Meet the robots that can pick and plant better than we can

It seems there are few jobs robots can’t do these days, even the most delicate jobs, like picking asparagus or potting plant seedlings. But they’re only needed because humans can’t – or won’t – do the work, farmers say. BBC Click’s Jen Copestake investigates the world of robo-farming. Meet the robots that can pick and […]

Brexit: No 10 still ‘confident’ of Irish border solution

Brexit: No 10 still ‘confident’ of Irish border solution

Image copyright AFP No 10 says it is confident a deal can be done to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit despite signs of an impasse over the issue. The BBC understands UK plans to resolve the matter faced sustained criticism from the EU at a meeting on Wednesday. The […]

Windrush: Alan Johnson says landing cards decision was made in 2009

Windrush: Alan Johnson says landing cards decision was made in 2009

Media captionAlan Johnson: “It was an administrative decision taken by the UK Border Agency” The decision to destroy the landing cards for Windrush migrants was taken under Labour, former home secretary Alan Johnson has said. Asked if he knew about the 2009 decision, he told the BBC: “No, it was an administrative decision taken by […]

Comey memos detailing conversations of Trump meetings published

Comey memos detailing conversations of Trump meetings published

Media caption‘No adequate people around Trump to contain him,’ Comey says Detailed notes by former FBI director James Comey documenting his conversations with US President Donald Trump have been published. The memos cover Mr Trump’s concerns about a lurid intelligence dossier and also go into the president’s relationship with the then National Security Advisor, Michael […]

Basque group Eta apologises to victims ahead of dissolution

Basque group Eta apologises to victims ahead of dissolution

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Basque armed organisation Eta is expected to announce its dissolution next month The Basque armed organisation Eta has apologised to the victims of its decades-long conflict for independence, just days before an expected announcement of dissolution. The group asked for “forgiveness” for killing people without “a direct participation in […]

Syria returns Légion d’honneur award to France

Syria returns Légion d’honneur award to France

Image copyright AFP Image caption The award was handed back via the Romanian embassy, which represents French interests in Syria Syria has returned to France the prestigious Légion d’honneur presented to President Bashar al-Assad, saying he would not wear the award of a country that was a “slave” to America. The move comes days after […]

Berlin begins mass evacuation as police defuse WW2 bomb

Berlin begins mass evacuation as police defuse WW2 bomb

Image copyright EPA Image caption The bomb was found by workers on a construction site in Heidestrasse A large-scale evacuation has begun in central Berlin so that experts can defuse a World War Two bomb. The evacuation affects about 10,000 people and the zone includes homes, government ministries and museums. The operation is causing severe […]

Syria returns Legion d’honneur award to France

Syria returns Legion d’honneur award to France

Image copyright AFP Image caption The award was handed back via the Romanian embassy, which represents French interests in Syria Syria has returned to France the prestigious Legion d’honneur presented to President Bashar al-Assad, saying he would not wear the award of a country that was a “slave” to America. The move comes days after […]

Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist ‘detained by Syrian Kurds’

Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist ‘detained by Syrian Kurds’

Image copyright Twitter/@bjoernstritzel Image caption In 2014, Mohammed Zammar was filmed at a meeting between IS militants and Syrian tribesmen A Syrian-born German jihadist linked to the 11 September 2001 attackers has reportedly been detained by Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. A commander of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces alliance told the AFP news agency […]

Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist ‘detained by Syrian Kurds’

Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist ‘detained by Syrian Kurds’

Image copyright Twitter/@bjoernstritzel Image caption In 2014, Mohammed Zammar was filmed at a meeting between IS militants and Syrian tribesmen A Syrian-born German jihadist linked to the 11 September 2001 attackers has reportedly been detained by Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. A commander of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces alliance told the AFP news agency […]