Harvey Weinstein: Oscars board expels producer over sexual assault allegations

Image copyright PA Image caption Weinstein has already been suspended by Bafta in the UK The organisation behind the Oscars has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein following numerous allegations of sexual assault made against the film producer. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said its board “voted well in excess of the required […]

Trump aims blow at Iran and threatens landmark nuclear deal

Media captionTrump: ‘I can terminate US involvement in deal any time’ US President Donald Trump has condemned Iran as a “fanatical regime” and refused to continue signing off on a landmark international nuclear deal. In a combative speech on Friday, Mr Trump accused Iran of sponsoring terrorism and proposed new sanctions. He said Iran had […]

Catalonia independence declaration signed and suspended

Media captionCatalan leader seeks talks to secure independence Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and other regional leaders have signed a declaration of independence from Spain, following the disputed referendum. However, they say the move will not be implemented for several weeks to allow talks with the government in Madrid. The document calls for Catalonia to be […]

Trump NFL row: Mike Pence walks out of game after players kneel

Image copyright @VP/Twitter Image caption Mike Pence said he abandoned the game because kneeling during the anthem “disrespects our soldiers” US Vice-President Mike Pence has walked out of a National Football League (NFL) game after several players refused to stand for the US national anthem. Mr Pence said he could not be present at an […]

Puigdemont: Spanish king ignored millions of Catalans

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Carles Puigdemont (left) criticised Spain’s King Felipe in his address Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has attacked Spain’s King Felipe VI for “deliberately ignoring millions of Catalans”. In a TV address, Mr Puigdemont accused the king of adopting the Spanish government’s position. “This moment calls for mediation,” he said. He has […]

Las Vegas shooting: Trump tribute to emergency ‘heroes’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Air Force One leaves Las Vegas, passing the broken windows of the hotel the shooter attacked from President Donald Trump visited first responders who attended the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday, saying he was “in the company of heroes”. “America is truly a nation in mourning” following the worst shooting […]

US Cuba: Washington expels diplomats over ‘acoustic attacks’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Cuban embassy in Washington resumed its role in 2015 when relations between the countries warmed The US has expelled 15 Cuban diplomats, saying Havana failed to protect US diplomats from mysterious acoustic attacks. Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez called the move “unacceptable”. The Department of State move follows last […]

Catalan referendum: Catalonia has ‘won right to statehood’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Large crowds gathered in the centre of Barcelona on Sunday evening Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says the region has won the right to statehood following Sunday’s contentious referendum which was marred by violence. He said the door had been opened to a unilateral declaration of independence. Hundreds of people […]

Marseille attack: Two young women stabbed to death

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The attack took place outside the train station in the southern French port city Two young women have been stabbed to death at Marseille’s main train station in a suspected terrorist attack. Soldiers on guard at the station shot dead the attacker, who police described as of North African appearance […]

Marilyn Manson struck by stage scenery in New York

Media captionEyewitness Anthony Biscardi recalls the moment a prop collapsed on US rockstar Manson Rock star Marilyn Manson was injured during a concert in New York when a large piece of stage scenery fell on him on stage. The prop – apparently two large guns held together with metal scaffolding – fell as he was […]

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