• 21 October 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer addresses the media over the incident A French teenager has been charged with aggravated violence after video footage showed him pointing a fake gun at his teacher in the Parisian suburb of Creteil, prosecutors said on Sunday.The incident was filmed and uploaded on to social media on Thursday by one of his...

  • 21 October 2018 Related TopicsJamal Khashoggi disappearance Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist's disappearance and deathThe UK, France and Germany have denounced writer Jamal Khashoggi's killing, demanding urgent clarification from Saudi Arabia over his death.A joint statement said the explanation that Mr Khashoggi died...

  • 21 October 2018 Image copyright Reuters and EPA Image caption Mr Gorbachev has questioned the sense of withdrawing from the INF Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says US President Trump's plan to withdraw from a key Cold War nuclear weapons treaty is a reversal of efforts to achieve nuclear disarmament. Mr Gorbachev - who signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with...

  • 20 October 2018 Related TopicsJamal Khashoggi disappearance Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist's disappearance and deathTurkey has vowed to reveal all details about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Saudi Arabia admitted for the first time he had been killed in its consulate in Istanbul. "Turkey will never...

  • 19 October 2018 Image copyright RTÉ Image caption Eric Zhi Ying Xue was born in a Dublin hospital but is not entitled to Irish citizenship A nine-year-old boy who is facing deportation from the Republic of Ireland has won the support of an Irish government minister in his bid to stay. Eric Zhi Ying Xue was born in Dublin and has never been outside the country, but is not entitled to Irish...

  • 19 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hollywood has rather overstated the reputation of today's piranhas Scientists have unearthed the fossilised remains of a piranha-like species that they say is the earliest known example of a flesh-eating fish.This bony creature, found in South Germany, lived about 150 million years ago and had the distinctive sharp teeth of modern-day...

  • 19 October 2018 Related TopicsEurope migrant crisis Image copyright EPA Image caption Many of those who risk the journey across the Mediterranean have to be rescued Libya's foreign minister says his country opposes a European Union plan to set up assessment centres for migrants outside the EU.The plan was drawn up by EU leaders in June as Italy called for more controls on migration. But Mohamed...

  • 19 October 2018 Related TopicsJamal Khashoggi disappearance Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police are believed to have extended their search to the Belgrad Forest Police in Turkey investigating the alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have expanded their search.Unnamed Turkish officials say his body may have been disposed of in the nearby Belgrad forest or on...

  • 19 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russian MP Vladislav Reznik (L) was among the suspects Spanish judges have acquitted 17 Russians over alleged large-scale money-laundering for the Russian mafia. A Russian MP, Vladislav Reznik, was among those acquitted. Nine other suspects remain at large, including alleged gang boss Gennady Petrov.The National Criminal Court found...

  • 19 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images The Netherlands has issued its first gender-neutral passport.Leonne Zeegers, 57, received a passport with the gender designation X, instead of M for man or V for woman. Born male, in 2001 Zeegers had surgery to become female, but now identifies as intersex. Zeegers won a lawsuit, with judges ruling that preventing a registration as gender neutral...

  • 19 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An estimated three million people are out of work in France It seemed like a good idea at the time. In an attempt to shake up its interviews, several French job centres took inspiration from TV talent show The Voice.Three recruitment officials would turn their back on a candidate beside a screen with the English slogan: "This is The...

  • 19 October 2018 Related TopicsUS mid-terms 2018 Image copyright Getty Images The US government has charged a Russian woman for her role in a Kremlin-backed campaign to influence the US mid-term congressional elections next month.The criminal complaint against Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, 44, was revealed by the US Department of Justice on Friday.It marks the first foreign meddling case in the...

  • 19 October 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption The judicial reform triggered mass protests across Poland The EU's top court has ordered Poland to "immediately suspend" the application of its law which lowers the retirement age of Supreme Court judges. The European Court of Justice upheld the request by the European Commission and the head of Poland's ruling party said it would comply with the...

  • 18 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Low-cost airline Cobalt has cancelled all flights from midnight Wednesday according to a statement on its website.The carrier, which has operated flights in and out of Cyprus since 2016 - including flying UK holiday-makers to the island - has suspended operations.Local media said Cobalt had failed to reach a deal with a potential new investor.The...

  • 18 October 2018 One of Turkey's best known photojournalists, Ara Guler, has died at the age of 90.Nicknamed The Eye of Istanbul, Ara Guler chronicled the city with melancholic black-and-white pictures taken mostly with a Leica camera. He died in hospital in Istanbul on Wednesday after suffering heart failure, Anadolu news agency said. Image copyright Getty Images Guler, who was born to ethnic...

  • 18 October 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Mélenchon is at the centre of a fresh media storm France's left-wing leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon was quizzed for more than five hours over fake jobs allegations.His France Unbowed party is being investigated for possible misuse of European Parliament funds.On Thursday, prosecutors opened a separate inquiry for intimidation over...

  • 18 October 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption Work began on the basilica in 1882 The Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona, one of Spain's most famous tourist sites, has agreed to pay $41m (£31m) to the city authorities after going without a building permit for more than 130 years.The spectacular church designed by architect Antoni Gaudí, is a Unesco world heritage site and...

  • 18 October 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption The draft bill proposes measures to tackle traffic and pollution in cities like Paris France could be introducing congestion charges for vehicles in cities for the first time. Car drivers would have to pay a €2.50 (£2.20) toll in cities with more than 100,000 people, and €5 in bigger cities like Marseille, Nice and Lyon.The...

  • 18 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kokorin (left) and Mamaev (right) face up to seven years in jail Two Russian footballers have been charged with assault and hooliganism, in a high-profile case that triggered hot debates across the country.Zenit St Petersburg's Aleksandr Kokorin and Krasnodar's Pavel Mamaev are accused of attacking a trade ministry official with a chair...

  • 18 October 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"We will not stop visas for UK people in case of no deal"French President Emmanuel Macron has played down fears of new barriers for Britons if there is no EU deal on Brexit, but he did not rule out visas. UK citizens currently enjoy visa-free travel in the EU, but that could change with Brexit. The UK...