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PSG boss Al-Khelaifi charged with athletics corruption

Image copyright Getty Images A French judge has charged the president of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) football club, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, with corruption over Qatari bids to host the world athletics championships. Judicial sources quoted by AFP news agency said the case focused on the championships held in 2017 and 2019. Mr Khelaifi, who is also the […]

Woman of 102 suspected of care home murder in France

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption File image of elderly woman A 102-year-old woman is suspected of having murdered her 92-year-old neighbour in a French retirement home. The suspected killer is now in a psychiatric hospital. Earlier she told one of the carers that she had “killed someone”, a prosecutor said. A carer at the […]

Brexit: Theresa May’s withdrawal bill delayed

Image copyright AFP Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal bill will not be published or debated until early June, the government says. The prime minister is under pressure to resign following a backlash from her own MPs against her pledged “new deal” on Brexit. Andrea Leadsom quit as Commons Leader, saying she could not announce the bill […]

European elections begin in UK and Netherlands

Image copyright EPA Voters are heading to the polls for the European Parliament elections. Seventy-three members, known as MEPs, will be elected in nine constituencies in England, and one each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each region has a different number of representatives based on its population – ranging from three MEPs in the […]

Austria’s Kurz appoints technocrats after FPÖ leaves cabinet

Media captionThe video, from, 2017, was recorded in a villa in Ibiza Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has replaced far-right ministers with technocrats after his coalition government collapsed amid a political scandal caused by a secret video. The far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) quit the coalition after President Alexander Van der Bellen fired FPÖ Interior Minister Herbert […]

Ukraine’s Zelensky picks TV colleagues for presidential staff

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Zelensky is reached out to by fans after his inauguration on Monday Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has announced his administration – and several positions have gone to his former TV colleagues. His only political experience until now has been playing the role of president in the Servant […]

Eurovision 2019: UK’s last-placed entry has score lowered

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Despite the last place finish, Rice said he enjoyed his Eurovision experience The UK’s last-placed Eurovision Song Contest entry has had its score lowered by five points, organisers say. A revision of scores means Michael Rice’s song Bigger Than Us picked up only 11 points from Saturday’s final. The contest […]

Austria’s Kurz appoints technocrats after FPÖ leaves cabinet

Media captionThe video, from, 2017, was recorded in a villa in Ibiza Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has replaced far-right ministers with technocrats after his coalition government collapsed amid a political scandal caused by a secret video. The far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) quit the coalition after President Alexander Van der Bellen fired FPÖ Interior Minister Herbert […]

Ukraine’s Zelensky picks TV colleagues for presidential staff

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Zelensky is reached out to by fans after his inauguration on Monday Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has announced his administration – and several positions have gone to his former TV colleagues. His only political experience until now has been playing the role of president in the Servant […]

Austria’s Kurz appoints technocrats after FPÖ leaves cabinet

Media captionThe video, from, 2017, was recorded in a villa in Ibiza Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has replaced far-right ministers with technocrats after his coalition government collapsed amid a political scandal caused by a secret video. The far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) quit the coalition after President Alexander Van der Bellen fired FPÖ Interior Minister Herbert […]

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