Trump ‘in Oval Office foul-mouthed outburst about migrants’

Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump has reportedly lashed out at immigrants in a foul-mouthed Oval Office outburst. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Mr Trump told lawmakers on Thursday, according to the Washington Post. The remark was reportedly in reference to people from Haiti, El Salvador and […]

North and South Korea begin high-level talks on Olympic Games

Image copyright EPA Image caption Both sides expressed optimism before heading into the talks North and South Korea have begun high-level talks, the first between the countries in two years. The meeting, at the Peace House in the truce village of Panmunjom, will focus on North Korea’s possible participation in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, […]

Peru ex-leader Fujimori calls for unity after release

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Thousands of people have protested against Fujimori’s release Only days after his early release from custody, Peru’s controversial former president, Alberto Fujimori, has called for unity against crime and violence. “We’ll be in a country in which security is regained and violence eliminated,” he tweeted. Fujimori was freed on Thursday […]

John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

Media captionJohn Young became an astronaut in 1962 US astronaut John Young, who flew to the moon twice and commanded the first ever space shuttle mission, has died aged 87, Nasa said. “Today, Nasa and the world have lost a pioneer,” agency chief Robert Lightfoot said in a statement. Young was the only person to […]

Saudi princes arrested for holding anti-austerity protest

Image copyright AFP Image caption The protest took place in the Saudi capital Riyadh, local media reported Saudi authorities have arrested 11 princes for holding a protest at a royal palace in the capital Riyadh. The group were angered by the government’s decision to stop paying the water and energy bills of royals. Those involved […]

Casamance: Thirteen dead in attack in restive Senegalese region

Image copyright AFP Image caption Casamance was once a popular tourist destination but a long separatist conflict has taken its toll Thirteen people have been killed in an attack in the restive southern Senegalese region of Casamance. Hospital workers who have seen the bodies said some of the victims had been shot, others decapitated. The […]

Trump: Tillerson ‘never questioned’ president’s mental health

Media captionDozens queued for the midnight release of Fire and Fury US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he has “never questioned” President Trump’s mental health after the author of controversial book said his staff saw him as a “child”. Michael Wolff says Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is based on about […]

Macron tells Erdogan: No chance of Turkey joining EU

Media captionErdogan clashes with a reporter over arms supplies to Syria French President Emmanuel Macron has told his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that there is no chance of progress towards Turkey joining the European Union at present. At a joint news conference in Paris, Mr Macron said there were differences over human rights since […]

North Korea accepts Olympics talks offer, says South

Image copyright Getty Images North Korea has accepted an offer to attend high-level talks next week, South Korean officials have said. The meeting, on 9 January, will focus on finding a way for North Korean athletes to attend the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea in February. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said this week […]

German AfD MP under fire for anti-Muslim new year tweets

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ms Storch waves a bag reading “AfD? Appropriate disposal of right-wing agitation!” in parliament in December A German politician is facing a police investigation over inflammatory comments made on New Year’s Eve. Beatrix von Storch, deputy leader of Germany’s far-right AfD party, had her Twitter account suspended on Monday following […]