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Syria war: Russian air strike kills Turkish soldiers

Syria war: Russian air strike kills Turkish soldiers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Turkish forces have been working with Syrian rebels to take al-Bab from IS militants President Vladimir Putin has sent condolences after a Russian air strike accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers in northern Syria. The soldiers were supporting Syrian rebels in efforts to capture the city of al-Bab from so-called Islamic […]

UK MPs approve bill authorising Brexit

UK MPs approve bill authorising Brexit

Image caption Some Conservative MPs applauded after the result was announced MPs have overwhelmingly agreed to let the government begin the UK’s departure from the EU as they voted for the Brexit bill. The draft legislation was approved by 494 votes to 122, and now moves to the House of Lords. Shadow business secretary Clive […]

Alexei Navalny: Russian opposition leader found guilty

Alexei Navalny: Russian opposition leader found guilty

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Navalny says the accusations are politically motivated Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been found guilty of embezzlement and handed a five-year suspended sentence. It bars him from running for president next year against Vladimir Putin. He was convicted in a retrial after the European Court of Human […]

Ukraine conflict: Rebel leader Givi dies in bomb attack

Ukraine conflict: Rebel leader Givi dies in bomb attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Givi was one of the best-known faces among the separatists A prominent separatist commander has been killed in eastern Ukraine, four days after another pro-Russian military leader was blown up by a car bomb. Mikhail Tolstykh, known as Givi, died in his office in an explosion described by rebel […]

Nicolas Sarkozy: French ex-president ordered to stand trial

Nicolas Sarkozy: French ex-president ordered to stand trial

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Sarkozy led France from 2007-2012 A French judge has ordered ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy to stand trial in an illegal campaign finance case. Mr Sarkozy faces accusations that his party falsified accounts in order to hide 18m euros (£15m; $20m) of campaign spending in 2012. Mr Sarkozy has repeatedly denied […]

UK speaker criticised over Trump comments

Media captionSpeaker John Bercow said addressing Parliament was “not an automatic right” Commons Speaker John Bercow has been criticised for voicing his opposition to US President Donald Trump addressing Parliament during a state visit. Senior Tories told the BBC his comments had caused a lot of anger, with one saying it was “utterly outrageous” and […]

Fake news: Facebook and Google team up with French media

Fake news: Facebook and Google team up with French media

Image copyright Reuters French journalists are teaming up with Facebook and Google to create a new fact-checking service aimed at tackling the rise of “fake news”. Seventeen French newsrooms will be involved in the CrossCheck project, with a focus on the French elections. The news agencies involved include French daily Le Monde, BuzzFeed News and […]

Catalan trial: Artur Mas independence vote case draws crowds

Catalan trial: Artur Mas independence vote case draws crowds

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Mas told supporters he would hold the vote again if circumstances allowed Thousands of supporters filled the streets outside a court in Barcelona on Monday as the former Catalan president Artur Mas went on trial. Accused of serious civil disobedience over Catalonia’s unofficial 2014 independence vote, Mr Mas said […]

Catalan trial: Big crowds for Artur Mas independence vote case

Catalan trial: Big crowds for Artur Mas independence vote case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Mas and members of the Catalan government sing the Catalan national anthem outside the court Thousands of supporters filled the streets outside a court in Barcelona on Monday as the former Catalan president Artur Mas went on trial. He is accused of involvement in the Spanish region’s unofficial […]

Romania protesters not backing down after decree repeal

Media captionSteve Rosenberg explains what you need to know about the Romania protests About 500,000 demonstrators have rallied across Romania, despite the government revoking a controversial decree that fuelled their discontent. The left-wing government earlier scrapped the decree, which would have shielded many politicians from prosecution for corruption. But protesters remain dissatisfied about a revised […]