Fillon France election: Candidate faces crucial test in Paris rally

Fillon France election: Candidate faces crucial test in Paris rally

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Fillon is hoping to attract tens of thousands of people Supporters of scandal-hit French presidential candidate Francois Fillon have gathered for a rally in central Paris, in what is being seen as a crucial test of his popularity. Calls have been growing for him to quit over allegations he […]

Pilot of crashed Syrian jet rescued in Turkey

Media captionWreckage thought to be from the Syrian jet was found in southern Turkey The pilot of a Syrian military aircraft that crashed near the border between Syria and Turkey has been found alive and taken to a hospital, officials say. The Syrian pilot ejected before the crash, in southern Turkey. He has some spinal […]

GM set to announce Opel/Vauxhall sale on Monday

GM set to announce Opel/Vauxhall sale on Monday

Image copyright Getty Images General Motors is set to announce a deal to sell Vauxhall and Opel to the French company that owns Peugeot and Citroen on Monday. PSA Group has scheduled a press conference with GM for Monday morning in Paris. The two companies had wanted to announce a deal before the start of […]

Fillon France election: Candidate’s wife Penelope says she did work

Media captionIs Fillon finished in presidential race? The wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon has said that she did carry out parliamentary work for him, for which she was paid. “He needed someone that carried out his tasks,” Penelope Fillon told a newspaper, rejecting allegations she was paid without actually working. As calls mount […]

Erdogan anger as Germany-Turkey war of words escalates

Erdogan anger as Germany-Turkey war of words escalates

Image copyright EPA Image caption Tensions are flaring between Germany and Turkey over several issues, including detained journalist Denis Yucel A row between Ankara and Berlin over a series of cancelled Turkish political rallies in Germany is continuing to escalate. On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Berlin of “aiding and harbouring” terror. He […]

Merkel steps into Germany-Turkey war of words over rallies

Merkel steps into Germany-Turkey war of words over rallies

Image copyright AP Image caption Police guarded Gaggenau town hall on Friday after a bomb threat German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she respects local leaders’ decisions to cancel Turkish political rallies, despite Turkish government anger. There was a bomb scare at the town hall in Gaggenau after officials withdrew permission for Turkish Justice Minister Bekir […]

France election: New blow for Fillon as spokesman quits

France election: New blow for Fillon as spokesman quits

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Fillon has so far said he has no intention of stepping down French presidential candidate Francois Fillon has suffered a new blow to his campaign, with his spokesman saying he is quitting. Thierry Solere’s resignation adds to a slew of notable departures, including the campaign treasurer on Thursday. The […]

Uber loses test case over language

Uber loses test case over language

Image copyright Getty Images Uber has lost its attempt to prevent its drivers being forced to take English language tests. The ride-hailing app went to court after Transport for London (TfL) said that drivers should have to prove their ability to communicate in English. Uber argued that the standard of reading and writing required by […]

Many human remains found at Irish site

Many human remains found at Irish site

Image copyright RTÉ Image caption The burial site at Tuam mother-and-baby home in County Galway “Significant quantities” of human remains have been discovered at the site of a former mother and baby home in County Galway. In October 2016 the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation began test excavations at the site in Tuam. […]

Rio 2016 vote corruption claims ‘probed by French investigators’

Rio 2016 vote corruption claims ‘probed by French investigators’

Rio won the right to host the Games by 66 votes to 32 French investigators think the vote to give Rio the 2016 Olympic Games may have been rigged, it is claimed. A Brazilian businessman paid $1.5m to the son of an influential International Olympic Committee member just days before the host city was chosen, […]