Passenger ferry runs aground on sandbank in Calais in storm

Passenger ferry runs aground on sandbank in Calais in storm

Image copyright AFP Image caption Two tugs worked to free the ferry A P&O ferry carrying several hundred passengers has been set afloat again after running aground in the French port of Calais during a storm. Nobody was hurt in the incident but traffic across the English Channel was disrupted. Two tugs with cables were […]

Portugal’s Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral has heart transplant

Portugal’s Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral has heart transplant

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Salvador Sobral missed a week of Eurovision rehearsals due to his heart condition Portugal’s celebrated Eurovision Song Contest winner, Salvador Sobral, is recovering in hospital after undergoing a heart transplant. Surgeons at the Santa Cruz Hospital in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, said the 27-year-old was “doing well”. Sobral, who suffered […]

Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds gather for France’s ‘Elvis Presley’

Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds gather for France’s ‘Elvis Presley’

Media captionFans lined the streets to bid farewell to the ‘French Elvis’ Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of Paris on Saturday to bid farewell to the French rock star Johnny Hallyday, who died this week at the age of 74 after a battle with lung cancer. His coffin was driven in a […]

Unhappy voters ‘can change Brexit deal’

Unhappy voters ‘can change Brexit deal’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Michael Gove says: “Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed” Voters can use the next general election to have their say on a final Brexit deal, Michael Gove has said. The environment secretary praised Theresa May’s “tenacity and skill” in securing a last-minute deal to end phase one negotiations on […]

Swedish boxer in coma after brain surgery

Swedish boxer in coma after brain surgery

Erik Skoglund’s only defeat was against Callum Smith (left) in September Swedish boxer Erik Skoglund is in a “serious yet stable condition” after having surgery for a bleed on the brain, his promoters have said. The 26-year-old is in a medically induced coma and Sauerland Promotion said: “The next three to four days are critical […]

Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds expected for France’s ‘Elvis Presley’

Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds expected for France’s ‘Elvis Presley’

Media captionHundreds of bikers join Hallyday funeral Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of Paris on Saturday to bid farewell to the French rock star Johnny Hallyday, who died this week at the age of 74 after a battle with lung cancer. His coffin was driven in a cortege down the Champs-Elysees followed […]

Saakashvili: Ex-Georgia leader detained by police in Kiev

Saakashvili: Ex-Georgia leader detained by police in Kiev

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mikheil Saakashvili is suspected of receiving financing from a criminal group Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has been detained in Ukraine’s capital Kiev, days after his supporters freed him from a police van. His detention, first reported on his Facebook page, was confirmed by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General. Mr Saakashvili is […]

Polish judicial reforms approved by lower house

Polish judicial reforms approved by lower house

Image copyright EPA Image caption Critics of the reforms have protested outside parliament in Warsaw Poland’s lower house of parliament has approved controversial reforms which critics say would increase the ruling party’s control over the judiciary. One bill allows politicians to choose members of the National Judiciary Council, which appoints judges. The governing Law and […]

Instagram ‘bomb threat’: German police arrest Afghan asylum seeker

Instagram ‘bomb threat’: German police arrest Afghan asylum seeker

Image copyright EPA Image caption Last year a Tunisian asylum seeker killed 12 people at a Christmas market in Berlin A 19-year-old Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested in Germany after posting a picture of a Christmas market with three bombs superimposed on it on Instagram, police say. The picture of the market in Ravensburg, […]

Gold trader reports death threats in US

Gold trader reports death threats in US

Image copyright AFP Image caption Reza Zarrab is testifying in a high-profile US Iran sanctions trial A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying in a US trial of a Turkish banker says he has had death threats from another inmate for co-operating. Reza Zarrab is a witness in the trial of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, who is accused […]