Woman fired for showing Trump motorcade the middle finger

Woman fired for showing Trump motorcade the middle finger

Image copyright AFP/GETTY Image caption Despite losing her job, the 50-year-old says she does not regret “flipping off” the motorcade A woman pictured raising her middle finger toward US President Donald Trump’s motorcade has reportedly been fired from her job over the photograph. The image went viral after it was taken on 28 October in […]

Paradise Papers documents raise questions over African mining deal

Paradise Papers documents raise questions over African mining deal

Image copyright Premieres lignes Image caption Katanga mine in the DR Congo One of the world’s largest firms loaned a businessman previously accused of corruption $45m and asked him to negotiate mining rights in a poor central African nation, the Paradise Papers reveal. Anglo-Swiss company Glencore made the loan available to Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler, […]

Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed

Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed

Image copyright EPA Image caption The leaks show about £10m of the Queen’s private money was invested offshore A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen’s private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. Donald Trump’s commerce secretary is shown to have […]

Texas church shooting leaves many dead

Texas church shooting leaves many dead

Media captionIt’s reported the gunman was killed in the aftermath At least 27 people have died after a gunman opened fire at a church in Texas during Sunday services, police say. The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs in Wilson County. Police official Albert Gamez Jr confirmed the number of fatalities […]

Joint Chiefs say invasion ‘only way’ to totally disarm N Korea

Joint Chiefs say invasion ‘only way’ to totally disarm N Korea

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US soldiers take part in “Warrior Strike” exercises in South Korea in September A Pentagon assessment has declared the only way to completely destroy all parts of North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme is through a ground invasion. Rear Admiral Michael Dumont expressed the opinion on behalf of the Joint […]

Saudi Arabia: Missile ‘intercepted near Riyadh’

Saudi Arabia: Missile ‘intercepted near Riyadh’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The airport is located north of Riyadh Saudi Arabia has intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen, reports say, after a loud explosion was heard near Riyadh airport. Saudi air defence forces were quoted by broadcaster Al-Arabiya as saying they intercepted the missile north-east of the capital. A TV channel […]

Catalonia crisis: Spain issues warrant for Puigdemont

Catalonia crisis: Spain issues warrant for Puigdemont

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Puigdemont has called for his colleagues to be released A Spanish judge has issued European Arrest Warrants (EAW) for sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his allies who went to Belgium. The five failed to attend a high court hearing in Madrid on Thursday when nine other […]

Balfour Declaration: Banksy holds ‘apology’ party for Palestinians

Balfour Declaration: Banksy holds ‘apology’ party for Palestinians

Image copyright EPA Image caption The mock apology carved into the West Bank barrier played on the Queen’s cypher – EIIR The British artist Banksy has organised a “street party” in the occupied West Bank to apologise for the Balfour Declaration, ahead of its centenary. An actor dressed as Queen Elizabeth II hosted dozens of […]

Colombia’s Farc leader Timochenko to run for president

Colombia’s Farc leader Timochenko to run for president

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Timochenko has gone from rebel leader to presidential candidate The leader of the demobilised Farc rebel group has announced he will run for president in 2018. Rodrigo Londoño, known as Timochenko, signed a peace deal with the Colombian government a year ago. He will run for the party founded by […]

New York ‘attack’: Suspect held by police in Lower Manhattan

New York ‘attack’: Suspect held by police in Lower Manhattan

Media captionEmergency services on the scene after “reports of shots fired” A suspect has been arrested in New York after people were reportedly shot at and mown down by the driver of a vehicle. Police said they had made the arrest after responding to reports of shooting near the West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan. […]

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