Pound falls on May’s Brexit comments

Pound falls on May’s Brexit comments

Image copyright Getty Images The value of the pound has fallen to a two-month low against major currencies after Prime Minister Theresa May signalled the UK would pursue a so-called “hard Brexit” from the EU. Sterling fell about 1% across the board. The only currency against which it gained ground was the Turkish lira. The […]

Italy Five Star Eurosceptics vote to break link with UKIP

Italy Five Star Eurosceptics vote to break link with UKIP

Image copyright Reuters Image caption M5S was founded by Beppe Grillo, a former comedian Italy’s powerful anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) has voted to break its European Parliament ties with the UK Independence Party (UKIP). M5S members backed founder Beppe Grillo’s call to join up with the liberal bloc ALDE. That could make ALDE the […]

Donald Trump calls Meryl Streep ‘overrated’ after Globes speech

Media captionMeryl Streep criticises Donald Trump in Globes speech Donald Trump has hit back over Meryl Streep’s criticism of him as she received a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes. Mr Trump tweeted: “Meryl Streep, one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. […]

Golden Globes 2017: La La Land sweeps awards

Media captionHugh Laurie was among the winners on the night Hollywood musical La La Land has broken the record for the most Golden Globe Awards, winning seven prizes. It won every award it was nominated for – including best musical or comedy film, best director, screenplay, score and song. Its stars Emma Stone and Ryan […]

Trump accepts Russia hacked election – Reince Priebus

Trump accepts Russia hacked election – Reince Priebus

Image copyright AP Image caption Reince Priebus is the first senior member of Donald Trump’s team to say the president-elect had accepted the intelligence report US President-elect Donald Trump has acknowledged a report by intelligence agencies that Russia tried to hack the presidential election, a top aide says. “I think he accepts the findings,” incoming […]

Jerusalem lorry attack: ‘I fired until my magazine was empty’

An man who survived the Jerusalem lorry attack has recounted his ordeal. After being hit by the truck, Eytan Rund – an armed guide who was escorting army cadets – says he fired at the driver “until my magazine was empty”. Jerusalem lorry attack: ‘I fired until my magazine was empty’

‘Drugs fix room is like my second home’

Several countries across Europe supply fix rooms, where drug users can take substances under supervision. There are six such facilities in Denmark. Elliot tells why the fix room he visits in Copenhagen is a like a “second home” to him. The Victoria Derbyshire programme is broadcast on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 on BBC Two […]

Tributes for ex-Iran President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Media captionThe former president was one of the most influential figures, says BBC Persian’s Kasra Naji Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has led tributes to former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who has died at the age of 82. Ayatollah Khamenei hailed a “companion of struggle” despite their differences, saying this was a “difficult” loss. […]

BMW ‘absolutely committed’ to a new Mexican plant

BMW ‘absolutely committed’ to a new Mexican plant

Image copyright Getty Images BMW has told the BBC that it is “absolutely” committed to a new plant in Mexico despite Donald Trump’s hostility to imported cars. The president-elect has threatened to impose a “border” tax on firms that make cars in Mexico for the US market. BMW is spending $1bn on a plant in […]

Several held over Kardashian robbery

Several held over Kardashian robbery

At least 15 people have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery of Kim Kardashian-West in Paris in October, French media report. Authorities said at the time that the American reality TV star was robbed at gunpoint by at least two men dressed as police officers. The gang entered Kardashian-West’s luxury apartment before tying […]