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October 22, 2017 2:45 PM British woman reported dead in boat accident in France

A British woman has died after a boat accident in southern France on Saturday night. The 27-year-old was thrown overboard when the boat she was on collided with a warning beacon on the river Rhone. Her body was found six metres underwater, firefighters near Avignon told the AFP news agency. Five other people, including one Briton, were injured and taken 7

October 22, 2017 1:07 PM British woman dies after boat crash in the south of France

The victim was thrown from the boat when it struck a warning beacon in the Rhone River, and her body was later found by divers. The force of the impact threw her from the boat, and her body was later found by divers at a depth of 6m (20ft). The 27-year-old victim had spent the evening at a restaurant on the river island of Barthelasse with eight friends 5

October 22, 2017 11:58 AM Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies 'coup' by Madrid

The Spanish Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis, has denied that his government's move to reassert control over Catalonia amounts to a "coup". The speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, called measures announced by the government on Saturday a "de facto coup d'état". "If anyone has attempted a coup, it is the Catalan regional government, Mr Dastis 8

October 22, 2017 11:43 AM Brexit: Emily Thornberry predicts no deal with the EU

Brexit negotiations with the EU are heading for a "no deal" scenario, Labour's Emily Thornberry has warned. Shadow foreign secretary Ms Thornberry said the PM's failure to control her party was causing "intransigence" on the UK side, which was a "serious threat to Britain" and its interests. But International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said a failure to agree 10

October 22, 2017 12:01 AM Cheryl tells Simon Cowell ‘what’s cool’ for The X Factor

Cheryl makes a return to The X Factor on Sunday night – saying she has to tell Simon Cowell “what’s cool”. The singer and former X Factor judge, 34, makes a grand arrival by helicopter. She helps Cowell, 58, whittle down the groups in an exotic French Riviera location. “I’m not here to judge you, just to tell Simon what’s cool or not these days, that’s 7

October 21, 2017 9:48 PM Jimmy Kimmel's son 'happy and healthy' following surgery

Jimmy Kimmel has said his son Billy is "healthy and happy" following his battle with a congenital heart defect. The 49-year-old talk show host and his wife Molly McNearney welcomed their second child into the world six months ago, and were devastated to learn he had to undergo life-saving heart surgery after doctors discovered he had a congenital heart 6

October 21, 2017 4:42 PM Toast made to Newcastle war hero who fought in Battle of Trafalgar

Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood was the most senior officer left standing after the Royal Navy defeated Spain and France A Newcastle born navy hero who fought in the Battle of Trafalgar has been honoured at a special event. The Royal Navy defeated Spain and France at the Battle of Trafalgar more than 200 years ago. Each year members of the armed forces 6

October 21, 2017 12:45 PM Marco Verratti reveals why he stayed at PSG and hints at Barcelona interest: 'Teams were willing to pay €100m and I could have earned a lot more money'

Marco Verratti has revealed he had a turbulent summer at Paris Saint-Germain but the club's activity transfer market convinced him to stay. The Italy international was a target for Barcelona and, after a poor season for the Parc des Princes club last term, the prospect of a move to the La Liga giants appeared attractive. The Parisians were dumped out of the Champions 5

October 18, 2017 7:25 AM Australia's competition watchdog to review Accor's planned buyout of Mantra

SYDNEY, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Australia's competition regulator said on Wednesday it will review French hotelier Accor SA's planned $920 million buyout of Australian hotel operator Mantra Group Ltd. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it is monitoring the transaction and a "public review will be commenced in due course once certain

October 17, 2017 1:32 PM Iran warns Europe against new nuke deal conditions

A top advisor to Iran's supreme leader warned European governments on Tuesday against imposing new conditions on the nuclear deal. "To say that they accept the JCPOA (nuclear deal) but should negotiate on Iran's regional presence or talk about Iran's missile defences is to set conditions on the JCPOA, and this is not at all acceptable," said Ali Akbar 1