Macron aide Benalla: French police quizzed over assault video

Macron aide Benalla: French police quizzed over assault video

Media captionA student activist filmed a woman and a man being beaten on 1 May Three French policemen are being questioned for allegedly leaking security footage of an incident in which a presidential aide beat up a demonstrator in May, French media say. This week Alexandre Benalla was exposed as the attacker shown on a […]

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 […]

Polish judges law: MPs back further changes amid row

Polish judges law: MPs back further changes amid row

Image copyright EPA Image caption Civil rights groups have protested against the Polish government’s judicial reforms Poland’s lower house of parliament has approved further laws to reform the judiciary – a move that critics say threatens democracy. The changes backed by the Sejm make it easier to replace the Supreme Court Chief Justice Malgorzata Gersdorf. […]

Russia fears leak of hypersonic missile secrets to West

Russia fears leak of hypersonic missile secrets to West

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A Kinzhal missile is seen here carried by a MiG-31 jet over Moscow in May Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has raided a space research facility after a suspected leak of hypersonic missile secrets to Western spies. The state space agency Roskosmos said its security staff were co-operating with […]

Macron aide Alexandre Benalla to be dismissed after protesters beaten

Macron aide Alexandre Benalla to be dismissed after protesters beaten

Image copyright TAHA BOUHAFS Image caption Images show a man in a police helmet who is not in uniform joining CRS riot police A senior French presidential aide is to be dismissed from his job, officials say, after footage emerged of protesters in Paris being attacked by a man wearing a police visor. The action […]

Whale killing: DNA shows Iceland whale was rare hybrid

Image copyright Hard to Port Image caption An image showing the fin that experts say is evidence that this is a blue whale Genetic material from a large whale killed off the coast of Iceland has confirmed the creature was a rare hybrid. Campaigners had been concerned that the slaughtered animal was a protected blue […]

Macron aide Benalla in French probe for beating protester

Macron aide Benalla in French probe for beating protester

Image copyright TAHAR BOUHAFS Image caption Mr Benalla was supposed to be a observer, officials said – but beat one protester at the scene French prosecutors are investigating a senior presidential aide, who attacked protesters in Paris while wearing a police visor. Alexandre Benalla, an assistant to President Emmanuel Macron’s chief of staff, was filmed […]

Salisbury poisoning: Police ‘identify Novichok suspects’

Salisbury poisoning: Police ‘identify Novichok suspects’

Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were poisoned in March, but both survived Police are believed to have identified the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in Salisbury in March, according to reports. Several Russians were involved in the attempted murder of Sergei and […]

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