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Poland fury over 'attack' by EU's Tusk

Poland fury over 'attack' by EU's Tusk

20 November 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright EPA Image caption The EU’s Donald Tusk accuses the Polish government of drifting away from core EU values The Polish government has accused EU Council President Donald Tusk of “attacking...
Cobalt warning over electric vehicles boom

Cobalt warning over electric vehicles boom

The boom in electric vehicles is increasing the risk of cobalt mined by children in the Democratic Republic of Congo ending up in batteries, a report from Amnesty International has found. Cobalt is a crucial component in lithium-ion batteries, used in devices from...
Geldof returns honour over Suu Kyi

Geldof returns honour over Suu Kyi

12 November 2017 From the section Europe Bob Geldof to return his Freedom of the City of Dublin award in protest against Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for...
Briton faces Egypt trial over painkillers

Briton faces Egypt trial over painkillers

A British woman is facing trial in an Egyptian criminal court for allegedly attempting to smuggle powerful painkillers which are banned in the Arab country but legal in the UK. Laura Plummer, 33, was arrested last month at Hurghada airport after she had 290 tramadol...

Tonga win over NZ after aggressive haka

New Zealand go face-to-face with Tonga in heated haka Rugby League World Cup on the BBC Venues: Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea Dates: 27 October to 2 December Coverage: Live coverage and highlights on BBC TV, Connected TV, online & the BBC Sport app...
Trump confronts Putin again over election claims

Trump confronts Putin again over election claims

Donald Trump says he again asked Vladimir Putin if he interfered in the US election and the Russian leader reassured him “he absolutely did not meddle”. “I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it,” President Trump told reporters...
US blames Iran for missile shot down over Saudi

US blames Iran for missile shot down over Saudi

The US has joined Saudi Arabia in blaming Iran for a missile that was shot down near Riyadh. Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it had shot down a ballistic missile fired over its capital from Yemen. The country’s military accused Iran of supplying the weapon to...
Trump challenges China over North Korea

Trump challenges China over North Korea

Donald Trump has arrived in China after challenging those that still deal with North Korea to get tough, warning them “the weight of this crisis is on your conscience”. The President and the First Lady met Chinese premier Xi Jinping and his wife after...
China anger after doctor sued over smoker's death

China anger after doctor sued over smoker's death

China anger after doctor sued over smoker’s death By Kerry Allen BBC Monitoring 6 November 2017 From the section China Image copyright BEIJING NEWS Image caption Dr Yang (R) has been fined for his alleged role in Mr Feng’s (L) death after telling him not...
Crowe attacks Australia over refugee treatment

Crowe attacks Australia over refugee treatment

Russell Crowe has criticised Australia for its treatment of refugees at a controversial detention centre on Manus Island. Hundreds of people have been sent to the remote Pacific island under Australia’s strict border control policy – with the actor...
Briton faces death penalty over painkillers

Briton faces death penalty over painkillers

A British woman detained after flying into Egypt with painkillers for her husband’s bad back has been told she could face the death penalty for drug trafficking. Laura Plummer was arrested on 9 October after the authorities found she was carrying prescription...
Jose Mourinho in Spanish court over tax bill

Jose Mourinho in Spanish court over tax bill

Jose Mourinho has told a Spanish court that a tax bill from his time as Real Madrid boss has been paid. The Manchester United manager made a brief appearance before a judge on Friday at the court in Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid, to answer questions on accusations of tax...
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