Francois Fillon goes back on promise to quit if investigated

Francois Fillon goes back on promise to quit if investigated

Image copyright Reuters French presidential candidate Francois Fillon has taken back a promise to quit the race if placed under formal investigation. Mr Fillon’s campaign has been dogged by claims, which he denies, that his wife and two of his children were paid for non-existent parliamentary work. While an initial investigation is already under way, […]

Bosnia to challenge ruling clearing Serbia of genocide

Bosnia to challenge ruling clearing Serbia of genocide

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The wounds of the atrocities are still raw in Bosnia Bosnia will next week ask the UN’s top court to review its ruling which cleared Serbia of genocide in the 1990s, Bosnia’s Muslim leader has said. Bakir Izetbegovic, a member of Bosnia’s tripartite presidency, said the appeal would be launched […]

Hitler’s phone to be auctioned in US

Hitler’s phone to be auctioned in US

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Auction house officials describe the phone as a “weapon of mass destruction” A telephone used by Adolf Hitler during World War Two is to be auctioned in the US this weekend. The red phone, which has the Nazi leader’s name engraved on it, was found in his Berlin bunker […]

Spain’s Princess Cristina cleared in tax trial

Spain’s Princess Cristina cleared in tax trial

Image copyright AFP Image caption Inaki Urdangarin and Princess Cristina had both denied any wrongdoing Spain’s Princess Cristina, the 51-year-old sister of King Felipe and sixth in line to the throne, has been cleared in a tax fraud trial. However her husband, Inaki Urdangarin, was given a six-year-and-three-month jail term by the court in Majorca. […]

German parents told to destroy Cayla dolls over hacking fears

German parents told to destroy Cayla dolls over hacking fears

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The My Friend Cayla doll has been shown in the past to be hackable An official watchdog in Germany has told parents to destroy a talking doll called Cayla because its smart technology can reveal personal data. The warning was issued by the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), which oversees […]

Hundreds of migrants storm fence to reach Spanish enclave of Ceuta

Hundreds of migrants storm fence to reach Spanish enclave of Ceuta

Image copyright AP Image caption Both migrants and police were reportedly hurt when a group stormed the fence ringing Ceuta Several hundred migrants have stormed a six-metre (20 ft) security fence that separates Morocco from Ceuta, a Spanish territory in North Africa. Police said security cameras showed around 600 migrants, some with shears and clubs, […]

US adopts cautious Russia policy

US adopts cautious Russia policy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Tillerson (left) said Russia should honour its commitments on the Ukraine conflict Senior US officials have been setting out their position on Russia, in some of the new administration’s first diplomatic moves. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US would consider working with Russia in some areas but […]

Tillerson and Mattis in guarded approach to Russia

Tillerson and Mattis in guarded approach to Russia

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Tillerson (left) said Russia should honour its commitments on the Ukraine conflict Senior US officials have been setting out their position on Russia, in some of the new administration’s first diplomatic moves. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US would consider working with Russia in some areas but […]

Spanish 64-year-old gives birth to healthy twins in Burgos

Spanish 64-year-old gives birth to healthy twins in Burgos

Image copyright Recoletas Hospital video screengrab Image caption Part of the birth was shown in a video clip posted by the hospital A 64-year-old woman has successfully given birth to healthy twins – a boy and a girl – in Burgos, northern Spain. The Recoletas Hospital delivered the twins by Caesarean section, the usual method […]

Trudeau praises Ceta as ‘blueprint’ for trade deals

Trudeau praises Ceta as ‘blueprint’ for trade deals

Image copyright AFP Image caption Canada’s Justin Trudeau sought to allay fears about free trade deals in Strasbourg Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country’s Ceta trade deal with the EU will help middle-class families and set the standard for future trade deals globally. Addressing the European Parliament, he called Ceta “a comprehensive blueprint […]