Afghanistan: Kabul voter centre suicide attack kills dozens

Afghanistan: Kabul voter centre suicide attack kills dozens

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The explosion targeted people queueing to register to vote A suicide attack at a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 31 people, officials say. More than 50 others were injured in the blast which hit a crowd waiting at the entrance to the centre. […]

Talks between Armenian leaders break down amid protests

Talks between Armenian leaders break down amid protests

Image copyright AFP Image caption Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan has called for a “velvet revolution” Talks between Armenia’s PM and an opposition leader aimed at ending anti-government protests have broken down. Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan walked out of a televised meeting with Nikol Pashinyan in the capital, denouncing the opposition’s “blackmail”. There are reports that […]

North Korea ‘halts missile and nuclear tests’, says Kim Jong-un

North Korea ‘halts missile and nuclear tests’, says Kim Jong-un

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Jong-Un says there is no need for further missile tests North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says he has suspended all missile tests and will shut down a nuclear test site. “From 21 April, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles,” the country’s state […]

Ten killed in Nicaragua protests over pensions reform

Ten killed in Nicaragua protests over pensions reform

Media captionThe protest against pension changes have escalated over the past three days Ten people have been killed in Nicaragua in three days of clashes between police and opponents of changes to the pension system, officials say. Vice-President Rosario Murillo blamed the violence on “vampires”, but said the government was open to dialogue. It is […]

Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Marsican bear is a critically endangered subspecies of the brown bear A national park in central Italy is investigating the death of a rare brown bear during an operation to capture it. Biologists at the park in the Apennine mountains had trapped the animal to fit him with a […]

Comey memos detailing conversations of Trump meetings published

Comey memos detailing conversations of Trump meetings published

Media caption‘No adequate people around Trump to contain him,’ Comey says Detailed notes by former FBI director James Comey documenting his conversations with US President Donald Trump have been published. The memos cover Mr Trump’s concerns about a lurid intelligence dossier and also go into the president’s relationship with the then National Security Advisor, Michael […]

Basque group Eta apologises to victims ahead of dissolution

Basque group Eta apologises to victims ahead of dissolution

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Basque armed organisation Eta is expected to announce its dissolution next month The Basque armed organisation Eta has apologised to the victims of its decades-long conflict for independence, just days before an expected announcement of dissolution. The group asked for “forgiveness” for killing people without “a direct participation in […]

Syria returns Légion d’honneur award to France

Syria returns Légion d’honneur award to France

Image copyright AFP Image caption The award was handed back via the Romanian embassy, which represents French interests in Syria Syria has returned to France the prestigious Légion d’honneur presented to President Bashar al-Assad, saying he would not wear the award of a country that was a “slave” to America. The move comes days after […]

Berlin begins mass evacuation as police defuse WW2 bomb

Berlin begins mass evacuation as police defuse WW2 bomb

Image copyright EPA Image caption The bomb was found by workers on a construction site in Heidestrasse A large-scale evacuation has begun in central Berlin so that experts can defuse a World War Two bomb. The evacuation affects about 10,000 people and the zone includes homes, government ministries and museums. The operation is causing severe […]

Trump ‘will walk out’ if North Korea talks not fruitful

Trump ‘will walk out’ if North Korea talks not fruitful

Media captionTrump on North Korea meeting US President Donald Trump says that if his planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are not fruitful he will “walk out”. At a joint news conference, he and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said maximum pressure must be maintained on North Korea over nuclear disarmament. Mr Abe is […]

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