Brexit: Chancellor Merkel warns of UK ‘illusions’ over talks with EU

Image copyright Reuters Image caption German MPs frequently applauded Ms Merkel’s points about Brexit German Chancellor Angela Merkel says some British people have “illusions” about discussing the UK’s future ties with the EU at the same time as nailing down the UK’s Brexit terms. An EU-UK deal can only be discussed once the exit issues […]

Le Pen’s National Front ‘took 5m euros from EU’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Marine Le Pen is a fierce critic of the EU and sits in the European Parliament The far-right National Front (FN) of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen may have defrauded the European Parliament of about €5m (£4m; $5.4m), EU sources say. It is more than twice the sum initially […]

Fifa: French probe 2018 & 2022 World Cup bids

Blatter was banned over ethics breaches as his 17 years as Fifa president ended in a corruption scandal French prosecutors are investigating the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and have questioned former Fifa president Sepp Blatter. France’s National Public Prosecutor’s Office began examining the bid to award the tournaments, to Russia […]

North Korea tensions: US ready to ‘bring Kim Jong-un to his senses’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Vinson battle group has been conducting exercises with the Japanese navy in the Philippine Sea The US military’s top commander in the Pacific has said an advanced missile defence system in South Korea aims to bring North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “to his senses, not to his knees”. Adm […]

Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at G20 women’s summit

Media captionIvanka Trump explains her praise for her father Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka was met with groans as she defended her father’s attitude towards women at the G20 women’s summit in Berlin. The First Daughter was taking part in a panel discussion about female entrepreneurs alongside German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and IMF chief Christine Lagarde. […]

French election: Hollande urges nation to back Macron and reject Le Pen

Media captionHollande: “What’s at stake is our idea of France” President François Hollande has called on French voters to reject far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and back Emmanuel Macron to succeed him. The pair will face each other in a run-off vote on 7 May after taking the top places in Sunday’s first round, with […]

Paris Champs Elysees attack gunman named as Karim Cheurfi

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bullet holes could be seen on a window on the Champs Elysees on Friday The gunman killed after shooting dead a policeman on the Champs Elysees has been named by the Paris prosecutor as Karim Cheurfi, a convicted criminal. He used a Kalashnikov assault rifle to kill the police […]

Egyptian soldiers accused of killing unarmed Sinai men in leaked video

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Egypt’s military has been carrying out anti-terror operations in the Sinai peninsula for years A video has emerged which allegedly shows Egyptian soldiers shooting dead unarmed detainees in the northern Sinai region, where the military is carrying out an anti-terror offensive. The footage, which is unverified, appears to show […]

Kidnapped Qatari hunting party of 26 ‘freed in Iraq’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Asian houbara bustard, found in Iraq, is highly prized in the Arab Gulf states A group of Qatari hunters – including members of the ruling family – have been freed 16 months after being kidnapped in Iraq, officials say. The Iraqi interior ministry said “all 26” were in […]

South Africa bus crash kills 18 children

Image copyright Twitter/ER24 Image caption The minibus was carrying children from primary and secondary schools Eighteen children and two adults have been killed in a minibus crash near the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services have said. The children died after the vehicle burst into flames following a collision with a truck just north of […]

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