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May 22, 2019

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Five key figures in the European elections

Five key figures in the European elections
politics

As the clock counts down to the European Parliament elections that start Thursday, here are five key figures in the battle, from arch-eurosceptic Nigel Farage to French President Emmanuel Macron.- Farage, veteran eurosceptic -Nicknamed "Mr Brexit" by his fri

Virtual Vlad to host new BBC chat show

Virtual Vlad to host new BBC chat show
politics

A computer generated Vladimir Putin is to host a comedy chat-show on the BBC, with British political spin doctor Alastair Campbell among those pitting his wits against the Russian leader, the broadcaster announced Wednesday.Two short pilot episodes of the semi

Spain raids hashish traffickers

Spain raids hashish traffickers
crime, law and justice

Over 300 police officers swooped Wednesday against hashish smuggling in southern Spain, the main gateway into Europe for the drug, the latest in a string of police stings in the region.Over 20 people were arrested during the raids carried out in several provin

Austria's Kurz names new ministers after scandal

Austria's Kurz names new ministers after scandal
politics

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz appointed new cabinet ministers on Wednesday to replace those from the far right who have left their posts in the wake of the so-called "Ibiza-gate" affair.The centre-right chancellor -- who has called for snap elections in

Five unusual European election candidates

Five unusual European election candidates
politics

A Somali refugee standing as a Green in Britain, a jailed Catalan separatist and the former Greek finance minister running in Berlin are among the more unusual candidates for the European Parliament.- German nemesis comes to Berlin - At the height of the Greek

Top French journalist summoned by intelligence service

Top French journalist summoned by intelligence service
politics

A senior reporter at France's Le Monde daily who broke the story of an explosive scandal concerning a security aide to President Emmanuel Macron has been summoned for questioning by the domestic intelligence service, the newspaper said Wednesday.Ariane Chemin



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