Russia denies it is supplying the Taliban after Nato general claim

Russia denies it is supplying the Taliban after Nato general claim

Image copyright AP Image caption Russia may be supplying the Taliban in Afghanistan, a US general has said Russia has denied a top Nato general’s allegation it may be secretly sending supplies to the Taliban in Afghanistan. Gen Curtis Scaparrotti told lawmakers in Washington on Thursday that Moscow was “perhaps” supplying the extremist group. On […]

Switzerland investigates Turkey spying allegations

Switzerland investigates Turkey spying allegations

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Erdogan has campaigned ahead of a controversial referendum next month Swiss prosecutors are investigating claims Turkish citizens living in Switzerland are being spied on. Swiss federal prosecutors said they had “concrete indications” pointing towards political espionage, but refused to say who they were targeting. It came a day after […]

Robotic barman pours Rory a pint

More than 800 robotics experts met in Edinburgh this week for the European Robotics Forum. The BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones tried out one of the devices being showcased in the exhibition hall – a robotic barman. You can hear more on this story on Tech Tent. Robotic barman pours Rory a pint

Row over US ISP customer data sales

Row over US ISP customer data sales

Image copyright EPA Image caption US ISPs could soon have fewer restrictions on the data they can gather on their customers US politicians have voted to remove rules that demanded ISPs got permission from customers before selling their browsing histories. The US Senate voted by a narrow majority to repeal the rules that were first […]

US healthcare bill: Knife-edge vote looms for ‘Trumpcare’

Media captionTrump did ‘everything he can’ on health bill US President Donald Trump is heading for a too-close-to-call vote on his troubled healthcare bill in the House. Mr Trump would suffer a huge blow if one of his major election pledges, to repeal and replace the programme known as Obamacare, fell at the first hurdle. […]

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

Image copyright Reuters The Trump administration has issued a permit to energy company TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The State Department said it had found the project, which was blocked by former US President Barack Obama, to be in the US national interest. The 1,180 mile (1,900km) pipeline will carry tar sands oil […]

US firefighter saves lifeless dog with mouth-to-mouth

US firefighter saves lifeless dog with mouth-to-mouth

Image copyright Billy Fernando/Santa Monica Fire Department Image caption Firefighter performed resuscitation for 20 minutes to save the dog A US firefighter has been praised for giving a dog 20 minutes of “mouth-to-snout” resuscitation after the animal was rescued from a house fire. The dog was overcome by the heat and smoke of the blaze […]

Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort to face intelligence committee

Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort to face intelligence committee

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Manafort worked as Mr Trump’s unpaid campaign chairman from March until August last year US President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chief has agreed to be interviewed by a panel investigating alleged links between the Trump team and Russia. The chairman of the House intelligence committee, Devin Nunes, told reporters that […]

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Battle for Mosul: High tensions as fighting continues

The UN estimates that 400,000 Iraqi civilians are trapped in the Old City of Mosul as government forces try to capture it from Islamic State militants. Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen, producer Pete Emmerson and cameraman Nick Millard have been to the edge of the old city. Battle for Mosul: High tensions as fighting continues