FRANCE: A hat said to have been worn by Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo was auctioned at Lyon today.
It was expected to sell for €30,000-€40,000 (£26,000-£35,000).
The emperor wore at least 120 hats in his career with 12 in service at any one time, each with a three-year lifespan. Only 19 are thought to still exist.
It was said to have been found on the battlefield following his defeat at Waterloo in 1815, which brought an end to the Napoleonic Wars.
GERMANY: Audi boss Rupert Stadler has been arrested in connection with ongoing investigations into the diesel emissions scandal.
Prosecutors explained they detained Mr Stadler because they believed there was a risk he might try to suppress evidence.
The scandal broke three years ago after it was discovered that cars made by Volkswagen, which owns Audi, had been fitted with devices to cheat emissions tests.
PALESTINE: Britain’s Prince William has been criticised by Israel after referring to his forthcoming visit to the Old City of Jerusalem as part of his trip to Palestine.
Last week’s royal itinerary referred to the Old City as being located in the Occupied Palestinian Territories instead of Israel.
Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ze’ev Elkin said it is “regrettable they chose to politicise the royal visit.”
KENYA: An alleged al-Shabab attack killed eight Kenyan police officers today near the border with Somalia.
The vehicle they were travelling in was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) while they were travelling to Wajir County.
The jihadist group controls large parts of Somalia and is seeking to impose a caliphate in the region. In a similar incident last month five police officers were killed in the county of Garissa.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.