BBC : International (217)

Le Pen's National Front 'took 5m euros from EU'

The European Parliament alleges fraud by the French presidential candidate's nationalists.

Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey after collision with freighter

All 78 personnel aboard the Black Sea Fleet ship were rescued, the Turkish coastal authority says.

Brexit: Chancellor Merkel warns UK on scope of talks with EU

The German chancellor says the future UK-EU relationship can only be discussed once exit issues are resolved.

Reunion island: French police shot by suspected Islamist

The man fired at officers as they tried to arrest him on suspicion of radicalisation.

North Korea: US vows sanctions and will activate Thaad system 'within days'

The Thaad system to protect South Korea from the North will be activated "within days", says the US.

Syria war: 'Israeli strike' hits military site near Damascus airport

Unconfirmed reports say an Israeli strike targeted an arms supply hub operated by Hezbollah.

Brexit: Chancellor Merkel warns UK on scope of talks with EU

Angela Merkel says the future UK-EU relationship can only be discussed once exit issues are resolved.

Malaysian warden investigated for murder of schoolboy

The assistant warden at a private Islamic school allegedly beat the boy, who later died.

Syria conflict: 'Huge explosion' rocks Damascus airport

A massive explosion followed by a fire has hit near the international airport in Syria, activists say.

Venezuela to withdraw from OAS as deadly protests continue

The country accuses the regional grouping of meddling in its affairs, as deadly protests continue.

North Korea faces tighter sanctions under Trump strategy

Donald Trump's strategy aims to apply both economic and diplomatic pressure on Kim Jong-un.

Turkey suspends more than 9,000 police officers over 'Gulen links'

The latest purge is over alleged links to US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen.

US to tighten sanctions on North Korea

Donald Trump's North Korea strategy aims to pressure Kim Jong-un by tightening economic sanctions.

Turkey suspends more than 9,000 police officers over 'Gulen links'

The latest crackdown is over alleged links to US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen.

Paris police revive woman declared dead for an hour by paramedics

The officers arrived an hour after her death certificate was signed and saw movement in her stomach.

Trump seeks tax windfall for business

Analysts say the plan will add trillions to the deficit but the US government says growth will fund it.

North Korea tensions: US ready to 'bring Kim Jong-un to his senses'

A US missile defence system in South Korea 'will defeat North Korean threat', says a top commander.

Missing Taiwanese trekker found in Himalayas after 47 days

Liang Sheng Yueh is recovering in a Kathmandu hospital, but his girlfriend died on the mountainside.

Jonathan Demme, director of The Silence of the Lambs, dies at 73

The Oscar-winning film-maker also made such films as Philadelphia and Stop Making Sense.

Turkey arrests 1,000 in raids targeting Gulen suspects

Police try to arrest 3,000 people allegedly linked to a movement blamed for the failed 2016 coup.

France election: Macron heckled by pro-Le Pen workers

The bitterly fought campaign in France's presidential election moves up a gear.

Syrian government made Sarin used in Khan Sheikhoun, France says

Samples bear the "signature" of Sarin made by Syria's government, French intelligence says.

Turkey arrests 1,000 in raids targeting Gulen suspects

Police try to arrest 3,000 people suspected of links to a movement blamed for the failed 2016 coup.

Hungary education law: EU to take legal action amid university row

The EU is taking legal action against Hungary over a law tightening control on foreign universities.

France arrests over Charlie Hebdo and kosher shop attacks

Ten people held are suspected of helping supply arms to kosher supermarket attacker Amedy Coulibaly.

Turkey arrests 1,000 in raids targeting Gulen suspects

Police detain 1,000 people suspected of being part of a movement blamed for the failed 2016 coup.

Brazil indigenous groups clash with police in Brasilia

They were protesting against the encroachment of their ancestral lands by farmers and loggers.

France arrests over Charlie Hebdo and supermarket attacks

Ten people held are suspected of helping supply arms to kosher supermarket attacker Amedy Coulibaly.

North Korea tensions: US installs missile defence system in S Korea

The move sparks protests and is opposed by China which says it could upset regional security.

Thaad: US moves missile defence system to South Korea site

The move sparked protests and is opposed by China which says it could upset the regional security balance.

China launches aircraft carrier, boosting military presence

The launch of China's second aircraft carrier comes as tensions rise on the Korean peninsula.

Clothing firm Nordstrom castigated for $425 mud-coated jeans

Critics say the garments are worn by "rich liberals pretending to know what hard work feels like".

Trump backs down on border wall funding

If cash for a wall is left out of the budget bill, a government shutdown can be averted this week.

St Petersburg bombing: Group says al-Qaeda chief ordered attack

The attack was revenge for Russian action in Muslim countries and Chechnya, a statement says.

Turkey air strikes on Kurds in Syria and Iraq spark US concern

Air strikes in Syria and Iraq kill about two dozen fighters from two Kurdish groups.

Primitive human 'lived much more recently'

Homo naledi could be from just 200,000 years ago, not three million, a study suggests.

Fitbit contradicts husband's story of wife's murder - police

The Connecticut man said his wife was killed by an intruder with a voice like actor Vin Diesel's.

White House blocks Flynn document request

It rebuffs a request by a committee investigating former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Russian hackers 'target' presidential candidate Macron

High-tech techniques were used to trick staff into handing over login names, say experts

Israel's Netanyahu scraps talks with German minister over rights groups

Sigmar Gabriel had refused to call off talks with Israeli human rights activists.

Turkey air strikes kill Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq

Turkey hits positions in Syria held by the US-backed YPG, killing at least 18 fighters battling IS.

Hollande calls for unity at tribute to slain officer Jugelé

Murdered police officer Xavier Jugelé is awarded Legion of Honour as presidential hopefuls watch.

Thai man kills baby on Facebook Live then takes own life

Facebook's processes were already under scrutiny after video of a US killing stayed online for hours.

Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at G20 women's summit

Donald Trump's eldest daughter was speaking at an event with German leader Angela Merkel.

Sixteen migrants drown making Turkey-Greece crossing

The bodies of two children were among those pulled from waters between Turkey and Lesbos.

Down's syndrome dancer Mikayla Holmgren enters Miss USA pageant

Mikayla Holmgren is thought to be the first person with Down's syndrome to enter the beauty pageant.

North Korea tensions: US submarine arrives in South Korea

It comes amid heightened tensions, and fears North Korea is planning more nuclear or missile tests.

US submarine arrives in South Korea as tensions rise

It comes amid worries of a North Korean missile test as Pyongyang marks its army's anniversary.

Arkansas executes murderers Jack Jones and Marcel Williams

The men are put to death in the first double execution on the same day for 17 years in the US.

75% of Yemen's population 'in urgent need'

Countries are urged to commit cash to save 'forgotten' Yemen from humanitarian catastrophe.