Sebastian Kurz: Austrian conservative set to become world’s youngest leader

Sebastian Kurz: Austrian conservative set to become world’s youngest leader

Media captionConservative Sebastian Kurz: the frontrunner Austria’s conservative People’s Party, led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country’s general election, projections suggest. The victory would make Mr Kurz the world’s youngest national leader. The People’s Party was set to win more than 31%. It is so far unclear whether the Social Democrats […]

Iran nuclear deal: Trump vows not to recertify agreement

Iran nuclear deal: Trump vows not to recertify agreement

Media captionTrump: ‘I can terminate US involvement in deal any time’ US President Donald Trump has condemned Iran as a “fanatical regime” and refused to continue certifying a landmark international nuclear deal. He accused Iran of sponsoring terrorism and said he would deny the regime “all paths to a nuclear weapon”. International observers say Iran […]

Catalonia: Spain issues deadline to separatists

Catalonia: Spain issues deadline to separatists

Media captionMr Rajoy accused the Catalan leader of creating confusion Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given Catalonia’s separatist leader five days to say whether or not he has declared independence. If Carles Puigdemont confirms by Monday that he has, he will be given a further three days to withdraw the declaration. Failing that, Madrid […]

Trump threatens broadcaster NBC after nuclear report

Trump threatens broadcaster NBC after nuclear report

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump criticised NBC’s report as he welcomed Canada’s prime minister to the White House US President Donald Trump has raised the prospect of challenging media licences for NBC News and other news networks after unfavourable reports. He took aim at NBC, which made him a star on The Apprentice, […]

California wildfires kill 21 including elderly couple

California wildfires kill 21 including elderly couple

Media captionFire survivor: ‘I don’t have any neighbours any more.’ A couple who recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary are among the 21 dead in some of California’s worst-ever wildfires. Charles Rippey, 100, and his wife, Sara, 98, perished in one of 22 blazes that have destroyed 115,000 acres (26,000ha) and 3,500 buildings. The couple, […]

Ben Affleck apologises for ‘groping’ MTV host Hilarie Burton

Ben Affleck apologises for ‘groping’ MTV host Hilarie Burton

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The incident happened when Ben Affleck appeared on MTV’s TRL Actor Ben Affleck has apologised after being criticised for groping an MTV presenter on air in 2003. The incident surfaced after he posted condemnation of Harvey Weinstein, who is facing sexual assault allegations. One Twitter user remembered how Affleck […]

Spain king ‘ignored millions of Catalans’

Spain king ‘ignored millions of Catalans’

Catalan leader Puigdemont attacks Spanish king for “ignoring millions of Catalans” in his TV address on Tuesday This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You […]

Las Vegas shooting: Trump praises hospital staff

Las Vegas shooting: Trump praises hospital staff

Media captionTrump praises Las Vegas medical team US President Donald Trump has praised staff at a Las Vegas hospital where he met survivors of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. He told reporters at the facility the medics’ response to the attack that left 58 people dead and more than 500 others injured […]

Tillerson denies resignation rumours, but not ‘moron’ remark

Tillerson denies resignation rumours, but not ‘moron’ remark

Media captionRex Tillerson says he never wanted to quit as Secretary of State US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has denied rumours of a rift with Donald Trump, amid media reports he had called the president a “moron”. “I’m not going to deal with petty stuff like that,” he said, without denying the alleged remark. […]

Iraqi forces storm IS-held town of Hawija

Iraqi forces storm IS-held town of Hawija

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Smoke from oil-well fires filled the air as paramilitary fighters advanced on Hawija Iraq’s military says it has stormed the town of Hawija, as it steps up an offensive on one of so-called Islamic State’s last enclaves in the country. Soldiers, special forces, police and paramilitary fighters reached the town […]

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