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Portugal’s president vetoes legal gender change law

Image copyright AFP Image caption LGBT activists had welcomed the law when it was approved last month (file photo) Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has vetoed a law that would make it easier for people to change their legal gender. The law was approved by parliament last month, but needed to be signed by […]

Iran nuclear deal not dead despite Trump move, France says

Media captionAnalysis: What’s next for the Iran deal? Barbara Plett Usher explains France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says the Iranian nuclear deal is “not dead” despite US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw. The 2015 agreement curbed Iran’s nuclear activities in return for the lifting of sanctions that had been imposed by the UN, […]

Outrage over death of young French mother after ambulance call mocked

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The woman had initially called Strasbourg’s ambulance service A recording of an emergency service operator mocking a young mother, who died hours after her call was ignored, has sparked outrage in France. Naomi Musenga, 22, called Strasbourg’s ambulance service complaining of strong stomach pain, and said: “I’ll die”. “You’ll […]

Vodafone makes €18bn swoop on Liberty Global cable networks

Image copyright Getty Images Vodafone will pay €18.4bn (£16.1bn) for cable networks in Germany and eastern Europe owned by US firm Liberty Global. The deal will allow Vodafone to expand its mobile, TV and broadband services in Hungary, Romania and Czech Republic. It will also create a stronger “quad play” competitor for Deutsche Telekom in […]

Iran nuclear deal: European powers try to save agreement after US exit

Media captionAnalysis: What’s next for the Iran deal? Barbara Plett Usher explains European powers say they are committed to the Iran nuclear deal, after President Donald Trump announced the US was withdrawing from the agreement. The UK, France and Germany urged the US not to obstruct its implementation. They said they would work with the […]

Vodafone to buy Liberty Global European assets for €18.4bn

Image copyright Getty Images Vodafone has agreed to pay €18.4bn (£16.1bn) for the majority of European assets owned by the US cable giant Liberty Global. The UK telecoms group said it will buy businesses in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic. The deal will allow Vodafone to expand its mobile, cable television and broadband […]

London ranked top city for students

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption London can offer top universities, museums and culture, despite the “eye-watering” cost of living London has been ranked as the best city in the world for university students. The top 30 rankings for student cities, produced by the QS higher education data analysts, has previously put Montreal and Paris […]

Eurovision contest finalists chosen

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy reached the Britain’s Got Talent final in 2012 Ireland will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest final for the first time since 2013 after making it through the first semi-final in Lisbon. Israel, Cyprus and Finland – featuring former X Factor semi-finalist Saara Aalto – were […]

Sepp Blatter opposed to joint World Cup bids amid 2026 proposals

Media playback is not supported on this device I’m in a new period of my life – Blatter Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter has reiterated his view that World Cups should be staged in one country rather than co-hosted by multiple nations. Blatter, 82, said football’s world governing body is now interested in co-hosted World […]

Armenia protest leader Pashinyan wins PM vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Supporters of Mr Pashinyan gathered in Republic Square in the centre of Yerevan to await the vote result Opposition politician Nikol Pashinyan spearheaded weeks of protests in Armenia that brought an end to 10 years of rule by Serzh Sargsyan. Now he has persuaded a parliament dominated by Mr Sargsyan’s […]