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France’s Macron calls for ‘historic reconstruction’ of Europe

France’s Macron calls for ‘historic reconstruction’ of Europe

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Macron was visiting Berlin, where he spoke alongside Chancellor Angela Merkel just a day after being inaugurated France’s new President, Emmanuel Macron, has called for a “historic reconstruction” of Europe, saying it is “the only reaction” to fight populism. Speaking in Berlin on the first full day of his […]

France’s Macron names Republican Philippe as PM

France’s Macron names Republican Philippe as PM

Image copyright EPA Image caption Edouard Philippe has for years been close to leading Republican Alain Juppé President Emmanuel Macron has chosen centre-right mayor Edouard Philippe as France’s new prime minister. Mr Philippe, 46, is not from the president’s new centrist party but from the centre-right Republicans. The choice is seen as an attempt to […]

Mafia controlled Italy migrant centre, say police

Mafia controlled Italy migrant centre, say police

Image copyright Reuters One of Italy’s largest migrant centres has been in the hands of the mafia for more than a decade, police have said. Police say the Arena clan made money by providing services at Isola di Capo Rizzuto in Italy’s far south and siphoning off state funds. The clan is alleged to have […]

WannaCry ransomware cyber-attacks slow but fears remain

WannaCry ransomware cyber-attacks slow but fears remain

Media captionHow to protect yourself online from a cyber-attack A computer malware that has spread across 150 countries appears to be slowing down, with few reports of fresh attacks in Asia and Europe on Monday. However staff beginning the working week have been told to be careful. The WannaCry ransomware started taking over users’ files […]

Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating – Europol

Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating – Europol

Media captionFirms must patch their systems before Monday morning, Europol chief warns Friday’s cyber-attack has affected more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries, Europol chief Rob Wainwright says. He told the BBC the act was “unprecedented in its scale” and warned more people could find themselves affected on Monday morning. The virus took control of […]

‘France must rise to the occasion’

During his inauguration speech, Emmanuel Macron said he was determined to overcome the challenges facing France. At 39, Emmanuel Macron becomes France’s youngest leader since Napoleon. ‘France must rise to the occasion’

Greece train hits house after derailing, killing three

Greece train hits house after derailing, killing three

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The train wrecked a house as it derailed near the village of Adendro in Northern Greece Three people have been killed and many more seriously injured after a passenger train derailed in northern Greece, officials say. The train, travelling from Athens, struck a house when it left the track […]

Eurovision Song Contest: Portugal winner ‘didn’t understand votes’

Eurovision Song Contest: Portugal winner ‘didn’t understand votes’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “I think that you have to be a mathematician” Portugal has won this year’s Eurovision Song contest with a poignant love song, sung in Portuguese. In the early hours of Sunday morning the winner met the world’s press – glass microphone trophy still in hand. Salvador Sobral entered the […]

Emmanuel Macron sworn in as French president

Emmanuel Macron sworn in as French president

Image copyright AFP Image caption Emmanuel Macron will be France’s youngest leader since Napoleon The new president of France, Emmanuel Macron, is being sworn in at the Élysée Palace, a week after his resounding victory in last week’s run-off poll. Tight security is in place across Paris for the ceremony. Mr Macron, an independent, beat […]

Ransomware infections reported worldwide

Ransomware infections reported worldwide

Image copyright Webroot Image caption The ransomware has been identifed as WannaCry – here shown in a safe environment on a security researcher’s computer A massive ransomware campaign appears to have infected a number of organisations around the world. Computers in thousands of locations have apparently been locked by a program that demands $300 (£230) […]