End in sight to Olympic ban on Russia

The Olympic athletes from Russia team paraded under the Olympic flag at the opening ceremony, and will do so at the closing ceremony at 11:00 GMT Russia’s Olympic ban will be lifted if there are no further doping violations from their athletes at Pyeongchang 2018, the International Olympic Committee has voted unanimously. However, the IOC […]

Trump-Russia: Manafort ‘paid European ex-politicians’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Manafort insists he is innocent Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid unnamed former senior European politicians to lobby for Ukraine’s previous pro-Russia government, a new indictment filed by special counsel Robert Mueller says. Mr Manafort paid over €2m ($2.5m; £1.8m) to the ex-politicians, it says. He has maintained […]

Florida school shooting: Armed officer ‘did not confront killer’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Funerals are being held for the 17 victims An armed officer who was at the Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week stood outside the building during the shooting and did not intervene, the local sheriff says. The school resource officer has resigned after being suspended, Broward […]

Scandal-hit Australia deputy PM resigns

Barnaby Joyce says he will resign as Australia’s deputy prime minister following a politically damaging saga that began with his affair with a former staffer. Mr Joyce said he would step down as leader of the Nationals, the junior government partner, on Monday. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be […]

Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

Media captionFather of Florida shooting victim to Trump: ‘I’m pissed’ US President Donald Trump has said arming teachers could prevent school shootings like that which left 17 people dead last week in Florida. A staff member with a gun could end an attack “very quickly”, he said. Mr Trump floated the proposal as emotional survivors […]

Pence and N Korea ‘planned to meet’

Image copyright Pool Image caption Mike Pence was seated directly in front of the North Korean delegation at the opening ceremony US Vice-President Mike Pence was due to meet North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics last week, US officials have said, but the North Koreans pulled out at the last moment. Mr Pence was […]

Spain: Father of migrant boy found in suitcase in Ceuta freed

Image copyright AFP Image caption The boy’s father ended up with a 92 euro ($114; £81) fine for facilitating his son’s illegal entry into Spain An Ivorian man whose eight-year-old son was smuggled into Spain from Morocco in a suitcase has escaped a jail term. Prosecutors had wanted Ali Ouattara to go to prison for […]

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects ‘physically threatened’ witnesses

Image copyright Reuters Oxfam has revealed that three men at the centre of sexual misconduct claims in Haiti physically threatened witnesses during a 2011 investigation. The charity has published its internal report on alleged abuse by some of its staff following public pressure. In the 2011 report, Oxfam said “more needed” to be done to […]

Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israeli police are now investigation the incident Swastikas have been drawn on the gates of Poland’s embassy in Israel, a day after the country’s PM said Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust. Police in Tel Aviv launched an inquiry after profanities and the word “murderer” were also discovered. Polish […]

Afrin: Kurdish fighters ‘strike deal’ with Syrian army

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkey is trying to oust Syrian Kurdish forces from Afrin Kurdish fighters in north-western Syria say they have struck a deal with the Syrian government under which it will send troops to help repel a Turkish offensive. The Syrian government in Damascus has offered no confirmation. Turkey regards the Kurdish […]

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