Paris baulks at ‘horrible’ eco-friendly public urinals

Image copyright AFP Image caption One man displays a penchant for public performance A boat cruise along the River Seine is one of most popular ways to see Paris, but angry locals are worried that a new installation may spoil the experience. Bright-red, fully exposed, urinals have been placed across the city to reduce peeing […]

Turkey accuses US of ‘stab in back’ as currency woes persist

Image copyright Reuters Moves to ease Turkey’s economic woes have failed to stop market turmoil as the country’s row with the US deepens. Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Monday that the US was seeking to “stab it in the back”. The US last week imposed sanctions on Turkey over its refusal to extradite […]

Turkey accuses US of ‘stab in back’ as currency woes persist

Image copyright Reuters Moves to ease Turkey’s economic woes have failed to stop market turmoil as the country’s row with the US deepens. Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Monday that the US was seeking to “stab it in the back”. The US last week imposed sanctions on Turkey over its refusal to extradite […]

Monaco noble claims millions from France over royal ‘trick’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Monaco’s Royal Palace: The principality is a sun-drenched tax haven A French-born aristocrat has asked the French state to pay him €351m (£314m; $401m) in damages, alleging that it tricked his relatives out of succeeding to the throne of Monaco. Count Louis de Causans, 44, says that early in the […]

Paris baulks at ‘horrible’ eco-friendly public urinals

Image copyright AFP Image caption One man displays a penchant for public performance A boat cruise along the River Seine is one of most popular ways to see Paris, but angry locals are worried that a new installation may spoil the experience. Bright-red, fully exposed, urinals have been placed across the city to reduce peeing […]

Turkey accuses US of ‘stab in back’ as currency woes persist

Image copyright Reuters Moves to ease Turkey’s economic woes have failed to stop market turmoil as the country’s row with the US deepens. Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Monday that the US was seeking to “stab it in the back”. The US last week imposed sanctions on Turkey over its refusal to extradite […]

Monaco noble claims millions from France over royal ‘trick’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Monaco’s Royal Palace: The principality is a sun-drenched tax haven A French-born aristocrat has asked the French state to pay him €351m (£314m; $401m) in damages, alleging that it tricked his relatives out of succeeding to the throne of Monaco. Count Louis de Causans, 44, says that early in the […]

Holiday with ex-beauty queen costs Norway minister his job

Image copyright Evn/Facebook Image caption Iranian-born Bahareh Letnes and Per Sandberg Norway’s fisheries minister has resigned after breaching security protocol during a holiday to Iran last month with his Iranian-born girlfriend. Per Sandberg, 58, admitted he had gone with Bahareh Letnes, 28, without informing the prime minister and had taken a government phone to Iran. […]

Turkey accuses US of ‘stab in back’ as currency woes persist

Image copyright Reuters Moves to ease Turkey’s economic woes have failed to stop market turmoil as the country’s row with the US deepens. Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Monday that the US was seeking to “stab it in the back”. The US last week imposed sanctions on Turkey over its refusal to extradite […]

Turkey takes action in bid to curb currency crisis

Image copyright Reuters Turkey’s central bank has said it is ready to take “all necessary measures” to ensure financial stability after the collapse of the lira. It has vowed to provide banks with “all the liquidity the banks need”. The comments came after a widening diplomatic spat with the US prompted market turmoil in the […]