Macedonia name dispute: PMs watch as ministers sign ‘historic’ deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (right) met Zoran Zaev near the border between the two countries Greece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decades-long dispute over Macedonia’s name. Under the agreement, Greece’s neighbour will be known as North Macedonia. Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said it […]

Yemen war: Battle rages over Hudaydah airport

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Yemeni pro-government offensive on Hudaydah began on Wednesday Pro-government forces in Yemen, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, have launched air strikes on the airport that serves the key port city of Hudaydah. They have also been fighting Houthi rebels on the ground with mortar fire. The pro-government forces said […]

Spencer Tunick: Melbourne Woolworths to allow nude photo shoot

Image copyright SPENCER TUNICK Image caption On 9th July, this Melbourne car park will be full of naked people Australian supermarket chain Woolworths says US artist Spencer Tunick can use a car park on top of one of its Melbourne stores for a mass naked photo shoot, reversing an earlier decision. In April, Woolworths turned […]

Parents of dead girl arrested in French cold case after DNA lead

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police re-opened the case in 2012 with a call for witnesses French police have reportedly arrested a couple 31 years after their daughter was found dead, in a cold case revived through DNA evidence. The mutilated body of the girl, who was unidentified, was found by the side of a […]

Trump Kim summit: US president hails deal after historic summit

Media captionKim: “The world will see a major change” US President Donald Trump says his historic talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that ended in a joint agreement were “tremendous”. The signed document includes a pledge from Mr Kim to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. But in an extraordinary media conference later, […]

G7 summit dogged by divisions between Trump and allies

Media captionTrump to G7: “They should let Russia come back in” Talks at the G7 summit in Canada have failed to resolve deep differences between US President Donald Trump and leaders of major industrial nations. The divisions were laid bare on Friday, notably over trade. Allies of the US are furious over Mr Trump’s recent […]

Taliban agree three-day Eid ceasefire in Afghanistan

Image caption The Taliban have extended their reach across the country The Taliban have announced a three-day ceasefire with Afghan government forces for Eid, later this month, but it will not apply to foreign forces. The group directed its fighters to stop all offensive operations during the holiday, although it said they would defend themselves […]

John Lasseter: Disney animation head to quit after misconduct claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The entertainment titan is credited on a vast array of animated features – including Inside Out Disney animation head John Lasseter is to leave the studio, months after staff accused him of misconduct. The Toy Story director has been on leave since November after it emerged he had made […]

Stockholm lorry attacker jailed for life

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police took this photo of Rakhmat Akilov when he was arrested An Uzbek man who carried out a lorry attack which killed five people in Sweden last year has been sentenced to life for terrorist crimes. Rakhmat Akilov, 40, had expressed sympathy for the Islamic State (IS) group before the […]

Afghanistan calls temporary Eid ceasefire with Taliban

Image copyright EPA Image caption Afghan troops will keep fighting the Islamic State group and other militants The Afghan government has announced a temporary ceasefire with the Taliban but says fighting with other militants will continue. President Ashraf Ghani said the week-long ceasefire would coincide with the end of the Ramadan fasting month, Eid. The […]