Facebook vs Soros: ‘Congress Must Probe’

Facebook vs Soros: ‘Congress Must Probe’

One of George Soros’s lieutenants has called on US politicians to probe Facebook, after the social network confirmed that it had hired a PR firm to make claims about the financier. The head of Mr Soros’s grant-making network claimed Facebook had smeared the philanthropist, adding “this needs independent, congressional oversight”. Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s deputy chief, […]

Russia Loses Interpol Presidency Vote

Russia Loses Interpol Presidency Vote

Interpol has elected South Korean Kim Jong-yang as its president, rejecting the controversial Russian frontrunner. Mr Kim was chosen by Interpol’s 194 member states at a meeting of its annual congress in Dubai. He beat Russia’s Alexander Prokopchuk, who has been accused of using Interpol’s arrest warrant system to target critics of the Kremlin. Russia […]

Macron: Europe Must Prevent ‘Global Chaos’

Macron: Europe Must Prevent ‘Global Chaos’

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 in Berlin for the country’s annual day of mourning for victims of war. In a speech to Germany’s parliament, he said Europe must not “become […]

Brexit Agreement: Theresa May Faces MPs’ Questions

Brexit Agreement: Theresa May Faces MPs’ Questions

Theresa May faces a grilling from MPs later over the draft Brexit agreement the UK has reached with the EU. The PM secured her cabinet’s backing for the deal after a five-hour meeting, although several ministers are understood to have spoken against it. She has also faced a backlash from Tory Brexiteers and her Democratic […]

California Wildfires: At Least 42 Are Killed In Deadliest Blaze

California Wildfires: At Least 42 Are Killed In Deadliest Blaze

Thirteen more bodies have been recovered in California, bringing the death toll in the US state’s deadliest wildfires to 42, officials say. The remains were found in and around the largely incinerated town of Paradise, in the north of the state. At least 228 people are missing, as the Camp Fire continues to rage. Nearly […]

Mid-Term Elections 2018: US Democrats Win House In Blow to Trump

Mid-Term Elections 2018: US Democrats Win House In Blow to Trump

The US Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives in the mid-term elections, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump. Taking control of the lower chamber of Congress for the first time in eight years will enable Democrats to thwart the president’s agenda. But Mr Trump’s Republicans are set to strengthen their grip […]

Bill Gates brandishes Poo to Showcase Reinvented Toilet Tech

Bill Gates brandishes Poo to Showcase Reinvented Toilet Tech

Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates had his hands full on-stage in Beijing on Tuesday, showing a jar of human faeces. The stunt was part of his speech at the Reinvented Toilet Expo event – a showcase for new toilet technologies. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has spent more than $200m on researching […]

Americans Vote In Key Election for Trump

Americans Vote In Key Election for Trump

Americans are voting in nationwide elections that are being seen as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency. Polling stations opened at 06:00 (11:00 GMT) on the East Coast, as Republicans and Democrats battle for control of the two houses of Congress. Governor posts and seats in state legislatures are also up for grabs. The mid-term […]

Khashoggi Murder: Body ‘Dissolved in Acid’

Khashoggi Murder: Body ‘Dissolved in Acid’

A top Turkish official, presidential adviser Yasin Aktay, has said he believes Jamal Khashoggi’s body was dissolved in acid after being cut up. The “only logical conclusion”, he said, was that those who had killed the Saudi journalist in Istanbul had destroyed his body “to leave no trace behind”. Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi rulers, […]

US to Reinstate All Iran Sanctions

US to Reinstate All Iran Sanctions

The Trump administration is to reinstate all US sanctions on Iran removed under the 2015 nuclear deal. The White House said it was “the toughest sanctions regime ever imposed on Iran” and targeted Iran’s energy, shipping and banking sectors. However, eight countries will not be penalised by the US for continuing to import Iranian oil. […]