Simone Veil: French politician and Holocaust survivor dies

Simone Veil: French politician and Holocaust survivor dies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Simone Veil survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen The French politician, women’s rights champion and Holocaust survivor Simone Veil has died at the age of 89. Best known in France for her instrumental role in legalising abortion in the 1970s, she went on to serve as the first president of an elected […]

China condemns US sanctions over ‘North Korea funding’

China condemns US sanctions over ‘North Korea funding’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US says China can do the most to impose economic pain on Kim Jong-un’s regime China has reacted angrily to a US decision to impose sanctions on a Chinese bank accused of laundering North Korean money. A foreign ministry spokesman urged the US to “stop wrongful actions” to avoid […]

Fukushima nuclear disaster: Tepco executives on trial

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tsunehisa Katsumata (L), Ichiro Takekuro and Sakae Muto all deny the accusations Three former power company executives have gone on trial in Japan on charges linked to the Fukushima disaster. It is the first criminal trial over the 2011 meltdown at the nuclear plant. The meltdown, triggered by an earthquake […]

Hong Kong activists released after handover protest

Hong Kong activists released after handover protest

Image copyright EPA Image caption Some protesters had chained themselves to the sculpture on Wednesday night Hong Kong police have released several activists detained for staging a protest ahead of the territory’s handover anniversary. The city is holding a series of lavish events to mark 20 years since it was handed back to China by […]

Weetabix vs Weet-bix: UK cereal held by New Zealand customs

Weetabix vs Weet-bix: UK cereal held by New Zealand customs

Image copyright Reuters A consignment of UK breakfast cereal Weetabix has reportedly been impounded by New Zealand customs officials, after complaints it could confuse customers. The 300 boxes had been ordered by a specialist shop in Christchurch, “A Little Bit of Britain”. But food giant Sanitarium, which owns rival brand Weet-bix, has objected to it […]

Grenfell Tower fire: Downing Street criticises council over aborted meeting

Grenfell Tower fire: Downing Street criticises council over aborted meeting

Media caption Council tries to ban press and public from meeting Downing Street has rebuked Kensington and Chelsea Council over its decision to adjourn its first cabinet meeting since the Grenfell Tower fire. The cabinet had tried to hold Thursday’s meeting behind closed doors but was forced by a court order to hold it in […]

MSNBC’s Scarborough and Brzezinski hit back at Trump tirade

MSNBC’s Scarborough and Brzezinski hit back at Trump tirade

Media captionThe MSNBC hosts say the White House demanded an apology for coverage, or the National Enquirer would run a story on them Two US TV presenters attacked on Twitter by President Donald Trump have accused him of lying and say he is mentally unfit to watch their show. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, who […]

The quiet life in Tilt Cove, Canada’s smallest town

Welcome to the smallest town in Canada – Tilt Cove in Newfoundland and Labrador. The tiny town has a population of just four people. Its boom days as a copper mining hub are now a distant memory but the people who live there have no plans to leave. Video by Dan Lytwyn The quiet life […]

Hawaii Asks Federal Court For Clarification As Travel Ban Goes Into Effect – NPR

Hawaii Asks Federal Court For Clarification As Travel Ban Goes Into Effect – NPR

Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin speaks at a news conference in Honolulu in March. His office has asked a federal court to review the Trump administration’s definition of close family, in the context of the travel ban. Marco Garcia/AP hide caption toggle caption Marco Garcia/AP Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin speaks at a news conference […]