Trade war: US-China to resume face-to-face talks next week, reports say

Trade war: US-China to resume face-to-face talks next week, reports say

Image copyright Getty Images US officials plan to travel to China next week to resume face-to-face talks aimed at ending a trade war between them, media reports said. The US and China have imposed tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of one another’s goods over the past year. A truce at a G20 meeting in […]

Christchurch shootings: First funerals for victims of mosque attacks

Christchurch shootings: First funerals for victims of mosque attacks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The burials have been delayed because of the identification process A father and son from Syria have been buried in the first funerals for those killed in the New Zealand mosque shootings that left 50 people dead. Khaled Mustafa, 44, and Hamza, 16, arrived with their family as refugees to […]

Christchurch shootings: Meghan and Harry pay tribute to victims

Christchurch shootings: Meghan and Harry pay tribute to victims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption New Zealand’s High Commissioner to the UK welcomes the couple with a traditional Maori greeting The Duke and Duchess of Sussex paid their respects to the Christchurch shootings victims during a visit to New Zealand’s High Commission in London. Prince Harry and Meghan were greeted by High Commissioner Sir Jerry […]

Kazakh leader Nazarbayev resigns after three decades

Kazakh leader Nazarbayev resigns after three decades

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Nazarbayev came to power in 1989 as first secretary of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only man to lead the country since it emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, has resigned. In a televised address, he said the […]

Tokyo 2020 Games: Japan Olympics chief Tsunekazu Takeda quits

Tokyo 2020 Games: Japan Olympics chief Tsunekazu Takeda quits

Tsunekazu Takeda announced his resignation to the media on Tuesday The head of Japan’s Olympic Committee (JOC) is stepping down over corruption allegations relating to the awarding of the 2020 Games to Tokyo. Tsunekazu Takeda is being investigated by French prosecutors who are looking into claims a 2m Euro (¬£1.7m) bribe was paid to secure […]

Christchurch shootings: Ardern vows never to say gunman’s name

Christchurch shootings: Ardern vows never to say gunman’s name

Media captionJacinda Ardern told parliament she would never use the Christchurch gunman’s name New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed never to say the name of the Christchurch mosque gunman. “He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety – that is why you will never hear me mention his […]

Christchurch shootings: The rising new threat of alt-right violence

Christchurch shootings: The rising new threat of alt-right violence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The suspect flashed a hand sign as he appeared in court on Saturday charged with murder The man accused of the Christchurch shootings left a trail of references to online culture and extremist alt-right ideology. When he first appeared in court, Brenton Tarrant flashed an “OK” hand sign. The […]

Chinese goths post selfies in protest after subway incident

Chinese goths post selfies in protest after subway incident

Image copyright Sina Weibo Image caption Hundreds of Weibo users are posting pictures of themselves in gothic make-up and using the hashtag #ASelfieForTheGuangzhouMetro China’s¬†community of goths is coming together in protest online after a woman was made to remove her make-up before being allowed to enter a busy subway. The woman, who media are not […]

Airbnb host jailed for killing guest over unpaid bill

Airbnb host jailed for killing guest over unpaid bill

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ramis Jonuzi was killed because he could not afford to pay for his room in an Airbnb property An Airbnb host in Australia has been jailed for 11 years for killing a guest who could not afford to pay. A jury convicted Jason Colton, 42, of the manslaughter of […]

Christchurch shooting: Australia PM calls for social media crackdown

Christchurch shooting: Australia PM calls for social media crackdown

Image copyright Getty Images Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for global restrictions on social media following the Christchurch mosque attacks. Facebook and other firms have been criticised for failing to block a live-stream of the attack. In a letter to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who chairs the G20, Mr Morrison asked for […]