Saakashvili: Ex-Georgia leader detained by police in Kiev

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mikheil Saakashvili is suspected of receiving financing from a criminal group Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has been detained in Ukraine’s capital Kiev, days after his supporters freed him from a police van. His detention, first reported on his Facebook page, was confirmed by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General. Mr Saakashvili is […]

Polish judicial reforms approved by lower house

Image copyright EPA Image caption Critics of the reforms have protested outside parliament in Warsaw Poland’s lower house of parliament has approved controversial reforms which critics say would increase the ruling party’s control over the judiciary. One bill allows politicians to choose members of the National Judiciary Council, which appoints judges. The governing Law and […]

Instagram ‘bomb threat’: German police arrest Afghan asylum seeker

Image copyright EPA Image caption Last year a Tunisian asylum seeker killed 12 people at a Christmas market in Berlin A 19-year-old Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested in Germany after posting a picture of a Christmas market with three bombs superimposed on it on Instagram, police say. The picture of the market in Ravensburg, […]

Kevin Spacey ‘groped Norwegian king’s son-in-law’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ari Behn was married to Princess Martha Louise from 2002-16 The King of Norway’s former son-in-law has accused Kevin Spacey of groping him after a Nobel Peace Prize concert. Ari Behn told radio station P4 that it happened after the actor had hosted the event in 2007. “I am […]

Gold trader reports death threats in US

Image copyright AFP Image caption Reza Zarrab is testifying in a high-profile US Iran sanctions trial A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying in a US trial of a Turkish banker says he has had death threats from another inmate for co-operating. Reza Zarrab is a witness in the trial of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, who is accused […]

Germany’s Love Parade organisers on trial over stampede deaths

Image copyright AFP Image caption The victims – 13 women and eight men – were aged 18 to 38 Ten people have gone on trial in Germany on charges related to a stampede during a popular music festival that left 21 dead in 2010. The victims were crushed to death or suffocated when panic broke […]

Brexit: ‘Breakthrough’ deal paves way for future trade talks

Media captionThe Prime Minister said the deal will allow more to be invested in “priorities at home” PM Theresa May has struck a last minute deal with the EU in a bid to move Brexit talks on to the next phase. There will be no “hard border” with Ireland and EU citizens in the UK, […]

Iran sanctions case witness Reza Zarrab says cellmate made death threats

Image copyright AFP Image caption Reza Zarrab is testifying in a high-profile US Iran sanctions trial A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying in a US trial of a Turkish banker says he has had death threats from another inmate for co-operating. Reza Zarrab is a witness in the trial of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, who is accused […]

Irish border: May in Brussels for crucial Brexit meeting

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May has arrived in Brussels following overnight talks on the issue of the Irish border. The PM and Brexit Secretary David Davis are meeting European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU negotiator Michel Barnier. The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg was told last night that there were “serious ideas” on the table that […]