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Paris knife attack: Suspect ‘French citizen born in Russia’s Chechnya’

Paris knife attack: Suspect ‘French citizen born in Russia’s Chechnya’

Media captionEyewitness Jonathan says the attacker’s hands were covered in blood The suspect in a deadly knife attack in central Paris on Saturday evening is a French citizen born in 1997 in Russia’s republic of Chechnya, sources say. Named by media as Khamzat Asimov, he was on a French watch list of people who could […]

Paris knife attack: Suspect ‘born in Russia’s Chechnya’

Paris knife attack: Suspect ‘born in Russia’s Chechnya’

Media captionFrench police at the scene of the attack in Paris The suspect in a deadly knife attack in central Paris on Saturday evening was born in 1997 in the Russian republic of Chechnya, a judicial source says. He was also on a watch list of people who could pose a threat to national security, […]

One killed in Paris ‘Islamic State’ knife attack

One killed in Paris ‘Islamic State’ knife attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption French police have sealed off the area in Paris’ 2nd district A knifeman has killed one person and wounded four in a suspected terror attack in central Paris, French officials say. The attacker was then shot dead by police in the Opéra district. Witnesses say they heard him shout “Allah […]

Portugal’s president vetoes new gender-change law

Portugal’s president vetoes new gender-change law

Image copyright AFP Image caption LGBT activists had welcomed the law when it was approved last month Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has vetoed a law that would have made it easier for people to change their gender and name in documents. The law, approved by parliament last month, would have allowed citizens to […]

Iran nuclear deal not dead despite US exit, France says

Iran nuclear deal not dead despite US exit, France says

Media captionAnalysis: What’s next for the Iran deal? Barbara Plett Usher explains France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says the Iranian nuclear deal is “not dead” despite US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw. The 2015 agreement curbed Iran’s nuclear activities in return for the lifting of sanctions that had been imposed by the UN, […]

Vodafone to buy Liberty Global European assets for €18.4bn

Vodafone to buy Liberty Global European assets for €18.4bn

Image copyright Getty Images Vodafone has agreed to pay €18.4bn (£16.1bn) for the majority of European assets owned by the US cable giant Liberty Global. The UK telecoms group said it will buy businesses in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic. The deal will allow Vodafone to expand its mobile, cable television and broadband […]

London ranked top city for students

London ranked top city for students

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption London can offer top universities, museums and culture, despite the “eye-watering” cost of living London has been ranked as the best city in the world for university students. The top 30 rankings for student cities, produced by the QS higher education data analysts, has previously put Montreal and Paris […]

Eurovision contest finalists chosen

Eurovision contest finalists chosen

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy reached the Britain’s Got Talent final in 2012 Ireland will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest final for the first time since 2013 after making it through the first semi-final in Lisbon. Israel, Cyprus and Finland – featuring former X Factor semi-finalist Saara Aalto – were […]

Sepp Blatter opposed to joint World Cup bids amid 2026 proposals

Sepp Blatter opposed to joint World Cup bids amid 2026 proposals

Media playback is not supported on this device I’m in a new period of my life – Blatter Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter has reiterated his view that World Cups should be staged in one country rather than co-hosted by multiple nations. Blatter, 82, said football’s world governing body is now interested in co-hosted World […]

Putin is inaugurated for fourth term as Russian president

Putin is inaugurated for fourth term as Russian president

Image copyright AFP Image caption Young Russians have grown up entirely under Mr Putin’s leadership Vladimir Putin has been sworn in for a fourth term as Russian president and pledged to harness the country’s talents to “achieve breakthroughs”. Some 5,000 guests attended the lavish ceremony in an ornate Kremlin hall. He has been in power […]