Italian president faces impeachment call

Italian president faces impeachment call

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Sergio Mattarella said he agreed to all the proposals except that of the finance minister The leader of Italy’s biggest political party has called for the president to be impeached after he vetoed a choice for finance minister. Luigi Di Maio of the populist Five Star Party said President…

Brazil cuts fuel price in bid to end strike

Brazil cuts fuel price in bid to end strike

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many truckers have defied efforts to clear blockaded roads Brazilian President Michel Temer has lowered the price of diesel in a bid to end a truckers’ strike that has crippled the country for almost a week. Mr Temer said the price would be cut by 46 Brazilian cents ($0.13; £0.09)…

Scientists measure dolphin ‚happiness’

Scientists measure dolphin ‚happiness’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAre captive dolphins „happy”?Scientists working with dolphins at a marine park near Paris have attempted to measure how the animals feel about aspects of their lives in captivity. In what researchers say is the first project to examine captivity „from the animals’ perspective”, the team assessed what…

Being black in Russia

Being black in Russia

Less than 1% of Russia’s 144 million people are black. Over the years, human rights organisations have reported numerous racist attacks. What is life like for those who are black and Russian, especially ahead of next month’s World Cup and influx of foreign visitors?

US and N Korea preparing leaders’ summit

US and N Korea preparing leaders’ summit

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKorean leaders’ surprise „Hollywood” meetingA US team is holding talks with North Korean officials to prepare a possible meeting between President Donald Trump and the North’s leader Kim Jong-un. The talks in the village of Panmunjom, in the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas, are the latest…

Far-right demo outnumbered in Berlin

Far-right demo outnumbered in Berlin

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption AfD supporters waved German flags as they marched through the capital Thousands of supporters and opponents of Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party have held for rival demonstrations in the capital Berlin. Police said about 5,000 people attended the AfD march on Sunday and about 20,000 opposed them.…

Colombia votes in polarised election

Colombia votes in polarised election

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Duque, 41, has taken a hard line against former guerrillas Colombia is heading for a run-off in its presidential election after no candidate achieved 50% of the vote in Sunday’s first round. With nearly all ballots counted in Sunday’s first round, conservative Ivan Duque was leading with 39.7% ahead…