Chelsea Manning: Wikileaks source jailed for contempt is freed

Image copyright EPA Image caption Chelsea Manning: “I will not comply with this, or any other grand jury.” Former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been released from prison, despite refusing to testify before an investigation into Wikileaks. Manning, 31, was held for 62 days after a Virginia judge ordered her taken into custody in […]

Trade war: Trump says China ‘broke the deal’ in trade talks

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump said China “broke the deal” in trade talks, ramping up hostilities ahead of negotiations between the two sides. The comments come as Beijing said it would retaliate with “necessary countermeasures” if the US raises tariffs on Chinese products. Mr Trump has vowed to more than double tariffs […]

US House panel holds attorney general in contempt over Mueller report

Media captionThe Mueller report – in 60 seconds A US House of Representatives panel has voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for not releasing an unredacted copy of the report on Russian election meddling. The judiciary committee took the rare step as tensions rose over Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings. […]

Venezuela crisis: Juan Guaidó deputy arrested in Caracas

Image copyright EPA Image caption Intelligence agents in balaclavas towed Mr Zambrano’s car when he refused to get out Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s deputy has been detained by the country’s intelligence services. Edgar Zambrano, vice president of the National Assembly, refused to leave his car when approached, and as a result he and his […]

Denver votes to decriminalise magic mushrooms by razor-thin margin

Image copyright Getty Images Denver has voted to decriminalise the use of magic mushrooms – the first US city to do so. The motion was put to a public vote on Tuesday, and passed with a slim majority of 50.6%. Although using or possessing the mushrooms will still technically be illegal, restrictions will be drastically […]

South Africa election: Count under way in tough test for ANC

Image copyright Reuters Image caption An election official empties a ballot box as counting begins in Johannesburg Votes are being counted in South Africa’s general election, with President Cyril Ramaphosa hoping to prevent a slide in support for the governing African National Congress. With results declared in some 23% of districts, the ANC has won […]

Aeroflot plane crash: 41 killed on Russian jet

Media captionPassengers used emergency exit slides to escape Forty-one people died after a Russian plane made an emergency landing and burst into flames just after takeoff from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. Dramatic video shows passengers using emergency exit slides to escape the burning Aeroflot aircraft. Survivors suggest the plane was struck by lightning, but Russia’s national […]

Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn crowned

Image copyright Reuters Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been crowned on the first of three days of coronation rites. King Vajiralongkorn inherited the throne in 2016 when his long-reigning father Bhumibol Adulyadej died. Days ago in a surprise announcement the palace said the king had married his long-term partner and royal consort who would now […]

Boeing 737 skids into Florida river on landing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption At least 20 passengers were taken to hospital A passenger plane has slid off a runway in the US state of Florida, ending up in a river after landing during a thunderstorm. None of the 143 board the Boeing 737 were seriously hurt. The chartered aircraft, operated by Miami […]

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro cancels trip to New York

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Bolsonaro was due to attend the New York dinner on 14 May Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has cancelled a planned trip to the United States after protests from gay rights and environmental campaigners. Mr Bolsonaro was due to attend a ceremony in his honour in New York later in […]