France minister Schiappa plans anti-street harassment law

France minister Schiappa plans anti-street harassment law

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gender equality minister Marlene Schiappa wants a national discussion about what behaviour constitutes sexual harassment France’s gender equality minister has set out plans for a new law cracking down on sexual violence and harassment. Marlène Schiappa’s proposals include on-the-spot fines for catcalling and lecherous behaviour in public. The mounting […]

Hurricane Ophelia: Woman dies as storm hits Ireland

Hurricane Ophelia: Woman dies as storm hits Ireland

Media captionStrong winds are expected to reach other parts of the UK A woman in her 20s has been killed as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles. Part of a tree fell on her car in West Waterford, also injuring another passenger, as hurricane-force gusts battered the Republic of Ireland. About 120,000 […]

Catalonia leader Puigdemont fails to clarify independence bid

Catalonia leader Puigdemont fails to clarify independence bid

Media captionEurope correspondent Gavin Lee looks to the past for the origins of the Catalan crisis The president of the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia has failed to clarify whether he has declared independence, in a letter to Madrid. Spain had issued a Monday deadline for Carles Puigdemont to clarify his intent – or face […]

UK PM May to dine with EU chiefs

UK PM May to dine with EU chiefs

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The PM will meet with Jean-Claude Juncker, pictured, as well as Michel Barnier Theresa May is to travel to Brussels later for a dinner with EU leaders in a bid to end a stalemate over Brexit. The meeting, with chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, comes days […]

Airbus boss ‘would step down if needed’

Airbus boss ‘would step down if needed’

Image copyright Airbus Airbus chief executive Tom Enders has said he would be prepared to step down if he was “no longer part of the solution”, as the firm deals with ongoing corruption probes. The aircraft maker is under investigation in the UK and France into its use of middlemen in plane sales. Mr Enders […]

Sebastian Kurz: Austrian conservative set to become world’s youngest leader

Sebastian Kurz: Austrian conservative set to become world’s youngest leader

Media captionConservative Sebastian Kurz: the frontrunner Austria’s conservative People’s Party, led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country’s general election, projections suggest. Mr Kurz is on course to become the world’s youngest national leader. The People’s Party was set to win more than 31%. It is so far unclear whether the Social […]

Austrian conservative set to become world’s youngest leader

Austrian conservative set to become world’s youngest leader

Media captionConservative Sebastian Kurz: the frontrunner Austria’s conservative People’s Party (ÖVP), led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country’s general election, projections suggest. The victory would make Mr Kurz the world’s youngest national leader. The People’s Party was set to win 31.5%, followed by the Social Democrats with 27.1% and the far-right […]

Catalonia: No sign of movement as Spanish deadline looms

Catalonia: No sign of movement as Spanish deadline looms

Image copyright Carles Puigdemont Image caption Carles Puigdemont laid a wreath at the grave of Lluis Companys The leader of Spain’s Catalonia region has attended a commemoration less than 24 hours before a Spanish deadline to give his final say on independence. Carles Puigdemont and other senior politicians paid tribute in Barcelona to a Catalan […]

Austria holds watershed election marked by migrant crisis

Austria holds watershed election marked by migrant crisis

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sebastian Kurz has taken the conservatives further to the right Austrians are voting in a general election in which the frontrunner, conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) leader Sebastian Kurz, is just 31. The far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) and Social Democrats are competing for second place, opinion polls suggest. The Social Democrats […]