Poland court reforms: Hungary vows ‘solidarity’ as bill approved

Poland court reforms: Hungary vows ‘solidarity’ as bill approved

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters have called on Poland’s president to veto reforms to the Supreme Court Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has vowed to defend Poland from criticism from the EU after it approved controversial court reforms. Hungary will use “all possible legal means in the European Union to show solidarity with the […]

Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome set to clinch fourth yellow jersey

Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome set to clinch fourth yellow jersey

Froome was the last to leave the Velodrome – starting his 22.5km time trial at 16:04 BST Chris Froome effectively clinched his fourth Tour de France title after finishing third on the penultimate stage of the race in Marseille. Briton Froome finished six seconds behind stage winner Maciej Bodnar. The 32-year-old took time out of […]

Erdogan says Germany cannot scare Turkey with threats

Erdogan says Germany cannot scare Turkey with threats

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Germany should not “smear” Turkey Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told Germany it cannot scare Ankara with threats, in a growing row over the arrest of six human rights activists. Germany had said it is reviewing all arms deals with Turkey, saying it […]

Dali’s moustache ‘intact at 10 past 10’, exhumation finds

Dali’s moustache ‘intact at 10 past 10’, exhumation finds

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption Ms Martínez (right) says she was born in 1956 as a result of an affair between Dalí and her mother Salvador Dalí’s moustache is intact in the “10 past 10” position, the surrealist painter’s foundation has said, a day after his body was exhumed. “It was like a miracle,” said […]

China in Baltic navy drill with Russia

China in Baltic navy drill with Russia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chinese Type 052D destroyers carry cruise missiles, anti-aircraft missiles and torpedoes Three Chinese warships are in the Baltic to start China’s first naval exercises with Russia in the region. The Chinese destroyer, frigate and supply ship will spend a week training with the Russian navy off Kaliningrad, a highly militarised […]

Greece-Turkey earthquake: Two killed on island of Kos

Greece-Turkey earthquake: Two killed on island of Kos

Media captionCafe-goers scrambled to get out into the open as the earthquake struck A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has killed at least two people on the Greek island of Kos, officials say. The 6.7-magnitude quake hit 12km (seven miles) north-east of Kos, near the Turkish coast, with a depth of 10km, the US […]

Salvador Dali’s body exhumed for DNA tests

Salvador Dali’s body exhumed for DNA tests

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption Ms Martínez says she was born in 1956 as a result of an affair between Dalí and her mother Forensic experts in Spain have exhumed the body of the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí to extract DNA to settle a paternity case. Samples were taken from the artist’s teeth, bones and […]

Germany warns citizens of Turkey risks amid arrests

Germany warns citizens of Turkey risks amid arrests

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Erdogan and Chancellor Angela Merkel met at the G20 in Hamburg this month The German government has warned its citizens and firms they face the risk of “arbitrary” arrest in Turkey. “People who are travelling to Turkey for private or business reasons are urged to exercise increased caution,” the […]

French military head de Villiers quits over cuts

French military head de Villiers quits over cuts

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Macron and Gen de Villiers attended the Bastille Day parade last Friday The head of the French armed forces has quit after a clash with President Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts. Gen Pierre de Villiers said in a statement he could no longer “guarantee the durability of the army […]

Poland court bill: President proposes compromise move

Poland court bill: President proposes compromise move

Image copyright EPA Image caption Protesters held candles in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw Polish President Andrzej Duda has proposed a compromise over contentious court reforms, as thousands of people protested in the capital Warsaw. Parliament recently approved a bill to give MPs the power to select members of the body that nominates […]