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Trump mocks French leader Macron after Armistice Day visit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump (right) kept his powder dry when he met Mr Macron (left) in Paris US President Donald Trump has gone on Twitter to mock his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, after an awkward Armistice Day visit. He attacked Mr Macron over nationalism, plans for a European army, French tariffs on […]

Andrej Babis: Czech PM denies son was kidnapped

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The prime minister won an election in October 2017 but had his immunity lifted in January Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is facing a potential political crisis after a son was quoted as saying he had been held in Crimea to stop him giving evidence in a fraud case. […]

Remarkable tale of Hitler’s young Jewish friend

Image copyright Alexander Historical Auctions At first glance, the picture of the man hugging the beaming young girl appears to show a scene of great happiness. But a closer look reveals a far darker tale: this is Adolf Hitler, the man behind the murder of six million Jews, and the little girl is Jewish. Despite […]

Adrej Babis: Czech PM denies son was kidnapped

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The prime minister won an election in October 2017 but had his immunity lifted in January Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is facing a potential political crisis after a son was quoted as saying he had been held in Crimea to stop him giving evidence in a fraud case. […]

Maggy Biskupski: France’s ‘angry police’ leader found dead

Image copyright Maggy Biskupski / Facebook Image caption Ms Biskupski was a well-known advocate for her fellow law enforcement officers A police officer who rose to prominence combating violence against French police has been found dead. Maggy Biskupski was found at her home in the Yvelines area west of Paris, having apparently shot herself with […]

Remarkable tale of Hitler’s ‘Jewish sweetheart’

Image copyright Alexander Historical Auctions At first glance, the picture of the man hugging the young, beaming girl appears to show a loving scene. But a closer look reveals a far darker tale: this is Adolf Hitler, the man behind the murder of six million Jews, and the little girl is Jewish. Despite this, Hitler […]

Food taste ‘not protected by copyright’ rules EU court

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ruling will have implications for cheese producers across the EU The taste of a food cannot be protected by copyright, the EU’s highest legal authority has ruled in a case involving a Dutch cheese. The European Court of Justice said the taste of food was too “subjective and […]

Armistice Day: Macron urges world leaders to reject nationalism

Media captionUS President Donald Trump is among the world leaders in Paris commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day French President Emmanuel Macron has urged world leaders marking the centenary of the World War One Armistice to reject nationalism. Addressing leaders in Paris – including US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin – […]

Marseille collapse: The day France’s second city ripped apart

Image copyright AFP Image caption For much of the week, emergency services searched the rubble of the two houses in Rue d’Aubagne The deadly collapse of two houses in Marseille has traumatised France’s second city in a way that eerily echoes London’s Grenfell Tower disaster. The full horror emerged only gradually, as firefighters painstakingly searched […]

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Turkey ‘shared tapes’ with Saudi, US

Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist’s disappearance and death Turkey says it has shared recordings related to the murder of the journalist and writer Jamal Khashoggi with the US, the UK, Saudi Arabia and others. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeated his assertion that Saudi Arabia knew who had killed Khashoggi. Khashoggi, […]