Hungarian camerawoman who kicked migrants sentenced

Media captionPetra Laszlo was caught on camera kicking migrants A Hungarian camerawoman who was filmed kicking or tripping up migrants near the Hungary-Serbia border has been sentenced to three years probation for disorderly conduct. Petra Laszlo was filming refugees in September 2015 as they broke through a police cordon. She was captured kicking two people […]

France’s Marine Le Pen seen in Trump Tower

France’s Marine Le Pen seen in Trump Tower

Image copyright Samuel Levine Image caption Ms Le Pen declined to say whether her visit was personal or professional France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been seen visiting Trump Tower in New York. She declined to say whether she was there to see President-elect Donald Trump but the Trump team said there would […]

US tanks and troops in Poland a threat, Russia says

US tanks and troops in Poland a threat, Russia says

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tanks and other equipment began arriving in Germany last week and are being moved to Eastern Europe Russia says it views the arrival of more than 3,000 US soldiers in Poland as a threat to its own security. The troops are part of President Barack Obama’s response to reassure Nato […]

Cyprus peace deal close, says UN chief after Geneva talks

Media captionFor more than 40 years Cyprus has been a divided island. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says a deal on reunifying Cyprus is “very close”, but cautioned against hopes of a “quick fix”. Speaking after peace talks in Geneva, he said a settlement was within reach if the “instruments” were there to implement it. […]

Turkey PM boosts Cyprus peace deal hopes in Geneva

Media captionFor more than 40 years Cyprus has been a divided island. Turkey’s prime minister is to join international diplomats at Cyprus peace talks in Geneva, amid signs of progress towards reuniting the divided island. UN sources said they had not expected Binali Yildirim to come, and it showed how importantly these talks were being […]

Guy Wildenstein: Leading art dealer cleared of tax fraud

Guy Wildenstein: Leading art dealer cleared of tax fraud

Image copyright AFP Image caption Guy Wildenstein had denied any wrongdoing The patriarch of an international art-dealing dynasty has been cleared of concealing paintings and properties from the French tax authorities. Guy Wildenstein and seven other defendants were accused of trying to hide millions of euros in assets. The presiding judge of a Paris court […]

Cyprus talks to take international turn amid hope for deal

Cyprus talks to take international turn amid hope for deal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The aim is to create a federal Cyprus International diplomats are set to join the rival leaders of ethnically split Cyprus for talks that the UN says are the best chance to reunify the island after four decades of division. UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and his Greek and Turkish […]

US tanks and troops to begin arriving in Poland

US tanks and troops to begin arriving in Poland

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tanks and other equipment began arriving in Germany last week and are being moved to Eastern Europe US tanks and armoured vehicles along with more than 3,000 US soldiers start arriving in Poland on Thursday. They are part of President Barack Obama’s response to reassure Nato allies concerned about a […]

EU to debate legal status of robots

EU to debate legal status of robots

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The robot revolution is set to touch every aspect of society, says the EU report MEPs are to vote on the first comprehensive set of rules for how humans will interact with artificial intelligence and robots. The report makes it clear that it believes the world is on the cusp […]

Austria to ask EU for right to hire locals ahead of other EU workers

Austria to ask EU for right to hire locals ahead of other EU workers

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chancellor Christian Kern says Eastern Europe is “exporting joblessness” to Austria Austria’s centre-left chancellor has said he will ask the EU to let local employers hire Austrians before other EU citizens, unless there are no suitable candidates. Christian Kern made the pledge at the launch of a 10-year economic plan […]