Russia, Mike Pompeo, Champions League: Your Thursday Briefing

Russia, Mike Pompeo, Champions League: Your Thursday Briefing

[ad_1] A major concern is that the White House could move to repudiate the Iran nuclear deal, which Mr. Tillerson’s designated successor, Mike Pompeo, vehemently opposed. _____ Photo Credit Chet Strange for The New York Times • Across the U.S., thousands of high school students walked out of class as part of a nationwide protest […]

Russian spy: UK to expel 23 Russian diplomats

Russian spy: UK to expel 23 Russian diplomats

Media captionTheresa May announces the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats from the UK The UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in Salisbury, the PM says. Theresa May said the diplomats, who have a week to leave, were identified as […]

Slovakia PM Robert Fico ‘ready to quit’ over Jan Kuciak murder

Slovakia PM Robert Fico ‘ready to quit’ over Jan Kuciak murder

Image copyright AFP Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has said he is prepared to resign if the president accepts that the current coalition can continue for the rest of its term without early elections. Mr Fico said he was ready to present a candidate for PM from his party. It comes amid a political scandal […]

Italy police break up macrobiotics slavery ‘sect’

Italy police break up macrobiotics slavery ‘sect’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A strict macrobiotic diet tends to rely heavily on whole grains such as brown rice Police in Italy say they have broken up a “psycho sect” that enslaved members by forcing them to adhere to a strict macrobiotic diet and cut off contact with the outside world. Five people […]

Angela Merkel sworn in for fourth term as German chancellor

Angela Merkel sworn in for fourth term as German chancellor

Image copyright AFP Image caption Angela Merkel takes the oath with Bundestag president Wolfgang Schaeuble Angela Merkel has been sworn in for a fourth term as German chancellor, after months of political wrangling that left her weakened. Germany’s parliament earlier approved her re-election by 364 votes to 315. Mrs Merkel has vowed to get to […]

Hungary jails ‘terrorist’ over migrant border clash

Hungary jails ‘terrorist’ over migrant border clash

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ahmed Hamed denied going to the border to cause problems A Hungarian court has sentenced a Syrian-Cypriot man to seven years in prison for illegally crossing the border from Serbia in September 2015. Ahmed Hamed was also convicted of being an accomplice in “terrorist acts”. Prosecutors said he had used […]

Louvre attack: Egyptian man, 29, believed to be assailant

Louvre attack: Egyptian man, 29, believed to be assailant

Image copyright AP Image caption This image has been circulating on French media – said to show the suspect on the floor of the Louvre museum French authorities say they believe the man who tried to attack the Louvre museum in the capital Paris on Friday was a 29-year-old Egyptian man. Prosecutor Francois Molins said […]

Former Norwegian PM says he was held at US airport over Iran visit

Former Norwegian PM says he was held at US airport over Iran visit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Bondevik had travelled to Iran to speak against extremism for a human rights group The former prime minister of Norway, Kjell Magne Bondevik, said he was detained at a US airport earlier this week because he had visited Iran in 2014. Mr Bondevik, who said he was travelling on […]

Is Sweden’s deputy PM trolling Donald Trump in Facebook photo?

Is Sweden’s deputy PM trolling Donald Trump in Facebook photo?

Image copyright Isabella Lovin: Facebook Image caption Isabella Lovin’s photo posted on Facebook is being compared to an image of President Trump Sweden’s deputy PM is causing a stir after posting an image appearing to parody Donald Trump’s signing of an anti-abortion executive order. Isabella Lovin, who is also the country’s climate minister, published a […]

Migrant crisis: EU leaders agree plan to stop Libya influx

Migrant crisis: EU leaders agree plan to stop Libya influx

Image copyright AP Image caption Many thousands of migrants each year make a perilous journey across the Mediterranean to get to Europe European Union leaders meeting in Malta have agreed on a plan to reduce the flow of migrants from Libya. Libya’s UN-backed government will receive €200m ($215m, £171m), including funding to reinforce its coastguard. […]

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