Passenger ferry runs aground on sandbank in Calais in storm

Image copyright AFP Image caption Two tugs worked to free the ferry A P&O ferry carrying several hundred passengers has been set afloat again after running aground in the French port of Calais during a storm. Nobody was hurt in the incident but traffic across the English Channel was disrupted. Two tugs with cables were […]

Brexit: May’s EU deal not binding, says David Davis

Brexit Secretary David Davis has described the deal struck by Theresa May to move to the next phase of Brexit talks as a “statement of intent”. He said it was not “legally enforceable” and if the UK failed to get a trade deal with the EU then it would not pay its divorce bill. But […]

Portugal’s Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral has heart transplant

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Salvador Sobral missed a week of Eurovision rehearsals due to his heart condition Portugal’s celebrated Eurovision Song Contest winner, Salvador Sobral, is recovering in hospital after undergoing a heart transplant. Surgeons at the Santa Cruz Hospital in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, said the 27-year-old was “doing well”. Sobral, who suffered […]

Unhappy voters ‘can change Brexit deal’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Michael Gove says: “Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed” Voters can use the next general election to have their say on a final Brexit deal, Michael Gove has said. The environment secretary praised Theresa May’s “tenacity and skill” in securing a last-minute deal to end phase one negotiations on […]

Swedish boxer in coma after brain surgery

Erik Skoglund’s only defeat was against Callum Smith (left) in September Swedish boxer Erik Skoglund is in a “serious yet stable condition” after having surgery for a bleed on the brain, his promoters have said. The 26-year-old is in a medically induced coma and Sauerland Promotion said: “The next three to four days are critical […]

Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds gather for France’s ‘Elvis Presley’

Media captionHundreds of bikers join Hallyday funeral Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of Paris on Saturday to bid farewell to the French rock star Johnny Hallyday, who died this week at the age of 74 after a battle with lung cancer. His coffin was driven in a cortege down the Champs-Elysees followed […]

Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds expected for France’s ‘Elvis Presley’

Media captionAn introduction to French rock legend Johnny Hallyday Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Paris on Saturday to bid farewell to the French rock star Johnny Hallyday, who died this week at the age of 74. His coffin will be driven in a cortege down the Champs-Elysees followed […]

Saakashvili: Ex-Georgia leader detained by police in Kiev

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mikheil Saakashvili is suspected of receiving financing from a criminal group Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has been detained in Ukraine’s capital Kiev, days after his supporters freed him from a police van. His detention, first reported on his Facebook page, was confirmed by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General. Mr Saakashvili is […]

Polish judicial reforms approved by lower house

Image copyright EPA Image caption Critics of the reforms have protested outside parliament in Warsaw Poland’s lower house of parliament has approved controversial reforms which critics say would increase the ruling party’s control over the judiciary. One bill allows politicians to choose members of the National Judiciary Council, which appoints judges. The governing Law and […]

Kevin Spacey ‘groped Norwegian king’s son-in-law’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ari Behn was married to Princess Martha Louise from 2002-16 The King of Norway’s former son-in-law has accused Kevin Spacey of groping him after a Nobel Peace Prize concert. Ari Behn told radio station P4 that it happened after the actor had hosted the event in 2007. “I am […]