David Chater

David Chater

David Chater is an award winning correspondent with more than 30 years experience in international television news. He is based in France.

Europe

Poland seek permanent US military presence

Poland is hoping to attract a US military presence to counter Russia’s posture towards Europe.

Poland seek permanent US military presence

Europe

Poland faces turmoil over 'purge' of Supreme Court

Protesters across the country accused the government of undermining the constitution with a power grab in the highest sanctum of the law.

Poland faces turmoil over 'purge' of Supreme Court

Europe

Spain: Ex-PM Rajoy 'to step down' as leader of conservative party

The resignation comes after he led the People's Party for 14 years and was removed as PM over corruption in the party.

Spain: Ex-PM Rajoy 'to step down' as leader of conservative party

Europe

Catalonia leader 'to meet' Spain's new PM Pedro Sanchez

Quim Torra said he has communicated with Sanchez after the region's independence bid, but no date has yet been set for talks.

Catalonia leader 'to meet' Spain's new PM Pedro Sanchez

Europe

Conference in Paris held on combatting terror financing

At a conference in Paris, more than 70 countries have committed to measures to fight the funding of terrorism.

Conference in Paris held on combatting terror financing

Europe

Spain: Catalan rappers take the rap for 'glorifying terrorism'

The charge of "glorifying terrorism" in Spain's criminal code is being used to stifle government opponents and freedom of expression, according to Amnesty International.

Spain: Catalan rappers take the rap for 'glorifying terrorism'

Politics

Protesters in Berlin demand release of Catalonia's ex-leader

Hundreds of Catalan independence supporters marched through the capital demanding release of the ex-regional president who was arrested in Germany last week and who faces extradition to Spain on rebellion charges.

Protesters in Berlin demand release of Catalonia's ex-leader

Catalonia

Catalonia mass graves: Victims of civil war exhumed

Many victims of the Spanish Civil War and the rule of General Franco were buried anonymously in mass graves, but a team of archaeologists is trying to identify some of the bodies and inform relatives of their fate.

Catalonia mass graves: Victims of civil war exhumed

Spain

Catalonia independence bid struggles as more leaders arrested

With three of its leaders behind bars, Catalonia has not been able to elect a president.

Catalonia independence bid struggles as more leaders arrested

Europe

Bannon tells French far right 'history is on our side'

Former top Trump aide has addressed the party conference of a National Front that is seeking to bounce back from electoral setbacks.

Bannon tells French far right 'history is on our side'

Europe

France: Police battle protesters over nuclear waste storage plans

Police used tear gas during clashes with anti-nuclear protesters at a waste site in northeastern France on Saturday.

France: Police battle protesters over nuclear waste storage plans

Europe

UN human rights chief: 'Oppression is fashionable again'

On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Human Rights Council takes a hard look at violations around the world.

UN human rights chief: 'Oppression is fashionable again'