Trump: Kavanaugh sex assault claims were ‘all made up’

Media captionTrump: “The main base of the Democrats have shifted so far left we’ll end up being Venezuela.” US President Donald Trump has said the sex assault claims made against his new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were a “hoax” and “all made up”. The Republican president condemned Democratic calls to impeach the judge as […]

Brett Kavanaugh: Key test vote on Supreme Court nominee passes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Judge Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegations made by Prof Christine Blasey Ford The US Senate has narrowly voted to advance President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to a final vote. Friday’s vote – called “cloture” – was a test of support for the embattled nominee […]

Russia cyber-plots: US, UK and Netherlands allege hacking

Image copyright Dutch Government Image caption Four suspects travelled to the Netherlands on diplomatic passports earlier this year Russian spies have been accused of involvement in a series of cyber-plots across the globe, leading the US to level charges against seven agents. The US justice department said targets included the global chemical weapons watchdog, anti-doping […]

Brett Kavanaugh: Senators spar over FBI report on top court pick

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Senators will view the FBI’s report on Judge Brett Kavanaugh in a secure room US senators are sparring over an FBI report into sexual misconduct claims against Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. One copy of the report exists for all 100 senators to read. Democrats said it […]

Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser

Media caption‘Ford is a liar’: Trump supporters’ unequivocal backing for Kavanaugh US President Donald Trump is facing criticism from fellow Republicans after he mocked a woman who says she was assaulted by his Supreme Court nominee. Senators Jeff Flake and Susan Collins, both key votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, spoke out a day after Mr […]

Indonesia earthquake: Huge surge in death toll

Media captionIt is feared many people remain trapped in collapsed buildings At least 832 people were killed in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the national disaster agency says. Many people were reported trapped in the rubble of buildings that collapsed in Friday’s 7.5-magnitude earthquake, agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo […]

Macedonians vote over renaming country

Image copyright EPA Image caption These young voters are backing a Yes vote, holding up placards for a “European Macedonia” Macedonians are voting in a referendum on Sunday, which may result in the former Yugoslav republic changing its name to North Macedonia. The new name would end a decades-long dispute with neighbouring Greece and clear […]

Kanye West: Rapper changes his name to Ye

Image copyright PA Image caption The artist’s new album Yandhi is due to be released on Saturday Rapper Kanye West is changing his name – to Ye. Announcing the change on Twitter on Saturday, he wrote: “The being formally [sic] known as Kanye West. I am YE.” West, 41, has been nicknamed Ye for some […]

North Korea defector numbers ‘drop’ under Kim

Media captionA rare instance of a defector fleeing through the demilitarised zone was captured on CCTV in 2017 The number of North Korean defectors to South Korea has fallen since Kim Jong-un came to power seven years ago, a South Korean lawmaker has said. Park Byeong-seug, citing data from the South’s unification ministry, said there […]

Indonesia tsunami: Aftershocks rock Palu day after disaster

Media captionDramatic video shows buildings being knocked down Strong aftershocks have continued to hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, where a major quake and tsunami killed at least 384 people and injured 500. Dozens remain missing, some thought to be trapped in the debris of collapsed buildings in the city of Palu. Bodies have been […]