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Arab League slams Trump over Jerusalem move

Arab League slams Trump over Jerusalem move

The Arab League has slammed Donald Trump over his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, calling it a “dangerous violation of international law”. The foreign ministers of the organisation’s member states called on the United States...
Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over

Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over

Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over 9 December 2017 Related Topics Syrian civil war Image copyright AFP Image caption Iraqi pro-government forces as they captured Rawa from IS last month Iraq has announced that its war against so-called Islamic State is over....
Johnson lands in Iran to discuss Nazanin's fate

Johnson lands in Iran to discuss Nazanin's fate

Boris Johnson has arrived in Tehran, where where he is expected to discuss the fate of jailed British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. The Foreign Secretary landed in Tehran, where he is scheduled to speak with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, on...
Wildfires hit 'avocado capital of the world'

Wildfires hit 'avocado capital of the world'

Wildfires that have ripped through southern California have destroyed a large area of the region’s avocado crop. Although it is too soon to know the full extent of the damage to the avocado orchards of Fallbrook in Ventura County – the self-proclaimed...
North Korea 'hacking soaring Bitcoin exchanges'

North Korea 'hacking soaring Bitcoin exchanges'

North Korea is seeking to profit from Bitcoin’s surging value by hacking Bitcoin exchanges, security researchers have told Sky News. Ashley Shen, an independent security researcher, said: “We assume one of the reasons why Bitcoin is being attacked is...
UK FM to urge Iran to free jailed Briton

UK FM to urge Iran to free jailed Briton

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Johnson to urge Iran to free prisoner 8 December 2017 Related Topics Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Case Image copyright PA Boris Johnson will urge Iran to free British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe from jail when he visits Tehran. The...
Russia-Trump: FBI chief Wray defends agency

Russia-Trump: FBI chief Wray defends agency

Russia-Trump: FBI chief Wray defends agency 7 December 2017 Related Topics Russia-Trump inquiry Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFBI Director Wray denies Trump claim bureau ‘is in tatters’ FBI Director Christopher Wray has launched...
Elon Musk to launch electric car into orbit

Elon Musk to launch electric car into orbit

Elon Musk is to launch his own electric car into orbit around Mars, playing David Bowie’s Space Oddity. The SpaceX chief executive said when the company’s Falcon Heavy rocket launches in January, the “payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla...
Australian parliament approves same-sex marriage

Australian parliament approves same-sex marriage

Australian parliament approves same-sex marriage 7 December 2017 Image copyright EPA Image caption Same-sex marriage supporters outside Australia’s parliament on Thursday Same-sex marriage will become legal in Australia after a historic bill was passed in the...

Russian athletes appeal over Olympic ban

Aleksandr Zubkov, who is one of the 22, was the flag bearer for Russia in Sochi and won two golds Twenty-two Russian athletes have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after being banned for doping offences at the 2014 Winter Olympics. The group includes 10...
Honduras opposition demands full vote recount

Honduras opposition demands full vote recount

Honduras opposition demands full vote recount 6 December 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright AFP Image caption The leader of the Opposition Alliance against the Dictatorship, former President Manuel Zelaya, called for a complete...
Trump 'confirms Jerusalem embassy plan'

Trump 'confirms Jerusalem embassy plan'

Donald Trump has told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he intends to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, according to a spokesman. The embassy is currently in Tel Aviv, and moving it to Jerusalem would be highly significant. It would end decades of US...

Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics

Russia has been banned from taking part in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea due to concerns over doping. However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said that individual “Russian clean athletes” will still be able to compete as neutral...
Lebanon's Saad Hariri withdraws resignation

Lebanon's Saad Hariri withdraws resignation

Lebanon’s Saad Hariri withdraws resignation 5 December 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Hariri had been under pressure to stay after his surprise resignation last month Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has officially...

Google says 10,000 staff will moderate content

Google says it will have more than 10,000 members of staff monitoring content on YouTube next year. YouTube has been criticised for failing to adequately safeguard children and for allowing extremist content, including Islamic terror-related and white supremacist...
Facebook chief warns of harassment 'backlash'

Facebook chief warns of harassment 'backlash'

Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has warned of a “backlash” against women in the workplace following recent high-profile sexual harassment scandals. In a revealing Facebook post, the businesswoman said she had already heard...
Vaginal mesh campaigner dies from sepsis

Vaginal mesh campaigner dies from sepsis

Vaginal mesh campaigner Chrissy Brajcic has died reportedly from sepsis after a four-year battle with persistent infections. The 42-year-old Canadian’s husband Tony confirmed her death on Facebook after she set up a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of...
Supreme court backs Trump travel ban

Supreme court backs Trump travel ban

4 December 2017 From the section US & Canada The US Supreme Court has ruled that President Trump’s travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries can go fully into effect. Seven of the nine justices have granted the administration’s request to lift...
Angela Merkel set for new coalition talks

Angela Merkel set for new coalition talks

Angela Merkel is set for crucial new talks in her latest bid to form a government, more than 10 weeks after Germany went to the polls. Europe’s largest economy has been without a stable government since the election in September produced no overall majority,...
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