BA emergency landing forces London Gatwick runway closure

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The aircraft involved was an Airbus A320 similar to the one pictured here The runway at Gatwick Airport had to be closed and flights were diverted after an inbound airliner requested an emergency landing. The British Airways Airbus from Naples landed shortly after midnight on Friday after reporting a […]

Maria Butina: Russian gun activist at heart of US Kremlin row

Image copyright Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation / Facebook Image caption Ms Butin’s gun advocacy has been a core part of her portrayal in the media since the story broke Maria Butina loves guns, has ties to a top Russian banker, and has now landed in an American jail accused of conspiring against the […]

Macron aide Benalla in French probe for beating protester

Image copyright TAHAR BOUHAFS Image caption Mr Benalla was supposed to be an observer, officials said – but beat one protester at the scene French prosecutors are investigating a senior presidential aide who attacked protesters in Paris while wearing a police visor. Alexandre Benalla, an assistant to President Emmanuel Macron’s chief of staff, was filmed […]

Russian ambassadors react to Trump remarks at Helsinki summit

Steve Rosenberg hears from ambassadors “amazed” at how Russia-US relations are being portrayed negatively. Source link

Denis Ten: Sochi Olympic bronze medallist dies of stab wound in Kazakhstan

Ten competed at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February Kazakhstan’s Olympic medal-winning figure skater Denis Ten has been stabbed to death at the age of 25. News agency Kazinform reported Ten – who won bronze at Sochi 2014 – was stabbed in the thigh in Almaty on Thursday after two men tried to steal his […]

Salisbury poisoning: Police ‘identify Novichok suspects’

Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were poisoned in March, but both survived Police believe they have identified the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in Salisbury in March, according to reports. Several Russians were involved in the attempted murder of Sergei and Yulia […]

Austrian ambassador downplays fears of kosher-halal meat register

Image copyright Getty Images The Austrian ambassador to Israel has downplayed reports of a plan by an Austrian state to require Jews and Muslims to register before they can buy kosher and halal meat. Martin Weiss said politicians in Lower Austria would work with religious communities to allay their fears. The state’s right-wing environment minister […]

Turkey ends state of emergency after two years

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Erdogan won re-election last month The Turkish government has ended the nationwide state of emergency that was imposed two years ago after a failed coup attempt, state media say. Under the state of emergency, tens of thousands of people were arrested or dismissed from their jobs. However the government […]

Cliff Richard: BBC bosses ‘should carry the can’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe singer wins BBC privacy case at High Court but how did it get to this Senior BBC managers have to “carry the can”, Sir Cliff Richard has said, after winning his privacy case over the coverage of a police raid on his home. A High Court […]

Sweden battles wildfires from Arctic Circle to Baltic Sea

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFires have spread easily in hot, dry weather Forest fires raging across Sweden as far north as the Arctic Circle have prompted authorities to ask for international assistance. On Wednesday afternoon, 44 fires were burning from Lapland in the far north to the southern island of Gotland. […]

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