Russian consul Andrey Malanin found dead in Athens

Russian consul Andrey Malanin found dead in Athens

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A hearse was seen leaving Mr Malanin’s residence block The head of the consular department at Russia’s embassy in Greece has been found dead in his flat in Athens, police say. Initial signs suggested Andrey Malanin, 55, died of natural causes, but police said they were investigating the death. Greek […]

Kim Kardashian West: French arrests over Paris robbery

Kim Kardashian West: French arrests over Paris robbery

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Kardashian West said she feared she was going to be killed during the robbery in Paris Seventeen people have been arrested by police hunting an armed gang who robbed Kim Kardashian West in Paris in October, reports say. The suspects, said to be mainly in their fifties and […]

Cyprus peace talks begin on future of divided island

Cyprus peace talks begin on future of divided island

Image copyright AFP/Reuters Image caption Nicos Anastasiades (L) and his Turkish Cypriot counterpart Mustafa Akinci arrived separately for the talks An end to decades of division in Cyprus is difficult but possible, a United Nations envoy has said as leaders met in Geneva to try to reach a settlement. Espen Barth Eide praised the two […]

BMW ‘absolutely committed’ to a new Mexican plant

BMW ‘absolutely committed’ to a new Mexican plant

Image copyright Getty Images BMW has told the BBC that it is “absolutely” committed to a new plant in Mexico despite Donald Trump’s hostility to imported cars. The president-elect has threatened to impose a “border” tax on firms that make cars in Mexico for the US market. BMW is spending $1bn on a plant in […]

Several held over Kardashian robbery

Several held over Kardashian robbery

At least 15 people have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery of Kim Kardashian-West in Paris in October, French media report. Authorities said at the time that the American reality TV star was robbed at gunpoint by at least two men dressed as police officers. The gang entered Kardashian-West’s luxury apartment before tying […]

UK cannot hold on to bits of EU – PM May

Media captionTheresa May told Sky News it would be possible to have control of immigration and a good trade deal The UK cannot expect to hold on to “bits” of its membership after leaving the EU, Theresa May has said. The prime minister’s comment came after she was asked whether she would “prioritise” controlling immigration […]

France thwarts 24,000 cyber-attacks against defence targets

France thwarts 24,000 cyber-attacks against defence targets

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said future attacks could target the French elections France says it was the subject of 24,000 cyber-attacks against defence targets last year. Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said such attacks were doubling every year and this year’s presidential elections could be targeted. He said […]

UK PM – We’re not muddled over Brexit

UK PM – We’re not muddled over Brexit

Image copyright PA Prime Minister Theresa May has said the government’s thinking on Brexit “isn’t muddled at all”. Her comments on Sky News come after the UK’s former ambassador to the EU, Sir Ivan Rogers, criticised ministers’ approach to negotiations. Brexit talks with the EU are expected to begin as early as April. Mrs May […]

Deadly icy spell grips much of Europe, including Greek islands

Deadly icy spell grips much of Europe, including Greek islands

Image copyright EPA Image caption Snow falling in the Greek city of Argos Icy temperatures across Europe have left more than 20 people dead and blanketed even the Greek islands and southern Italy in snow. Italy saw ferries and flights cancelled and schools in the south are expected to close on Monday. Turkey has also […]

Portugal father of democracy Mario Soares dies aged 92

Portugal father of democracy Mario Soares dies aged 92

Image copyright EPA Ex-Portuguese President Mario Soares – regarded as a father of the country’s democracy – has died at the age of 92. Mr Soares was prime minister between 1976 and 1978, in the aftermath of the “Carnation Revolution” that ended decades of right-wing dictatorship. A Socialist, he returned as PM in the early […]