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Spain expels Venezuela’s ambassador in tit-for-tat move

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Maduro says the US and Spain are trying to bring down his government Spain has declared Venezuela’s...

Russia election: What do young Russians think of Putin?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMeet three young Russians born when Putin came to power. Will they vote for him when their get...

Silent march in Paris after ‘anti-Semitic’ murder

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption People marched from Paris’s Place de la Nation to Mireille Knoll’s apartment in the east of...

Russian SU-27 warplane ‘flew 1.5 metres’ from US spy plane

Image copyright AFP Image caption The SU-27 is used mainly for long-range air defence A Russian fighter jet has flown extremely close to an American spy...

Swedish, Russian and Hungarian films up for Oscar

Image copyright Artificial Eye Image caption The Salesman from Iran won the Oscar in 2017 This year 92 nations submitted a film for consideration as Best...

Jeremy Corbyn vows to curb City of London’s power

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn is vowing to take on the City of London if he becomes prime minister, saying finance should be “the servant of...

Andalusian Spring comes early, bring on the fiestas!

Winters in Andalusia are as mild as they come, and the sense of the spring season seems to linger for half of the year. The sun bathes this southernmost...

Icelandic first lady’s charity shop chic

By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Eliza Reid Image caption Ms Reid was wearing black to support the #MeToo...

Turkey’s Erdogan in row over ‘girl martyr’ comment on TV

Image copyright EPA Image caption The exchange happened during a congress of Mr Erdogan’s AK party Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been...

Russia spy poisoning: Czechs angrily reject Russia claims

Image copyright EPA/ Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, are in a critical condition in hospital The...
6 ways to experience India in London

6 ways to experience India in London

By James Jayasundera on Jul 16, 2018 in Accommodation, Asia, Bars, Europe, Events, Going Out, Hotels, India, Real Estate, Regions, Restaurants, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, Western Europe One need not travel across the world to experience India’s exceptional...

A UNESCO tour of Andalusia’s three cultures

A UNESCO tour of Andalusia’s three cultures

The rich history of Andalusia is in many respects the history of its three most influential cultures and their defining religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Andalusia is a vast region of nearly 34 thousand square miles, with some cities established in excess of...

No 10’s customs plans ‘crazy’ – Johnson

No 10’s customs plans ‘crazy’ – Johnson

Image copyright Reuters Boris Johnson has described one of No 10’s proposals for a post-Brexit customs arrangement as “crazy”. A “customs partnership”, thought to be favoured by the PM, would involve the UK collecting import tariffs on...

Russia: World Cup hosts fined £22,000 for France game racism

Russia: World Cup hosts fined £22,000 for France game racism

France won the friendly 3-1 with Paul Pogba scoring a 30-yard free-kick and Kylian Mbappe netting twice The Russian Football Union has been fined £22,000 for racist chants by fans in March’s friendly with France. Paul Pogba, Ousmane Dembele and N’Golo...

Romanian World of Warcraft attacker jailed

Romanian World of Warcraft attacker jailed

Image copyright Blizzard Image caption Thousands of World of Warcraft players struggled to log in to the game as a result of a cyber-attack in 2010 A World of Warcraft gamer has been sentenced to jail in the US for carrying out a cyber-attack that interfered with the...

Ireland abortion poll: Facebook to block foreign ads

Ireland abortion poll: Facebook to block foreign ads

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Campaigners have taken to the streets across the island of Ireland over the Eighth Amendment referendum Facebook has said it will block ads relating to Ireland’s forthcoming referendum on abortion that do not originate...

Why do Rome’s buses keep catching fire?

Why do Rome’s buses keep catching fire?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe bus caught fire on the Via del Tritone A public bus engulfed in flames in a European capital – but no-one in Rome thought to blame terrorism. Instead they wearily pointed the finger at the...

Paris Franprix supermarket bans racist customers

Paris Franprix supermarket bans racist customers

Image copyright Google maps Image caption The manager of this Franprix branch says his staff receive daily racial insults “Racists are banned from this shop” reads a handwritten sign in the window of one Paris supermarket. The shop’s manager, himself...

Eurovision 2018: Ireland through to final

Eurovision 2018: Ireland through to final

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy qualified for the final with his song Together Ireland will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest final after making it through the first semi-final in Lisbon. Switzerland, Belgium and...

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