Sixteen migrants drown making Turkey-Greece crossing

Sixteen migrants drown making Turkey-Greece crossing

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Children were among the dead At least 16 people have drowned in the narrow strait separating Turkey from the Greek island of Lesbos, say authorities and the UN. Two children were among those whose bodies were recovered. There were two survivors, including a pregnant woman. The survivors, from Cameroon and […]

Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at G20 women’s summit

Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at G20 women’s summit

Media captionIvanka Trump explains her praise for her father Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka was met with groans as she defended her father’s attitude towards women at the G20 women’s summit in Berlin. The First Daughter was taking part in a panel discussion about female entrepreneurs alongside German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and IMF chief Christine Lagarde. […]

France elections: Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader

France elections: Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader

Media captionMarine Le Pen says she will be “a president for all French people” Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is stepping aside as leader of her National Front (FN) party. The move comes just a day after she reached the second round of the French election, where she will […]

French elections: Wall Street joins European relief rally

French elections: Wall Street joins European relief rally

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Campaign posters for Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron A European stock market rally sparked by the French presidential election spread to Wall Street on Monday. All three main US share markets jumped more than 1%, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq index closing at a record high. Europe’s main markets jumped […]

French election: Hollande urges nation to back Macron and reject Le Pen

French election: Hollande urges nation to back Macron and reject Le Pen

Media captionHollande: “What’s at stake is our idea of France” President François Hollande has called on French voters to reject far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and back Emmanuel Macron to succeed him. The pair will face each other in a run-off vote on 7 May after taking the top places in Sunday’s first round, with […]

French elections: Euro and shares jump after vote

French elections: Euro and shares jump after vote

Image copyright Reuters European stock markets rose sharply and the euro hit a five-month high after the first round of voting in the French presidential election. Centrist Emmanuel Macron topped the voting, going through to the final round with far-right Marine Le Pen. Investors had worried that far-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon would beat Mr Macron on […]

Investigation launched after Ukraine OSCE monitor death

Investigation launched after Ukraine OSCE monitor death

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The monitors were travelling in this car when it hit a landmine The Ukrainian government has launched an investigation after the death of an American paramedic whose vehicle struck a landmine in the rebel-held east. The US citizen was working as a monitor for the Organization for Security and Co-operation […]

Germany’s ‘Love Parade’ organisers to face trial over stampede deaths

Germany’s ‘Love Parade’ organisers to face trial over stampede deaths

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Twenty-one people died after thousands tried to access the festival via this tunnel The organisers of the “Love Parade” festival will stand trial in connection with the deaths of 21 people in a crush in 2010, a German court has ruled. More than 500 others were injured in the […]

French election: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen to fight for presidency

French election: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen to fight for presidency

Image copyright AFP Image caption Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will go head-to-head in just under two weeks’ time Centrist Emmanuel Macron has gone through to the second round of the French election, where he will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Mr Macron, a former banker, is seen as a political newcomer – […]

France elections: Macron and Le Pen through to run-off

France elections: Macron and Le Pen through to run-off

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption The two face a run-off next month, but Mr Macron is seen as favourite The centrist Emmanuel Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a run-off for the French presidency on 7 May, near-final results show. With 96% of votes counted from Sunday’s first round, Mr Macron has […]