Greece Macedonia: Name dispute draws mass protest in Athens

Greece Macedonia: Name dispute draws mass protest in Athens

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters from far and wide, including some from other countries – flooded Syntagma Square in Athens At least 140,000 Greeks have taken to the streets of Athens in a protest about the decades-long dispute over the name Macedonia. Many Greeks object to the country of the same name calling itself […]

Lactalis baby milk scare in France: Salmonella taint ‘began in 2005’

Lactalis baby milk scare in France: Salmonella taint ‘began in 2005’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The tainted baby milk scandal will cost Lactalis hundreds of millions of euros The French dairy group at the centre of a baby milk scandal, Lactalis, has admitted some of its products may have been tainted over more than a decade. Millions of boxes of powdered milk have been […]

White House ‘to release’ secret memo on FBI

White House ‘to release’ secret memo on FBI

Media captionAll you need to know about the Trump-Russia investigation A Republican-drafted memo alleging FBI bias against US President Donald Trump will be released on Friday, a senior White House official says. Mr Trump is expected to declassify the document and send it to Congress for release, according to US media. The FBI has voiced […]

Hong Kong bans ivory trade in ‘historic’ vote

Hong Kong bans ivory trade in ‘historic’ vote

Image copyright SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images Image caption The ivory trade will now be phased out in Hong Kong by 2021 Hong Kong’s lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to ban the trade in ivory, in a move campaigners described as “a lifeline for elephants”. A similar ban was brought in across mainland China earlier this year. Ivory […]

Rare ‘super blue blood moon’ arrives

It has been seen in the western hemisphere, such as here in New York, for the first time in more than 150 years. Beyond the US, it has been spotted in Asia, Australia, and Eastern Europe. Rare ‘super blue blood moon’ arrives

Tariq Ramadan: French police question Muslim scholar over rape claims

Tariq Ramadan: French police question Muslim scholar over rape claims

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tariq Ramadan is facing several allegations of rape and sexual misconduct Prominent Muslim academic Tariq Ramadan is being questioned by French police investigating allegations of rape and sexual assault against him. He was taken into custody in Paris over claims made by two women last year. Mr Ramadan, 55, denies […]

Trump election: Nato chief warns against going it alone

Trump election: Nato chief warns against going it alone

Image copyright AP Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has warned US President-elect Donald Trump that “going it alone” is not an option for Europe or the United States. He said the West faced its greatest security challenge in a generation. During his election campaign, Mr Trump described Western military alliance Nato as obsolete. He suggested […]

Nimrud: Iraqi forces ‘retake ancient city from IS’

Nimrud: Iraqi forces ‘retake ancient city from IS’

Image copyright AFP Image caption IS posted a video showing explosions at Nimrud after capturing it Iraqi government forces say they have captured Nimrud, the site of an ancient Assyrian city overrun by Islamic State (IS) group militants two years ago. In March 2015, officials and historians condemned IS for the destruction of the archaeological […]

New Zealand earthquake: Powerful tremor hits South Island

New Zealand earthquake: Powerful tremor hits South Island

Image copyright USGS A powerful earthquake has struck New Zealand’s South Island. The US Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.4 quake hit just after midnight (11:02 GMT on Sunday), some 95km (59 miles) from Christchurch. The ministry of civil defence has warned people on the east coast of the South Island to move to higher ground […]