Austria far right: ‘Nobody has anything to fear’ says new minister

Austria far right: ‘Nobody has anything to fear’ says new minister

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sebastian Kurz (R) has agreed a coalition deal with far-right party leader Heinz-Christian Strache Austria’s next interior minister has said “nobody has anything to fear” from the new coalition government. Far-right politician Herbert Kickl, a senior figure in the Freedom Party, said he had “a very, very good feeling” about […]

Austrian far-right joins coalition led by PM Sebastian Kurz

Austrian far-right joins coalition led by PM Sebastian Kurz

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sebastian Kurz (r) and the Freedom Party’s Heinz-Christian Strache reached a coalition deal Austria’s president has approved a coalition government between the conservative People’s Party and the far-right Freedom Party. The deal will make Austria the only Western European state with a governing far-right party, which is opposed to migration […]

Austrian far-right to return to coalition under conservative Sebastian Kurz

Austrian far-right to return to coalition under conservative Sebastian Kurz

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Kurz said his goal was to form a government with a solid majority Austria’s conservative People’s Party has agreed a coalition with the far-right Freedom Party. The deal comes two months after a parliamentary election which the People’s Party won but without an overall majority. At just 31, the […]

EU leaders to move Brexit to next stage

EU leaders to move Brexit to next stage

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images EU leaders are expected to formally agree to start the next phase of Brexit negotiations later. It means talks can move on to the long-term relationship between the UK and EU, days after Theresa May suffered her first defeat in the House of Commons. Mrs May was applauded by other leaders […]

Russia a ‘risk’ to undersea cables, defence chief warns

Russia a ‘risk’ to undersea cables, defence chief warns

Image copyright Science Photo Library The UK’s most senior military officer has warned of a new threat posed by Russia to communications and internet cables that run under the sea. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, the chief of the defence staff, said Britain and Nato needed to prioritise protecting the lines of communication. He […]

France Millas train crash: Children killed as bus cut in two

France Millas train crash: Children killed as bus cut in two

Media captionFootage of emergency vehicles at the scene of the crash A train and a school bus have collided near Perpignan in southern France, leaving at least four children dead and many other people injured. Twenty people were injured and 11 of them were in a critical condition, after the crash on a level crossing […]

Putin: Trump opponents harm US with ‘invented’ Russia scandal

Putin: Trump opponents harm US with ‘invented’ Russia scandal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Putin has been giving his marathon annual news conference in Moscow Russia’s president has accused opponents of his US counterpart Donald Trump of harming the US by “inventing stories” about contacts with Russia. At his annual news conference, Vladimir Putin said contacts between the Trump team and Russian officials […]

EU ‘has east-west split’ on migrant quotas

EU ‘has east-west split’ on migrant quotas

Image copyright AFP Image caption Moria camp on Lesbos: Greek migrant camps are mostly squalid and overcrowded EU leaders are bitterly divided over a quota scheme for housing migrants, as they begin a summit in Brussels. Summit chairman Donald Tusk called mandatory EU-wide quotas “ineffective”. He spoke of a split “between east and west” over […]

France Millas crash: Children killed as school bus and train collide

France Millas crash: Children killed as school bus and train collide

Media captionFootage of emergency vehicles at the scene of the crash A train and a school bus have collided near Perpignan in southern France, killing at least four children, the interior ministry says. Another 24 people were reported to be seriously injured, in the accident on a railway crossing between Millas and Saint-FĂ©liu-d’Amont. The students […]

Putin: Trump opponents harm US with ‘invented’ Russia scandal

Putin: Trump opponents harm US with ‘invented’ Russia scandal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Putin has been giving his marathon annual news conference in Moscow Russia’s president has accused opponents of his US counterpart Donald Trump of harming the US by “inventing stories” about contacts with Russia. At his annual news conference, Vladimir Putin said contacts between the Trump team and Russian officials […]

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