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Raqqa military operations against IS are over

Military operations have ended against Islamic State in its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, say the Syrian Democratic Forces. Clearing operations are ongoing to flush out the remaining fighters and locate IEDs and booby traps, an SDF official told Sky News. Dozens of...

EU to toughen sanctions against North Korea

European ministers are to sign off on tougher sanctions against North Korea. At a meeting in Luxembourg, foreign ministers from the bloc will back plans to cut off sources of cash that are helping North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to continue his illegal missiles...
People smuggler rails against EU intervention

People smuggler rails against EU intervention

A Libyan people smuggler – responsible for helping transport thousands of migrants to Italy – has told Sky News that Europe can do nothing to stop the flow of human traffic across the Mediterranean. In an exclusive interview the smuggler revealed that he...
Barcelona mayor warns against Catalan split

Barcelona mayor warns against Catalan split

Barcelona’s mayor has said the Catalan referendum is not enough for the region to declare independence from Spain. Ada Colau said the results of the vote “can’t be a guarantee to proclaim independence but are the opportunity to build dialogue and...

Huge rally against independence in Barcelona

Thousands of people are marching in Barcelona to demand the region rejects independence and stays with Spain. The demonstration comes a week after the Catalan government held a referendum on secession that was condemned as illegal and unconstitutional by the Spanish...
Trump rails against Republican Obamacare rebels

Trump rails against Republican Obamacare rebels

Trump rails against Republican Obamacare rebels 23 September 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump said Republicans who oppose the new plan “don’t have the guts to vote for it” US President Donald...
Trump speaks out against 'mismanagement' at UN

Trump speaks out against 'mismanagement' at UN

Donald Trump has used his first appearance at the United Nations to call for “truly bold reforms” at the 193-nation organisation. The US President has criticised the bureaucracy and the financial burden that UN membership imposes on the US, and said it...
Clashes as 220,000 march against Macron reforms

Clashes as 220,000 march against Macron reforms

More than 220,000 protesters have taken part in marches across France against Emmanuel Macron’s labour reforms, with some clashes breaking out. Observers says that despite the massive numbers, the turnout is lower than it has been at other protests in France in...
Farage says Germany should revolt against EU

Farage says Germany should revolt against EU

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage says Germany should spearhead a revolt against Brussels as he joined a rally for the anti-immigration Eurosceptic AfD party. Mr Farage said it was amazing that Brexit had hardly reared its head in debates between Chancellor Angela...
Case against Auschwitz Nazi, 96, to be thrown out

Case against Auschwitz Nazi, 96, to be thrown out

Case against Auschwitz Nazi, 96, to be thrown out 31 August 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright AFP Image caption Hubert Zafke faced 3,681 counts of being an accessory to murder German prosecutors have said a case against a 96-year-old former SS medic should...
'Not afraid': Barcelona marches against terror

'Not afraid': Barcelona marches against terror

Hundreds of thousands of people have marched shoulder to shoulder in Barcelona in an act of solidarity following last week’s twin terror attacks. The peace event was organised as a mark of respect to the 15 people who died and the more than 100 who were injured....
Thailand charges dropped against BBC reporter

Thailand charges dropped against BBC reporter

Thailand charges dropped against BBC reporter 23 August 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP Image caption Jonathan Head arrives at court on Wednesday to fight the defamation charges Charges have been withdrawn against a BBC journalist in a criminal...
China Boosting Phishing Attacks – Against Vietnam

China Boosting Phishing Attacks – Against Vietnam

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang (left), with Chinese President Xi Jinping in May during an international conference near Beijing. Kenzaburo Fukuhara / AFP / Getty Images A Chinese government hacker group appears to be peppering Vietnamese bureaucrats with phishing...
Indian court rules against instant divorce

Indian court rules against instant divorce

Indian court rules against instant divorce 22 August 2017 From the section India Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Five Muslim women moved the Supreme Court to declare instant divorce unconstitutional India’s top court has ruled the practice of instant...
Taylor Swift wins grope trial against radio DJ

Taylor Swift wins grope trial against radio DJ

Taylor Swift has vowed to assist other victims of sexual assault after a jury decided she was groped by a radio host before a concert. The US singer hugged her crying mother on Monday after jurors found DJ David Mueller grabbed Swift’s backside during a...
Taylor Swift wins assault case against DJ

Taylor Swift wins assault case against DJ

Taylor Swift wins assault case against DJ 15 August 2017 From the section US and Canada Image copyright AFP Image caption Taylor Swift countersued DJ David Mueller over the 2013 incident Pop star Taylor Swift has won a sexual assault case against ex-radio DJ David...
Inside Atlanta's fight against sex trafficking

Inside Atlanta's fight against sex trafficking

America has a growing sex trafficking problem and the city of Atlanta has been identified as one of the hotspots. In this big southern city, a cultural and economic powerhouse, the illegal sex trade is worth about $ 300m (£230m) a year. The FBI has also named it as...
Scaramucci: There's White House plot against Trump

Scaramucci: There's White House plot against Trump

People within the White House are trying to get rid of President Donald Trump, says his former communications director Anthony Scaramucci. Mr Scaramucci made the claims in an interview with ABC as he spoke publicly for the first time following his dismissal by the...
Judge throws out DJ's case against Taylor Swift

Judge throws out DJ's case against Taylor Swift

A US judge has dismissed allegations that Taylor Swift got a radio DJ fired, but court proceedings will continue to consider the singer’s allegations that he sexually assaulted her. David Mueller has accused Swift of slandering him to his radio station, alleging...
Kerry warns Kenya opposition against violence

Kerry warns Kenya opposition against violence

Former US secretary of state John Kerry has stepped into the Kenyan election controversy with an impassioned plea to opposition leader Raila Odinga to stay within the law when protesting against the results. Official results from Tuesday’s presidential election...
Donald Trump threatens 'fury' against N Korea

Donald Trump threatens 'fury' against N Korea

Donald Trump threatens ‘fury’ against N Korea 8 August 2017 From the section US & Canada Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Trump threatened a response ‘like the world has never seen’ US President Donald...
Roads blocked as protesters march against Zuma

Roads blocked as protesters march against Zuma

Opposition supporters blocked roads with burning tyres and rocks as they protested ahead of a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. Demonstrators in Johannesburg and Cape Town held placards which read “fire Zuma” and “no confidence”...
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