Paris attack: Man held after car rams into soldiers

Paris attack: Man held after car rams into soldiers

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police shot and wounded the driver of the BMW Police in France have shot, wounded and arrested a man after a dramatic car chase along a motorway in the north of the country following an attack on soldiers in a suburb of Paris. A bullet-holed BMW could be seen where […]

Dutch knew about contaminated eggs last year, Belgium claims

Dutch knew about contaminated eggs last year, Belgium claims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Broken eggs at a production line in Belgium – where many have been shut down Belgium has accused the Netherlands of knowing about a potentially dangerous egg contamination since last year. Belgian officials had already admitted to knowing, in June, that Dutch eggs might contain a harmful insecticide. The information […]

Teresa Lozano criticises own film for ‘rape’ scene

Teresa Lozano criticises own film for ‘rape’ scene

Media captionA clip from the trailer for the Spanish film Ligones A Spanish actress has publicly denounced a film she starred in due to the inclusion of a scene she claims makes fun of women being raped. The decision by Teresa Lozano to repudiate the movie Ligones, currently showing in a handful of cinemas around […]

Post-mortems reveal how French men died during a meal

Post-mortems reveal how French men died during a meal

Post-mortems in France have explained the mystery of how two men found dead together after a meal perished. Lucien Pérot, 69, who had been drinking, choked on a 44g (1.5oz) beef rib he could not chew, reportedly because he had several teeth missing. Olivier Boudin, 38, who had a pre-existing genetic heart condition, had a […]

Jean-Claude Juncker’s 25,000 euro ‘air taxi’ revealed

Jean-Claude Juncker’s 25,000 euro ‘air taxi’ revealed

Image copyright EPA European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker spent 25,000 euros (£22,600) on a private plane to take a nine-person delegation to Rome, campaigners have discovered. The use of the “air taxi” was among almost €500,000 (£451,000) in EU commissioners’ transport and hotel bills during January and February 2016. The expenses were revealed after a […]

Ali Feruz: Deportation reprieve for Uzbek journalist in Moscow

Ali Feruz: Deportation reprieve for Uzbek journalist in Moscow

Media captionMr Feruz said he was tortured in Uzbekistan A journalist facing deportation to Uzbekistan has told the BBC he faces a “long, slow death” if he is returned there forcibly from Russia. Ali Feruz, who has been living in Moscow since 2011 and seeking asylum, was in court to appeal against his expulsion. He […]

France: Macron to abandon plans for official first lady

France: Macron to abandon plans for official first lady

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Macron has been accused by critics of hypocrisy after vowing to stamp out political nepotism French President Emmanuel Macron is to abandon plans to create an official role of first lady for his wife Brigitte, according to reports. During his campaign, Mr Macron had said he wanted to create […]

French migrant helper Cédric Herrou gets suspended jail term

French migrant helper Cédric Herrou gets suspended jail term

Image copyright AFP Image caption Herrou’s supporters held a placard reading: “No to the crime of solidarity” A French farmer who helped migrants to enter France illegally has been given a four-month suspended jail sentence, after prosecutors argued that an earlier suspended fine was too lenient. Cédric Herrou was sentenced by an appeal court in […]

Lightning strike puts France teenagers in hospital

Lightning strike puts France teenagers in hospital

Image copyright EPA Image caption The area had not been placed on alert for violent storms A French teenager is in a “very worrying” condition after being struck by lightning while at an outdoor youth camp, say local authorities. The 15-year-old boy suffered a cardiac arrest and burns. He is in hospital in Tours, about […]

Contaminated egg scandal widens to UK and France

Contaminated egg scandal widens to UK and France

Image copyright Getty Images A very small number of eggs contaminated with a toxic insecticide reached the UK earlier this year. Some of the eggs, which originated from the Netherlands, were also found in France, the country’s agricultural ministry said. The UK’s Food Standards Agency say the risk to the public is very low. The […]