Heathrow owner halts future UK investment over Brexit

Heathrow owner halts future UK investment over Brexit

Image copyright Ferrovial The Spanish owner of Heathrow airport has said that uncertainty over the UK’s exit from the EU has put a halt on future UK investment deals. Although investment in Heathrow is not in doubt, Ferrovial chairman Rafael del Pino said he saw “no opportunities” in the UK, Spain’s ABC newspaper reported. He […]

Australia warns of Anzac Day terror threat in Turkey

Australia warns of Anzac Day terror threat in Turkey

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many Australians and New Zealanders visit Turkey to mark Anzac Day The Australian government has warned that terrorists may seek to target Anzac Day commemorations in Turkey later this month. The anniversary on 25 April marks the first major battle involving Australia and New Zealand in World War One. […]

Russia court considers Jehovah’s Witnesses ban

Russia court considers Jehovah’s Witnesses ban

Image caption Russia’s justice ministry argues that Jehovah’s Witnesses pamphlets incite hatred Russia’s Supreme Court has begun hearing a government request to outlaw the Jehovah’s Witnesses and declare it an extremist organisation. The justice ministry has already placed its headquarters near St Petersburg on a list of extremist groups. An estimated eight million people worldwide […]

Portugal deadly fireworks blast hits family

Portugal deadly fireworks blast hits family

Image copyright EPA Image caption There were reports of three explosions at the factory on Tuesday Six people died and another two were missing after an explosion on Tuesday evening destroyed a fireworks factory near the Portuguese town of Lamego. The victims all worked at the plant 100km (62 miles) east of Porto. The factory’s […]

France election: Le Pen and Macron clash over Europe in TV debate

France election: Le Pen and Macron clash over Europe in TV debate

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The 11 candidates in the French presidential election went head to head in a live televised debate French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was attacked from all sides over Europe as presidential candidates went head to head in the second live TV debate. The centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron said […]

St Petersburg metro bomb victims identified

St Petersburg metro bomb victims identified

Image copyright Embassy of Kazakhstan Image caption Maksim Aryshev was a student at St Petersburg State University The first victims of the St Petersburg metro explosion have been named, as investigators continue to piece together the identity of the attacker. Monday’s blast between two stations killed 14 people and injured almost 50. Investigators say it […]

St Petersburg metro bombing a possible suicide attack

St Petersburg metro bombing a possible suicide attack

Media captionFootage shows passengers leaping from the wreckage in the minutes after the blast The St Petersburg metro explosion was caused by a bomb possibly detonated by a man whose body parts were found on the train, Russian investigators say. The blast between two metro stations on Monday killed 14 people and injured 49. Kyrgyzstan’s […]

Hungary passes bill targeting Central European University

Hungary passes bill targeting Central European University

Image copyright AFP Image caption The new bill targets the Central European University. and its founder, George Soros Hungary has passed a bill which could force an internationally respected university out of the country. The 199-seat parliament voted 123 to 38 in favour of the legislation, placing tough restrictions on foreign universities operating in Hungary. […]

Spanish raids seize Assad uncle’s assets in corruption inquiry

Spanish raids seize Assad uncle’s assets in corruption inquiry

Image caption Rifaat al-Assad has been in exile since 1984 Spain has ordered properties to be seized and bank accounts frozen in a money laundering investigation linked to the family of Rifaat al-Assad. Judiciary officials said that the uncle of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad was handed $300m of public money when he was sent into […]

Nivea removes ‘white is purity’ deodorant advert branded ‘racist’

Nivea removes ‘white is purity’ deodorant advert branded ‘racist’

Image copyright Nivea facebook Image caption The advert was posted to the brand’s Middle East audience, and has since been removed German skincare brand Nivea has apologised and removed an advert that was deemed discriminatory. The advert for its invisible deodorant range said “white is purity” across an image of a woman. It was posted […]