Russia fears leak of hypersonic missile secrets to West

Media captionRussia released military footage – including its new ultra-fast missiles Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has raided a space research facility after a suspected leak of hypersonic missile secrets to Western spies. The state space agency Roskosmos said its security staff were co-operating with FSB officers on a criminal case. Russia’s Kommersant daily says […]

German bus stabbing in Lübeck leaves 14 wounded, reports say

Image copyright AFP Image caption A bus sits at the side of the road in Lübeck after a knife attack Fourteen people have been wounded, some seriously, in a knife attack on a bus in the German city of Lübeck, local reports say. Police in the city, in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein, said a […]

Michel Barnier questions Theresa May’s Brexit White Paper

Image copyright Reuters Michel Barnier has said Theresa May’s plan for a future trade relationship with the EU could weaken the single market and create burdens for business. The EU Brexit negotiator said the White Paper opened “the way to a constructive discussion” but must be “workable”. He questioned whether plans for a common rulebook […]

Macron aide Alexandre Benalla to be dismissed after protesters beaten

Image copyright TAHA BOUHAFS Image caption Images show a man in a police helmet who is not in uniform joining CRS riot police A senior French presidential aide is to be dismissed from his job, officials say, after footage emerged of protesters in Paris being attacked by a man wearing a police visor. The action […]

Whale killing: DNA shows Iceland whale was rare hybrid

Image copyright Hard to Port Image caption An image showing the fin that experts say is evidence that this is a blue whale Genetic material from a large whale killed off the coast of Iceland has confirmed the creature was a rare hybrid. Campaigners had been concerned that the slaughtered animal was a protected blue […]

Russia fears spies have leaked hypersonic missile secrets to West

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A Kinzhal missile is seen here carried by a MiG-31 jet over Moscow in May Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has raided a space research facility after a suspected leak of hypersonic missile secrets to Western spies. The state space agency Roskosmos said its security staff were co-operating with […]

Macron aide Benalla in French probe for beating protester

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alexandre Benalla (R) played a leading security role during Emmanuel Macron’s presidential campaign French prosecutors are investigating a senior presidential aide, who attacked protesters in Paris while wearing a police visor. Alexandre Benalla, an assistant to President Emmanuel Macron’s chief of staff, was filmed targeting a woman and a […]

New UK Brexit secretary set for Brussels talks

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Dominic Raab will be fronting the UK’s negotiations with the EU The UK’s new Brexit secretary will hold his first talks with the EU’s chief negotiator in Brussels later. Dominic Raab was appointed when David Davis resigned in protest at Theresa May’s plans for post-Brexit trade. It now falls to […]

Turkey ends state of emergency after two years

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Erdogan won re-election last month The Turkish government has ended the nationwide state of emergency that was imposed two years ago after a failed coup attempt, state media say. Under the state of emergency, tens of thousands of people were arrested or dismissed from their jobs. However the government […]

Cliff Richard: BBC bosses ‘should carry the can’

Media captionThe singer wins BBC privacy case at High Court but how did it get to this Senior BBC managers have to “carry the can”, Sir Cliff Richard has said, after winning his privacy case over the coverage of a police raid on his home. A High Court judge said the BBC had infringed the […]