Trump criticises Obama over US 2016 election hack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The leaders will reportedly discuss US-Russia relations and national security issues on Monday US President Donald Trump has criticised the administration of his predecessor Barack Obama over alleged Russian hacking to help him win the 2016 presidential election. “Why didn’t they do something about it?” he tweeted, adding that Mr […]

Fatal Novichok dose ‘came from bottle’ in victim’s house

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Dawn Sturgess died on Sunday after falling ill on 30 June Novichok that poisoned a couple in Wiltshire came from a small bottle found in the home of one of the victims, police say. A bottle was found in a search at Charlie Rowley’s Amesbury house and was tested […]

EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker stumbled ‘in sciatica attack’

EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker stumbled ‘in sciatica attack’

Media captionMr Juncker’s wobbly walk prompted media speculation about his health The European Commission says its president Jean-Claude Juncker is taking medication for acute leg pain which made him stumble during a Nato summit – and it insists that he was not drunk. It was “a particularly painful attack of sciatica, accompanied by cramps”. Mr […]

Germany deports ‘Bin Laden bodyguard’ to Tunisia

Image copyright AFP Image caption After 9/11 Bin Laden was public enemy number one for the US Germany has deported to Tunisia a man who once allegedly protected Osama Bin Laden and had been living in Germany with his family since 1997. The 42-year-old Tunisian, known as Sami A, was put on a flight from […]

Iceman’s last meal was high-fat, high-calorie feast

Image copyright Southtyrolarchaeologymuseum\Eurac\M.Samadelli Image caption The man’s stomach is examined Goat’s fat and wild venison, plus sides of ancient wheat and bracken. It’s not a menu likely to appear on Masterchef, but for some of our ancestors it was a nutritious feast. Scientists have revealed that the last supper of Oetzi the Iceman was well-balanced […]

EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker filmed stumbling at Nato event

EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker filmed stumbling at Nato event

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jean-Claude Juncker was pictured in a wheelchair at the same event Footage has emerged showing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker having to be supported by Nato leaders after repeatedly stumbling. Mr Juncker, 63, was filmed by news agency AP struggling to keep his balance before a gala dinner in […]

Brexit ‘could damage UK environment’

Image copyright Reuters The environment is still at risk of damage after Brexit, according to a cross-party group of 74 MPs and peers. They say personal reassurances by Environment Secretary Michael Gove are of no value without new legislation. Mr Gove has promised that the environment will be maintained or enhanced after the UK leaves […]

Carles Puigdemont: Ousted Catalonia leader faces extradition to Spain

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Puigdemont has been free on bail – but confined to Germany – since April The former Catalan president living in exile can be extradited to Spain, a German court has ruled. Carles Puigdemont fled to Belgium days after the region’s abortive declaration of independence from Spain in October and […]

Italy accuses migrants of hijacking rescue ship off Libya

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The migrants eventually ended up on the coastguard ship Diciotti, seen in this June file photo Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has accused some migrants of hijacking the ship that rescued them off the Libyan coast. It is alleged that in order to avoid being returned to Libya, at least […]

Facebook ruling: German court grants parents rights to dead daughter’s account

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The parents were initially denied access to their daughter’s account after her death Germany’s highest court has ruled that the parents of a dead daughter have the rights to her Facebook account under inheritance law. The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) said online data should be treated the same as […]