Former Democratic chief: Clinton ‘took control’ of party

Former Democratic chief: Clinton ‘took control’ of party

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donna Brazile says the deal was “not a criminal act,” but “compromised the party’s integrity” The Democratic Party’s ex-interim chief has accused Hillary Clinton of seizing control of the party in exchange for funding during the 2016 campaign. Donna Brazile alleges in her new book that the Democratic National […]

Russia-linked posts ‘reached’ 126m Facebook users in US

Russia-linked posts ‘reached’ 126m Facebook users in US

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Facebook has said as many as 126 million American users may have seen content uploaded by Russia-based operatives over the last two years. The social networking site said about 80,000 posts were produced before and after the 2016 presidential election. Most of the posts focused on divisive social and political messages […]

Catalan crisis: Carles Puigdemont ‘welcome’ to run in poll

Catalan crisis: Carles Puigdemont ‘welcome’ to run in poll

Media captionSarah Rainsford met protesters in Madrid who are calling for a united Spain The Spanish government has said it would welcome the participation of sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont in new elections. The central government in Madrid has ordered that fresh elections for the regional parliament of Catalonia should take place in December. It […]

Brazil’s President Temer avoids corruption trial

Brazil’s President Temer avoids corruption trial

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Michel Temer denies any wrongdoing Brazil’s President Michel Temer has secured enough votes in the lower house of Congress to avoid facing trial on corruption charges. Prosecutors had accused Mr Temer of obstructing justice and racketeering, which he has repeatedly denied. Mr Temer, 77, could only face trial with […]

Australia urged to consider police help for Manus refugees

Australia urged to consider police help for Manus refugees

Image copyright Human Rights Watch Image caption Australian’s detention centre in Papua New Guinea is due to close next week Australia should consider deploying police to help protect refugees and asylum seekers it has detained in Papua New Guinea, Human Rights Watch says. Australia holds refugees and asylum seekers arriving by boat on PNG’s Manus […]

Qatar introduces minimum wage for first time

Qatar introduces minimum wage for first time

Image copyright AFP Image caption Migrants working in construction for the World Cup are often reported to face harsh conditions Qatar has committed to a range of labour law reforms, including the introduction of a minimum wage. Doha’s record on migrant worker rights has been under international scrutiny in the run-up to the 2022 football […]

Harvey Weinstein: Company faces harassment inquiry

Harvey Weinstein: Company faces harassment inquiry

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvey Weinstein insists any sexual relations he had were consensual New York prosecutors are investigating the company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein following allegations of sexual assault made against the film producer. The civil rights inquiry seeks to identify employees who have been subject to harassment. “If sexual harassment or […]

Ivory seizures hit record levels last year, report says

Ivory seizures hit record levels last year, report says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cites says that the global collective effort to stop ivory poaching has made some progress Ivory seizures around the world hit record levels last year, with elephant poaching in Africa declining for a fifth year in a row, a report says. About 40 tonnes of trafficked ivory was recovered, […]

Japan PM Shinzo Abe promises to deal with North Korea threat

Japan PM Shinzo Abe promises to deal with North Korea threat

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Shinzo Abe called the snap election in September Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to “deal firmly” with North Korea after exit polls suggested he won a clear victory in Sunday’s election. Mr Abe had said he called the election a year early in order to increase his mandate […]

More acidic oceans ‘will affect all sea life’

More acidic oceans ‘will affect all sea life’

Image copyright JAGO-TEAM/GEOMAR Image caption Cold water corals should be more resilient All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say. The eight-year study from more than 250 scientists finds that infant sea creatures will be especially harmed. This […]

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