Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, nationalists rise

Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, nationalists rise

Media captionMerkel’s conservatives and right-wing nationalists rejoice German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic breakthrough in federal elections, exit polls suggest. Her conservative CDU/CSU alliance is set to remain the largest party in the parliament, with 32.5% of the vote. Its outgoing coalition partner, the […]

Bus crash in Austrian Alps averted after tourist applies brake

Bus crash in Austrian Alps averted after tourist applies brake

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The incident took place in the Tyrolean Alps A quick-thinking French tourist has been praised for preventing a bus from plunging over a cliff in the Austrian Alps after the driver passed out. The vehicle was travelling through the mountains in the Tyrolean Alps with 21 passengers on board […]

Laver Cup 2017: Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal win first doubles match

Laver Cup 2017: Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal win first doubles match

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal each won two of the four Grand Slams this year Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played as doubles partners for the first time on the second day of the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague. Swiss Federer and Spaniard Nadal, who have won a combined 35 Grand Slam titles, are part […]

Germany election: Merkel seeks fourth term as voting begins

Germany election: Merkel seeks fourth term as voting begins

Media captionHow young voters are shaking up the election Voting has opened in Germany’s federal elections, with Chancellor Angela Merkel tipped to retain power. She is seeking a fourth term in office and to keep her Christian Democrat party’s (CDU) status as the largest presence in Germany’s Bundestag. The CDU’s coalition partner, the SPD, is […]

Germany election: Merkel seeks fourth term

Germany election: Merkel seeks fourth term

Media captionHow young voters are shaking up the election Germans head to the polls today for the country’s federal elections, in a key test for Angela Merkel. She is seeking a fourth term as chancellor, and to retain her Christian Democrat party’s (CDU) status as the largest presence in Germany’s Bundestag. The CDU’s coalition partner, […]

Catalonia referendum: Madrid moves to take over local policing

Catalonia referendum: Madrid moves to take over local policing

Media captionWhy some Catalans want independence The Spanish authorities have moved to place all policing in Catalonia under central control to stop the disputed independence referendum on 1 October. Col Diego Pérez de los Cobos has been put in charge of Catalan and central police forces in the autonomous region. The order was justified as […]

Macron’s labour reforms spark huge demonstration in Paris

Macron’s labour reforms spark huge demonstration in Paris

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Protesters carry a banner reading “no to the social coup d’etat” through the streets of Paris Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Paris in protest at President Emmanuel Macron’s overhaul of France’s labour laws. The demonstration was organised by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the far left […]

Catalonia referendum: Madrid court fines organisers

Catalonia referendum: Madrid court fines organisers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There were protests outside a Barcelona court deciding whether to free pro-independence Catalan officials Spain’s constitutional court has imposed daily fines of up to €12,000 (£10,600; $14,300) on top Catalan officials for every day they continue organising a banned referendum. Among those threatened is Josep Maria Jove, a top Catalan […]

Russia turns on Morgan Freeman over election ‘war’ video

Russia turns on Morgan Freeman over election ‘war’ video

Media captionMorgan Freeman: US is ‘at war’ with meddling Kremlin Russia has aimed its entire media arsenal at the veteran Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman over his appearance in a video accusing the Kremlin of waging “war” on America during last year’s presidential election. The video shows the Oscar winner accusing President Vladimir Putin, a “former […]

French chef Sebastien Bras asks to drop Michelin stars

French chef Sebastien Bras asks to drop Michelin stars

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption French chef Sebastien Bras (L) at work with his father, Michel Bras A celebrated French chef whose restaurant boasts three Michelin stars has asked to be stripped of the honour – because it puts him under “huge pressure”. Sebastien Bras’s eatery Le Suquet, in the southern French village of […]

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