Liu Xiaobo: China invites foreign doctors to treat dissident

Liu Xiaobo: China invites foreign doctors to treat dissident

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Liu Xiaobo was a key leader in the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 China has invited medical experts from the US and Germany to help treat Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, who has terminal liver cancer. Authorities in the north-eastern Shenyang city, where Mr Liu is being treated, said […]

Emmanuel Macron aboard France’s nuclear submarine

Emmanuel Macron aboard France’s nuclear submarine

Image copyright Twitter/@EmmanuelMacron Image caption President Macron was lowered down from helicopter aboard the submarine in the Atlantic President Emmanuel Macron has spent several hours underwater aboard a nuclear submarine to signal commitment to France’s nuclear deterrent. During the visit to “Le Terrible” submarine off Brittany coast, Mr Macron reportedly took part in a simulated […]

US says North Korea fired missile into Japanese waters

US says North Korea fired missile into Japanese waters

Image copyright Korea News Service Image caption There have been 10 other detected missile launches by North Korea this year including this one in February North Korea has fired an intermediate range missile in the direction of Japan, US military officials said. The land-based missile was fired from near Panghyon airfield, and flew for 37 […]

US-backed Syrian forces breach Raqqa’s wall in IS fight

US-backed Syrian forces breach Raqqa’s wall in IS fight

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The SDF, supported by US-led coalition air strikes, has spent months encircling Raqqa US-backed Syrian forces have breached the wall at Raqqa’s Old City as they try to retake the city from so-called Islamic State, the US military says. It says the coalition helped the advance of the Syrian Democratic […]

Gulf row: Qatar is given a further 48 hours to agree to demands

Gulf row: Qatar is given a further 48 hours to agree to demands

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A letter from the Qatari emir, depicted in this picture, will be delivered to Kuwait on Monday Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states have extended the deadline for Qatar to accept a list of demands or face further sanctions by 48 hours. The initial deadline for Qatar to agree […]

Trump travel ban comes into effect

Trump travel ban comes into effect

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Travel ban protests took place in New York as the ban took effect People from six mainly Muslim countries and all refugees now face tougher US entry due to President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban. It means people without close family or business relationships in the US could be […]

Germany set for snap gay marriage vote

Germany set for snap gay marriage vote

Image copyright dpa Image caption The reform would give gay men and lesbians full marital rights German MPs are expected to vote to legalise same-sex marriage, days after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to the idea. The reform would give gay men and lesbians full marital rights, and allow them to adopt children. At […]

Syria crisis: UN watchdog says Sarin used in Khan Sheikhoun attack

Syria crisis: UN watchdog says Sarin used in Khan Sheikhoun attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption About 80 people died and many more were injured in the attack on Khan Sheikhoun A fact-finding mission by the UN’s chemical weapons watchdog has concluded that the banned nerve agent Sarin was used in an attack in northern Syria in April that killed dozens of people. A UN panel […]

Republicans round on Trump over ‘bleeding facelift’ tweet

Republicans round on Trump over ‘bleeding facelift’ tweet

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Co-presenters Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were both targets of Donald Trump’s Twitter tirade Senior US Republicans have joined condemnation of President Donald Trump over an attack he made on Twitter against a prominent female journalist. Mr Trump called Mika Brzezinski “low IQ crazy Mika”, in response to disparaging remarks […]

Australian cardinal charged with sex offences

Australian cardinal charged with sex offences

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cardinal Pell has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing The Vatican treasurer and Australia’s most senior Catholic figure Cardinal George Pell has been charged with sex offences in Australia. The charges relate to alleged “historical” incidents, police in the state of Victoria said. The allegations were made by more than one […]

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