IS group blows up Mosul’s landmark Grand al-Nuri mosque

21 Jun

Islamic State (IS) group militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri mosque in Mosul, according to Iraqi military officials. In 2014, the jihadist group’s leader chose the landmark mosque to announce his so-called “caliphate”.

EU and UK start thorny Brexit negotiations in Brussels

19 Jun

The European Union and Britain on Monday start formal talks to separate after 44 years of UK membership, with Prime Minister Theresa May entering negotiations in a position weakened by her country’s recent general election.

Anger boils over after deadly London tower fire

16 Jun

Grief over a deadly London high-rise tower fire turned to outrage Friday amid reports that the materials used in a recent renovation of the public housing block may have fueled the inferno.

Video: God Save the Queen, the French way

13 Jun

French fans have been encouraged to sing along to God Save the Queen when their team play England at the Stade de France tonight, in a tribute to the victims of recent terror attacks. We asked our French colleagues to start practising.