Scott Morrison to be Australian PM as Malcolm Turnbull ousted

Scott Morrison to be Australian PM as Malcolm Turnbull ousted

Image copyright AFP Image caption Malcolm Turnbull (left) will be succeed by Scott Morrison Scott Morrison is to be Australia’s new prime minister after Malcolm Turnbull was forced out by party rivals in a bruising leadership contest. Mr Turnbull had been under pressure from poor polling and what he described as an “insurgency” by conservative […]

Trump: Hush payments came from me but were not a campaign violation

Trump: Hush payments came from me but were not a campaign violation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption From left: Michael Cohen, Donald Trump, Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal US President Donald Trump has strongly denied using election campaign finances to make payments to two women who say he had affairs with them. It comes after his ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to violating laws during the […]

Malcolm Turnbull: Australia PM gives ultimatum to leadership rivals

Malcolm Turnbull: Australia PM gives ultimatum to leadership rivals

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Turnbull has said he would not stand if another leadership vote was called Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has stared down calls for his resignation amid an escalating leadership crisis that has crippled his government. However, he said he would not contest the leadership if his rivals in the Liberal […]

Trade war: US imposes fresh tariffs on China

Trade war: US imposes fresh tariffs on China

Image copyright Getty Images New US tariffs on $16bn (£12.4bn) of Chinese goods have come into effect, in an escalation of their trade war. A total of $50bn worth of imports will now be taxed by this second round, raising expectations that China will retaliate. Since the opening salvo in July, tensions between the world’s […]

Nato-Russia: Putin and Nato trade barbs over troops

Nato-Russia: Putin and Nato trade barbs over troops

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Two RAF Typhoons were scrambled after a suspected Russian aircraft approached Nato airspace Nato has traded barbs with Russia’s Vladimir Putin after he accused the alliance of moving its military assets closer to the Russian border. Mr Putin said Russia must strengthen its own capabilities in response. Nato then […]

Trump directed hush money, says his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen

Trump directed hush money, says his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen

Media captionMichael Cohen leaves court as some of the charges against him are listed US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty in a Manhattan court to violating campaign finance laws. He said he did so at the direction of “the candidate”, for the “principal purpose of influencing [the] election”. Mr Cohen’s […]

Mueller inquiry: Trump fears ‘perjury trap’ in Russia inquiry

Mueller inquiry: Trump fears ‘perjury trap’ in Russia inquiry

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Trump has repeatedly referred to the Mueller investigation as a “witch hunt” US President Donald Trump has said he is worried he might face perjury charges if he gives statements under oath to the investigation into Russia’s alleged role in his election victory. He told Reuters news agency he […]

Venezuela crisis: More migrants cross into Brazil despite attacks

Venezuela crisis: More migrants cross into Brazil despite attacks

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many Venezuelans entering Brazil say they have no choice but to leave their country The number of Venezuelans entering Brazil is rising, officials say, despite Saturday’s attacks on makeshift migrant border camps. A Brazilian army spokesman said about 900 Venezuelans were expected in the state of Rorarima on Monday, a […]

Ecuador tightens entry rules for Venezuelan migrants

Ecuador tightens entry rules for Venezuelan migrants

Media captionVenezuelan migrants stuck at Ecuador border Ecuador has brought in new rules to stop Venezuelan migrants entering the country without a passport, leaving many stranded in neighbouring Colombia. Thousands of Venezuelans fleeing their country’s economic and political crisis have been crossing into Ecuador from Colombia using only identity cards. Most are heading south to […]

Kerala floods: PM Modi inspects flood rescue effort

Kerala floods: PM Modi inspects flood rescue effort

Image copyright Indian Government Image caption Prime Minister Narendra Modi was welcomed at Cochin by local officials Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the southern state of Kerala to see for himself the devastation caused by what officials say is the worst flooding in a century. He arrived late on Friday and is due […]