French salmonella baby milk scandal ‘affects 83 countries’

French salmonella baby milk scandal ‘affects 83 countries’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The recall was issued in December and French retailers have been threatened with legal action if they sell it More than 12 million boxes of powdered baby milk have now been recalled in 83 countries in a salmonella scandal involving French company Lactalis. The dairy firm’s CEO, Emmanuel Besnier, confirmed […]

Turkey plane: Panic as jet skids off runway at Trabzon

Turkey plane: Panic as jet skids off runway at Trabzon

Media captionThe plane stopped with its nose nearly in the water, but no passengers or crew were hurt Panic broke out on a passenger jet when it skidded off the runway at a Turkish airport and plunged down the side of a cliff overlooking the sea. The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 with 168 passengers and […]

Portugal fire kills eight at leisure centre

Portugal fire kills eight at leisure centre

Image caption At least 35 people were injured and the most seriously hurt were taken to Lisbon and Porto for treatment At least eight people have been killed and dozens more injured after a blast triggered a fire at a community centre in northern Portugal. The fire in Vila Nova da Rainha started when a […]

UKIP suspends leader’s girlfriend after Meghan Markle texts

UKIP suspends leader’s girlfriend after Meghan Markle texts

Media captionHenry Bolton tells the BBC’s Daily Politics he did not want the publicity his relationship with a 25-year-old model attracted UKIP has suspended the girlfriend of party leader Henry Bolton after she apparently made racist remarks about Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle. The Mail on Sunday has published a series of messages sent by […]

Liverpool end Man City unbeaten record

Liverpool end Man City unbeaten record

Sadio Mane netted Liverpool’s third goal against Manchester City at Anfield Manchester City lost a Premier League game for the first time this season as Liverpool edged a thrilling encounter with the league leaders at Anfield. The Reds scored three times in a rousing eight-minute spell in the second half to go 4-1 up, then […]

Germany coalition talks: Merkel welcomes breakthrough

Image copyright AFP Image caption Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz stressed the need for social cohesion German politicians have achieved a breakthrough in talks aimed at forming a new coalition government. A blueprint for formal negotiations was agreed between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and their former coalition partners, the Social Democrats (SPD). Politicians […]

Pound hits highest level since Brexit vote

Image copyright Getty Images Sterling has jumped to its highest level against the US dollar since the Brexit vote. The surge to almost $1.37 came after Bloomberg reported that the Spanish and Dutch finance ministers had agreed to seek a Brexit deal that kept the UK as close to the EU as possible. The pound […]

Sigrid: Norwegian pop star wins BBC Sound of 2018

Media captionSigrid gives us a tour of Bergen, where she lives in Norway Norwegian pop singer Sigrid has won BBC Music’s Sound of 2018, which aims to showcase the most exciting new music for the year ahead. Aged just 21, she is one of the youngest ever artists to receive the honour – beaten only […]

French publisher suspends reprint of Céline’s anti-Semitic texts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Céline had said he did not want the texts to be republished One of France’s main publishing houses has suspended plans to republish a collection of anti-Semitic writings by author Louis-Ferdinand Céline. After a public outcry, Gallimard said the “conditions were not right” for the texts to be issued […]

Ritz Paris robbery: Armed robbers dropped bag of jewels

Ritz Paris robbery: Armed robbers dropped bag of jewels

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police guard the hotel’s rear entrance on Cambon street French police have recovered all the jewellery stolen by armed robbers from a shop at the famous Ritz Hotel in Paris on Wednesday, sources say. They say the loot worth some €4.5m (£4m; $5.4m) was in a bag dropped by one […]