16 Jul 2019

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Von der Leyen elected EU Commission head after MEPs vote

German Ursula von der Leyen will replace Jean-Claude Juncker on 1 November after a close vote.

16 Jul 2019 6:35pm GMT

Turkish sailors held hostage by armed pirates in Nigeria

They were kidnapped by pirates - reportedly for ransom - although eight managed to escape.

16 Jul 2019 6:13pm GMT

EU Commission: What is it and what does it do?

The European Commission is a key EU body - what is it and who gets to be part of it?

16 Jul 2019 5:57pm GMT

Ursula von der Leyen: Merkel ally chosen for EU top job

The defence minister emerged from the shadows as choice to replace President Jean-Claude Juncker.

16 Jul 2019 5:55pm GMT

Wales farm subsidy replacement plan law delayed until after Senedd elections

Plaid Cymru calls it a 'U-turn' but the Welsh Government insists reform plans are not held-up.

16 Jul 2019 5:19pm GMT

Christine Lagarde resigns as head of IMF

It comes ahead of a decision on Ms Lagarde's nomination to become head of the European Central Bank.

16 Jul 2019 4:35pm GMT

Cocaine smuggling: The bizarre tactics used to hide drugs

From toupees to fake buttocks, drug smugglers have gone to extreme lengths to hide cocaine.

16 Jul 2019 4:25pm GMT

François de Rugy, French environment minister, quits over spending allegations

The environment minister is accused of spending public money on luxury dinners, but denies any wrongdoing.

16 Jul 2019 2:57pm GMT

Mona Lisa is moving - what does it take to keep her safe?

Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece - believed by many to be the world's most iconic painting - is being moved.

16 Jul 2019 2:53pm GMT

Ryanair to cut flights after 737 Max delays

The airline also says it could close bases and axe summer flights next year.

16 Jul 2019 2:27pm GMT

Scotland has highest drug death rate in EU

The number of drug-related deaths in the country soared last year, with the rate now three times that of the UK as a whole.

16 Jul 2019 1:18pm GMT

Geraint Thomas: Tour de France defence 'best it could be' - Dave Brailsford

Team Ineos boss Dave Brailsford says Geraint Thomas' Tour de France title defence is the "best it could be" as it nears the halfway point.

16 Jul 2019 11:41am GMT

Netanyahu: 'Europe might ignore Iran threat until nuclear missiles hit'

Israel's PM likens the EU's approach to breaches of the nuclear deal to the appeasement of the Nazis.

16 Jul 2019 10:29am GMT

Fresh Island festival: Croatia music event evacuated as fire breaks out

Tyga, Stefflon Don and Yxng Bane were among the acts due to perform.

16 Jul 2019 9:35am GMT

Matthijs de Ligt: Ajax defender set to complete Juventus move

Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt is set to fly to Turin on Tuesday before completing a move to Italian champions Juventus.

16 Jul 2019 6:56am GMT

15 Jul 2019

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Volodymyr Zelensky: Why Ukraine's new president needs second election win

Volodymyr Zelensky's presidential victory was hailed as a political earthquake but he has been unable to make changes.

15 Jul 2019 11:47pm GMT

09 Nov 2011


Greece still waits for new PM as Papandreou says goodbye

After his meeting with the president, Greek prime minister George Papandreou made a passionate speech about the need for a national unity government…

09 Nov 2011 5:13pm GMT

Papandreou gives parting speech, but still no new PM

After his meeting with the president, Greek prime minister George Papandreou made a passionate speech about the need for a national unity government…

09 Nov 2011 4:33pm GMT

Russia opposes new sanctions on Iran

Iran has dismissed a new report by the UN's atomic watchdog which claims its developing nuclear weapons. The International Atomic Energy Agency…

09 Nov 2011 3:33pm GMT

Student march in London to decry cuts and fee-hikes

An estimated 10,000 people have marched through London in a protest over tuition fees. In addition to fees being tripled at some universities, a…

09 Nov 2011 3:04pm GMT

Greece continues to wait for new government and PM

As the political wrangling to form a coalition government and choose a prime minister continues in Greece, the days of indecision have divided the…

09 Nov 2011 1:33pm GMT

Last rites read for Berlusconi

Scandals, accusations of incompetence or corruption, public gaffes and private sex parties could not do for Silvio Berlusconi. In the end the…

09 Nov 2011 1:03pm GMT

May under fire over UK border controls

Britain's Home Secretary, Theresa May, is facing fresh calls to resign over fears that national security may have been compromised by her decision to…

09 Nov 2011 12:03pm GMT

Italians ponder life after Berlusconi

Many Italians are today wondering whether Sillvio Berlusconi's resignation is really a resignation at all. The prime minister's giving himself…

09 Nov 2011 11:03am GMT

Protest erupt over Ortega victory in Nicaragua

Violence has broken out in Nicaragua in protest over disputed presidential election results. Hundreds of people took the streets of the capital…

09 Nov 2011 9:33am GMT

Cain rejects fresh sexual harrasment claims

The US Republican presidential candidate, Herman Cain, has strongly denied fresh sexual harassment allegations against him and vowed to stay in the…

09 Nov 2011 7:43am GMT

Back in the Day: the wind of change blows down the Berlin Wall

*November 9, 1989.* Berliners begin to cross the Berlin Wall freely, 28 days, two months and 28 days after construction began and passage from East…

09 Nov 2011 6:18am GMT

Asteroid pays flyby visit to Earth

Planet Earth has had a close encounter with a passing asteroid. The rock like object, the size of an aircraft carrier zoomed passed between earth and…

09 Nov 2011 6:11am GMT