Michele Scarponi: Italian cyclist dies in training crash

Michele Scarponi: Italian cyclist dies in training crash

Michele Scarponi won stage one of the Tour of the Alps on Monday Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi has died aged 37 after being involved in a collision with a van during a training ride. A statement from his Astana team said the crash happened close to Scarponi’s home in Filottrano. Scarponi won the 2011 Giro […]

Play-off suspended after Nastase is sent off

Play-off suspended after Nastase is sent off

Media playback is not supported on this device Fed Cup: Play suspended as Johanna Konta leaves court in tears Romania captain Ilie Nastase was banned from the Fed Cup tie against Britain after an incident that left Johanna Konta in tears and her match suspended. In Konta’s match against Sorana Cirstea, Nastase was sent off […]

German riot police deployed for AfD Cologne conference

German riot police deployed for AfD Cologne conference

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police officers are wearing riot gear in preparation for potential outbreaks of violence Thousands of police officers are being deployed in Cologne, Germany, in case of violence at left-wing protests against an Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party conference there. The AfD, a populist right-wing and anti-Islam party, will seek to […]

Paris Champs Elysees attack gunman named as Karim Cheurfi

Paris Champs Elysees attack gunman named as Karim Cheurfi

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bullet holes could be seen on a window on the Champs Elysees on Friday The gunman killed after shooting dead a policeman on the Champs Elysees has been named by the Paris prosecutor as Karim Cheurfi, a convicted criminal. He used a Kalashnikov assault rifle to kill the police […]

French election: Accusations of Paris attack ‘exploitation’

French election: Accusations of Paris attack ‘exploitation’

Media captionMarseille voters tell us if their voting intentions have changed after a gunman killed a policeman in Paris Leading candidates on the right in France’s presidential vote have been accused of using the killing of a policeman in Paris for political ends. The far right’s Marine Le Pen pledged to expel radical Islamists while […]

Paris Champs Elysees shooting: Gunman was ‘focus of anti-terror’ probe

Paris Champs Elysees shooting: Gunman was ‘focus of anti-terror’ probe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many have expressed solidarity with the French police in the wake of the attack The gunman who shot dead a policeman in Paris on Thursday has been identified from papers left in his car, but French officials are yet to release his name. Local media say the 39-year-old lived […]

French election: Paris attack puts security top among rivals

French election: Paris attack puts security top among rivals

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police searched the gunman’s home in Chelles, a Paris suburb The far-right presidential candidate in France, Marine Le Pen, has condemned what she calls security lapses, as the nation prepares to vote in the shadow of a terror attack. A gunman was shot dead in Paris on Thursday after killing […]

Borussia Dortmund bombs: ‘Speculator’ charged with bus attack

Borussia Dortmund bombs: ‘Speculator’ charged with bus attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police originally treated the attack as terrorism but then changed course Police in Germany have charged a man suspected of being behind an attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus. Rather than having links to radical Islamism, he was a market trader hoping to make money if the price […]

Paris shooting: Gunman was ‘focus of anti-terror’ probe

Paris shooting: Gunman was ‘focus of anti-terror’ probe

Media captionInterior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet: “A man jumped out and opened fire on the police vehicle” The gunman who shot dead a policeman in Paris on Thursday has been identified from papers left in his car, but French officials are yet to release his name. Local media say the 39-year-old lived in the city’s […]

French election: Candidates make final TV pitch

French election: Candidates make final TV pitch

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jean-Luc Melenchon of the radical left was the first to speak The 11 candidates standing for the French presidency are taking part in the final set-piece televised encounter of the campaign. They are sharing a stage but will be interviewed individually for 15 minutes as they seek to convince the […]