Egypt explosion: Tourists on bus injured near Giza pyramids

Media captionBomb targets tourist bus in Egypt An explosion targeting a tourist bus has injured at least 16 people near the Grand Egyptian Museum, next to the pyramids in Giza. South African tourists are among the injured. Most of those hurt suffered minor injuries, while three were treated in hospital, officials say. A device went […]

Sajid Javid: New espionage bill will tackle threats

Image copyright AFP Foreign spies in the UK might have to add their names to a register under a new espionage bill, Home Secretary Sajid Javid has said. It would aim to tackle threats from hostile states, he said in a speech at New Scotland Yard in London. He also said Syria and parts of […]

US Israel-Palestinian peace plan ‘a surrender act’ – Palestinian FM

Image caption Mr Malki said Trump’s plan amounted to a ‘consecration of [Palestinians’] century-old ordeal’ The Palestinian foreign minister has branded the anticipated US plan for ending the Israel-Palestinian conflict an unacceptable “surrender act”. Riad Malki said the plan that Donald Trump calls the “deal of the century” was in fact “the consecration of [Palestinians’] […]

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party ministers all resign amid scandal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Heinz-Christian Strache was forced to resign following a video scandal All ministers from Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) have resigned, throwing the government into chaos. The Freedom Party’s leader Heinz-Christian Strache, who was also vice-chancellor, was forced to resign at the weekend after a video sting. Mr Strache was […]

Lord Heseltine loses Tory whip after endorsing the Lib Dems

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The peer insists the Conservative Party remains his “natural home” The veteran Conservative politician Lord Heseltine has had the whip removed after saying he will vote for the Lib Dems in Thursday’s European elections. The former deputy prime minister said he would not back the Tories because of the party’s […]

European elections 2019: Electoral Commission reviewing Brexit Party funding

Media captionThe Brexit Party leader was campaigning in Newcastle The Electoral Commission is to visit the offices of The Brexit Party to review how it receives funding. A spokesperson said the visit on Tuesday was part of its “active oversight and regulation” of donations. Ex-PM Gordon Brown accused the party – which is riding high […]

Brexit: Remainers are angry too, says Vince Cable

Media captionBen Brown speaks to Vince Cable The level of anger among Remain voters over Brexit should not be under-estimated, Sir Vince Cable has said. The Lib Dem leader told the BBC that young people felt their future had been “taken away from them by a very narrow majority” in the 2016 referendum. He suggested […]

Extend legal protections to Northern Ireland veterans, say MPs

Legislation giving soldiers stronger legal protection against prosecution for alleged offences committed abroad should be widened to include Northern Ireland veterans, MPs have said. In a Commons debate on whether to give immunity to NI veterans, Tory MP Damien Moore said ministers had failed in their “sacred duty” towards them. Veterans were “living in fear” […]

European elections 2019: Greens targeting ‘squeamish’ Labour voters

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Greens are hoping to do well in London and south of England Backing continued freedom of movement will be a “vote winner” for the Green Party, Caroline Lucas has said, as it targets Labour voters “squeamish” about Jeremy Corbyn’s position on Brexit. The Green MP said views on immigration […]

Huawei’s Android loss: How it affects you

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei’s smartphone division’s success has been tied to the popularity of Google’s Android The restrictions being placed on Huawei’s access to the Android operating system will cast a long shadow over Tuesday’s launch of the Chinese company’s latest handsets. The firm has invited press from across the globe to London […]