 in Staffordshire Five people killed in a collision involving a lorry and a car on the M6 in Staffordshire were Romanian nationals, police have said. Four females and a male in a Nissan Micra died in the crash between junction 15 for Stoke-on-Trent and 14 […]

Trump in Brussels for ‘tough’ Nato talks amid protests

Image copyright AFP Image caption Demonstrations against the US president were held in Brussels US President Donald Trump is in Brussels for what his team are describing as “tough” talks with other members of the Nato military alliance. Mr Trump is also due to meet European Union officials on Thursday. He has been critical of […]

Manchester attack: Police hunt ‘network’ behind bomber

Image caption Salman Abedi has been named by police as the Manchester bomber Police say they are investigating a “network” over Monday night’s attack at Manchester Arena, in which 22 people were killed. An off-duty policewoman was confirmed by police to be among the victims. Salman Abedi blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande concert. […]

Manchester attack: Salman Abedi named as bomber by police

Image caption Eight-year-old Saffie Roussos and Georgina Callander are among the dead Salman Abedi has been named by police as the suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured 59 at Manchester Arena on Monday night. The 22-year-old was born in Manchester to parents of Libyan descent, the BBC understands. Three of his victims […]

Nato hit by Turkish veto on Austria partnership

Image copyright AFP Image caption Austrian troops serve with the Nato K-For mission in Kosovo (2011 photo) Turkey is vetoing Nato’s co-operation with Austria, blocking the alliance’s partnership activities with 41 countries, the BBC understands. Turkey is in Nato, providing the most military muscle after the US, while Austria is not. But Austria co-operates closely […]

German schools get tough Prince Harry English exam changed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prince Harry’s speech was described as a tough test for many German students German officials are changing a school English exam which many students and teachers deemed too difficult – partly because it included a poor recording of Prince Harry “mumbling” in a speech. The decision in the most […]

Manchester attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bombing

Image copyright Goodman/LNP/REX/Shutterstock Image caption The wounded are now being treated at six hospitals around the city Twenty-two people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide attack at Manchester Arena. The blast happened in the foyer at 22:35 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana […]

Manchester Arena blast: 19 dead and more than 50 hurt

Media captionManchester Arena incident after Ariana Grande concert Nineteen people have been killed and more than 50 injured in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena. The blast happened at 22:35 BST on Monday following a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande. PM Theresa May said her thoughts were with those affected by […]