George Weah sworn in as Liberia’s president

George Weah sworn in as Liberia’s president

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tens of thousands of people attended the inauguration at the Samuel Doe Stadium in Monrovia Former international footballer George Weah has been sworn in as president of Liberia. “I have spent many years of my life in stadiums, but today is a feeling like no other,” President Weah told crowds […]

Syria offensive: US seeks to address Turkey’s ‘legitimate’ security concerns

Syria offensive: US seeks to address Turkey’s ‘legitimate’ security concerns

Media captionWhy is Turkey attacking Syria? The US is willing to work with Turkey to address its “legitimate” security concerns in northern Syria, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said. He was speaking after Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria to fight the Kurdish YPG militia at the weekend. Turkey sees the group as terrorists, […]

Catalonia crisis: Puigdemont’s Denmark visit a ‘provocation’

Catalonia crisis: Puigdemont’s Denmark visit a ‘provocation’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The ex-leader appeared at the University of Copenhagen on Monday A Spanish Supreme Court judge has accused Catalonia’s former leader Carles Puigdemont of trying to provoke his own arrest by travelling abroad. Judge Pablo Llarena’s comment came as he rejected a prosecutor’s request to reissue a European arrest warrant. Mr […]

Catholic deacon accused of murder by air injection in Belgium

Catholic deacon accused of murder by air injection in Belgium

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ivo Poppe allegedly caused embolisms by deliberately injecting air into the bloodstream A Catholic deacon accused of killing at least 10 people – including his own mother – has gone on trial in Belgium. Former nurse Ivo Poppe is suspected of killing his victims by injecting air into their […]

Defiant UKIP leader Henry Bolton aims to ‘drain the swamp’

Defiant UKIP leader Henry Bolton aims to ‘drain the swamp’

Media captionHenry Bolton says he will not be quitting as UKIP leader, adding: “It is time to drain the swamp”. Henry Bolton has insisted he will not quit as UKIP leader, saying it is “time to drain the swamp” of malcontents within the party. He said UKIP’s national executive committee, which passed a vote of […]

Army chief calls for investment to keep up with Russia

Army chief calls for investment to keep up with Russia

Media captionGeneral Sir Nick Carter: Russia could initiate hostilities sooner than expected Britain’s armed forces risk falling behind Russia without more investment, the head of the Army has said. General Sir Nick Carter said the Army’s ability to respond to threats “will be eroded if we don’t keep up with our adversaries”. The speech – […]

Lord Lawson: Civil servants want to ‘frustrate Brexit’

Lord Lawson: Civil servants want to ‘frustrate Brexit’

Image caption Lord Lawson of Blaby served as chancellor between 1983-89 Civil servants will “do their best to frustrate” Brexit, Lord Lawson has said in an interview with BBC Newsnight. The former chancellor said Whitehall felt uneasy about Brexit because it represented radical change. His remarks highlight unease in the cabinet at the civil service’s […]

Whatever happened to the Brexit talks?

Whatever happened to the Brexit talks?

Image copyright Getty Images “Where are your cameras? joked Michel Barnier when I bumped into him the other day, “I’m a bit disappointed there aren’t any.” Me too, Michel. Me too. The last few weeks have been like “dry January” for Brexit-watchers. Last year the EU chief negotiator and Britain’s Brexit Secretary David Davis met […]

Pay attention to US-UK rapport, Rex Tillerson says

Pay attention to US-UK rapport, Rex Tillerson says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rex Tillerson held talks with Boris Johnson The US and the UK need to “pay attention” to their “treasured” relationship, the US secretary of state said as he visited London. “Sometimes we forget about the importance of our own relationship,” said Rex Tillerson, who held talks with UK Foreign […]

US shutdown to end as Senate strikes deal

US shutdown to end as Senate strikes deal

Media captionWhite House and Chuck Schumer trade barbs over shutdown The US government partial shutdown is set to end after Senate Republicans and Democrats voted to approve a temporary funding bill. Senator Chuck Schumer said Democrats would support the bill if Republicans addressed a programme that shields young immigrants from deportation. Democrats refused to vote […]

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