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Brexit: Chancellor Merkel warns UK on scope of talks with EU

Brexit: Chancellor Merkel warns UK on scope of talks with EU

Image copyright Reuters Image caption German MPs frequently applauded Ms Merkel’s points about Brexit German Chancellor Angela Merkel says some British people have “illusions” about discussing the UK’s future ties with the EU at the same time as nailing down the UK’s Brexit terms. The future relationship can only be discussed once the exit issues […]

Kosovo ex-PM Haradinaj's extradition rejected by French court

Kosovo ex-PM Haradinaj's extradition rejected by French court

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Haradinaj went into politics after the Kosovo conflict and has twice been acquitted by a UN court A French court has refused to extradite a former prime minister of Kosovo who served as a rebel commander during the conflict with Serbia. Ramush Haradinaj, 48, is wanted by Serbia for […]

Vinod Khanna, India Bollywood actor, dies of cancer

Vinod Khanna, India Bollywood actor, dies of cancer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vinod Khanna acted in more than 100 Bollywood films One of India’s most well-known Bollywood actors Vinod Khanna has died aged 70, his hospital has confirmed. Khanna, also an active politician, had been suffering from cancer and was admitted to hospital earlier this month as his illness became more […]

General election 2017: Labour leader a ‘mugwump’, says Johnson

General election 2017: Labour leader a ‘mugwump’, says Johnson

Image copyright PA, AFP Boris Johnson has used his first intervention in the election campaign to mount the Conservatives’ most personal attack yet on Jeremy Corbyn. Writing in The Sun, the foreign secretary accused the Labour leader of being a threat to the UK and described him as a “mutton-headed, old mugwump”. He accused Mr […]

General election 2017: Labour councils ‘build more homes’

General election 2017: Labour councils ‘build more homes’

Image copyright PA Labour-led councils build more homes than Conservative-led councils, the shadow housing secretary John Healey has said, as he promised to take “big steps” to deal with the housing crisis. Mr Healey said a Labour government would build 100,000 affordable council and housing association homes a year to rent and buy. However, he […]

Secret payments to players and agents focus of HMRC investigation

Secret payments to players and agents focus of HMRC investigation

HMRC officers raided Newcastle and West Ham’s ground on Wednesday as part of the investigation Secret payments made to players and agents is the focus of a tax fraud investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), say French authorities. It is suspected that serious tax fraud was committed during the transfer of players between French […]

Gift Ngoepe: First Africa-born player in top-flight baseball

Gift Ngoepe: First Africa-born player in top-flight baseball

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gift Ngoepe signed for Pittsburgh in 2008 South Africa’s Gift Ngoepe has become the first Africa-born player to feature in a Major League Baseball (MLB) game. He made his top-flight debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday evening against the Chicago Cubs. Ngoepe, 27, grew up in Randburg, near Johannesburg, […]

South Africa’s nuclear deals unlawful, court rules

South Africa’s nuclear deals unlawful, court rules

Image copyright AFP Image caption South Africa currently has one nuclear plant A South African court has annulled initial agreements the government reached with three countries to help it build nuclear power stations. The deals with Russia, the US and South Korea were unlawful, the court ruled. The government failed to hold public hearings and […]

Primitive human ‘lived much more recently’

Primitive human ‘lived much more recently’

Image copyright John Hawks Image caption Homo naledi has much in common with early forms of the genus Homo A primitive type of human, once thought to be up to three million years old, actually lived much more recently, a study suggests. The remains of 15 partial skeletons belonging to the species Homo naledi were […]

General election 2017: Labour leader a ‘mugwump’, says Johnson

General election 2017: Labour leader a ‘mugwump’, says Johnson

Image copyright PA, AFP Boris Johnson has used his first intervention in the election campaign to mount the Conservatives’ most personal attack yet on Jeremy Corbyn. Writing in The Sun, the foreign secretary accused the Labour leader of being a threat to the UK and described him as a “mutton-headed, old mugwump”. He accused Mr […]

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