Pablo Casado: Spain’s conservative Popular Party elects new leader

Pablo Casado: Spain’s conservative Popular Party elects new leader

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pablo Casado wants to lower income and corporation taxes for Spaniards Spain’s opposition Popular Party (PP) has chosen right-wing congressman Pablo Casado as its new leader. He replaces former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy who was ousted in a no-confidence vote last month. Mr Casado, 37, has taken a hardline stance […]

Giant moon artwork goes missing in post on way to Austria

Giant moon artwork goes missing in post on way to Austria

Image copyright Luke Jerram Image caption Creator Luke Jerram said the artwork was en route to a festival in Austria when it went missing A giant replica of the moon which is displayed all over the world has gone missing in the post. The 7m (23ft) orb, covered in detailed imagery of the lunar surface, […]

Ukraine crisis: US to give Kiev $200m in defence support

Ukraine crisis: US to give Kiev $200m in defence support

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ukraine accuses Russia of sending its troops and arming separatists in the east The US has announced it will give Ukraine $200m (£152m) to strengthen its defence capabilities. In a statement, the Pentagon said the funds would be for training, communications, medical, and other non-lethal operational needs. The US said […]

Hackers ‘targeting US mid-term elections’

Hackers ‘targeting US mid-term elections’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US mid-term elections will take place on 6 November At least three congressional candidates have been targeted by hackers ahead of the US mid-term elections, according to Microsoft. Tom Burt, an executive at the firm, made the revelation during a security conference panel in Colorado. The three candidates appear […]

Japan heatwave: Warnings issued amid scorching temperatures

Japan heatwave: Warnings issued amid scorching temperatures

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The heatwave has filled public parks, but also caused many deaths People across Japan have been urged to take precautions against a heatwave that has killed about 30 people. Thousands more have sought hospital treatment for heat-related conditions over the past two weeks. Temperatures reached 40.7C (105F) in central […]

Michel Barnier questions Theresa May’s Brexit White Paper

Michel Barnier questions Theresa May’s Brexit White Paper

Image copyright AFP Michel Barnier has said Theresa May’s plan for a future trade relationship with the EU could weaken the single market and create burdens for business. The EU Brexit negotiator said the White Paper opened “the way to a constructive discussion” but must be “workable”. He questioned whether UK plans for a common […]

Theresa May says EU must ‘evolve’ its Brexit position

Theresa May says EU must ‘evolve’ its Brexit position

Media captionTheresa May was speaking during a visit to Northern Ireland on Friday The European Union must “evolve” its position on Brexit and not fall back on unworkable proposals regarding the Irish border, Theresa May has said. The prime minister made the remarks in Belfast on Friday, during a two-day visit to Northern Ireland. The […]

Labour accuses PM of ‘blatantly untrue excuses’ in chief whip pairing row

Labour accuses PM of ‘blatantly untrue excuses’ in chief whip pairing row

Media captionJulian Smith would not be drawn on the pairing row, telling a BBC reporter “welcome to Skipton and Ripon” Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has accused Theresa May of making “blatantly untrue excuses” for the behaviour of her chief whip. Mr Watson said the PM’s defence of Julian Smith was “unbelievable” and public trust […]

Nine US ‘duck boat’ victims from the same family – governor

Nine US ‘duck boat’ victims from the same family – governor

Media captionThe victims were remembered at a candlelit vigil The 17 victims who died when a tour boat sank in a Missouri lake on Thursday included nine members of one family, officials in the US state say. A surviving relative told US media that the boat’s captain had told the 31 passengers not to put […]

Trump ‘secretly recorded discussing payment to Playboy model’

Trump ‘secretly recorded discussing payment to Playboy model’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Karen McDougal says she was tricked into staying silent about the alleged affair US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded his client discussing payments to a former Playboy model, US media report. The tapes were reportedly discovered during an FBI raid on Mr Cohen’s property earlier […]