US child migrants: First ladies speak out on Trump separation policy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Adults who try to cross the US-Mexico border are automatically taken into custody The former US First Lady Laura Bush has condemned a controversial policy that splits up families who illegally enter the country at the Mexican border. Writing in the Washington Post newspaper, she describes the separation of […]

Audi boss arrested over diesel affair

Image copyright EPA The chief executive of German carmaker Audi, Rupert Stadler, has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the diesel emissions scandal. A spokesman for Volkswagen, which owns Audi, confirmed he was being held. Munich prosecutors said they had acted because of a risk that Mr Stadler might seek to suppress evidence. […]

Macedonia name dispute: PMs watch as ministers sign ‘historic’ deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (right) met Zoran Zaev near the border between the two countries Greece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decades-long dispute over Macedonia’s name. Under the agreement, Greece’s neighbour will be known as North Macedonia. Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said it […]

Yemen war: Government forces ‘not attacking’ Hudaydah port

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pro-government forces launched their offensive on Wednesday Yemen’s government says its forces are not attacking the rebel-held port of Hudaydah, the main entry point for aid to the war-torn country. “We are not planning to destroy the infrastructure,” Foreign Minister Khaled Alyemany said. Pro-government forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, […]

Trump Kim summit: US president hails deal after historic summit

Media captionKim: “The world will see a major change” US President Donald Trump says his historic talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that ended in a joint agreement were “tremendous”. The signed document includes a pledge from Mr Kim to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. Mr Trump later said the US would […]

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner commercial income revealed

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s dealings have raised concerns among ethics experts Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner earned at least $82m (£61m) in outside income in their first year as unpaid senior advisers to the president, disclosure forms cited by US media say. President Trump’s daughter and son-in-law have continued […]

Bode Miller: US Olympic skier’s daughter drowns

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bode Miller with daughter Emmy in February last year. The skiing world has been expressing its sympathy The 19-month-old daughter of former US Olympic skier Bode Miller has died after falling into a swimming pool. Emmy Miller was found unconscious at a neighbour’s home in Orange County, southern California, and […]

Stranded migrants: Three ships to take 629 people on Aquarius to Spain

Media captionCharity workers look after migrants on the Aquarius A charity looking after 629 rescued migrants on a ship stranded off Malta says two Italian vessels will help take them to the Spanish port of Valencia. SOS Méditerranée and Spanish officials said the Aquarius would be joined by an Italian coastguard ship and a warship. […]

Russia 2018: Chinese firms fill World Cup sponsorship gap

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Brazil are among the favourites at this year’s World Cup tournament The value of World Cup sponsorship has dropped between the 2014 event in Brazil and this year’s in Russia, according to Nielsen Sports’ research. Fifa sponsor revenue fell from $1,629m (£1,214m) to $1,450m between events. Global market research […]

US Air Force deserter found after 35 years

Image copyright USAF Image caption Capt Hughes had a top secret security clearance at the time of his disappearance A man who deserted from the US Air Force in July 1983 has been apprehended in California, the US military says. Capt William Howard Hughes Jr, who had top-secret clearance, was last seen withdrawing $28,500 (£21,300) […]

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