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Spanish drug baron Francisco Tejón surrenders after video clip

Image copyright Clase A/M-Audiovisual/DG Flow Image caption Francisco Tejón (R) appeared in the video alongside Spanish reggaeton performer Clase-A A fortnight after one of Spain’s most wanted drug traffickers appeared in a raunchy music video, he has turned himself in at a police station close to the Gibraltar border. Described by police as the head […]

Head of anti-homophobia group assaulted in Paris

Image copyright Urgence Homophobie / Guillame Mélanie Image caption Mr Mélanie shared a photo of his injuries from the assault The president of a French gay association has been beaten in what he said was a homophobic attack on the streets of Paris. Guillaume Mélanie, president of Urgence Homophobie, said he was leaving a restaurant […]

Hélène Pastor murder: Polish son-in-law admits ordering hit

Image copyright AFP Image caption The gunman attacked Hélène Pastor’s black minivan outside the Nice hospital where her son was being treated After years of denial, the Polish son-in-law of billionaire Hélène Pastor has confessed to ordering a mafia-style hit on the 77-year-old property heiress. Wojciech Janowski is on trial with nine others and made […]

‘Expectations low’ as UK PM heads to Brussels

Media captionBBC Europe editor Katya Adler looks at how united the EU really is over Brexit Theresa May is heading to Brussels to speak to EU leaders as she battles to keep hopes of a Brexit deal alive. Expectations of a breakthrough are low, with talks deadlocked over the Irish border issue. EU leaders say […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Trump gives Saudi benefit of doubt in Khashoggi case

Image copyright AFP Image caption US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met the Saudi crown prince in Riyadh on Tuesday US President Donald Trump has cautioned against rushing to blame Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He told the AP news agency that Riyadh was being treated as “guilty until proven […]

‘Expectations low’ as UK PM heads to Brussels

Media captionBBC Europe editor Katya Adler looks at how united the EU really is over Brexit Theresa May will urge other EU leaders to give ground on the issue of the Irish border when she addresses them at a summit in Brussels later. Brexit talks are deadlocked over the border, but the EU says it’s […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi crown prince ‘denies knowledge’ of missing critic

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, met the crown prince in Riyadh on Tuesday Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has denied knowing what happened to the missing Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, according to President Donald Trump. Saudi Arabia being blamed was a case of “guilty until […]

Brexit: ‘No optimism’ for summit breakthrough, says Donald Tusk

Image copyright EPA Donald Tusk has poured cold water on hopes of a Brexit breakthrough at Wednesday’s EU summit, saying the Irish border was still a sticking point. The European Council president said he had “no grounds for optimism” it would be solved at the summit. And he called on Theresa May to come up […]

Pompeii: Vesuvius eruption may have been later than thought

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pompeii was famously destroyed on 24 August in 79 AD – or was it? Archaeologists in Italy have uncovered an inscription they say may show that the history books have been wrong for centuries. Historians have long believed that Mount Vesuvius erupted on 24 August 79 AD, destroying the […]

Rembrandt’s Night Watch to be restored in public

Rembrandt’s Night Watch to be restored in public

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The masterpiece is due for maintenance – which will be streamed online Rembrandt’s masterpiece The Night Watch is to stay on public display as part of the Rijksmuseum’s biggest restoration project in its history. The Amsterdam museum says throughout the process the 1642 work will be encased in a […]