US tanks arrive in Germany to help Nato defences

US tanks arrive in Germany to help Nato defences

Image copyright EPA Image caption The tanks began arriving in Bremerhaven, northern Germany, on Friday. Pictured: Major General Timothy McGuire The largest shipment of US brigades since the fall of the Soviet Union is arriving in northern Germany. The first of the 87 tanks and 144 military vehicles were being unloaded in the port of […]

Syria conflict: Russia ‘withdrawing aircraft carrier group’

Syria conflict: Russia ‘withdrawing aircraft carrier group’

Image copyright Russian Defence Ministry Image caption Russian bombers turned the tide decisively in favour of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Russia is starting to withdraw forces from Syria and its aircraft carrier group will be the first to leave, the Russian armed forces chief says. The announcement comes days after Russia and Turkey negotiated a […]

Trump election: US ‘identifies agents behind Russian hack’

Trump election: US ‘identifies agents behind Russian hack’

Image copyright Getty Images/AP Image caption Donald Trump has cast doubt on the findings of the intelligence agencies co-ordinated by Gen James Clapper (right) 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, […]

Herero and Nama groups sue Germany over Namibia genocide

Herero and Nama groups sue Germany over Namibia genocide

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Herero and Nama groups want compensation for German atrocities which included sending skulls to Germany where now-discredited scientific experiments were carried out Representatives of two indigenous groups in Namibia, the Herero and Nama peoples, have filed a class-action lawsuit against Germany in New York. They are seeking reparations for […]

Syria conflict: Russia ‘starts to reduce forces’

Syria conflict: Russia ‘starts to reduce forces’

Image copyright Russian Defence Ministry Image caption Russian bombers turned the tide decisively in favour of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Russia is starting to withdraw forces from Syria and its aircraft carrier group will be the first to leave, the Russian armed forces chief says. The announcement comes days after Russia and Turkey negotiated a […]

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 […]