‘Confidence’ deal agreed to back May

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Any agreement between Theresa May’s Conservatives and Arlene Foster’s Democratic Unionists would come into force when Parliament returns The Democratic Unionist Party have agreed in principle a “confidence and supply” deal to support a Conservative government, it has been announced. Theresa May was left eight seats short of an […]

Madrid cracks down on ‘manspreading’ on public transport

Image copyright Getty Images Transport chiefs in the Spanish capital, Madrid, have launched a campaign discouraging “manspreading” – men encroaching on other seats by sitting with their legs wide apart. Bus operator EMT is putting up new signs showing a seated male figure, legs akimbo, next to a big red cross. A similar campaign is […]

French Open: Jelena Ostapenko beats Simona Halep to win first Grand Slam

Jelena Ostapenko became the lowest-ranked champion in French Open history Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko fought back to stun third seed Simona Halep and become Latvia’s first Grand Slam champion at the French Open. The 20-year-old trailed by a set and was 3-0 down in the second to Halep – who would have become world number one […]

French Open 2017: Simona Halep meets Jelena Ostapenko in women’s final

French Open 2017: Simona Halep meets Jelena Ostapenko in women’s final

Simona Halep (left) has won 15 titles in her career while Jelena Ostapenko has yet to win one Simona Halep and Jelena Ostapenko will meet in Saturday’s French Open final with a first Grand Slam title on the line for both women. Third seed Halep, who lost to Maria Sharapova in the 2014 final, began […]

Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill quit No 10 after election criticism.

Media captionTheresa May’s former director of communications, Katie Perrior, explains how the inner circle operates Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, Theresa May’s closest advisers, have resigned in the wake of the Conservatives’ failure to win the general election. The PM had been warned she faced a leadership challenge on Monday unless she sacked the pair, […]

Merkel says EU is ‘ready to start Brexit negotiations’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption German chancellor Angela Merkel said the EU was ready to negotiate Angela Merkel has said she sees no obstacles in the way of beginning Brexit talks as scheduled after Theresa May failed to win a majority in Thursday’s UK election. The German chancellor said she believed Britain would stick to […]

London attack: Men ‘planned to use 7.5 tonne lorry’

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Attackers drove into people walking across London Bridge before stabbing others in nearby Borough Market The London Bridge attackers tried to hire a seven-and-a-half tonne lorry to carry out their attack, police say. But the three men failed to provide payment details and the vehicle was not picked up, […]

Parents eye Austrian asylum in Italy vaccination dispute

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There is some resistance to mandatory vaccinations in Italy A group of German-speaking parents in northern Italy are so angry about a new requirement to get their children vaccinated that they plan to seek asylum in nearby Austria. The 130 families live in Alto Adige – also known as […]

Election results 2017: May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Theresa May has already confirmed Philip Hammond (left) and Boris Johnson will keep their jobs Theresa May is expected to finalise her team of ministers later as she seeks to lead a government with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party. Ministers say initial talks have begun with Northern […]

London Bridge attack: Spain honours ‘skateboarding hero’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ignacio Echeverría has been praised by the Spanish prime minister for his “heroic” actions Spanish skateboarder Ignacio Echeverría, who died from Saturday’s terror attacks in London, has been posthumously awarded one of Spain’s highest honours. The country’s government has deemed him worthy of the Grand Cross of the Order of […]

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