Ilie Nastase: Romania captain is suspended after behaviour at Fed Cup

Ilie Nastase: Romania captain is suspended after behaviour at Fed Cup

Nastase had also made derogatory comments about Serena Williams’ unborn child Romania captain Ilie Nastase has been suspended by the International Tennis Federation over the incident that left Johanna Konta in tears on Saturday. In Konta’s Fed Cup match against Sorana Cirstea, Nastase was sent off after swearing at the umpire and abusing Konta and […]

France votes for new president amid high security

France votes for new president amid high security

Image copyright AFP Image caption Security personnel help voters in Le Touquet, northern France Voters are going to the polls in France to choose their next president, amid high security following a deadly attack on Paris police three days ago. About 50,000 police and 7,000 soldiers are being deployed across the country to secure polling. […]

France prepares to vote for new president amid high security

France prepares to vote for new president amid high security

Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Image caption Extra police have been deployed to protect voters France is preparing to vote in presidential elections on Sunday, amid high security after a fatal assault on a Paris policeman three days ago. About 50,000 police and 7,000 soldiers are being deployed around the country after Thursday’s attack […]

Paris Champs Elysees attack: ‘Angry Police Wives’ protest against violence

Paris Champs Elysees attack: ‘Angry Police Wives’ protest against violence

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The Angry Police Wives are marching in support of police More than 100 wives and partners of police have protested in Paris against attacks on police following the killing of an officer on the Champs Elysees. The Angry Police Wives group marched through the city two days after Xavier JugelĂ© […]

Germany AfD: Right-wingers set to move further right

Germany AfD: Right-wingers set to move further right

Image copyright EPA Image caption Delegates to the conference had to be escorted by police officers in riot gear The populist, anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) has rejected a bid by its co-leader to move the party closer to the mainstream. Frauke Petry had wanted the AfD to seek coalition with other parties and reject […]

General election: Tory victory ‘will not strengthen May’s Brexit hand’

General election: Tory victory ‘will not strengthen May’s Brexit hand’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Theresa May has said the election is needed because Westminster is divided over Brexit Theresa May’s claims that a general election victory will strengthen her hand in Brexit negotiations have been called “nonsensical” by the European Parliament’s chief Brexit co-ordinator. Guy Verhofstadt, a long-standing critic of Brexit, wrote in The […]

Play-off suspended after Nastase is sent off

Play-off suspended after Nastase is sent off

Media playback is not supported on this device Johanna Konta tears & Nastase sent off – dramatic scenes at Fed Cup Romania captain Ilie Nastase was banned from the Fed Cup tie against Britain after an incident that left Johanna Konta in tears and her match suspended. In Konta’s match against Sorana Cirstea, Nastase was […]

Michele Scarponi: Italian cyclist dies in training crash

Michele Scarponi: Italian cyclist dies in training crash

Michele Scarponi won stage one of the Tour of the Alps on Monday Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi has died aged 37 after being involved in a collision with a van during a training ride. A statement from his Astana team said the crash happened close to Scarponi’s home in Filottrano. Scarponi won the 2011 Giro […]

Paris Champs Elysees attack: ‘Angry Police Wives’ protest against violence

Paris Champs Elysees attack: ‘Angry Police Wives’ protest against violence

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The Angry Police Wives are marching in support of police More than 100 wives and partners of police have protested in Paris against attacks on police following the killing of an officer on the Champs Elysees. The Angry Police Wives group marched through the city two days after Xavier JugelĂ© […]