‘Vive la France’ – Marseille’s voters on presidential race

The world is watching to see if France becomes the next major country to challenge liberal values and the political establishment. But what do voters on the streets of Marseille have to say about the race to choose their country’s next president? ‘Vive la France’ – Marseille’s voters on presidential race

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman reverses public sector pay cuts

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman reverses public sector pay cuts

Image copyright Reuters Image caption King Salman has issued a raft of decrees Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has reinstated bonuses and special allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut last September as part of austerity measures when oil revenues were low. The king fired his civil service minister and put him […]

Italy migrant crisis: Charities ‘colluding’ with smugglers

Italy migrant crisis: Charities ‘colluding’ with smugglers

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands have made the risky crossing to Italy this year An Italian prosecutor says he has evidence some of the charities saving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are colluding with people-smugglers. Carmelo Zuccaro told La Stampa (in Italian) phone calls were being made from Libya to rescue vessels. Organisations involved […]

France elections: Macron and Le Pen ‘through to run-off’

France elections: Macron and Le Pen ‘through to run-off’

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption The two face a run-off next month, but Mr Macron is seen as favourite The centrist Emmanuel Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a run-off for the French presidency on 7 May, multiple projections indicate. An Ipsos/Sopra Steria poll puts Mr Macron on 23.7% in first-round voting […]

Messi scores last-second winner

Messi scores last-second winner

Lionel Messi scored his 31st La Liga goal of the season Lionel Messi scored his 500th Barcelona goal to send them top of La Liga with a last-minute winner against 10-man Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. It puts Barcelona level on points with Real Madrid, but with a better head-to-head record. Casemiro scored first for […]

‘Come on, hit me!’ American Airlines grounds flight attendant after video shows confrontation. – Washington Post

An American Airlines jet. (Alan Diaz/Associated Press) American Airlines is investigating an incident in which a male flight attendant reportedly upset a female passenger to the point of tears, then later was recorded getting into a heated confrontation with a male passenger who tried to come to the woman’s defense. “We have seen the video and […]

North Korea ‘ready to sink’ US aircraft carrier Vinson

North Korea ‘ready to sink’ US aircraft carrier Vinson

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Vinson battle group was conducting exercises with the Japanese navy in the Philippine Sea on Sunday North Korea is “ready to sink” a US aircraft carrier heading for the peninsula, state media have said. A commentary in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper warned that the USS Carl Vinson could be […]

‘Vive la France’ – Marseille’s voters on presidential race

The world is watching to see if France becomes the next major country to challenge liberal values and the political establishment. But what do voters on the streets of Marseille have to say about the race to choose their country’s next president? ‘Vive la France’ – Marseille’s voters on presidential race