Paris baulks at ‘horrible’ eco-friendly public urinals

Paris baulks at ‘horrible’ eco-friendly public urinals

Image copyright AFP Image caption One man displays a penchant for public performance A boat cruise along the River Seine is one of most popular ways to see Paris, but angry locals are worried that a new installation may spoil the experience. Bright-red, fully exposed, urinals have been placed across the city to reduce peeing […]

Turkey accuses US of ‘stab in back’ as currency woes persist

Turkey accuses US of ‘stab in back’ as currency woes persist

Image copyright Reuters Moves to ease Turkey’s economic woes have failed to stop market turmoil as the country’s row with the US deepens. Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Monday that the US was seeking to “stab it in the back”. The US last week imposed sanctions on Turkey over its refusal to extradite […]

Monaco noble claims millions from France over royal ‘trick’

Monaco noble claims millions from France over royal ‘trick’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Monaco’s Royal Palace: The principality is a sun-drenched tax haven A French-born aristocrat has asked the French state to pay him €351m (£314m; $401m) in damages, alleging that it tricked his relatives out of succeeding to the throne of Monaco. Count Louis de Causans, 44, says that early in the […]

Holiday with ex-beauty queen costs Norway minister his job

Holiday with ex-beauty queen costs Norway minister his job

Image copyright Evn/Facebook Image caption Iranian-born Bahareh Letnes and Per Sandberg Norway’s fisheries minister has resigned after breaching security protocol during a holiday to Iran last month with his Iranian-born girlfriend. Per Sandberg, 58, admitted he had gone with Bahareh Letnes, 28, without informing the prime minister and had taken a government phone to Iran. […]

Vigo festival collapse in Spain injures hundreds

Vigo festival collapse in Spain injures hundreds

Media captionIt is not yet clear what caused the platform to collapse More than 300 people have been injured, five seriously, after a section of wooden platform collapsed at an urban sports and music festival in Spain. It had been packed with people watching a rap artist at the two-day O Marisquiño event in the […]

Monsanto weedkiller case: Bayer shares tumble after payout

Monsanto weedkiller case: Bayer shares tumble after payout

Image copyright EPA Shares in German pharmaceutical group Bayer have dropped sharply following a US verdict linking a product to cancer. By mid-morning on Monday, Bayer’s shares had lost 10.4% of their value. Bayer owns agriculture giant Monsanto – which was ordered by a California judge on Friday to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a […]

Spain festival collapse in Vigo injures dozens

Spain festival collapse in Vigo injures dozens

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vigo is located on Spain’s western coast Dozens of people have been injured, four seriously, after a section of wooden promenade collapsed at an urban sports and music festival in Spain. The seafront platform had been packed with people watching a rap artist at the two-day O Marisquino event […]

Spain festival collapse in Vigo injures dozens

Spain festival collapse in Vigo injures dozens

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vigo is located on Spain’s western coast Dozens of people have been injured, four seriously, after a section of wooden promenade collapsed at an urban sports and music festival in Spain. The seafront platform had been packed with people watching a rap artist at the two-day O Marisquino event […]

Spain festival collapse in Vigo injures dozens

Spain festival collapse in Vigo injures dozens

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vigo is located on Spain’s western coast Dozens of people have been injured, four seriously, after a section of wooden promenade collapsed at an urban sports and music festival in Spain. The seafront platform had been packed with people watching a rap artist at the two-day O Marisquino event […]

Spain festival collapse in Vigo injures dozens

Spain festival collapse in Vigo injures dozens

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vigo is located on Spain’s western coast Dozens of people have been injured, four seriously, after a section of wooden promenade collapsed at an urban sports and music festival in Spain. The seafront platform had been packed with people watching a rap artist at the two-day O Marisquino event […]