Trump travel ban defended by 15-state coalition led by Texas AG – Fox News

The Texas attorney general led a 15-state coalition Monday defending President Trump’s revised immigration order, amid lawsuits opposing the plan to halt immigration from six countries. In a friend-of-the-court amicus brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, 13 other state attorneys general and Republican Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, laid out […]

May, Trump agree Russia should break ties with Assad: UK PM’s office – Reuters

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke on Monday to U.S. President Donald Trump and agreed that “a window of opportunity” now exists to persuade Russia to break ties with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, May’s office said. A spokeswoman for the prime minister said Trump had thanked May for her support following last week’s U.S. […]

First rail freight service to China departs UK – BBC News

First rail freight service to China departs UK – BBC News

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The freight train left its terminal in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, for Zhejiang province, eastern China The first rail freight service from the UK to China has departed on its 17-day, 7,500-mile journey. British goods including soft drinks, vitamins and baby products are in the 30 containers carried by the train, […]

Slovak media face hefty fines for referring to Britain instead of UK – The Guardian

Slovak media covering the Brexit process are facing fines of up to €6,600 for using the unofficial but widely known name Britain rather than the official United Kingdom. News outlets have been reprimanded by a state agency charged with enforcing uniform use of official country names in publications, based on an obscure 1995 law passed […]

Syria war: US missiles ‘took out 20% of aircraft’

Syria war: US missiles ‘took out 20% of aircraft’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US fired 59 cruise missiles at the Shayrat airbase A US air strike in response to a suspected chemical attack damaged or destroyed 20% of Syria’s operational aircraft, the US has said. Defence Secretary James Mattis said Syria would be “ill-advised ever again to use chemical weapons”. Syria […]

Broadband prices penalise loyal customers – Citizens Advice

Broadband prices penalise loyal customers – Citizens Advice

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Citizens Advice says many customers are unaware of price rises The cheapest broadband prices shoot up by an average of 43% or £113 a year, after introductory deals end, Citizens Advice has said. The charity said more than a third of customers were unaware of the price increases. The […]

Russian arrested in Spain ‘over mass hacking’

Russian arrested in Spain ‘over mass hacking’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Much of Pyotr Levashov’s alleged activity involved ransomware Spanish police have arrested a Russian programmer following US allegations of large-scale hacking. Pyotr Levashov was held in Barcelona on Friday and is remanded in custody. Spanish police said Mr Levashov controlled a botnet called Kelihos, hacking information and installing malicious software […]

Ocean tech: Robot sea snakes and shoal-swimming subs

Ocean tech: Robot sea snakes and shoal-swimming subs

Image copyright Eelume Image caption The self-propelling Eelume robot moves like a snake through the water In the near future, ocean search-and-repair specialists won’t need arms or legs, according to one vision. In fact, they are destined to be much more slithery. “We try to get people to move away from the word snake because […]

North Korea lashes out at US Navy strike group move

North Korea lashes out at US Navy strike group move

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Carl Vinson (centre) is being escorted by other warships North Korea has said it will defend itself “by powerful force of arms” in response to the US deployment of a Navy strike group to the Korean peninsula. The foreign ministry, quoted by state news agency KCNA, said the deployment […]

Boris Johnson: Russia could face more sanctions over Syria

Boris Johnson: Russia could face more sanctions over Syria

Further sanctions will be considered against Russia over the “appalling” behaviour of the Syrian regime, Boris Johnson says. The foreign secretary urged Russia to “work with the rest of the world” rather than “stick like glue” to President Assad’s regime. G7 leaders are meeting to search for a unified solution to the Syrian war. Russia […]