• 13 November 2018 Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption A post appeared on former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski's Facebook page saying he was seeking asylum Macedonia's former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski has reportedly fled to Hungary after failing to show up to begin a two-year prison sentence.In a Facebook post, Mr Gruevski said he was in Budapest and had requested "political...

  • 13 November 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Millions of elderly Germans are in care (file photo) A Polish care worker who worked in German nursing homes for years has been charged with six counts of murder for killing his elderly patients.Himself a diabetic, he used insulin to kill his victims, police said.He is also accused of attempting to kill at least three more patients, and...

  • 13 November 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ruling will have implications for cheese producers across the EU The taste of a food cannot be protected by copyright, the EU's highest legal authority has ruled in a case involving a Dutch cheese.The European Court of Justice said the taste of food was too "subjective and variable" for it to meet the requirements for copyright...

  • 13 November 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption The female cub is said to be named "Putin" Police officers patrolling Paris's Champs-Élysées received reports of a lion cub in a luxury car.On stopping the green Lamborghini, officers discovered the driver taking pictures with the animal.The 33-year-old man reportedly insisted it was "just a cat", but was arrested.The female cub,...

  • 13 November 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Getty Images The pound has surged against the dollar and the euro amid growing optimism a Brexit deal is close to being agreed. Sterling leapt 1.4% to trade at $1.3036 against the dollar in afternoon trade, whilst against the euro it jumped to a near seven-month high of €1.1542. The move came after a significant breakthrough in talks...

  • 13 November 2018 Related TopicsThe Holocaust Image copyright Alexander Historical Auctions At first glance, the picture of the man hugging the beaming young girl appears to show a scene of great happiness.But a closer look reveals a far darker tale: this is Adolf Hitler, the man behind the murder of six million Jews, and the little girl is Jewish.Despite this, Hitler would go on to build a...

  • 13 November 2018 Image copyright Maggy Biskupski / Facebook Image caption Ms Biskupski was a well-known advocate for her fellow law enforcement officers A police officer who rose to prominence combating violence against French police has been found dead.Maggy Biskupski was found at her home in the Yvelines area west of Paris, having apparently shot herself with her service weapon.She was the...

  • 13 November 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The prime minister won an election in October 2017 but had his immunity lifted in January Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is facing a potential political crisis after a son was quoted as saying he had been held in Crimea to stop him giving evidence in a fraud case.Andrej Babis Jr, 35, made the claims after he was traced by a news...

  • 13 November 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump (right) kept his powder dry when he met Mr Macron (left) in Paris US President Donald Trump has gone on Twitter to mock his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, after an awkward Armistice Day visit.He attacked Mr Macron over nationalism, plans for a European army, French tariffs on US wine imports, and the French leader's popularity...

  • 11 November 2018 Image copyright RTÉ Michael D Higgins has been inaugurated for a second term as President of Ireland at a ceremony in Dublin Castle on Sunday.Former presidents Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese were in attendance.The Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste (deputy prime minister) Simon Coveney were also present.President Higgins was re-elected in...

  • 12 November 2018 comments Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May returning to Downing Street on Monday Ministers have been told "judgement day is coming" over Brexit as the UK and EU strive for a deal within 48 hours.Officials are trying to hammer out an agreement on the terms of the UK's exit by Wednesday to enable EU leaders to agree it by the end of the...

  • 12 November 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyprus has long been split in two, with travel allowed only at a handful of crossing points New crossings have been opened between the Turkish and Greek sides of Cyprus - the first in eight years.Dozens crossed via the new routes near Dherynia and Lefke as guards removed barbed wire fences.Monday's opening of new crossings follows the...

  • 12 November 2018 Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption President Trump attended another scheduled visit to a US cemetery outside Paris on Sunday The White House has defended US President Donald Trump's decision to miss a memorial event on Saturday after he faced a backlash.Mr Trump, who was in France to mark the centenary of World War One's end, cancelled a visit to a US military cemetery...

  • 12 November 2018 Image copyright Reuters Workers at a Belgian steelworks had a pleasant start to the weekend when they found an extra €30,000 (£26,200; $34,000) in their bank accounts.Alas, as some of them suspected, the money added to their pay was a clerical error - the actual bonus should have been €100, Belgian media report.But some took the windfall at face value, paying off...

  • 12 November 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNato holds biggest military exercise since Cold WarFinnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila has said the GPS signal in his country's northern airspace was disrupted during recent Nato war games in Scandinavia.He said he believed the signal had been jammed deliberately and that it was possible Russia was to blame because it had...

  • 12 November 2018 Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption What did the pilots see off the coast of Ireland? The Irish Aviation Authority is investigating reports of bright lights and UFOs off the south-west coast of Ireland.It began at 06:47 local time on Friday 9 November when a British Airways pilot contacted Shannon air traffic control.She wanted to know if there were military...

  • 12 November 2018 Related TopicsWorld War One Image copyright Vincent Buyssens Image caption These coins saved Belgian soldier Optatius Buyssens's life These coins both endangered and saved the life of a soldier in World War One.Shot after the noise of them "clinging together in his breast pocket... gave his position away... the bullet that should have killed him ricocheted off of the coins thus...

  • 12 November 2018 Related TopicsCatalonia independence vote 2017 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEstel Oleart is a Catalan independence activist.A Spanish court has ordered former Catalan leader Artur Mas to repay the costs of organising an illegal vote on independence four years ago.Mr Mas and nine other former officials have to repay €4.9m (£4.3m; $5.6m) of...

  • Armistice Day: Macron urges world leaders to reject nationalism 11 November 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS President Donald Trump is among the world leaders in Paris commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice DayFrench President Emmanuel Macron has urged world leaders marking the centenary of the World War One Armistice to reject nationalism.Addressing...

  • By Patrick Jackson BBC News 9 November 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption For much of the week, emergency services searched the rubble of the two houses in Rue d'Aubagne The deadly collapse of two houses in Marseille has traumatised France's second city in a way that eerily echoes London's Grenfell Tower disaster.The full horror emerged only gradually, as firefighters painstakingly searched...