Bob Dylan’s Nobel silence ‘impolite and arrogant’

Bob Dylan’s Nobel silence ‘impolite and arrogant’

Image copyright EPA Bob Dylan’s failure to acknowledge his Nobel Prize in literature is “impolite and arrogant”, according to a member of the body that awards it. The 75-year-old singer was named the shock winner of the prize last week. But all efforts by the Swedish Academy to contact him have failed, and he has […]

Ceta talks: EU hopes to unblock Canada trade deal

Ceta talks: EU hopes to unblock Canada trade deal

Image copyright EPA Image caption Canada’s Chrystia Freeland and Martin Schulz agreed the ball was in the EU’s court The European Parliament president says he is optimistic that a free-trade deal between the EU and Canada can be signed soon despite last-minute obstacles. Objections by a Belgian region, which opposes the deal, “are for us […]

Russian Mi-8 helicopter crashes in Siberia, killing 19

Russian Mi-8 helicopter crashes in Siberia, killing 19

Image copyright EPA Image caption The local emergency ministry said the Russian Mi-8 helicopter fell on its right side making it impossible for victims to get out A Russian helicopter has crashed in north-western Siberia killing at least 19 people, officials say. The Mi-8 helicopter carrying 22 people, mostly oil and gas workers, went down […]

Bob Dylan’s Nobel silence ‘impolite and arrogant’

Bob Dylan’s Nobel silence ‘impolite and arrogant’

Image copyright EPA Bob Dylan’s failure to acknowledge his Nobel Prize in literature is “impolite and arrogant”, according to a member of the body that awards it. The 75-year-old singer was named the shock winner of the prize last week. But all efforts by the Swedish Academy to contact him have failed, and he has […]

Russia accuses UK over ‘shrinking’ London embassy

Russia accuses UK over ‘shrinking’ London embassy

Image copyright Getty Images The Russian ambassador to the UK has accused the British government of delaying the granting of visas to staff at its embassy in London. Alexander Yakovenko said the embassy was “shrinking” and questioned whether the UK wanted “an adequate Russian diplomatic presence”. He also criticised the prime minister and foreign secretary […]

Semi-naked British man found dead outside Malaga airport

Semi-naked British man found dead outside Malaga airport

Image copyright Terry Whalebone Spanish police have launched an investigation after finding the body of a British man who had been tied up and may have been choked to death. The body of the 51-year-old man was discovered outside Malaga airport on Friday morning. An airport worker alerted police after finding the body bound to […]

European Parliament head tries to save EU-Canada trade talks

Media captionChrystia Freeland says the EU is “not capable” of an international trade agreement The European Parliament president has called for emergency meetings to try to save a free trade deal with Canada. Martin Schulz asked for separate talks with Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland and Paul Magnette, the head of Wallonia in Belgium, which […]

Russia accuses UK over ‘shrinking’ London embassy

Russia accuses UK over ‘shrinking’ London embassy

Image copyright Getty Images The Russian ambassador to the UK has accused the British government of delaying the granting of visas to staff at its embassy in London. Alexander Yakovenko said the embassy was “shrinking” and questioned whether the UK wanted “an adequate Russian diplomatic presence”. He also criticised the prime minister and foreign secretary […]

Calais migrants: ‘Jungle’ closure to start on Monday, France says

Calais migrants: ‘Jungle’ closure to start on Monday, France says

Image copyright PA Image caption The operation to dismantle the camp is expected to last one week France will begin dismantling the “Jungle” migrant camp in the port of Calais on Monday morning, officials say. Authorities say some 7,000 people live in the camp in squalid conditions. They will be offered placements in refugee centres […]

Ceta: EU ‘not capable’ of signing deal says Canadian minister

Media captionChrystia Freeland says the EU is “not capable” of an international trade agreement A trade deal between the EU and Canada is on the brink of collapse because a Belgian region with a population of just 3.6 million opposes it. An emotional Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland left the talks in Brussels, saying the […]