Eurovision in Ukraine: Controversy over Russian entry

Eurovision in Ukraine: Controversy over Russian entry

Image copyright Channel One Russia/ EVN Image caption Former Russian X Factor contestant Julia Samoilova will represent the country in Kiev Russia has announced it will now take part in Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine, appearing to end speculation of a boycott for political reasons. Julia Samoilova is set to represent her country in Kiev in […]

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon to seek second referendum

Media captionNicola Sturgeon says a second independence referendum will be called between autumn 2018 and spring 2019 Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed she will ask for permission to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence. Ms Sturgeon said she wanted a vote to be held between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of the following […]

Carlos the Jackal denounces latest France terror trial

Carlos the Jackal denounces latest France terror trial

Image copyright AFP Image caption The man known as Carlos the Jackal denies responsibility for the shopping centre attack Carlos the Jackal, the Venezuelan man behind a series of attacks in France in the 1970s and 80s, has appeared in court to denounce being prosecuted over a deadly Paris shopping centre attack. He condemned “scavenging” […]

Turkey rallies row: Germany and Netherlands harden stance

Turkey rallies row: Germany and Netherlands harden stance

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Erdogan’s supporters held protests after two Turkish ministers were barred from attending rallies in the Netherlands Several EU leaders have criticised Turkey, amid a growing row over the Turkish government’s attempts to hold rallies in European countries. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany and the Netherlands of “Nazism” after […]

French elections: Beleaguered Fillon hit by fresh scandals

French elections: Beleaguered Fillon hit by fresh scandals

Image copyright EPA Image caption Francois Fillon’s campaign has been hit by a series of scandals Beleaguered French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was put on the defensive again over the weekend following two fresh controversies. Mr Fillon’s party apologised on Saturday for tweeting a caricature of rival Emmanuel Macron that Mr Fillon admitted was anti-Semitic. […]

Turkey’s Erdogan warns Dutch will pay price for dispute

Turkey’s Erdogan warns Dutch will pay price for dispute

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Erdogan: “We will teach them international diplomacy” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the Netherlands it will “pay the price” for harming ties after two of his ministers were barred. The two ministers were blocked from addressing Turkish expatriates in Rotterdam on Saturday, with one of them escorted […]

Spy agency warns MPs over Russian hacking

Spy agency warns MPs over Russian hacking

Image copyright Thinkstock Attacks by Russian hackers could threaten British democracy, GCHQ has warned politicians. The spy agency’s computer security chief has written to political parties offering advice on preventing hacks, according to The Sunday Times. US intelligence officials have accused the Kremlin of using cyber-attacks to influence the November election. But Foreign Secretary Boris […]

Italian confesses to burning homeless man alive over love row

Italian confesses to burning homeless man alive over love row

Image caption CCTV footage showed the assailant being nearly engulfed by the blaze An Italian who fatally set fire to a homeless man has confessed to murder, saying he was motivated by jealousy. Giuseppe Pecoraro admitted pouring petrol on Marcello Cimino and setting him alight outside a mission run by Capucin monks in Palermo, Sicily. […]

Iceland to end capital controls from 2008 financial crisis

Iceland to end capital controls from 2008 financial crisis

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The decision has been made by the government and Central Bank of Iceland Iceland will lift all capital controls on its citizens, businesses and pension funds from Tuesday. Capital controls, such as those to restrict money flowing in and out of the country, were imposed in 2008 after the […]

Turkey’s Erdogan warns Dutch will pay price for dispute

Turkey’s Erdogan warns Dutch will pay price for dispute

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Erdogan: “We will teach them international diplomacy” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the Netherlands it will “pay the price” for harming ties after two of his ministers were barred. Mr Erdogan said: “We will teach them international diplomacy.” The two ministers were blocked from addressing Turkish expatriates […]