Labour MP denies claims he was ‘Czech spy’

Labour MP denies claims he was ‘Czech spy’

Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Geoffrey Robinson, Labour MP for Coventry, said the allegations "are a lie" Labour MP Geoffrey Robinson has denied claims that he was a Cold War spy who passed confidential government files to communist Czechoslovakia in the 1960s.The Mail on Sunday says the allegations are contained in files archived by…
Netherlands wins 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

Netherlands wins 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

Image copyright Getty Images The Netherlands' Duncan Laurence has won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with his song Arcade.He had been the bookmakers' favourite to win, and came through to the top of the leaderboard with 492 points after the public vote.The UK's Michael Rice came bottom, after getting just three points from the public…
Schwarzenegger attacked in South Africa

Schwarzenegger attacked in South Africa

Image copyright AFP Image caption Schwarzenegger urged fans to focus on the athletes at the event instead of the attack Video footage has shown Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger being attacked at an event in South Africa.The 71-year-old former California governor was interacting with fans during a skipping competition at his Arnold Classic Africa sporting event…
Eurovision 2019: Latest updates

Eurovision 2019: Latest updates

Posted at 18:0118:01The all-important running order...Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesSettle down ahead of the show and take a look at tonight's placings - Malta kick off proceedings, the UK are somewhere in the middle, while Spain wraps up the show in 26th spot.Posted at 17:5317:53Who is favourite to win?Not that we're encouraging you to go out…
India’s Modi has election spiritual break

India’s Modi has election spiritual break

Image copyright @BJP4India/Twitter Image caption Mr Modi meditated at a holy cave in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a spiritual break on the eve of the final day of voting in the country's general election. In a series of tweeted images, Mr Modi, 68, is seen meditating while…
‘There will be no war’, says Iran’s Zarif

‘There will be no war’, says Iran’s Zarif

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif says people around US President Trump are "pushing him towards war" Iran's foreign minister has said he does not believe a war will break out in the region amid concerns over rising tensions with the US.Mohammad Javad Zarif told state news agency IRNA that Tehran did…
Scandal-hit Austrian minister resigns

Scandal-hit Austrian minister resigns

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Strache said he was the "victim of a targeted political attack" Austria's Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache has resigned a day after secret video footage mired him in a corruption scandal. The video appeared to show Mr Strache discussing government contracts with an alleged Russian investor in return for campaign…
Ex-CIA agent jailed for spying for China

Ex-CIA agent jailed for spying for China

Image copyright ALEXANDRIA SHERIFF'S OFFICE Image caption Kevin Mallory, 62, was convicted under the Espionage Act A former CIA officer has been jailed for 20 years for disclosing military secrets to a Chinese agent, the US justice department says.Kevin Mallory, 62, was found guilty of several spying offences following a two-week trial last June.The fluent…
Germany to compensate Chile sect victims

Germany to compensate Chile sect victims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Colonia Dignidad was built to resemble a Bavarian village but the reality was very different Germany will pay compensation of up to €10,000 (£8,700; $11,000) to victims of a notorious and abusive commune in southern Chile.Colonia Dignidad was founded by former Nazi soldier Paul Schäfer in 1961.The commune, which…