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Trump Putin call: CIA helped stop Russia terror attack

Image copyright Getty Creative Stock Image caption The alleged plot targeted St Petersburg’s Kazan Cathedral Information provided by the CIA helped Russian security services foil an attack on St Petersburg’s Kazan cathedral, US and Russian leaders say. President Vladimir Putin phoned Donald Trump to thank him for the information, the White House and Kremlin confirmed. […]

Brexit: Theresa May says she ‘will not be derailed’

Image copyright Reuters The prime minister has said the government is “proving the doubters wrong” with its Brexit negotiations. EU leaders agreed talks can move on to the next stage in the new year, shortly after Theresa May suffered her first Commons defeat on Brexit. Writing in two Sunday papers, she vowed she would “not […]

Trump Putin call: CIA ‘helped stop Russia terror attack’

Image copyright Getty Creative Stock Image caption The alleged plot targeted St Petersburg’s Kazan Cathedral Information provided by the CIA helped Russian security services foil an attack on St Petersburg’s Kazan cathedral, the Kremlin says. The attack was allegedly planned to take place on Saturday, officials say. In a phone call, President Vladimir Putin thanked […]

Brexit: Theresa May says she ‘will not be derailed’

Image copyright Reuters The prime minister has said the government is “proving the doubters wrong” with its Brexit negotiations. EU leaders agreed talks can move on to the next stage in the new year, shortly after Theresa May suffered her first Commons defeat on Brexit. Writing in two Sunday papers, she vowed she would “not […]

François Gabart: French sailor slashes around the world solo record

Media captionFrançois Gabart was welcomed back to France by a flotilla of local boats escorting him home A French sailor has set a new world record for the fastest solo round-the-world navigation, beating the previous time by more than six days. François Gabart finished his circuit of the globe early on Sunday, in a time […]

UK embassy worker found dead in Lebanon

Image copyright Family handout A British woman who worked at the UK embassy in Beirut has been found dead, Lebanese police have said. Rebecca Dykes’ body was found on the side of a motorway on Saturday. She had been strangled, the BBC was told by senior police sources. An investigation is under way. Her family […]

Kaka: Former Brazil, AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder announces retirement

Kaka returned to visit AC Milan in November, when he walked out on the pitch before a Europa League fixture Former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Kaka, a 2002 World Cup winner with Brazil, has retired. The 35-year-old, who began his career in Brazil with Sao Paulo, was most recently with MLS club Orlando […]

Brexit: Theresa May says she ‘will not be derailed’

Image copyright Reuters The prime minister has said the government is “proving the doubters wrong” with its Brexit negotiations. EU leaders agreed talks can move on to the next stage in the new year, shortly after Theresa May suffered her first Commons defeat on Brexit. Writing in two Sunday papers, she vowed she would “not […]

Austria far right: ‘Nobody has anything to fear’ says new minister

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sebastian Kurz (R) has agreed a coalition deal with far-right party leader Heinz-Christian Strache Austria’s next interior minister has said “nobody has anything to fear” from the new coalition government. Far-right politician Herbert Kickl, a senior figure in the Freedom Party, said he had “a very, very good feeling” about […]

Austrian far-right joins coalition led by PM Sebastian Kurz

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sebastian Kurz (r) and the Freedom Party’s Heinz-Christian Strache reached a coalition deal Austria’s president has approved a coalition government between the conservative People’s Party and the far-right Freedom Party. The deal will make Austria the only Western European state with a governing far-right party, which is opposed to migration […]

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