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Jim Acosta row: White House restores CNN reporter’s pass

Media captionTrump v Acosta The White House has restored the press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, less than two weeks after withdrawing them over an argument with President Trump during a news conference. The reversal came days after a judge ordered the administration to reinstate the journalist’s press pass. Announcing its decision on Monday, […]

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Airbnb removes Israeli West Bank settlement listings

Image copyright Getty Images Airbnb says it will remove from its listings all homes in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. The US firm said it made the decision because settlements were at the “core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians”. The move has been welcomed by Palestinians but Israel has called it […]

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Yemen war: Fighting resumes at key port of Hudaydah

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Battles have resumed in the port city of Hudaydah, a strategic location in the Yemeni conflict Fighting has broken out in the Yemeni city of Hudaydah despite both the Saudi-led military coalition and Houthi rebels agreeing to halt offensives. Coalition warplanes resumed bombing following clashes between rebels and pro-government […]

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Melbourne ‘terror plot’: Three held over ‘chilling’ gun plan, police say

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police said the men had planned to target a crowded area in Melbourne Australian police say they have arrested three men who were plotting to commit a terror attack in Melbourne. The group had been attempting to source a semi-automatic rifle to kill as many people as possible in […]

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St Michaels: Alleged gang sex assault shocks Canada

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police were called out to St Michaels College School after a bomb threat was received Six teenage boys from an elite school have been charged with gang sexual assault after videos of alleged hazing incidents surfaced online. St Michael’s College School, a private Catholic all-boys school in Toronto, expelled […]

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France’s Macron: Europe must unite to prevent ‘global chaos’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The French president was speaking on the occasion of Volkstrauertag, Germany’s national day of mourning for victims of war France’s President Emmanuel Macron has called for closer ties between his country and Germany, saying Europe “has the obligation not to let the world slip into chaos”. Mr Macron is […]

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Florida mid-terms: Democrat Andrew Gillum concedes to Ron DeSantis

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Andrew Gillum admitted defeat following a recount in Florida. Democrat Andrew Gillum has admitted defeat to his Republican rival in the race to be named Florida’s governor – for the second time. Mr Gillum, who hoped to be Florida’s first black governor, congratulated Ron DeSantis in a tweet, 10 days […]

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Trump ‘personally answers Mueller Russia questions’

Image copyright EPA Donald Trump says he has finished answering questions into alleged Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential campaign. The US leader told reporters he had personally answered the questions “very easily”, but that they had yet to be submitted to Robert Mueller’s team. Mr Mueller has been looking into allegations of collusion between […]

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French fuel protests against Macron over rising prices

Image copyright AFP Image caption Philippe Salmon from the Bordeaux region is getting his yellow vest on Drivers plan to disrupt traffic across France on Saturday by blocking roads, bridges and toll booths in a mass protest at rising fuel prices. Dubbed the “yellow vests” after the high-visibility jackets they use as their symbol, they […]

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Brexit: Draft agreement a ‘decisive’ step forward, says Barnier

Brexit: Draft agreement a ‘decisive’ step forward, says Barnier

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Barnier said a Brexit transition period could be extended by mutual consent The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says “decisive” progress has been made in reaching a final agreement on the UK’s departure from the bloc. Mr Barnier said a 585-page draft withdrawal agreement published on Wednesday represented […]

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