Angry shepherds secure bear ban from Macron

January 15, 2020

Pyrenean livestock farmers are rejoicing after winning an assurance from French President Emmanuel Macron that he will not authorise the release into the wild of any more of the bears blamed for a surge in deadly attacks on sheep.


Putin meets new Ukraine leader for first time

December 9, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy have met for the first time in a bid to end five years of war between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists.


Three dead as floods hit France and Italy

November 24, 2019

At least three people were killed in France and a landslide collapsed a stretch of elevated road in Italy, leaving cars perched perilously on a precipice as heavy rains pounded the region over the weekend.