UK police issues warning to Russia exiles

UK police issues warning to Russia exiles

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Glushkov ws found dead at his home in New Malden on 12 March UK police have begun to contact a number of Russian exiles to discuss their safety as they investigate the murder of businessman Nikolai Glushkov. The 68-year-old’s body was found at his home in south London on […]

Oscars Academy chief John Bailey ‘faces harassment allegations’

Oscars Academy chief John Bailey ‘faces harassment allegations’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption John Bailey, 75, was elected as the Academy’s President in August 2017 for a four-year term The head of the organisation behind the Oscars is facing several allegations of sexual harassment, Hollywood trade publications report. The Hollywood Reporter and Variety cite unnamed sources as saying three claims have been made […]

Test election held for Pennsylvania seat

Image copyright Reuters A Democrat and a Republican are neck-and-neck in a Pennsylvania special House election viewed as a test ahead of November’s mid-term polls. The solidly Republican 18th congressional district race pits Democrat Conor Lamb against Republican lawmaker Rick Saccone. The two are competing to replace Tim Murphy, who resigned last October. But celebrations […]

Rex Tillerson: Secretary of state fired by Trump in Russia warning

Media captionRex Tillerson: “I will now return to private life” Sacked US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned of Russia’s “troubling behaviour and actions” in a parting statement after being fired by President Donald Trump. He pointedly failed to thank Mr Trump or praise his policies. The former ExxonMobil chief had a series of […]

El Salvador woman freed after 15 years in jail for abortion

Image copyright AFP Image caption Maira Figueroa is embraced by he mother as she regains her freedom A 34-year-old woman in El Salvador has been freed after spending 15 years in jail for having an abortion. Maira Verónica Figueroa Marroquín was released after her 30-year sentence for aggravated murder was reduced. Abortion is banned in […]

Physicist Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

Image copyright BBC/Richard Ansett Physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, a spokesman for his family has said. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the […]

Florida shooting: Prosecutors seek death penalty for Nikolas Cruz

Image copyright Broward’s Sheriff’s Office Image caption Nikolas Cruz is facing 17 counts of murder US prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the teenager accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school last month. Nikolas Cruz, 19, has admitted carrying out the attack and is charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. […]

Putin ordered plane to be downed in 2014

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Putin is expected to win re-election later this month Russia’s President Putin ordered the shooting down of a passenger plane that was reportedly carrying a bomb and targeting the opening of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, he says in a new film. In the two-hour film, posted online, Mr […]

Gary Cohn: Key Trump economic policy adviser resigns

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gary Cohn was director of the National Economic Council under President Trump US President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser Gary Cohn is resigning, the White House has said. It is the latest in a series of high-profile departures from President Trump’s team. There has been speculation that Mr Cohn, a […]

North Korea used VX nerve agent to kill leader’s brother, says US

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kim Jong-nam (pictured in 2001) was late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s oldest son The half-brother of Kim Jong-un was killed by a chemical attack in Malaysia on the orders of the North Korean government, the US has concluded. Kim Jong-nam died after a bizarre encounter at Kuala Lumpur airport […]

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