Trump election: US ‘identifies agents behind Russian hack’

Trump election: US ‘identifies agents behind Russian hack’

Image copyright Getty Images/AP Image caption Top US intelligence officials are briefing Mr Trump about alleged hacking on Thursday The US has identified the Russian agents behind alleged hacking ahead of the presidential election won by Donald Trump in November, reports say. The agents, whose names have not been released, are alleged to have sent […]

Fewer foreigners visit Paris art galleries

Fewer foreigners visit Paris art galleries

Image copyright AP Image caption Security was stepped up outside the Louvre after the attacks Paris’s most popular art galleries saw a decline in visits by foreign tourists in 2016, following the Islamist militant attacks in the city in 2015 and atrocities elsewhere in France. The number of foreign visitors to The Louvre dropped by […]

Copyright spat forces Bulgaria radio to play old tunes

Copyright spat forces Bulgaria radio to play old tunes

Image copyright Google Maps Image caption Blast from the past: Few modern hits are being played at Bulgarian National Radio in Sofia Bulgaria’s public radio broadcaster has been banned from playing millions of contemporary songs because of a row over copyright payments. Since 1 January, state-funded Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) has been filling its airwaves […]

Turkey car bomb and gun attack on courthouse in Izmir

Media captionCCTV obtained from a police officer shows the moment of the blast, as seen on two separate cameras Two attackers, a policeman and a court worker have been killed in a car bomb and gun assault on a courthouse in the Turkish city of Izmir, state media say. Officials blamed Kurdish militants for the […]

Berlin truck killer Amri ‘had 14 identities’ in Germany

Berlin truck killer Amri ‘had 14 identities’ in Germany

Image copyright Belgian police/AFP Image caption Amri had been classified as a jihadist threat and yet he was able to travel freely Anis Amri, who drove a lorry into a crowded Berlin Christmas market and murdered 12 people, was illegally registered under 14 aliases, according to German officials. The revelation came from the head of […]

Turkey nightclub attack: Police ‘detain several Uighurs’ in raids

Turkey nightclub attack: Police ‘detain several Uighurs’ in raids

Image caption Images of the suspect have already been widely circulated in Turkish media Turkey has arrested a number of people of Uighur origin over a deadly nightclub attack that killed 39, the state-run news agency reports. Those detained are believed to have come from China’s Xinjiang region with ties to the attacker, Anadolu says. […]

German Baltic coast hit by storm surge flooding

German Baltic coast hit by storm surge flooding

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cars were submerged as Storm Axel hit the Baltic coast A storm surge has caused the worst flooding on Germany’s north-east coast since 2006, leaving streets and cars submerged and causing major damage. Towns and cities along the Baltic coast were flooded, from Kiel in the far north to the […]

Former Kosovo PM Haradinaj arrested on war crimes warrant

Former Kosovo PM Haradinaj arrested on war crimes warrant

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kosovo’s ex-leader denies involvement in war crimes French police have arrested the former prime minister of Kosovo based on a Serbian arrest warrant for alleged war crimes. Ramush Haradinaj, 48, served as a rebel commander in the 1998-1999 Kosovo conflict, which eventually led to Kosovo declaring independence. He twice faced […]

Sir Tim Barrow: UK’s new ambassador to EU ‘tough negotiator’

Sir Tim Barrow: UK’s new ambassador to EU ‘tough negotiator’

Image copyright Foreign Office Image caption Downing Street said Sir Tim would “bring his trademark energy and creativity” to the job Senior diplomat Sir Tim Barrow has been appointed the UK’s new ambassador to the EU, replacing Sir Ivan Rogers. Downing Street described the former ambassador to Russia, who will now play a key role […]

FN leader Le Pen calls for France to leave euro but stay linked

FN leader Le Pen calls for France to leave euro but stay linked

Image copyright AP Image caption Ms Le Pen is trying to attract more voters from mainstream parties whilst holding on to her core support France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen has outlined plans for France to leave the euro should she win this year’s presidential election. But she proposed Europe could return to a parallel […]