McDonald’s sues Florence for 18m euros for blocking restaurant

McDonald’s sues Florence for 18m euros for blocking restaurant

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption McDonald’s is suing the city of Florence, Italy McDonald’s is suing Florence for €18m after it was blocked from opening a restaurant on one of the Italian city’s most historic plazas. The fast-food giant had its plans for an outlet on the Piazza del Duomo rejected by Florence’s mayor […]

US election: America votes for president after divisive campaign

Media captionUS election: Relive the wild ride in 170 seconds Americans are choosing a new president after one of the most rancorous election campaigns the country has seen. Voting got under way in earnest on the East Coast from 06:00 EST (11:00 GMT), though some villages in New Hampshire had already polled. Hillary Clinton and […]

New York subway death: Person shoved in front of train

New York subway death: Person shoved in front of train

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The incident happened just before 13:30 local time (18:30 GMT) at the busy station A person has died after being shoved in front of a moving subway train at Times Square station in New York City, police say. A woman, who is believed to have pushed the victim under […]

Nuclear weapon missing since 1950 ‘may have been found’

Media captionA nuclear bomb may have been discovered off the coast of British Columbia by a diver A commercial diver may have discovered a lost decommissioned US nuclear bomb off the coast of Canada. Sean Smyrichinsky was diving for sea cucumbers near British Columbia when he discovered a large metal device that looked a bit […]

US election 2016: Trump team tries to ease global concern

Media captionDonald Trump’s team says the “world has nothing to fear” Donald Trump’s campaign team has sought to allay negative views expressed overseas towards their candidate, a day before the US goes to the polls. Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told the BBC such antipathy “doesn’t reflect why Donald Trump is running and who he would […]

Missing California mother feared abducted while jogging

Missing California mother feared abducted while jogging

Image copyright Shasta County Sheriff Image caption Ms Papini was described as a “super mom” A US mother of two from California who has been missing for five days is believed to have been abducted. Sherri Papini, 34, was last seen on Wednesday jogging in her neighbourhood. Her husband said he suspected his wife had […]

Nuclear weapon missing since 1950 ‘may have been found’

Media captionA nuclear bomb may have been discovered off the coast of British Columbia by a diver A commercial diver may have discovered a lost US nuclear bomb off the coast of Canada. Sean Smyrichinsky was diving for sea cucumbers near British Columbia when he discovered a large metal device that looked a bit like […]

First female US Attorney General Janet Reno dies

First female US Attorney General Janet Reno dies

Image copyright AP The first woman to be US attorney general, Janet Reno, has died at home in Miami from complications linked to Parkinson’s disease, US media say. Ms Reno, 78, was at the centre of several political crises while serving under President Bill Clinton between 1993 and 2001. She was criticised for a deadly […]

MTV Europe Music Awards turns its trophies purple in memory of Prince

MTV Europe Music Awards turns its trophies purple in memory of Prince

Justin Bieber topped this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) winning three prizes. The Canadian singer, who wasn’t at the show in the Netherlands, beat Adele to best song for his track Sorry. Justin Bieber also picked up the biggest fans’ title – the third year in a row he’s collected it – after a […]

US election 2016: Trump cries foul as FBI clears Clinton

Media captionDonald Trump: “Hillary Clinton is guilty. She knows it. The FBI knows it” Donald Trump has accused the FBI of impropriety after it once again exonerated his rival Hillary Clinton of criminal conduct on her emails. The FBI director said a fresh inquiry into the Democratic candidate’s communications found nothing to change the bureau’s […]