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What now for UK-France security relations?

What now for UK-France security relations?

Image copyright PA RAF helicopters to Mali, French troops to Estonia, spy chiefs sharing intelligence. When it comes to defence and security, the Anglo-French entente cordiale has rarely been closer as their political leaders meet for their annual summit. Building on the Lancaster House agreement of 2010 between the two countries’ then leaders, David Cameron […]

Sunken tanker Sanchi: Four oil slicks seen, says China

Sunken tanker Sanchi: Four oil slicks seen, says China

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The oil spill continues growing An oil spill from an Iranian tanker that sank off China has spread into four separate slicks covering an area of 100 sq km (39 sq miles), say Chinese authorities. The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 tons of ultra-light crude oil when it collided with another […]

Hebbar's Kitchen and the Indian couple behind a food video empire

Hebbar's Kitchen and the Indian couple behind a food video empire

Image copyright Hebbar’s Kitchen Image caption Archana Hebbar started Hebbar’s Kitchen in 2016 Quick, social media-friendly recipe videos have changed the way people approach cooking. The BBC spoke with Hebbar’s Kitchen, an online platform that has adopted the format, with a focus on Indian audiences and vegetarian food. These two-minute long videos, packaged like a […]

North Korea crisis: South to continue talks with 'clear eyes'

North Korea crisis: South to continue talks with 'clear eyes'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSouth Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha: “We understand North Korea better than anybody” South Korea says it will continue high-level talks with North Korea with “clear eyes” amid global warnings that Pyongyang might be playing for time to continue its nuclear-arms programme. “We have to make the […]

Turkey targets Kurds in Afrin: The short, medium and long story

Turkey targets Kurds in Afrin: The short, medium and long story

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A Turkish tank positioned on the Turkish-Syrian border near Manbij in December Turkey says it is getting ready to launch a massive assault on Kurdish forces inside Syria – potentially putting it in direct conflict with its Nato ally, the United States. This could be a significant new development in […]

Naked Auschwitz demonstrators who killed sheep convicted

Naked Auschwitz demonstrators who killed sheep convicted

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The incident took place last March beneath the main gate at Auschwitz Twelve people who stripped naked in front of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz and killed a sheep have been convicted of profaning the site. A court in the Polish city of Oswiecim jailed two of the […]

Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Cheyenne Antoine (L) poses with victim Brittney Gargol A Canadian woman has been convicted in the death of her friend after police discovered the murder weapon used in a picture of the pair on social media. Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty on Monday to killing Brittney Gargol, 18, in […]

Apple to pay $38bn on foreign cash pile

Apple to pay $38bn on foreign cash pile

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple chief executive Tim Cook at the iPhone X launch in November Apple will pay about $38bn (£27.3bn) in tax on the roughly $250bn cash pile it holds outside the US following recent changes to American tax rules. The sum is expected to be the biggest payment under the […]

Ex-minister: Young could undo Brexit

Ex-minister: Young could undo Brexit

Image copyright House of Commons A future generation of MPs will seek to “improve or undo” Brexit if it does not work for young people, a former cabinet minister has said. Justine Greening – who quit as education secretary in last week’s reshuffle – said MPs had a duty to make sure Brexit was “sustainable”. […]

Nigeria gunmen kidnap two US and two Canadian citizens

Nigeria gunmen kidnap two US and two Canadian citizens

Image copyright Reuters Two American and two Canadian citizens have been kidnapped near the northern city of Kaduna, Nigeria, police say. Two police escorts were also killed in a shootout with the kidnappers, who emerged from hiding to attack the convoy. The group, travelling in two vehicles, was reportedly attacked on their way from Kaduna […]