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Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia on first foreign tour

Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia on first foreign tour

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr and Mrs Trump landed in Riyadh on Saturday morning, local time US President Donald Trump has arrived in Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip since becoming president. His eight-day trip will also take in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Brussels, the Vatican, and Sicily. It comes as Mr […]

Iran election: Hassan Rouhani on course for second term

Iran election: Hassan Rouhani on course for second term

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Rouhani (C) voted in the capital Tehran Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is on course for a second term in office, preliminary results show. Out of 26 million votes counted so far, he has won 14.6 million – or more than half, officials announced on state TV. Mr Rouhani’s […]

Prince death: Singer’s sister and half-siblings declared heirs

Prince death: Singer’s sister and half-siblings declared heirs

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prince, who recorded more than 30 albums, died at the age of 57 More than a year after the death of the superstar musician Prince, his sister and five half-siblings have been declared his legal heirs. The singer died in April 2016 at his Paisley Park studios, from an accidental […]

Trump: Firing ‘nut job’ FBI chief ‘eased pressure’

Trump: Firing ‘nut job’ FBI chief ‘eased pressure’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump reportedly called the former FBI chief a “real nut job” US President Donald Trump told Russian officials that firing FBI director James Comey eased “great pressure” on him, US media report. The New York Times, citing a document summarising last week’s meeting, says he called Mr Comey a […]

Afghan Vice-President Dostum flies to Turkey amid torture claims

Afghan Vice-President Dostum flies to Turkey amid torture claims

Image copyright SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images Image caption General Abdul Rahid Dostum denies ordering a rival’s kidnap and torture Afghanistan’s Vice-President, Abdul Rashid Dostum, has left the country amid claims that he ordered his men to kidnap, beat and rape a political rival last year. Afghan officials confirmed he had left Kabul for Turkey on Friday […]

Trump asked FBI’s Comey to drop Flynn inquiry – reports

Trump asked FBI’s Comey to drop Flynn inquiry – reports

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption James Comey (left) was sacked as FBI chief by Mr Trump (right) President Donald Trump asked FBI chief James Comey to drop an inquiry into links between his ex-national security adviser and Russia, US media report. “I hope you can let this go,” Mr Trump reportedly told Mr Comey […]

Mexican journalists protest over Javier Valdez killing

Mexican journalists protest over Javier Valdez killing

Image copyright AFP Image caption Journalists commemorated the veteran crime writer who was shot dead on Monday Journalists in Mexico have protested against the killing of one of their colleagues and called on the government to take action. Award-winning journalist Javier Valdez was shot dead on Monday, close to the offices of the newspaper he […]

Trump ‘shared classified information with Russia’

Trump ‘shared classified information with Russia’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump (centre) jokes with Mr Lavrov (left) and Ambassador Sergei Kislyak President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about so-called Islamic State (IS) to Russia’s foreign minister, US media report. The information, related to the use of laptops on aircraft, came from a partner of the US which had […]

Mexican drug trade reporter Javier Valdez killed

Mexican drug trade reporter Javier Valdez killed

Image copyright AFP Image caption Javier Valdez had reported extensively on drug trafficking and organised crime in Mexico Award-winning Mexican journalist Javier Valdez has been shot dead in the north-western state of Sinaloa. He was killed when unidentified attackers opened fire on his car in the city of Culiacan where Valdez was working, the RioDoce […]

Microsoft warns ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call

Microsoft warns ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call

Media captionHow to protect yourself online A cyber-attack that has hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a “wake-up call”, Microsoft says. It blamed governments for storing data on software vulnerabilities which could then be accessed by hackers. It says the latest virus exploits a flaw in Microsoft […]

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