Von der Leyen elected EU Commission head after MEPs vote

 Germany's Ursula von der Leyen has been narrowly elected president of the EU Commission following a secret ballot among MEPs. The centre-right defence minister will replace Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on 1 November. She secured the backing of more than half of the members of the European parliament on Tuesday evening. The...

Inside Norway’s spy Town

Norway's spy Town: 'They took him and they have broken him' The wife of a Norwegian pensioner convicted of espionage in Russia has told the BBC that she blames her country's intelligence service for putting a civilian at risk - and called on Norway's government to do everything in its...