North Korea has fired a short-range missile towards the sea off its east coast, South Korea’s military and Tokyo officials have said. Details of the launch are being analysed by South Korean and US authorities. But Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said it “could be a ballistic missile” – which can be used to carry
Animal rights group Peta has urged Kate Moss to stop wearing fur after luxury brand Saint Lauren ditched the material. Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) said it had written to Moss, telling her the “only hope of staying relevant in today’s fur-free fashion world” would be to do the same. The group
Le Palma’s donation centre is a place for evacuated residents to find clothes and food, and also a place for them to console each other. I met Rosy outside, she was picking up a box of tins and fruit for her family. Her town was one of the first to be evacuated on the island.
UEFA has dropped its legal case against three clubs who remain committed to the European Super League. European football’s governing body initially paused the case against Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid in June after the project collapsed in April. UEFA has now announced that “in the matter related to a potential violation of UEFA’s legal
South Korea’s president has said the country should consider banning the eating of dog meat. It comes amid renewed debate over the controversial tradition. While the consumption of dog meat is not as common as it was, the animal is still eaten by mostly older people and is served in some restaurants and at specific
Security around the Netherlands’ prime minister has been boosted following threats from criminals linked to the drugs trade, it has been claimed. Mark Rutte, whose conservative government has vowed to crack down on organised crime, has always sought to maintain a limited level of personal protection since taking office almost 11 years ago. The 54-year-old
France’s president has been hit on the shoulder by an egg thrown during an event to promote the country’s food. Emmanuel Macron, 43, was walking through the crowd when it bounced off him without breaking, video of the incident at the gastronomy trade fair in Lyon showed. Two bodyguards could be seen immediately getting closer
Olaf Scholz, the candidate for chancellor for the party with the most seats after the German election, says he is ready to start negotiations to form a coalition that will allow him to lead his country. But the Social Democratic Party’s (SPD’s) Mr Scholz has a battle on his hands. Few of the potential coalition
One person has died and at least 20 others have been injured after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Greek island of Crete. People were sent fleeing into the streets in the city of Heraklion, schools were evacuated as the earthquake damaged houses and churches. Repeated aftershocks rattled the country’s fourth-largest city, adding to damage
Germany’s Social Democrats (SDP) will seek to start the process of trying to form a three-way alliance and lead the government for the first time in 16 years after Sunday’s tight election results. The SDP narrowly beat Angela Merkel’s Union bloc and the party’s leader, Olaf Scholz, hopes to strike a coalition deal before Christmas.
A British warship has sailed through the Taiwan Strait – a move that angered China, which claims self-governing Taiwan as part of its territory. China’s military followed and warned the British warship that sailed across the waters the People’s Liberation Army said on Monday, adding that Britain was engaging in behaviour that “harboured evil intentions”.
Preliminary results in the German elections show the centre-left social democrats have beaten outgoing chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right bloc. SPD won 25.8% to the CDU/CSU’s 24.1%, according to figures from German broadcaster ARD and Reuters. The greens were next with 14.6%, followed by the FDP on 11.5% and right-wing populist party AfD next with 10.4%.
The centre-left Social Democrats have narrowly beaten outgoing chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right bloc in a closely fought election, according to preliminary results. SPD won 25.9% to the CDU/CSU’s 24.1%, according to figures released by election officials on Monday after the count for all 299 constituencies was completed. The Greens were next with 14.6%, followed by
The German social democrats have had a miserable time in recent years, consistently beaten at the polls by Angela Merkel’s election-winning machine, and cast as the party that time forgot. But now, it seems, the SPD is back. Certainly, there was a mood of optimism, even of celebration, at the party’s event I attended in
It has not been a great election for Angela Merkel’s own party, the CDU. Its candidate Armin Lashert was castigated in the polls, caught on camera laughing as the country’s president made a speech after the country’s devastating floods. But they had hoped for better, especially after a rally in the polls in the final
Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes to escape rivers of lava cascading from La Palma’s erupting volcano. But 160 of them will now be allowed to return, after local authorities said their houses were no longer in the path of the molten streams moving down the side of the Cumbre Vieja