Laver Cup 2017: Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal win first doubles match

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal each won two of the four Grand Slams this year Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played as doubles partners for the first time on the second day of the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague. Swiss Federer and Spaniard Nadal, who have won a combined 35 Grand Slam titles, are part […]

Germany election: Merkel seeks fourth term as voting begins

Media captionHow young voters are shaking up the election Voting has opened in Germany’s federal elections, with Chancellor Angela Merkel tipped to retain power. She is seeking a fourth term in office and to keep her conservative CDU/CSU alliance’s status as the largest presence in Germany’s Bundestag. Its coalition partner, the social democratic SPD, is […]

Germany election: Merkel seeks fourth term

Media captionHow young voters are shaking up the election Germans head to the polls today for the country’s federal elections, in a key test for Angela Merkel. She is seeking a fourth term as chancellor, and to retain her Christian Democrat party’s (CDU) status as the largest presence in Germany’s Bundestag. The CDU’s coalition partner, […]

Catalonia referendum: Madrid moves to take over local policing

Media captionWhy some Catalans want independence The Spanish authorities have moved to place all policing in Catalonia under central control to stop the disputed independence referendum on 1 October. Col Diego Pérez de los Cobos has been put in charge of Catalan and central police forces in the autonomous region. The order was justified as […]

Macron’s labour reforms spark huge demonstration in Paris

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Protesters carry a banner reading “no to the social coup d’etat” through the streets of Paris Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Paris in protest at President Emmanuel Macron’s overhaul of France’s labour laws. The demonstration was organised by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the far left […]

Theresa May urges EU to retain trade terms for two years after Brexit

Media captionTheresa May says an “implementation period” of two years “will create valuable certainty” for the UK and EU PM Theresa May has said there should be a transition period of “about” two years after Brexit, during which trade should continue on current terms. EU migrants will still be able to live and work in […]

Kalashnikov statue to be changed because of German weapon

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The drawing on the base of the statue (on the right) which shows Germany’s StG 44 rifle A monument to a Russian creator of the world famous AK-47 assault rifle unveiled in Moscow is to be changed because a weapon depicted on the statue is actually a German-designed firearm. Mikhail […]

Brexit: Theresa May sets out UK offer to break deadlock

Media captionTheresa May speaks in Florence to outline her Brexit proposals Theresa May has begun delivering a major Brexit speech in which she is expected to tell EU leaders there is a shared responsibility to make it work. The prime minister will say both the UK and EU can be “optimistic about the future” if […]

France’s Macron signs labour reforms in law, defying protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Macron came to power promising to update France’s enormous labour code Emmanuel Macron has formally signed an overhaul of France’s labour laws, a key platform of his presidency. Thousands of protesters have condemned the reforms, which make it easier for companies to hire and cheaper to fire staff. Mr […]

Erdogan protesters beaten and ejected from New York speech

Erdogan protesters beaten and ejected from New York speech

Media captionAnti-Erdogan demonstrators are punched as they are removed from a New York hotel Violence erupted at a New York hotel after protesters heckled a speech by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with chants of “terrorist”. Mr Erdogan was addressing supporters in Turkish at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square when he was interrupted […]

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