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Brexit: EU ‘ready to improve’ Irish border proposal

Media captionBBC News NI’s political reporter Jayne McCormack explains why the border is an issue The EU is “ready to improve” its offer on the Irish border, its chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said. The UK and EU both want to avoid a hard border – meaning any physical infrastructure like cameras or guard posts […]

Celia Barquín: European golf champion murdered in Iowa

Image copyright EGA Image caption Celia Barquín Arozamena won the European Amateur Championship in July A man has been charged with murder, hours after prominent Spanish golfer Celia Barquín Arozamena was found dead on an Iowa golf course. Barquín, 22, won the European Ladies’ Amateur championship in July and was a leading student athlete at […]

Russia blames Israel after military plane shot down off Syria

Image copyright Alamy Image caption The Il-20 aircraft was returning to a Russian base on the north-western coast of Syria (file photo) Russia has said Syria shot down one its military planes – but laid the blame for the deaths of the 15 personnel on board with Israel. The defence ministry said Israeli jets forced […]

Chemnitz unrest: German top spy Maassen under fire

Image copyright AFP Image caption Far-right activists have been demonstrating in Chemnitz for weeks Political pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel to sack Germany’s domestic intelligence chief, Hans-Georg Maassen, will reach a climax on Tuesday. Ms Merkel is to meet her coalition partners to examine the spy boss’s controversial response to recent far-right unrest in Chemnitz. […]

Russian communist hunger strike over ‘rigged’ far east vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption “Give victory back to Andrei Ishchenko!” – a protest in Vladivostok An opposition candidate has gone on hunger strike in the far east of Russia after suddenly losing a key regional election that he was poised to win. With more than 95% of votes counted in the Primorye region, the […]

Hélène Pastor murder: Ten on trial in Monaco heiress case

Image copyright AFP Image caption The gunman attacked Hélène Pastor’s black minivan outside the Nice hospital where her son was being treated Four years after billionaire Hélène Pastor and her chauffeur were fatally shot outside a hospital in the south of France, her son-in-law and nine others are going on trial over the murders. The […]

Brexit: PM says ‘it’s either my deal or no deal’

Image caption Theresa May phones EU commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker Theresa May has told the BBC that MPs will have a choice between her proposed deal with the EU – or no deal at all. She was also critical of a plan by Brexiteers to resolve the Irish border issue, saying it would create a […]

Brexit: PM says ‘it’s either my deal or no deal’

Image copyright BBC/PA Image caption The PM says her Chequers plan is the viable option for a deal – Boris Johnson sees it as a “constitutional abomination” Theresa May has told the BBC that MPs will have a choice between her proposed deal with the EU – or no deal at all. In an interview […]

Macron tells young jobseeker: ‘I can find you a job by crossing the road’

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Macron’s efforts to change France’s labour laws have met resistance French President Emmanuel Macron has told a young unemployed gardener that there are lots of employers seeking staff. “I can find you a job just by crossing the road,” said Mr Macron, after the man brought up his concerns […]

Macron tells young jobseeker: ‘I can find you a job by crossing the road’

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Macron’s efforts to change France’s labour laws have met resistance French President Emmanuel Macron has told a young unemployed gardener that there are lots of employers seeking staff. “I can find you a job just by crossing the road,” said Mr Macron, after the man brought up his concerns […]

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