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Palestinian-Israeli contact to stay frozen, says Abbas

Palestinian-Israeli contact to stay frozen, says Abbas

Palestinian-Israeli contact to stay frozen, says Abbas 25 July 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright AFP Image caption Muslim worshippers are being asked to continue their boycott of the site in East Jerusalem Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he will...

Microsoft says it won't bin 'trusty old' Paint

Microsoft has responded to “an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia” for Paint and announced that the app is not being scrapped. Fans were devastated after learning that Paint, the image-editing program which helped a generation with their...
US 'may send arms' to Ukraine, says new envoy

US 'may send arms' to Ukraine, says new envoy

US ‘may send arms’ to Ukraine, says new envoy 25 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (second right) meets servicemen during a visit to Donetsk region in June The new US...
Trump didn't want me to quit, Spicer says

Trump didn't want me to quit, Spicer says

Sean Spicer has insisted that Donald Trump didn’t want him to quit as White House press secretary. Mr Spicer resigned as press secretary on Friday after Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier with no previous media experience, was made the new White House...
John McCain has brain cancer, his office says

John McCain has brain cancer, his office says

John McCain has brain cancer, his office says 20 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr McCain is “reviewing treatment options”, a statement says Veteran US Republican Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with...
Russia meeting not illegal, says Trump lawyer

Russia meeting not illegal, says Trump lawyer

Donald Trump’s lawyer has insisted that a meeting between the President’s eldest son and Russian nationals during last year’s election was not illegal. Lawyer Jay Sekulow distanced his client from the June 2016 meeting, saying that the President did...
Colombia coca cultivation rises by 50% says UN

Colombia coca cultivation rises by 50% says UN

Colombia coca cultivation rises by 50% says UN 15 July 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright AFP Image caption The Colombian police increased their seizures of cocaine by 49 per cent says the report The United Nations says there was a 50%...
Afghanistan IS head Abu Sayed killed in raid, says US

Afghanistan IS head Abu Sayed killed in raid, says US

Afghanistan IS head Abu Sayed killed in raid, says US 14 July 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption US and Afghan forces are said to have killed or captured hundreds of IS militants in 2017 The head of so-called Islamic State (IS)...

Trump says son is victim of 'greatest witch hunt'

Donald Trump has defended his eldest son amid a row over his meeting with a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign. He tweeted: “My son Donald did a good job last night. He was open, transparent and innocent. This is the greatest Witch Hunt in political...
Battle for Mosul: IS defeat imminent, says state TV

Battle for Mosul: IS defeat imminent, says state TV

Battle for Mosul: IS defeat imminent, says state TV 8 July 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police have started celebrating in the streets of Mosul So-called Islamic State (IS) defences in the Iraqi city of Mosul are collapsing...
Tupac split with Madonna over race, says letter

Tupac split with Madonna over race, says letter

A newly surfaced letter reportedly written by rapper Tupac Shakur to Madonna says he split up with her because of race issues. The letter, dated 15 January 1995, would have been written from a New York prison where he was serving a four-and-a-half year sentence for...

North Korea says Donald Trump is like Hitler

North Korea has ripped into Donald Trump, likening him to Adolf Hitler – a week after calling the US President a “lunatic”. Tensions have been escalating between the two nations following the death of US student Otto Warmbier, who was arrested in...
Qatar demands difficult to meet, says US

Qatar demands difficult to meet, says US

Qatar demands difficult to meet, says US 25 June 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright AFP Image caption The land borders have been closed for days now Some demands set by four Arab states on Qatar in return for lifting sanctions will be “difficult...
Qatar says list of demands not realistic

Qatar says list of demands not realistic

Qatar says list of demands not realistic 24 June 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright EPA Image caption Qatar, which is rich in natural gas, is home to 2.7 million people Qatar’s foreign minister has rejected a list of 13 conditions set by four Arab...
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