Spain detains group ‘with links to suspects in Brussels attacks’

Spain detains group ‘with links to suspects in Brussels attacks’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Spanish police raided 12 properties in and around Barcelona in the north-eastern Catalonia region Spanish police have detained nine men during raids against suspected Islamist militants believed to be linked to last year’s deadly bomb attacks in Belgium. Eight Moroccans and a Spanish national were arrested in and around Barcelona, […]

Tim Farron: I don’t think gay sex is a sin

Tim Farron: I don’t think gay sex is a sin

Media captionTim Farron: I’m careful about how I talk about my faith Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron says he does not believe gay sex is a sin, following questions about his views on the subject. Mr Farron said political leaders should not “pontificate on theological matters”. But he said it had become “an issue” and […]

Trump backs down on border wall funding

Trump backs down on border wall funding

Media caption‘Build that wall’ says border resident Donald Trump has indicated he will ditch plans to find cash for his border wall in this week’s spending bill. The president’s close adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said funding for the wall would be left out of a budget measure that must pass by Friday. Building the wall, paid […]

White House blocks Flynn document request

White House blocks Flynn document request

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Congressman Jason Chaffetz said there could be ‘repercussions’ if Flynn broke the law The White House has told a US congressional committee it will not comply with a request to release files related to a controversial former aide. The House Oversight Committee is looking into payments to fired National […]

Beyonce to offer US college scholarships to female students

Beyonce to offer US college scholarships to female students

Beyonce has announced she will be offering four US students scholarships to mark a year since her album release. The singer is commemorating the release of Lemonade by giving college places in the creative arts, music, literature and African-American studies. In a statement on her website, Beyonce said the scholarships are designed to “encourage and […]