Italy ex-PM Matteo Renzi wins Democratic Party election

Italy ex-PM Matteo Renzi wins Democratic Party election

Image copyright EPA Image caption Matteo Renzi said his was given “an extraordinary responsibility” by voters Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has regained the leadership of the governing Democratic Party (PD). Mr Renzi, 42, won more than 70% of the vote in Sunday’s primary among party supporters, leaving two other contenders far behind. The […]

Footballer walks off after ‘racist abuse’

Footballer walks off after ‘racist abuse’

Sulley Muntari reacts to supporters during Pescara’s 1-0 defeat at Cagliari Pescara’s Sulley Muntari walked off the pitch in protest when a referee booked him after he claimed he was being racially abused during a league match. The 32-year-old former Ghana midfielder asked Daniele Minelli to stop Sunday’s Serie A game at Cagliari. But he […]

Gem TV: Iranian CEO Saeed Karimian shot dead in Istanbul

Gem TV: Iranian CEO Saeed Karimian shot dead in Istanbul

Image copyright Saeed Karimian Image caption Saeed Karimian was killed in Istanbul The founder and chairman of the Persian-language Gem TV company has been killed in Istanbul. Saeed Karimian, 45, was shot dead in the Maslak neighbourhood, along with his Kuwaiti business partner. The vehicle used in the apparent assassination was later found burnt out. […]

Ueli Steck: Everest claims ‘Swiss Machine’ climber

Ueli Steck: Everest claims ‘Swiss Machine’ climber

Image copyright EPA The Swiss climber Ueli Steck has been killed on Mount Everest, Nepal’s tourist office says. Steck, who was known as the “Swiss Machine”, died in an accident while acclimatising for an attempt on the mountain, without oxygen, by a new route. The 40-year-old had won multiple awards and was known for his […]

Turkey sacks 4,000 more officials in coup-bid crackdown

Turkey sacks 4,000 more officials in coup-bid crackdown

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Erdogan narrowly won a referendum on increasing his powers The Turkish government has sacked almost 4,000 more public officials in what appears to be the latest purge related to a failed coup last July. They include more than 1,000 justice ministry workers, a similar number of army staff and […]

Anthony Joshua stops Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round at Wembley

Anthony Joshua stops Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round at Wembley

Anthony Joshua has stopped all 19 of his opponents as a professional Anthony Joshua produced the performance of his career to add the WBA world heavyweight title to his IBF crown with an enthralling knockout win over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium. A post-war record 90,000 fans at the national stadium were treated to a […]

France election: Marine Le Pen would make Dupont-Aignan PM

France election: Marine Le Pen would make Dupont-Aignan PM

Image copyright EPA Image caption Nicolas Dupont-Aignan was the candidate of a mainstream right-wing party French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has said she will make a defeated rival her prime minister, if elected. Ms Le Pen, of the far-right National Front (FN), chose Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, of the mainstream nationalist “Stand Up France” in an […]

Russian authorities detain dozens at anti-Putin rallies

Russian authorities detain dozens at anti-Putin rallies

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Officers from the Russian interior ministry detained protesters in St Petersburg Russian authorities have detained dozens of protesters at rallies demanding that President Vladimir Putin should not seek re-election next year. At least 30 people were reported to have been held in St Petersburg and more than 16 in the […]

France election: New far right leader quits in Holocaust row

France election: New far right leader quits in Holocaust row

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jean-Fran├žois Jalkh, left, is being replaced by Steeve Briois after only three days at the helm of France’s far-right National Front party France’s far-right National Front (FN) has replaced its leader for the second time in three days after a row erupted about Holocaust denial. Jean-Fran├žois Jalkh had been named […]

Demostrators storm Macedonia parliament

Demostrators storm Macedonia parliament

Media captionA brawl broke out when protesters stormed the parliament in Skopje. Protesters stormed into Macedonia’s parliament on Thursday after an ethnic Albanian was elected as speaker. A brawl broke out injuring at least 10 people, including the Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev, who was left with blood pouring down his face. The protesters, supporters […]