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Trump Putin call: CIA ‘helped stop Russia terror attack’

Image copyright Getty Creative Stock Image caption The alleged plot targeted St Petersburg’s Kazan Cathedral Information provided by the CIA helped Russian security services foil an attack on St Petersburg’s Kazan cathedral, the Kremlin says. The attack was allegedly planned to take place on Saturday, officials say. In a phone call, President Vladimir Putin thanked […]

Austria far right: Freedom Party wins key posts in new government

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sebastian Kurz (R) has agreed a coalition deal with far-right party leader Heinz-Christian Strache The far-right Freedom Party has secured the key posts of foreign, interior and defence in Austria’s new coalition government for its nominees. Governing with the conservative People’s Party, the move makes Austria the only country in […]

Walt Disney buys Murdoch’s Fox for $52bn

Image copyright Disney Image caption Bob Iger and Rupert Murdoch Walt Disney has agreed to buy the bulk of 21st Century Fox’s business for $52.4bn (£39bn), in a deal both companies said position them to compete in the rapidly changing media industry. The purchase includes Fox’s film and television studios, as well as its 39% […]

Alabama election: Trump says Senate loss proves him right

Media captionWhat the Alabama upset will mean for Donald Trump’s agenda US President Donald Trump has distanced himself from Roy Moore after the Republican suffered a historic defeat for the party in conservative Alabama. The victory for Democrat Doug Jones narrows the Republican majority in the Senate to 51-49, which could complicate Mr Trump’s legislative […]

New York bombing suspect Akayed Ullah warned Trump on Facebook

Image copyright CBS Image caption Akayed Ullah emigrated to the US with his family in 2011 The man who faces terror charges over Monday’s bus terminal bombing in New York posted a warning to President Donald trump just before the attack. “Trump you failed to protect your nation,” it read. The post by Akayed Ullah […]

New York Port Authority attack: Man held after Manhattan blast

Media captionThe blast hit during New York’s rush-hour – this is how events unfolded A man is being held after an attempted terror attack at New York City’s main bus terminal. “Terrorists won’t win,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said after a blast at the Port Authority terminal in Manhattan during the morning rush hour on […]

EU’s Federica Mogherini rebuffs Netanyahu on Jerusalem

Media captionThe pair greeted each other warmly but had different things to say on Jerusalem The EU’s foreign policy chief says there is “full EU unity” in support of Jerusalem becoming the capital of both Israel and a future Palestinian state. Federica Mogherini said the bloc’s member states would not recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital […]

Snow in Europe triggers transport chaos

Image copyright AFP Image caption A traffic jam near Mülheim – one of many in snow-bound Germany Heavy snow blanketing northern Europe has caused many flight cancellations and delays at Schiphol airport in the Netherlands and Brussels airport. About 400 flights were cancelled at Schiphol – one of Europe’s biggest airports – and about 200 […]

Alabama Senate race: Trump records robocall for Roy Moore

Image copyright Getty Image caption Roy Moore’s campaign has been rocked by allegations US President Donald Trump has recorded a robocall for a Republican Senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct, on the eve of the election. The president has thrown his political weight fully behind former Alabama judge Roy Moore, who is vying with Democrat […]

Theresa May says Brexit deal ‘good news’ for all voters

Media captionTheresa May: “What we are looking for is a deal that is right for the United Kingdom” An agreement to move on to the next phase of Brexit talks is “good news” for both Leave and Remain voters, Theresa May has told MPs. She told Parliament it should reassure those who feared the UK […]

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