Brexit: Theresa May ‘to offer 20bn euros transitional deal’

Brexit: Theresa May ‘to offer 20bn euros transitional deal’

Image caption The foreign secretary and chancellor left No 10 together smiling Theresa May is set to propose a transitional deal with the EU of up to two years in a speech on Friday, a cabinet source has told BBC News. The PM is also expected to make an “open and generous” offer, potentially worth […]

Brexit: Theresa May ‘to offer 20bn euros transitional deal’

Brexit: Theresa May ‘to offer 20bn euros transitional deal’

Image caption The foreign secretary and chancellor left No 10 together smiling Theresa May is set to propose a transitional deal with the EU of up to two years in a speech on Friday, a cabinet source has told BBC News. The PM is also expected to make an “open and generous” offer, potentially worth […]

Catalonia referendum: Madrid court fines organisers

Catalonia referendum: Madrid court fines organisers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There were protests outside a Barcelona court deciding whether to free pro-independence Catalan officials Spain’s constitutional court has imposed daily fines of up to €12,000 (£10,600; $14,300) on top Catalan officials for every day they continue organising a banned referendum. Among those threatened is Josep Maria Jove, a top Catalan […]

Florian Philippot: Le Pen’s top aide quits National Front

Florian Philippot: Le Pen’s top aide quits National Front

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Philippot was emblematic of the party’s embrace of a softer stance on social issues One of the best-known figures in France’s far-right National Front (FN) has announced he is leaving the party. Florian Philippot was right-hand man to Marine Le Pen during the recent presidential election which saw her […]

Russia turns on Morgan Freeman over election ‘war’ video

Russia turns on Morgan Freeman over election ‘war’ video

Media captionMorgan Freeman: US is ‘at war’ with meddling Kremlin Russia has aimed its entire media arsenal at the veteran Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman over his appearance in a video accusing the Kremlin of waging “war” on America during last year’s presidential election. The video shows the Oscar winner accusing President Vladimir Putin, a “former […]

Catalonia referendum: Tensions high ahead of protests

Catalonia referendum: Tensions high ahead of protests

Image copyright EPA Image caption There were tumultuous scenes outside the regional economy ministry in Barcelona overnight, as police scoured the building for referendum materials Tensions are high in the Spanish region of Catalonia ahead of more planned protests by referendum supporters. Overnight, police occupied the region’s economy ministry as hundreds of protesters remained outside. […]

Florian Philippot: Le Pen’s top aide quits National Front

Florian Philippot: Le Pen’s top aide quits National Front

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Philippot was emblematic of the party’s embrace of a softer stance on social issues One of the best-known figures in France’s far-right National Front (FN) has announced he is leaving the party. Florian Philippot was right-hand man to Marine Le Pen during the recent presidential election which saw her […]

French chef Sebastien Bras asks to drop Michelin stars

French chef Sebastien Bras asks to drop Michelin stars

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption French chef Sebastien Bras (L) at work with his father, Michel Bras A celebrated French chef whose restaurant boasts three Michelin stars has asked to be stripped of the honour – because it puts him under “huge pressure”. Sebastien Bras’s eatery Le Suquet, in the southern French village of […]

Bere Island buzzing over mystery lottery win

Bere Island buzzing over mystery lottery win

Image copyright RTÉ Image caption Mary Murphy, the island’s postmistress, sold the winning ticket from her post office on Monday It’s the lottery jackpot mystery that has left a small island off the southern tip of the Republic of Ireland feeling lucky. There is one winning ticket, with a 500,000 euro (£442,555) jackpot – and […]

Beslan siege: Russia ‘will comply’ with critical ruling

Beslan siege: Russia ‘will comply’ with critical ruling

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thirteen years on, relatives of those who died in the bloody siege continue to question the government’s response to the siege Russia says it will comply with a ruling requiring it to pay €2.9m (£2.6m; $3.5m) in damages over the 2004 Beslan school siege. About 330 people, including 186 […]

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