Afghanistan calls temporary Eid ceasefire with Taliban

Image copyright EPA Image caption Afghan troops will keep fighting Islamic State militants and others The Afghan government has announced a temporary ceasefire with the Taliban but says fighting with other militants will continue. President Ashraf Ghani said the ceasefire would coincide with the end of the Ramadan fasting month, Eid. The Taliban have yet […]

Guatemala volcano: Almost 200 missing and 75 dead

Guatemala volcano: Almost 200 missing and 75 dead

Media captionGuatemala volcano: Thousands evacuated At least 192 people are missing and 75 are dead as a result of the explosion of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala on Sunday, officials say. Villages on the slopes were buried in volcanic ash and mud. Rescue work on Tuesday was disrupted when a new eruption sent hot gas […]

Emotional ‘welcome home’ for Magdalene survivors in Dublin

Media captionHundreds gathered in Dublin to welcome home Magdalene laundry survivors Irish President Michael D Higgins has apologised to thousands of women forced to work in the country’s Magdalene Laundries. Hundreds turned out in Dublin to welcome home the Magdalene survivors. It was the first time they had gathered together at home, including those who […]

Paul Manafort case: Ex-Trump campaign aide accused of witness tampering

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort denies all charges US prosecutors have accused Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, of trying to tamper with potential witnesses ahead of his trial. Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian election interference, said Mr Manafort had contacted people related to his money […]

Guatemala volcano: Dozens die as Fuego volcano erupts

Media captionVolcano survivor: “I think my family was buried” Twenty-five people have been killed and hundreds injured in the most violent eruption in decades in Guatemala. The Fuego volcano, about 40km (25 miles) south-west of the capital Guatemala City, has been spewing rocks, black smoke and ash into the sky. A flow of lava hit […]

G7 ministers criticise US tariffs and warn of trade war

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The EU is angry at the tariffs, which include 25% on steel US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has faced sharp criticism from angry finance ministers of other G7 nations over America’s imposition of new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. France’s Bruno Le Maire warned a trade war could […]

Nicaragua police end church siege after day of terror in Masaya

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Opposition activists have blocked roads in Masaya and other cities Police in Nicaragua have ended the siege of a church where opposition supporters had sought refuge after being attacked by riot police and pro-government militias. Doctors have been allowed to treat the injured inside the church in the city of […]

Trade war looms as Trump imposes steel tariffs

Image copyright Getty Images Europe, Canada and Mexico are planning retaliatory moves after President Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium imports to the US. The European Union issued a 10-page list of tariffs on US goods ranging from Harley-Davidson motorcycles to food products. It also plans to challenge the move at the World Trade […]

Liege shootings: Gunman ‘killed day before attack’

Media captionSocial media footage captured the sound of gunshots The man who shot dead two police officers and a civilian in the Belgian city of Li├Ęge had killed someone the night before the attacks, the country’s interior minister says. Jan Jambon said the gunman, named as Benjamin Herman, had murdered a man – a former […]

Ukraine blames Russia for shooting of journalist Arkady Babchenko

Image copyright EPA Image caption Arkady Babchenko had fought in the Chechen wars Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has accused Russia of being behind the killing in Kiev of the Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko. “I am confident that the Russian totalitarian machine did not forgive him his honesty and principled stance,” the prime minister posted […]