US: North Korea talks moving ‘more quickly than expected’

US: North Korea talks moving ‘more quickly than expected’

Media captionCheers for a smiling Kim Jong-un at the Marina Bay Sands hotel The US says its discussions with North Korea are moving “more quickly than expected” ahead of the summit in Singapore on Tuesday. The preliminary talks between officials have been taking place ahead of the unprecedented first meeting. The White House also confirms […]

Spain ‘will accept’ disputed migrant ship Aquarius

Spain ‘will accept’ disputed migrant ship Aquarius

Media captionCharity workers look after migrants on the Aquarius Spain’s prime minister has said the country will take in a rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean, to help avoid a humanitarian disaster. Pedro Sánchez said he would give “safe harbour” to the Aquarius and the 629 people on board, after Italy and Malta both refused […]

Catalan village women vote for topless bathing after row at pool

Catalan village women vote for topless bathing after row at pool

Image copyright Screenshot/vote The women in a village near Barcelona have voted to go topless in public swimming pools, scrapping a local ban. The vote in L’Ametlla del Vallès went 61% for topless bathing, 39% against. The Catalan local authority organised the vote – whose result is legally binding – for women aged 16 and […]

Trump at G7: US president calls for end to tariffs and trade barriers

Trump at G7: US president calls for end to tariffs and trade barriers

Media captionTrump insists relationships with other G7 leaders are “outstanding” US President Donald Trump says he proposed the elimination of tariffs in talks at the G7 summit in Canada, as the major industrial nations struggled to resolve differences on trade. Mr Trump said talks with fellow leaders were “extremely productive” despite tensions over his decision […]

Afghan Taliban agree three-day ceasefire – their first

Afghan Taliban agree three-day ceasefire – their first

Media captionThe BBC was given rare access to see life under the Taliban in 2017 The Taliban have announced a three-day ceasefire with Afghan government forces coinciding with Eid later this month, days after a unilateral ceasefire was ordered by the government. It is the Taliban’s first ceasefire since the government they ran was toppled […]

First James Bond girl Eunice Gayson dies at 90

First James Bond girl Eunice Gayson dies at 90

Media captionEunice Gayson shared the screen with Sean Connery the first time he introduced himself (Courtesy: EON/MGM) Eunice Gayson – the actress who played the first “Bond girl” – has died at the age of 90. She played Sylvia Trench in 007’s 1962 debut, Dr No. During the filming Gayson helped calm Sean Connery’s nerves […]

Iraq arrests asylum seeker wanted in Germany for Wiesbaden murder

Iraq arrests asylum seeker wanted in Germany for Wiesbaden murder

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ali Bashar is wanted in Germany for Susanna Feldman’s murder An Iraqi man who fled Germany after the murder of a teenage girl has been arrested in his home country and admitted killing her, local police say. Ali Bashar, a 20-year-old asylum seeker, went missing after Susanna Maria Feldman, 14, […]

Guatemala volcano: Dozens die as Fuego volcano erupts

Guatemala volcano: Dozens die as Fuego volcano erupts

Media captionVideo shows Guatemala’s most violent volcano eruption in more than a century Guatemala’s most violent volcanic eruption in more than a century has killed at least 25 people. Another 46 people are missing, the country’s disaster agency says. Villages on the slopes of Fuego volcano were buried in volcanic ash, mud and rocks as […]

US Supreme Court backs Colorado baker’s gay wedding cake snub

US Supreme Court backs Colorado baker’s gay wedding cake snub

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jack Phillips has temporarily stopped making wedding cakes The US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a baker in Colorado who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. The Colorado state court had found that baker Jack Phillips’ decision to turn away David Mullins and Charlie […]

Italians shocked by man’s selfie after train accident in Piacenza

Italians shocked by man’s selfie after train accident in Piacenza

Image copyright ANSA/GIORGIO LAMBRI/QUOTIDIANO LIBERTA Image caption The man took the selfie as paramedics treated the Canadian woman on the tracks at Piacenza station When a Canadian woman was hit by a train and badly injured in northern Italy, rescue services quickly went to her aid on the tracks. But as they treated the victim […]