Juventus seal eighth straight Italian title with point against Fiorentina

Juve’s eighth straight Serie A title sets a new record among the top five European Leagues Cristiano Ronaldo says he will be staying at Juventus “1000%” after the club won an eighth consecutive Serie A title with victory over Fiorentina. Massimiliano Allegri’s side, who failed at the first attempt with a 2-1 loss at SPAL […]

Bees living on Notre-Dame cathedral roof survive blaze

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cathedral beekeeper Nicolas Geant says the bees would have got “drunk” on smoke from the fire Notre-Dame’s smallest residents have survived the devastating fire which destroyed most of the cathedral’s roof and toppled its famous spire. Some 200,000 bees living in hives on the roof were initially thought to […]

Ukraine presidential rivals trade barbs in stadium debate

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rival candidates: Petro Poroshenko (L) and Volodymyr Zelensky Ukraine’s rival presidential candidates have held a long-awaited head-to-head televised debate at Kiev’s giant Olympic stadium. Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky and incumbent president Petro Poroshenko shook hands before launching scathing attacks on one another. Mr Zelensky is the clear favourite for Sunday’s second-round […]

Lyra McKee: Murdered journalist’s ‘dreams snuffed out’

Image copyright Brendan Gallagher Image caption Lyra McKee was a “tireless activist”, her partner told mourners at a vigil in Derry A journalist who was shot dead during rioting in Northern Ireland had her dreams “snuffed out by a single barbaric act”, her partner has said. Lyra McKee, 29, was struck by a bullet as […]

Ukraine awaits comic v oligarch election duel

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rival candidates: Petro Poroshenko (L) and Volodymyr Zelensky Ukraine’s rival presidential candidates will go head-to-head soon in a long-awaited, televised debate at Kiev’s giant Olympic stadium. Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is the clear favourite for Sunday’s second-round vote, according to opinion polls. His rival, incumbent president Petro Poroshenko, argues that Mr […]

Turkey arrests suspected UAE spies in Istanbul

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Links between the alleged spies and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi are being investigated Turkey has arrested what it says are two intelligence operatives who confessed to spying on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. Turkey is investigating whether there may be links to the murder last year of […]

Cannes Film Festival: Ken Loach up for Palme d’Or prize

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ken Loach has previously won the festival’s Palme d’Or prize British filmmaker Ken Loach’s new movie will premiere at Cannes next month, in what the film festival’s director Thierry Fremaux has described as a “highly political” year. Loach, 82, who won the Palme d’Or prize in 2016 with I, […]

Woman killed in N Ireland ‘terror incident’

Image caption Lyra McKee was one of Northern Ireland’s most promising journalists, says the NUJ A journalist has been shot dead during rioting in Londonderry that police are treating as a “terrorist incident”. Dissident republicans are being blamed for killing 29-year-old Lyra McKee during rioting after police searches in Derry’s Creggan area on Thursday night. […]

Saudi sisters in Georgia: ‘We were treated like slaves’

Image copyright Rustavi 2 TV Image caption The pair appealed for help online using the twitter handle @GeorgiaSisters “We have to cover our face, we have to cook…like slaves. We don’t want this, we want real life, our life,” says 25-year-old Wafa, the latest woman to flee Saudi Arabia with her sister. Wafa and Maha […]

Notre-Dame fire: Temporary wooden cathedral proposed

Image copyright AFP Image caption Notre-Dame was already undergoing renovation work when the fire broke out A temporary wooden cathedral should be built in the shadow of Notre-Dame’s famed towers while the building is being repaired, officials have said. The structure would serve as a home for worshippers and tourists alike, the rector of the […]