Austrian far right to return to coalition under conservative Sebastian Kurz

Austrian far right to return to coalition under conservative Sebastian Kurz

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Kurz said his goal was to form a government with a solid majority Austria’s conservative People’s Party has agreed a coalition with the far-right Freedom Party. The deal comes two months after a parliamentary election which the People’s Party won but without an overall majority. At just 31, the […]

Trump’s Jerusalem calls spark warnings from Arab leaders

Trump’s Jerusalem calls spark warnings from Arab leaders

Image copyright EPA Image caption Abdul Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt (left) and Saudi King Salman (centre) are among those to voice concern Arab leaders have warned US President Donald Trump that moving the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem could have dangerous repercussions. Mr Trump phoned several regional leaders on Tuesday to tell them he […]

Argentina ends missing sub rescue mission

Argentina ends missing sub rescue mission

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hope of finding the ARA San Juan with surviving crew members has faded The Argentine navy has said it has abandoned attempts to rescue 44 crew members on board a submarine that disappeared two weeks ago. “Despite the magnitude of the efforts made, it has not been possible to locate […]

Rex Tillerson: White House ‘plans to replace secretary of state’

Rex Tillerson: White House ‘plans to replace secretary of state’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rex Tillerson – could he be gone by January? The White House is discussing plans to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA chief Mike Pompeo, US media say. Mr Tillerson has been at odds with Mr Trump over foreign policy recently. The secretary of state was even reported […]

Kim Jong-nam killing: Regime critic carried ‘antidote’

Kim Jong-nam killing: Regime critic carried ‘antidote’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kim Jong-nam (pictured in 2001) was former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s oldest son The half-brother of North Korea’s leader was carrying bottles of the antidote to the toxin used when he was killed earlier this year, reports say. Kim Jong-nam died in February at Kuala Lumpur airport after highly […]

North Korea latest missile launch a global threat – US

North Korea latest missile launch a global threat – US

Media captionNorth Korea missile ‘higher’ than previous tests, says US Defence Secretary Mattis North Korea has fired its highest-ever intercontinental ballistic missile and poses a worldwide threat, US Secretary of Defence James Mattis has said. Earlier the Pentagon said the missile had flown for about 1,000km (620 miles) before falling into the Sea of Japan. […]

Benghazi ‘ringleader’ cleared of most serious charges

Benghazi ‘ringleader’ cleared of most serious charges

Image copyright Getty Images The man accused of masterminding the 2012 attack on a US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has been acquitted by a US jury of the most serious charges. Ahmed Abu Khattala was convicted of terror charges but found not guilty of other charges including murder. The attack on the diplomatic compound resulted […]

Pamplona ‘wolf pack’ gang rape trial angers Spain

Pamplona ‘wolf pack’ gang rape trial angers Spain

Image copyright EPA Image caption Banners saying “trial against defendants, not against the victim” are held at a rally in Pamplona Feminists and legal observers in Spain have expressed outrage at what they see as “patriarchal justice” during the trial of five men accused of gang raping an 18-year-old woman during Pamplona’s San Fermín bull-running […]

San Juan submarine: ‘Explosion’ dashes crew survival hopes

San Juan submarine: ‘Explosion’ dashes crew survival hopes

Media captionThe wife of a crewman says families aren’t being told anything Hopes that the 44 crew of a missing Argentine submarine might still be alive have been dashed after the navy said an event consistent with an explosion had been detected. The “abnormal, singular, short, violent, non-nuclear event” was recorded in the south Atlantic […]

Striker Robinho given jail term for rape

Striker Robinho given jail term for rape

Robinho scored 28 goals in 100 games for Brazil Brazilian footballer Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for taking part in the gang rape of a woman in Milan in 2013. An Italian court ruled the 33-year-old and five other Brazilians assaulted the Albanian woman, who was 22, after plying her with […]

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