New UK Brexit secretary set for Brussels talks

New UK Brexit secretary set for Brussels talks

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Dominic Raab will be fronting the UK’s negotiations with the EU The UK’s new Brexit secretary will hold his first talks with the EU’s chief negotiator in Brussels later. Dominic Raab was appointed when David Davis resigned in protest at Theresa May’s plans for post-Brexit trade. It now falls to […]

Turkey ends state of emergency after two years

Turkey ends state of emergency after two years

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Erdogan won re-election last month The Turkish government has ended the nationwide state of emergency that was imposed two years ago after a failed coup attempt, state media say. Under the state of emergency, tens of thousands of people were arrested or dismissed from their jobs. However the government […]

Cliff Richard: BBC bosses ‘should carry the can’

Cliff Richard: BBC bosses ‘should carry the can’

Media captionThe singer wins BBC privacy case at High Court but how did it get to this Senior BBC managers have to “carry the can”, Sir Cliff Richard has said, after winning his privacy case over the coverage of a police raid on his home. A High Court judge said the BBC had infringed the […]

Spain’s new submarine ‘too big for its dock’

Spain’s new submarine ‘too big for its dock’

Image copyright Spanish Navy Image caption One of Spain’s current S-70s. The new submarines are a planned upgrade An attempt to deploy a new submarine for Spain’s navy has run aground again, after it emerged it cannot fit in its dock, Spanish media report. The S-80 boat was redesigned at great expense after an earlier […]

EU to hit Google with €4.3bn Android fine

EU to hit Google with €4.3bn Android fine

Image copyright Getty Images/Google Google has been fined a record €4.34bn ($5bn; £3.9bn) over Android. The European Commission said the firm had used the mobile operating system to illegally “cement its dominant position” in search. The firm’s parent Alphabet has been given 90 days to change its business practices or face further penalties of up […]

Migrant crisis: Italy and NGO in row over migrant deaths

Migrant crisis: Italy and NGO in row over migrant deaths

Image copyright AFP Image caption The woman rescued (C) identified herself as Josephine from Cameroon A bitter row has flared up between a Spanish rescue charity and the Italian government after a dead migrant woman and child were found off Libya. Proactiva Open Arms posted images of the bodies and its rescue of a surviving […]

Spain’s new submarine ‘too big for its dock’

Spain’s new submarine ‘too big for its dock’

Image copyright Spanish Navy Image caption One of Spain’s current S-70s. The new submarines are a planned upgrade An attempt to deploy a new submarine for Spain’s navy has run aground again, after it emerged it cannot fit in its dock, Spanish media report. The S-80 boat was redesigned at great expense after an earlier […]

Google hit with 4.3bn euro Android fine from EU

Google hit with 4.3bn euro Android fine from EU

Image copyright Getty Images/Google Google is to be fined a record 4.3 billion euros ($5bn; £3.8bn) over its Android operating system, the BBC has learned. The European Commission’s action followed a three year probe into claims the firm’s mobile device strategy had unfairly strengthened its dominance of search. The penalty is set to be confirmed […]

Spain sexual consent: PM Pedro Sanchez promises new law

Spain sexual consent: PM Pedro Sanchez promises new law

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A protester holds a placard reading “enough of patriarchal justice” during a protest against the release pending appeal of five men convicted of sexual assault Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has told parliament that his centre-left government will introduce a new law on sexual consent to remove ambiguities in […]

First woman MP Markievicz to be honoured in Parliament

First woman MP Markievicz to be honoured in Parliament

Image copyright PRONI Image caption Constance Markievicz died in 1927 aged 59, nine years after refusing to take her seat in Westminster One hundred years after winning a seat in the House of Commons, the first woman MP is finally to grace the corridors of Westminster. It was a seat that Constance Markievicz never took […]