US imposes sanctions on China for buying Russian weapons

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The sanctions relate to China’s purchase of 10 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets The US has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military over its purchasing of Russian military jets and surface-to-air missiles. It says such purchases contravene US sanctions on Moscow introduced in response to Russian actions in Ukraine […]

‘No deal Brexit’ warning for EU

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May’s Chequers plan was rejected by EU leaders at their Salzburg summit Cabinet minister Chris Grayling has said there will be no deal with the EU on Brexit if it does not soften its position on the Irish border. He said the UK would not abandon its Chequers plan, […]

Italy opens probe into Ryanair hand luggage charges

Image copyright Getty Images Italy’s competition watchdog has opened a inquiry into Ryanair’s decision to charge people to take hand luggage on to the plane. Antitrust said hand luggage was “an essential element of transport” and should be included in the ticket price. From November, passengers will still be able to take a small personal […]

Imprisoned suffragette letter discovered

Image copyright LSE Library Image caption Annie Kenney (left), holding the placard with Christabel Pankhurst, wrote after becoming the first jailed suffragette A previously unknown letter from the first suffragette to be jailed in the campaign for the vote has been discovered by an Oxford historian. Written the day after Annie Kenney was released from […]

Dutch rail crash: Four children killed in electric cart

Image copyright EPA Image caption The cause of the collision at a protected level crossing in Oss was unclear Four children from a Dutch day-care centre, two of them sisters, have died in a collision involving a train and an electric cart driven by a supervisor. The children were being taken to local schools in […]

France torn over video of driver slapping boy for ‘disrespect’

Image caption The bus driver admitted reacting emotionally and regretted his actions, authorities said A viral video of a Paris bus driver slapping a 12-year-old boy for telling him to “shut up” has divided France. The bus driver, who faces disciplinary action, has garnered support from some 300,000 people in a petition. The boy had […]

Donald Tusk: Theresa May’s Brexit trade plan won’t work

Image copyright SNS Image caption EU leaders discussed Brexit in Mrs May’s absence Theresa May’s proposed new economic partnership with the EU “will not work”, the head of the European Council has said. Donald Tusk said the plans risked undermining the EU’s single market. He was speaking at the end of an EU summit in […]

Russia reinstated by Wada after doping scandal suspension

Rusada’s suspension was imposed in November 2015 The suspension of Russia’s anti-doping agency (Rusada) has been lifted despite widespread opposition. The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) executive committee ended a three-year suspension which followed a major doping scandal. Leading athletes, anti-doping bodies and Wada’s vice-president Linda Helleland had opposed the move. Wada president Sir Craig Reedie […]

Trump urged Spain to ‘build a wall’ across Sahara, says minister

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The current US border wall with Mexico, seen from the United States in Nogales, Arizona – prototypes of Donald Trump’s proposed wall are being built in California President Trump recommended building a wall across the Sahara to solve Europe’s migrant crisis, Spain’s foreign minister says. Josep Borrell, also a former […]

Dutch rail crash: Four children killed on cargo bike

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The cause of the collision at a manned level crossing in Oss was unclear Four children from a Dutch nursery school have died in a collision involving a train and an electric cargo bike. The children were being taken to their nursery on the bike when the accident happened on […]

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