Antwerp: Belgium building collapses in explosion

Antwerp: Belgium building collapses in explosion

Media captionPolice do not believe the blast is related to terrorism A blast has brought down a residential building in the Belgian city of Antwerp, injuring several people. The origin of the explosion on the central street of Paardenmarkt is not clear. But police said they did not believe it was related to terrorism. Three […]

Donald Trump takes on Dick Durbin over ‘racial slur’

Donald Trump takes on Dick Durbin over ‘racial slur’

Media captionTrump voters grade president’s first year President Donald Trump has said he was “totally misrepresented” by those saying he used the term “shithole” to describe African nations last week. Mr Trump also said the allegation was hurting efforts to strike a deal to protect so-called Dreamer immigrants. The president was responding to a claim […]

Donald Trump denies being a racist after ‘shithole’ row

Donald Trump denies being a racist after ‘shithole’ row

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The president made the comments to White House reporters at his Florida golf resort on Sunday President Trump has denied that he is racist, after a row broke out over his alleged use of the word “shithole” to describe African nations. Mr Trump reportedly used the term last week during […]

North and South Korea discuss sending art troupe to Winter Olympics

North and South Korea discuss sending art troupe to Winter Olympics

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Athletes, cheerleaders and an art troupe are expected to be part of the North’s delegation at the Olympics North and South Korea have begun talks on Pyongyang’s plan to send an art troupe to the Winter Olympics taking place next month in the South. North Korea agreed last week […]

US plan is ‘slap of the century’, says Abbas

US plan is ‘slap of the century’, says Abbas

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Abbas (centre) spoke for two hours Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has described US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace efforts as the “slap of the century”. At a meeting of Palestinian leaders, he stressed he would not accept any peace plan from the US after it recognised Jerusalem as […]

Police use tear gas on protesters in Tunisia, reports say

Police use tear gas on protesters in Tunisia, reports say

Media captionThe government is seeking to calm days of unrest Police in Tunisia are reported to have fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of youths protesting against new austerity measures. A Reuters witness said young people aged around 20 were throwing stones at police vehicles and setting fire to tyres. The clash happened in […]

Trump ‘in Oval Office foul-mouthed outburst about migrants’

Trump ‘in Oval Office foul-mouthed outburst about migrants’

Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump has reportedly lashed out at immigrants in a foul-mouthed Oval Office outburst. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Mr Trump told lawmakers on Thursday, according to the Washington Post. The remark was reportedly in reference to people from Haiti, El Salvador and […]

Facebook plans major changes to news feed

Facebook plans major changes to news feed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The changes have been described as “significant” by industry watchers Facebook is to change how its news feed works, making posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent. Instead, content that sparks conversations among family and friends using the site will be emphasised, explained chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on […]

Ritz Paris robbery: Armed robbers dropped bag of jewels

Ritz Paris robbery: Armed robbers dropped bag of jewels

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police guard the hotel’s rear entrance on Cambon street French police have recovered all the jewellery stolen by armed robbers from a shop at the famous Ritz Hotel in Paris on Wednesday, sources say. They say the loot worth some €4.5m (£4m; $5.4m) was in a bag dropped by one […]

Far-right Austria minister’s ‘Nazi language’ causes anger

Far-right Austria minister’s ‘Nazi language’ causes anger

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Kickl has promised a very strict asylum policy Austria’s far-right interior minister has caused outrage by using a term associated with Nazi death camps to say asylum seekers should be concentrated in one place. Herbert Kickl from the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) rejected accusations he chose the expression as […]