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Russia protests: Hundreds detained at opposition rallies

Russia protests: Hundreds detained at opposition rallies

Media caption“Police are pulling people out at random” – BBC reporter at the scene Hundreds of people have been detained at anti-corruption rallies in Moscow and St Petersburg. Riot police in central Moscow were picking protesters out of the crowd at random, a BBC correspondent at the demonstration has said. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was […]

Putin critic Alexei Navalny ‘detained’ before Moscow protest

Putin critic Alexei Navalny ‘detained’ before Moscow protest

Image copyright @navalny/Twitter Image caption An image shared on Twitter appears to show Alexei Navalny (in the pale blue shirt) being detained by the authorities Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained at home ahead of a planned unauthorised protest in Moscow, his wife says. “Alexei has been arrested in the entrance to our […]

Trump Mexico: Merkel says walls no answer to migration

Trump Mexico: Merkel says walls no answer to migration

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Germany’s Dresden Symphonic Orchestra recently gave a Tear Down That Wall concert in Mexico German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said building walls will not solve problems caused by immigration, during a visit to Mexico City. Mrs Merkel did not mention US President Donald Trump, who has vowed to erect a […]

Easyjet plane diverted after ‘suspicious conversation’

Easyjet plane diverted after ‘suspicious conversation’

Image copyright PA Image caption The plane made an unplanned landing in Germany on Saturday afternoon A plane flying from Slovenia to the UK made an unplanned landing after the pilot was alerted to a “suspicious conversation” with “terrorist content”. Three men were arrested after the Easyjet flight from Ljubljana to Stansted, in Essex, had […]

French Open 2017: Champion Jelena Ostapenko believes anything is possible

French Open 2017: Champion Jelena Ostapenko believes anything is possible

Ostapenko will rise to 12th in the world rankings after winning Roland Garros French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko believes “anything is possible” with the all-out attacking style which brought her a first Grand Slam title. The Latvian, 20, hit 54 winners on her way to a “dream” 4-6 6-4 6-3 win over Romania’s Simona Halep. […]

Macron: France to begin electing a new parliament

Macron: France to begin electing a new parliament

Image copyright AFP Image caption France will choose its new MPs in the first round elections on Sunday France returns to the polls on Sunday to pick its new MPs, a month after electing political outsider Emmanuel Macron as president. Mr Macron will be hoping his centrist candidates for his party, La Republique en Marche […]

French Open: Jelena Ostapenko beats Simona Halep to win first Grand Slam

French Open: Jelena Ostapenko beats Simona Halep to win first Grand Slam

Jelena Ostapenko became the lowest-ranked champion in French Open history Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko fought back to stun third seed Simona Halep and become Latvia’s first Grand Slam champion at the French Open. The 20-year-old trailed by a set and was 3-0 down in the second to Halep – who would have become world number one […]

‘Confidence’ deal agreed to back May

‘Confidence’ deal agreed to back May

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has agreed in principle a “confidence and supply” deal to support a Conservative government, it has been announced. Theresa May was left eight seats short of an overall majority in the general election, while the DUP won 10 seats. Tory chief whip Gavin Williamson went to Belfast on Saturday for […]

Madrid cracks down on ‘manspreading’ on public transport

Madrid cracks down on ‘manspreading’ on public transport

Image copyright Getty Images Transport chiefs in the Spanish capital, Madrid, have launched a campaign discouraging “manspreading” – men encroaching on other seats by sitting with their legs wide apart. Bus operator EMT is putting up new signs showing a seated male figure, legs akimbo, next to a big red cross. A similar campaign is […]

Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill quit No 10 after election criticism

Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill quit No 10 after election criticism

Media captionTheresa May’s former director of communications, Katie Perrior, explains how the inner circle operates Theresa May’s two closest advisers have quit after the Conservatives’ failure to win the general election. The BBC understands the PM had been warned she faced a leadership challenge on Monday unless she sacked Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill. Mr […]