May: I’ll Keep UK United After Brexit

May: I’ll Keep UK United After Brexit

Theresa May has pledged to keep the UK “strong and united” after Brexit as she marks a year to go until the UK’s departure from the European Union. The PM is to visit England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, appealing to those for and against Brexit. There are just months left to strike a deal […]

UK Police Issues Warning to Russia Exiles

UK Police Issues Warning to Russia Exiles

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 12 March. The BBC has been told police and the security services have reassessed their view that exiles are […]

Spy Poisoning: Russian Diplomats Expelled Across US and Europe

Spy Poisoning: Russian Diplomats Expelled Across US and Europe

The United States and its European allies are expelling dozens of Russian diplomats in a co-ordinated response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the UK. President Donald Trump’s move is the largest expulsion of Russian intelligence officers in US history. Germany, France, Ukraine, Canada and various European countries have also expelled envoys. […]

Zimbabwe Pardons 3,000 Inmates to Empty Overcrowded Jails

Zimbabwe Pardons 3,000 Inmates to Empty Overcrowded Jails

Zimbabwe has pardoned 3,000 prisoners in an attempt to clear its overcrowded jails – and ease the pressure on the public purse. The pardon – signed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa – includes all women, apart from those with life sentences, the disabled and under-18s. The terminally ill and over-60s are also included – if they […]

The Week Facebook’s Value Plunged $58bn

The Week Facebook’s Value Plunged $58bn

Facebook ended the week $58bn lower in value after its handling of a historic data breach. Its founder Mark Zuckerberg apologised for data breaches that affected 50 million users. The apology did not stop investors from selling shares in Facebook, with many wondering just how bad the damage would be for the social network. The […]

French Police ‘Hero’Dies Of Wounds

French Police ‘Hero’Dies Of Wounds

A French police officer who swapped himself for a hostage in a supermarket siege on Friday has died, officials say. Lt-Col Arnaud Beltrame, 45, had been hailed as a hero by French President Emmanuel Macron. The gendarme helped bring an end to a gunman’s shooting spree that killed three in southern France. The radical Islamist […]

Trump Replaces National Security Adviser HR McMaster with John Bolton

Trump Replaces National Security Adviser HR McMaster with John Bolton

President Donald Trump is replacing US National Security Adviser HR McMaster with Bush-era defence hawk and former United Nations ambassador John Bolton. Mr Trump tweeted to thank Gen McMaster, saying he had done an “outstanding job & will always remain my friend”. Mr Bolton, who has backed attacking North Korea and Iran, told Fox News […]

Attempts To Split China ‘Doomed’, says Xi

Attempts To Split China ‘Doomed’, says Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping has delivered a fervently nationalistic closing speech to parliament, painting China as the rising global power. Mr Xi said “achieving total unity” was the “collective hope of all Chinese people” and any attempts to divide it were “doomed to fail”. The speech was a strong warning against any attempt at separatism […]

Hacker Who Gave Up Wikileaks Source Dies

Hacker Who Gave Up Wikileaks Source Dies

Adrian Lamo, a computer hacker best known for passing on information that led to the arrest of Chelsea Manning, has died aged 37. In online messaging conversations, Manning confided in him, describing confidential military material Manning had sent to Wikileaks. Wikileaks published the video of a US helicopter strike that killed seven people, including a […]

FBI’s Andrew McCabe Sacked By US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

FBI’s Andrew McCabe Sacked By US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has fired FBI official Andrew McCabe, who has frequently been accused of political bias by President Trump. In January Mr McCabe stepped down from his position as deputy director. He had been deeply involved in the FBI investigations into Hillary Clinton’s use of email and Russia’s alleged meddling in the […]