Wales Bill support from AMs ‘not foregone conclusion’

Wales Bill support from AMs ‘not foregone conclusion’

Image caption Mark Drakeford says the deal on funding does not guarantee support for the Wales Bill It is not a “foregone conclusion” that AMs will back the next stage of devolution in a vote next week, the Welsh finance minister has said. Mark Drakeford said a new agreement on funding had removed a barrier […]

Obama speech: Democracy needs you, says outgoing president

Media caption‘Yes we did’: Highlights of farewell speech President Barack Obama has called on Americans to defend their democracy in his farewell speech in Chicago. “By almost every measure, America is a better, stronger place” than it was eight years ago when he took office, he told thousands of supporters. But he warned “democracy is […]

Kremlin: Russia has no ‘compromising’ Trump information

Kremlin: Russia has no ‘compromising’ Trump information

Image copyright AP The Kremlin has denied claims that Russian intelligence agencies have obtained compromising material about Donald Trump. The Kremlin spokesman said the allegations were “pulp fiction” and a “clear attempt to damage relations”. The unsubstantiated claims say Russia has information about the US president-elect involving prostitutes. They also say his presidential campaign secretly […]

Packers travel to Dallas for divisional round –

GREEN BAY (11-6) at DALLAS (13-3)Sunday, Jan. 15 l AT&T Stadium l 3:40 p.m. CST The Green Bay Packers will take on the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in the divisional round of the playoffs on Sunday. It is the second time the two teams have met this season, with Dallas winning the Week 6 […]

Dazzling Hamburg concert hall defies detractors

The Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg is finally opening – six years late and at 10 times the original estimated budget. But will its sequined exterior and lavish interior be enough to win over the doubters? By Elaine Jung Dazzling Hamburg concert hall defies detractors

Jeff Sessions: ‘Southern racist caricature painful’

Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, has faced tough questioning about past allegations of racism during a confirmation hearing. He dismissed the claims and in response to a Republican colleague who asked him how it felt to be labelled a “racist or bigot” insisted he would defend the rights of all […]

Five times US President Barack Obama went viral

As Barack Obama prepares to stand down as US president, BBC World Have Your Say looks at some of the times he went viral and won the Internet. Listen to World Have Your Say on the BBC iPlayer. Produced by Trystan Young Five times US President Barack Obama went viral

Thousands attend Rafsanjani funeral

Tens of thousands of Iranians attended the funeral of the former president, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, on Tuesday. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led prayers at the ceremony. Rafsanjani, president from 1989 to 1997, died of a heart attack on Sunday at the age of 82. Thousands attend Rafsanjani funeral