Macron warning over EU’s Africa migrant centre plans

Macron warning over EU’s Africa migrant centre plans

Media captionEmmanuel Macron tries speaking Pidgin in Nigeria French President Emmanuel Macron has told the BBC that EU plans to create migrant processing centres in North Africa will not work unless the process is led by those countries. Speaking during a visit to Nigeria, Mr Macron said many African countries were worried that such centres […]

Wang Jian: China’s HNA Group boss falls to his death in France

Wang Jian: China’s HNA Group boss falls to his death in France

Image copyright AFP The co-founder and chairman of the giant Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has died in a fall in southern France, while touring the Provence region. Wang Jian, 57, had climbed on a high parapet to take photographs in the picturesque village of Bonnieux when he fell, police said. Rescue services in the region […]

Embryo breakthrough ‘can save northern white rhino’

Embryo breakthrough ‘can save northern white rhino’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, died in March 2018 The seemingly “disastrous” story of the world’s most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino – could be rewritten by IVF, scientists claim. They used the method to produce rhino embryos with sperm from two dead males. The embryos […]

Thailand cave: Medics reach boys as rescuers weigh options

Thailand cave: Medics reach boys as rescuers weigh options

Media captionFinding the Thai cave boys and getting them out Twelve boys and their football coach trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand have received their first food and medical treatment for 10 days. Seven divers, including a doctor and a nurse, joined the group inside the caves in the north of the country after […]

#Familiesbelongtogether: Thousands protest over migrant separations

#Familiesbelongtogether: Thousands protest over migrant separations

Image copyright AFP Image caption The main gathering was in Washington DC with some 50 events were taking place nationwide Tens of thousands of people have joined nationwide protests across the US over the Trump administration’s hardline immigration policies. More than 630 events were planned, with protesters calling for migrant families split at the US […]

Migrant crisis: EU leaders split over new migrant deal

Migrant crisis: EU leaders split over new migrant deal

Media captionWhy is the Aquarius migrant rescue ship empty? EU leaders have differed sharply over how a new deal on curbing irregular migration will work. The agreement foresees the creation of secure centres to receive migrants. France’s president said his country would not set any up as it was not the EU country where migrants […]

Newspaper shooting suspect ‘barricaded exit’

Newspaper shooting suspect ‘barricaded exit’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The victims, from top left: Rob Hiaasen, Rebecca Smith, Gerald Fischman; John McNamara (bottom centre), Wendi Winters (bottom right) The suspect in Thursday’s mass shooting at a Maryland newspaper office barricaded an exit so that employees could not escape, says a prosecutor. Police earlier told reporters the accused, Jarrod Ramos, […]

Himmler’s daughter worked for post-war German spy agency

Himmler’s daughter worked for post-war German spy agency

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gudrun Burwitz pictured with her father Himmler – who led the SS The daughter of top Nazi Heinrich Himmler was hired by West Germany’s foreign intelligence agency (BND) in the 1960s, officials have confirmed. The revelation about Gudrun Burwitz was first reported in the German newspaper Bild following her […]

Migrant crisis: Merkel urges EU deal

Migrant crisis: Merkel urges EU deal

Media captionWhy is the Aquarius migrant rescue ship empty? German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged European leaders to work together on finding solutions to irregular migration. She told Germany’s parliament the issue could be a defining moment for the EU. The call comes as leaders meet for an EU summit focused on how to deal […]

Anthony Kennedy: US Supreme Court judge to retire in July

Anthony Kennedy: US Supreme Court judge to retire in July

Image copyright Reuters Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is set to retire, giving President Donald Trump the chance to cement a conservative majority on the top court. The conservative has been a pivotal vote on many decisions including the 5-4 rulings that decided same-sex marriage and upheld abortion rights. In his letter to Mr Trump, […]