Paul Manafort: FBI ‘raided home of former Trump chairman’

Paul Manafort: FBI ‘raided home of former Trump chairman’

Image copyright Reuters The FBI has conducted a pre-dawn raid on the Virginia home of Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, US media have reported. Federal agents are said to have seized files and other material on 26 July, a day after Mr Manafort voluntarily met the Senate Intelligence Committee. Mr Manafort left the […]

South Africa’s President Zuma awaits result of no-confidence vote

South Africa’s President Zuma awaits result of no-confidence vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Anti-Zuma protesters have been marching ahead of the vote South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is waiting to find out if a motion of no-confidence has passed following a secret vote in parliament. The governing African National Congress (ANC) and opposition parties traded barbs in two hours of heated debate on […]

Venezuela arrests over ‘uprising attempt’

Venezuela arrests over ‘uprising attempt’

Image copyright Twitter Image caption “This is not a coup but a military and civil action,” the group’s leader said Arrests have been made in Venezuela after soldiers tried to launch an uprising against President Maduro, officials say. The ruling Socialist Party’s deputy leader, Diosdado Cabello, called it a “terrorist attack” on Twitter. It happened […]

North Korea: China urges neighbour to stop missile tests

North Korea: China urges neighbour to stop missile tests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Wang Yi said his talks with North Korea’s foreign minister were “very thorough” China’s foreign minister has told his North Korean counterpart that Pyongyang should stop carrying out nuclear and missile tests, hours after fresh sanctions were agreed by the United Nations Security Council. Wang Yi said he urged Ri […]

Iran MPs under fire for ’embarrassing’ selfies with Mogherini

Iran MPs under fire for ’embarrassing’ selfies with Mogherini

Image copyright Reuters Image caption One social media user said the MPs had “embarrassed the nation” Members of the Iranian parliament have found themselves under fire for “strange” behaviour involving the EU’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini. She was in Iran for President Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration on Saturday when she found herself the centre of attention […]

Israel to close Al Jazeera offices, take network off-air

Israel to close Al Jazeera offices, take network off-air

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Al Jazeera has come under attack from several regional governments Israel wants to close broadcaster Al Jazeera’s local offices and revoke its journalists’ press credentials, the communications minister has said. Ayoub Kara alleged that the channel supported “terrorism”, and said both its Arabic and English-language channels would be taken off […]

Eiffel Tower knifeman held by police amid terror fears

Eiffel Tower knifeman held by police amid terror fears

Image copyright EPA A man is being held by police in Paris after he tried to force his way into the Eiffel Tower brandishing a knife. He was “very quickly overpowered and arrested” and no-one was hurt, the company that runs the landmark said. France has been under a state of emergency since the November […]

Venezuela prosecutor Luisa Ortega condemns office ‘siege’

Venezuela prosecutor Luisa Ortega condemns office ‘siege’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Members of the National Guard stationed outside the prosecutor’s office Venezuelan security forces have surrounded the office of Chief Prosecutor Louisa Ortega in Caracas, in what she has called a “siege”. It comes a day after the government inaugurated a controversial new constituent assembly. Ms Ortega, an outspoken critic of […]

Australian terror suspect ‘planted plane bomb on brother’

Australian terror suspect ‘planted plane bomb on brother’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australian police have stepped up their presence at the nation’s airports A terror suspect in Australia tried to smuggle a bomb on to a plane by planting it on his unsuspecting brother, say Australian police. The plan was one of two alleged terror plots recently uncovered by authorities, who […]

Trump: US-Russia relations are at ‘dangerous low’

Trump: US-Russia relations are at ‘dangerous low’

Media captionAll you need to know about the Trump-Russia investigation US President Donald Trump says his country’s relationship with Russia is at a “dangerous low”, amid a feud with Congress over new sanctions imposed against Moscow. Mr Trump approved the measure on Wednesday, despite calling it “flawed”. Russia said the new sanctions were tantamount to […]

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