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Spain’s Palma to ban holiday rentals after residents’ complaints

Spain’s Palma to ban holiday rentals after residents’ complaints

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Palma has long been a key destination for tourists but residents say they want better regulation The Spanish resort city of Palma, on the island of Majorca, is to ban flat owners from renting their apartments to travellers, becoming the first place in Spain to introduce such a measure. […]

Vincent Bolloré: French tycoon held over ‘Africa corruption’

Vincent Bolloré: French tycoon held over ‘Africa corruption’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Mr Bolloré’s holding company has denied any irregularities French billionaire Vincent Bolloré has been detained for questioning by anti-corruption police near Paris. Officers in Nanterre are asking him about suspected corruption in Africa, reports say. It comes days after he stepped down as chairman of the media group Vivendi. His […]

Ransomware infects Ukraine energy ministry website

Ransomware infects Ukraine energy ministry website

Image copyright AlienVault Image caption Hackers have used a ransomware cyber-attack to compromise a Ukranian government website Hackers have used ransomware to take the website of Ukraine’s energy ministry offline and encrypt its files. The website currently contains a message written in English, demanding a ransom of 0.1 bitcoin – worth $927.86 (£664.98) by today’s […]

Kim Jong-un Swiss summit dish to remind him of school

Kim Jong-un Swiss summit dish to remind him of school

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Jong-Un and Moon Jae-In will be served dishes from both parts of the Korean peninsula North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is to be served a Swiss potato dish at a summit dinner with the South, in an apparent attempt to remind him of school. Mr Kim is said to […]

Armenia unrest: Protesters rally after leader detained

Armenia unrest: Protesters rally after leader detained

Media captionThere were scuffles as Nikol Pashinyan was detained Thousands of anti-government protesters have rallied defiantly in the Armenian capital Yerevan after riot police seized their leader. Nikol Pashinyan was arrested after televised talks with Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan collapsed. In a tense exchange, the opposition MP insisted the PM should quit and Mr Sargsyan […]

Armenia unrest: Police detain protest leader Nikol Pashinyan

Armenia unrest: Police detain protest leader Nikol Pashinyan

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nikol Pashinyan has called on supporters to launch a “velvet revolution” Police in Armenia have detained an opposition MP who has been leading anti-government protests. Nikol Pashinyan was picked up after Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan cut short a televised meeting between the two. During their three-minute confrontation Mr Pashinyan insisted […]

Talks between Armenian leaders break down amid protests

Talks between Armenian leaders break down amid protests

Image copyright AFP Image caption Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan has called for a “velvet revolution” Talks between Armenia’s PM and an opposition leader aimed at ending anti-government protests have broken down. Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan walked out of a televised meeting with Nikol Pashinyan in the capital, denouncing the opposition’s “blackmail”. There are reports that […]

Syria ‘chemical’ attack: Experts finally visit Douma site

Syria ‘chemical’ attack: Experts finally visit Douma site

Media captionA short guide to the Syrian civil war International chemical weapons experts have finally inspected the site of a suspected attack near Damascus which caused an international crisis. The team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) travelled to the town of Douma and collected samples and other items. Last week […]

Avicii’s music ‘will live forever’: Tributes paid to the Swedish DJ

Avicii’s music ‘will live forever’: Tributes paid to the Swedish DJ

Image copyright Reuters Artists have been paying tribute to Avicii, who has died suddenly in Oman. It’s not yet known how the Swedish DJ died, but two years ago he announced his retirement after suffering from health problems. Rita Ora, who he recently collaborated with on the track Lonely Together, tweeted that she had “no […]

Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, found dead at 28

Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, found dead at 28

Image copyright Reuters Image caption DJ Avicii – real name Tim Bergling – died on Friday, his representative announced Swedish DJ Avicii, one of the world’s biggest dance music stars, has died in Oman at the age of 28. Avicii’s club anthems include Wake Me Up, Levels, and recently, Lonely Together with Rita Ora. His […]