Macron tells Erdogan: No chance of Turkey joining EU

Macron tells Erdogan: No chance of Turkey joining EU

Media captionErdogan clashes with a reporter over arms supplies to Syria French President Emmanuel Macron has told his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that there is no chance of progress towards Turkey joining the European Union at present. At a joint news conference in Paris, Mr Macron said there were differences over human rights since […]

German AfD MP under fire for anti-Muslim new year tweets

German AfD MP under fire for anti-Muslim new year tweets

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ms Storch waves a bag reading “AfD? Appropriate disposal of right-wing agitation!” in parliament in December A German politician is facing a police investigation over inflammatory comments made on New Year’s Eve. Beatrix von Storch, deputy leader of Germany’s far-right AfD party, had her Twitter account suspended on Monday following […]

Syria child evacuees may be used as bargaining chips, UN warns

Syria child evacuees may be used as bargaining chips, UN warns

Media captionCampaigners are covering their eyes in solidarity with baby Karim A senior UN official says he fears children waiting to be evacuated from a besieged rebel-held area of the Syrian capital, Damascus, are being used as bargaining chips. UN special envoy to Syria Jan Egeland told the BBC he understood that rebels had agreed […]

Philippines Tropical Storm Tembin kills more than 180 on Mindanao

Philippines Tropical Storm Tembin kills more than 180 on Mindanao

Media captionThe aftermath of Storm Tembin on Mindanao island More than 180 people are reported to have been killed as a tropical storm swept through the southern Philippines, with dozens more missing. Storm Tembin brought flash flooding and mudslides to parts of Mindanao island. Two towns badly hit were Tubod and Piagapo, where a number […]

Miss America CEO Sam Haskell quits over leaked emails

Miss America CEO Sam Haskell quits over leaked emails

Image copyright Miss America Organization Image caption Sam Haskell (pictured on the front row) watches the 2017 contest The Miss America Organization CEO, Sam Haskell, has resigned over leaked emails that disparaged pageant contestants. In a statement, the organisation said it would accept Mr Haskell’s immediate resignation. Its chairperson, Lynn Weidner, is also leaving. The […]

Peru’s ex-President Fujimori taken from jail to hospital

Peru’s ex-President Fujimori taken from jail to hospital

Image copyright EPA Image caption Alberto Fujimori remains a deeply divisive figure in Peru Peru’s former President Alberto Fujimori has been taken from prison to a hospital because of low blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm. His doctor was quoted by local media as saying cardiologists had advised the 79-year-old needed urgent treatment. Fujimori – […]

Many feared dead in Philippines mall fire

Many feared dead in Philippines mall fire

Image caption Employees of a call centre were trapped on the fourth floor, officials said At least 25 people are feared dead in a fire that ravaged a shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of Davao, local officials say. Firefighters battled for hours to extinguish the blaze that started on Saturday morning on the […]

Venezuela expels top Brazil and Canada diplomats

Venezuela expels top Brazil and Canada diplomats

Image copyright AFP Image caption Delcy Rodriguez said Canada has repeatedly meddled in Venezuela’s internal matters Venezuela has expelled the Brazilian ambassador to Caracas, Ruy Pereira, and Canadian charge d’affaires Craib Kowalik. The move was announced by the head of Venezuela’s powerful Constituent Assembly, Delcy Rodriguez. Ms Rodriguez accused Canada of interfering in Venezuela’s internal […]

Republican tax bill: House passes plan to Senate for final vote

Republican tax bill: House passes plan to Senate for final vote

Media captionUS tax bill: the winners and losers The Republican-controlled Congress is expected to confirm the most sweeping overhaul of the US tax system in more than three decades. The House of Representatives approved the legislation comfortably on Tuesday, but the vote is likely to be closer in the Senate. The bill looks set to […]

Mexico bus crash: Tourists killed in Quintana Roo state

Mexico bus crash: Tourists killed in Quintana Roo state

Image copyright EPA Image caption The bus had been taking tourists to Mayan ruins at ChaccobĂ©n A bus carrying tourists from a cruise ship has overturned in south-eastern Mexico, killing at least 12 people, officials say. Another 18 people were injured in the crash between Mahahual and Cafetal in Quintana Roo state. The bus was […]