Spain: Chemical factory fire injures 15 in Arganda del Rey

Spain: Chemical factory fire injures 15 in Arganda del Rey

Image copyright Comunidad Madrid Image caption The area around the factory has been evacuated A fire at a chemical factory near the Spanish capital, Madrid, has injured at least 15 people, three of them seriously, officials say. Several explosions were reported in the factory in Arganda del Rey, 27km (16 miles) from Madrid, the regional […]

French election: Macron and Le Pen both claim debate success

French election: Macron and Le Pen both claim debate success

Image copyright AFP Image caption The event’s moderators largely let events run their course without interference The two French presidential candidates have each claimed success in “exposing” their rival in the final TV debate ahead of Sunday’s second-round run-off. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and the far-right’s Marine Le Pen traded insults for more than two hours, […]

HSBC profits fall as bank bids to restore flagging revenues

HSBC profits fall as bank bids to restore flagging revenues

Image copyright Reuters Bank giant HSBC has reported a 19% fall in profits for the first three months of 2017 as it bids to restore flagging revenues after a restructuring. But the fall in profits to $5bn (£3.9bn) beat analysts’ forecasts, and HSBC’s shares rose 3%. The lower profits were due mainly to accounting changes, […]

Juventus take step towards final

Juventus take step towards final

Gonzalo Higuain had not scored in seven Champions League knockout matches before the fixture Juventus closed in on a second Champions League final in three seasons as Gonzalo Higuain struck twice to beat Monaco in the semi-final first leg. The French hosts started brightly, with Kylian Mbappe heading at Gianluigi Buffon before forcing another low […]

Ajax hit four in Europa League semi

Ajax hit four in Europa League semi

Ajax last played in a European final in 1996 Ajax moved to the brink of a first European final in 21 years by overwhelming Lyon in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final. The Dutch side led when on-loan Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore glanced in a header, before Kasper Dolberg drove in a second […]

French election: Macron ‘most convincing’ in final debate

French election: Macron ‘most convincing’ in final debate

Media captionBoth candidates started off with fiery accusations French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was more impressive than rival Marine Le Pen in Wednesday evening’s final TV debate, a viewers’ poll says. The candidates traded insults for more than two hours, arguing over terrorism, the economy, and Europe. The French broadcaster BFMTV found voters had a […]

Le Pen and Macron clash in crucial French election debate

Le Pen and Macron clash in crucial French election debate

Image copyright AFP Image caption The two candidates began the debate by trading insults The two contenders for the French presidency are going head to head in a TV debate seen as the climax of a long and bitter campaign. The aim for centrist Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen is to […]

Le Pen and Macron to face off in French election debate

Le Pen and Macron to face off in French election debate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The moderators were chosen after the TV channels’ main news presenters were rejected by the candidates The two contenders for the French presidency go head to head on Wednesday in a TV debate seen as the climax of a long and bitter campaign. The aim for centrist Emmanuel Macron […]

Brexit: UK and EU at odds over size of ‘divorce bill’

Brexit: UK and EU at odds over size of ‘divorce bill’

Media captionDavid Davis on how much Britain may – or may not – have to pay for its Brexit bill. The UK won’t pay a 100bn-euro (£84bn) “divorce bill” to leave the EU, Brexit Secretary David Davis has said, as the two sides clashed over the issue. He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain the UK […]

Sulley Muntari: Garth Crooks calls for black players in Italy to strike

Sulley Muntari: Garth Crooks calls for black players in Italy to strike

Ghana midfielder Muntari’s former clubs include Portsmouth and Sunderland Ex-Tottenham striker Garth Crooks says “every self-respecting black player” in the Italian league should strike this weekend unless Sulley Muntari’s one-match suspension is withdrawn. Pescara midfielder Muntari, 32, was banned after he protested against racist abuse he received from the crowd during Sunday’s Serie A match […]