Virtual reality to aid Auschwitz war trials of concentration camp guards

Media captionWATCH: BBC Click’s Marc Cieslak views the 3D virtual reality model of Auschwitz II-Birkenau On 20 November, 1945 the Nuremberg trials began – the military tribunals called to prosecute Nazi war criminals closely involved in the Holocaust. Now, 71 years later, that work continues through the Bavarian State criminal office (LKA) in Munich, that […]

Angela Merkel, German chancellor, to stand for fourth term

Angela Merkel, German chancellor, to stand for fourth term

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Angela Merkel has run Germany since 2005 German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will run for a fourth term in office, members of her conservative party have said. Mrs Merkel, 62, is expected to formally announce her intention later on Sunday at the headquarters of the Christian Democratic […]

French centre-right Republican Party holds presidential primary

Media captionThe race to be France’s next president People in France are due to take part in a US-style primary to choose a centre-right candidate who will run in next year’s presidential election. Seven candidates are competing to represent the Republican Party. The forerunners include ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy and ex-Prime Ministers Alain Juppe and Francois […]

Turkey: Thousands protest against proposed child sex law

Turkey: Thousands protest against proposed child sex law

Image copyright EPA Image caption Protesters chanted: “We will not shut up! We will not obey!” Thousands have protested in Istanbul in Turkey against a bill that would let off men who assaulted underage girls if they marry their victims. The government insists the legislation is aimed at dealing with the widespread custom of child […]

Tintin drawing sells for record €1.55m at auction

Tintin drawing sells for record €1.55m at auction

Image caption The comic strip page by Herge sold for a world record €1.55m by Artcurial auction house in Paris (copyright Hergé/Moulinsart 2016) A comic strip depicting the famous boy detective Tintin has sold for a record €1.55m (£1.33m; $1.64m) in Paris. The original plate, drawn in Chinese ink, is taken from the Explorers on […]

Pope Francis names 17 new cardinals of Roman Catholic Church

Pope Francis names 17 new cardinals of Roman Catholic Church

Image copyright EPA Image caption Cardinal Dieudonne Nzapalainga, Archbishop of Bangui in the Central African Republic, was among the new cardinals named Pope Francis has named 17 new cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church from around the world, many of whom will help choose his successor. The new cardinals come from five continents, and include […]

Turkey failed coup: Officers ‘seeking Nato asylum’

Turkey failed coup: Officers ‘seeking Nato asylum’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Turkish coup convulsed society and led to a major purge A number of Turkish officers posted to Nato have sought asylum since the country’s failed military coup in July, Nato’s secretary-general has said. Jens Stoltenberg said the officers had requested asylum in the countries where they had been […]

Trump election: Baltic warning over Russian move on Nato

Trump election: Baltic warning over Russian move on Nato

Image caption Lithuanian vitriol: An unflattering mural in Vilnius shows local attitudes Lithuania has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin may test Nato in the weeks before Donald Trump becomes US president. Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said he was “very afraid” for the Baltics, as well as the Syrian city of Aleppo. Nowhere is the […]

Trump election: Obama urges Trump to stand up to Russia

Trump election: Obama urges Trump to stand up to Russia

Image copyright AP Image caption Barack Obama is on his farewell visit to Germany US President Barack Obama has urged his successor Donald Trump to stand up to Russia if it deviates from US “values and international norms”. Speaking in Berlin, Mr Obama said he hoped the US president-elect would “not simply take a realpolitik […]

Trump election: Obama meets Merkel on farewell visit to Germany

Trump election: Obama meets Merkel on farewell visit to Germany

Image copyright EPA Image caption Barack Obama and Angela Merkel have enjoyed a strong working partnership US President Barack Obama is holding talks with close ally Angela Merkel on a last visit to Germany before he hands over to his successor, Donald Trump. As he arrived in Berlin late on Wednesday, Mr Obama and the […]