Kidnapped triathlete talked her way to freedom

Image copyright Nathalie Birli Image caption Nathalie Birli An Austrian triathlete who says she was kidnapped, stripped naked and threatened with drowning has revealed how she convinced her captor to release her after complimenting his…

Trump threatens tariffs against foolish Macron

Image caption "I've always said American wine is better than French wine!" wrote Mr Trump US President Donald Trump has accused his French counterpart of "foolishness" over a digital services tax levied by France, hinting…

Americans held in Rome over killing of policeman

Image copyright Polizia di Stato Image caption Mario Cerciello Rega was a vice brigadier in the Carabinieri police force Two US citizens have been arrested after a police officer was stabbed to death in the…

British hacker spared jail in US over malware

Image copyright Getty Images The British computer hacker who helped stop a major cyber-attack affecting the NHS in 2017 has avoided a jail sentence in the US over malicious hacking charges. In April, 25-year-old Marcus…

Tour de France stage 19 – hailstorm stops…

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Huge swathes of the Arctic are ablaze –…

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Arctic fires are common but the intensity of these makes them unusual Wildfires are ravaging the Arctic, with large areas of Siberia, northern Scandinavia, Alaska and Greenland in flames.…

US economic growth slows below Trump target

Image copyright Reuters The US economy grew less than previously thought last year, missing President Donald Trump's target of 3%. Revised official figures shows that GDP expanded by 2.5% during 2018. The figures also revealed…