Brexit: Broad agreement to pay more as UK leaves, the BBC understands

Brexit: Broad agreement to pay more as UK leaves, the BBC understands

Image copyright EPA There is broad agreement among ministers that the government should increase its financial offer to the EU as the UK leaves, the BBC understands. But this is only in return for the EU moving on in December to talks about a future trade deal and an implementation phase after the UK’s departure […]

BBC witnesses last stand of IS in eastern Syrian town

So-called Islamic State (IS) has lost its last urban stronghold in Syria. But as the extremist Sunni group fades, Shia influence is growing from Iran to Lebanon. BBC Arabic’s Feras Kilani has this special report from inside the eastern town of Albu Kamal. BBC witnesses last stand of IS in eastern Syrian town}

Paris and Amsterdam to host key EU agencies post-Brexit

Paris and Amsterdam to host key EU agencies post-Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Paris has won a battle to host the European Banking Authority (EBA), which will relocate from London after the UK leaves the European Union. The French capital’s victory follows a win earlier for Amsterdam, which will host the London-based European Medicines Agency (EMA). Paris was picked after lots were drawn when […]

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe ‘let wife Grace usurp power’

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe ‘let wife Grace usurp power’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Mugabe’s party said his wife “has no right to run government” Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party is set to begin impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe on charges that include allowing his wife “to usurp constitutional power”. The motion is now due to be presented to parliament on Tuesday. […]

Trump declares North Korea ‘sponsor of terror’

Trump declares North Korea ‘sponsor of terror’

Media captionTrump: “N Korea supported acts of international terrorism” President Trump has announced that the US is re-designating North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, nine years after it was removed from the list. In a cabinet meeting, he said the move would trigger “very large” additional sanctions to be announced on Tuesday. Mr Trump […]

Germany’s Merkel ‘prefers new vote’ after coalition talks fail

Germany’s Merkel ‘prefers new vote’ after coalition talks fail

Media captionGerman chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday said it was a day of “deep reflection” for Germany German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she would prefer new elections to leading a minority government, after a breakdown in coalition talks plunged the country into political crisis. She also said she did not see any reason to […]

Drone maker DJI in cyber-security row over bug bounty

Drone maker DJI in cyber-security row over bug bounty

Image copyright Getty Images Drone maker DJI has accused a cyber-security researcher of hacking its servers. Kevin Finisterre claims that he accessed confidential customer data after finding a private key publicly posted on code-sharing site Github. He approached the firm, which offers a “bug bounty” reward of up to $30,000 (£23,000) for security weaknesses discovered […]

Uber and Volvo strike deal for 24,000 self-drive cars

Uber and Volvo strike deal for 24,000 self-drive cars

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Volvo hopes to sell tens of thousands of vehicles to Uber under the deal Uber has struck a deal to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo. The agreement envisages that the pick-up service will purchase the vehicles over the course of three years beginning in 2019. Uber […]

Hacking pioneer John Draper faces sex misconduct claims

Hacking pioneer John Draper faces sex misconduct claims

Image copyright Peter Fuller/Getty Images Image caption Mr Draper became famous after finding a way to make free phone calls in the US A lauded hacker and privacy campaigner has been accused of historic cases of sexual misconduct and harassment. John Draper – who uses the nickname Captain Crunch – is famous in part for […]

Young people ‘experimenting more in bed’

Young people ‘experimenting more in bed’

Image copyright Getty Images Young people are taking part in a wider range of sexual practices, including anal sex, with opposite sex partners, research reveals. Experts looked at responses to a national sex survey that has been carried out every 10 years since 1990 in the UK. More than one in 10 millennial teenagers said […]

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