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Sophie Lionnet: Couple jailed for French au pair murder

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Sophie Lionnet from Troyes, France, was killed by “monsters”, her mother said A couple who tortured and killed their nanny before dumping her body on a fire in their garden have both been jailed for a minimum of 30 years. Sabrina Kouider, 35, and Ouissem Medouni, 40, became obsessed […]

EU Withdrawal Bill officially becomes law

Image copyright AFP/Getty The government’s flagship Brexit legislation has officially become law, Speaker John Bercow has announced. Mr Bercow told MPs the EU Withdrawal Bill had received royal assent – meaning the Queen has agreed to make it into an Act of Parliament. The legislation enables EU law to be transferred into UK law in […]

Trump chides Harley-Davidson in EU tariff row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harley-Davidson has described the EU tariffs as a “substantial” burden Donald Trump has criticised the Harley-Davidson motorcycle firm over its plans to shift production away from the US in order to avoid European Union tariffs. The US president tweeted he was surprised that the company had become “the first […]

Turkey election: Erdogan win ushers in new presidential era

Media captionPresident Erdogan thanks voters for “love” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking on extensive new executive powers following his outright election victory in Sunday’s poll. Parliament has been weakened and the post of prime minister abolished, as measures approved in a controversial referendum last year take effect. Defeated opposition candidate Muharrem Ince said […]

Turkey election: Erdogan wins re-election as president

Media captionPresident Erdogan thanks voters for “love” Turkey’s long-standing leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a new five-year term after securing outright victory in the first round of a presidential poll. Election authority chief Sadi Guven said the president had “received the absolute majority of all valid votes”. State media reports put Mr Erdogan on […]

Turkey election: Erdogan wins second term as president

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The president’s supporters took to the streets of Istanbul to celebrate Turkey’s long-standing leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the country’s presidential poll in the first round, the election authority chief says. Sadi Guven said the president “received the absolute majority of all valid votes”, but gave no further […]

Turkey election: Erdogan claims victory with unofficial results

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The president’s supporters took to the streets of Istanbul to celebrate Turkey’s long-standing leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan says unofficial results from the presidential elections show he has won outright in the first round. Mr Erdogan has 53%, while his closest rival, Muharrem Ince, is on 31%, state media report, […]

‘Double eagle’ celebration provokes Serbs

Image copyright EPA Image caption Xhaka and Shaqiri both used the Albanian nationalist gesture Serbia has hit out at a “provocative” double eagle celebration by two ethnic Albanian goalscorers in the World Cup. Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri scored for Switzerland who beat Serbia 2-1. Their gesture is a nationalist symbol representing the double headed […]

Italy migrant row: ‘Inhumane’ Malta refuses rescue ship

Image copyright EPA Image caption The two ships work for the German NGO Mission Lifeline Italy has attacked Malta for refusing to take in a ship of migrants. Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli shared a photo of an email by the Maltese Armed Forces saying the vessel “has not manifested any distress”. Mr Toninelli called the […]

World Cup 2018: Belgium v Tunisia

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup 2018: Belgium 5-2 Tunisia highlights Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard both scored twice as Belgium strengthened their lead above England at the top of Group G by crushing Tunisia with a devastating attacking display. While Roberto Martinez’s side are not through to the last 16 […]