International News

Russia halts gas supplies to Ukraine

BBC - 17 hours 2 min ago
Russian gas firm Gazprom halts gas supplies to Ukraine after Kiev suspends energy purchases following a breakdown on pricing talks.

Murray: US heat taught me lesson

BBC - 17 hours 12 min ago
In his latest BBC Sport column, Andy Murray talks ice baths and hydration after learning a hot weather lesson in New York.

New director general takes Esa reins

BBC - 17 hours 17 min ago
Johann-Dietrich Woerner moves from the German space agency to head up the European Space Agency.

'No injury' to Blue Peter's John Noakes

BBC - 17 hours 20 min ago
Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes suffered no injuries after going missing from his Majorcan home but will continue to be monitored by doctors.

UK productivity remains subdued

BBC - 17 hours 22 min ago
UK productivity remains subdued despite some signs that things are improving, official figures show.

Sturgeon tops women's power list

BBC - 17 hours 38 min ago
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon tops a power list compiled by BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour programme.

French troops suspended over child sex

BBC - 17 hours 54 min ago
France suspends two of its soldiers over allegations they sexually abused children, including a five-year-old girl, in Burkina Faso.

PSNI deny U-turn over flag policy

BBC - 17 hours 56 min ago
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) denies a U-turn over its response to the flying of unionist flags on the Ormeau Road in Belfast.

Rajapaksa to stand in Sri Lanka poll

BBC - 17 hours 57 min ago
Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he will stand in parliamentary elections next month.

VIDEO: Testing UK's first human slingshot

BBC - 18 hours 17 min ago
A BBC Scotland reporter volunteers to try out the UK's first human slingshot, which reaches speeds of 90mph.

VIDEO: Runways report devastating, say locals

BBC - 18 hours 22 min ago
Runways report: Harmondsworth residents give their reaction to the Airports Commission report recommending a third Heathrow runway.

'England have air of invincibility'

BBC - 18 hours 24 min ago
As England prepare to face Japan in the Women's World Cup semi-final, Eni Aluko says they have never felt more confident.

Toyota exec quits after drug scandal

BBC - 18 hours 27 min ago
Toyota's managing officer Julie Hamp resigns from the company after she was arrested last month for allegedly bringing illegal drugs into Japan.

Peer urges powdered alcohol ban

BBC - 18 hours 36 min ago
Ministers are urged by a Labour MP to ban imports of powdered alcohol as part of a crackdown on so-called legal highs.

Barbados school trip cancelled

BBC - 18 hours 40 min ago
A school cancels a £1,650 trip to Barbados because too few pupils signed up to go.

Fresh talks due on new Greek bailout

BBC - 18 hours 46 min ago
Eurozone ministers are to discuss a Greek request for a new two-year bailout, hours after it became the only EU economy to miss a crucial IMF debt payment.

Gleneagles Hotel sold by Diageo

BBC - 18 hours 57 min ago
Gleneagles Hotel and resort has been sold by drinks company Diageo, which has owned it for 31 years.

'Screaming' swimmers rescued from sea

BBC - 18 hours 58 min ago
Two people are rescued from the Bristol Channel after they were found clinging to a derelict pier, screaming for help.

In pictures: Heathrow airport

BBC - 19 hours 12 min ago
From small aerodrome to an international hub

Iran nuclear talks deadline extended

BBC - 19 hours 22 min ago
A deadline to reach agreement over Iran's nuclear programme is extended until 7 July, with Russia saying a deal is "within reach".