US child migrants: 2,000 separated from families in six weeks

US child migrants: 2,000 separated from families in six weeks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Children separated from their parents at the border are classed as unaccompanied minors Almost 2,000 migrant children were separated from their families at the US border over six weeks, officials say. Following a Trump administration crackdown on illegal border crossings from Mexico, adults are being detained, meaning the children […]

Haiti bans Oxfam GB after sexual misconduct scandal

Haiti bans Oxfam GB after sexual misconduct scandal

Image copyright Oxfam/EPA Image caption Oxfam GB operations in Haiti were suspended in February Oxfam GB has been banned from operating in Haiti after its staff were accused of sexual misconduct following the 2010 earthquake. Haiti’s government said the decision was taken because of Oxfam’s “violation of its laws and serious breach of the principle […]

Einstein’s travel diaries reveal physicist’s racism

Einstein’s travel diaries reveal physicist’s racism

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Albert Einstein wrote the travel diaries on a trip to the Far East in the 1920s Newly published private travel diaries have revealed Albert Einstein’s racist and xenophobic views. Written between October 1922 to March 1923, the diaries track his experiences in the Far East and Middle East. In them, […]

Macedonia and Greece: Backlash over name deal

Macedonia and Greece: Backlash over name deal

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Macedonian president has the power to veto the name deal Macedonia’s president is refusing to sign an historic deal agreed with Greece to change his country’s name, saying it violates the constitution. “My position is final and I will not yield to any pressure, blackmail or threats,” Gjorge Ivanov […]

Trump Kim summit: Pentagon remains ‘ironclad’ after war games cancelled

Trump Kim summit: Pentagon remains ‘ironclad’ after war games cancelled

Media captionTrump Kim summit: Win-win, or a Kim win? The Pentagon has reassured allies of its “ironclad” security commitments, after President Donald Trump cancelled its Korean military exercises. Mr Trump made the announcement after historic talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on Tuesday. The cancellation is seen as a significant concession to […]

G7 commits to ‘rules-based trading system’ despite tensions with US

G7 commits to ‘rules-based trading system’ despite tensions with US

Media captionTrump insists relationships with other G7 leaders are “outstanding” All the G7 nations have agreed at their summit in Canada on the importance of a “rules-based trading system”, despite tensions with the US. The joint statement signed by US President Donald Trump and his counterparts comes amid a row over high US tariffs imposed […]

G7: Trump isolated on trade and Russia as meeting begins

G7: Trump isolated on trade and Russia as meeting begins

Media captionTrump to G7: ‘They should let Russia come back in Divisions between Donald Trump and the other leaders of the G7 nations have been laid bare at a summit in Canada. The US president said Russia should be readmitted to the group of major industrialised nations following its expulsion for annexing Crimea. But German […]

Somalia conflict: One US soldier killed, four wounded in firefight

Somalia conflict: One US soldier killed, four wounded in firefight

Image copyright AFP Image caption The jihadist group al-Shabab seeks to overthrow Somalia’s central government A US special forces soldier has been killed in an attack by suspected al-Shabab militants in south-western Somalia, officials say. Four other US soldiers and a Somali soldier were wounded in what appears to have been an ambush near the […]

Alice Johnson: Trump grants Kardashian’s clemency plea

Alice Johnson: Trump grants Kardashian’s clemency plea

Image copyright Courtesy CAN-DO Clemency Image caption Alice Marie Johnson was jailed nearly 22 years ago President Trump has granted clemency to 63-year-old great grandmother Alice Johnson, who has been serving life in prison for a non-violent drug offence. The case was highlighted last week when Kim Kardashian West met Mr Trump to lobby for […]

Iraqi parliament orders manual election recount

Iraqi parliament orders manual election recount

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Electoral officials were accused of failing to check electronic vote-counting machines for errors Iraq’s parliament has voted to carry out a manual recount of votes cast in last month’s legislative elections, amid allegations of widespread fraud. MPs also replaced the leadership of the election commission and annulled the votes of […]

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