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Boeing halts test flight of new plane

Boeing halts test flight of new plane

Image copyright Getty Images Boeing has temporarily halted test flights of its new 737 MAX aircraft due to possible issues with the engine. The stoppage came days before the US planemaker was due to make its first delivery of the aircraft to a customer. But Boeing said it was sticking with plans to begin MAX […]

French elections: Voters decide between Le Pen and Macron

French elections: Voters decide between Le Pen and Macron

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A pro-business liberal faces a France-first nationalist French voters are choosing their next president after an unpredictable campaign that has divided the country. The second round contest pits centrist Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old former investment banker, against the far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen, 48. Citizens in some overseas territories and […]

Nigeria Chibok girls: Eighty-two freed by Boko Haram

Nigeria Chibok girls: Eighty-two freed by Boko Haram

Image copyright Getty/AFP Image caption Some of the girls pictured in May 2014, shortly after their kidnapping Islamist militants of the Boko Haram group have released 82 schoolgirls from a group of 276 they abducted in north-eastern Nigeria three years ago, the president’s office says. They were handed over in exchange for Boko Haram suspects […]

Syria refugees in Canada name their baby Justin Trudeau

Syria refugees in Canada name their baby Justin Trudeau

Image copyright Afraa Bilan Image caption Afraa Bilan and sleepy Justin Trudeau take it easy at home When Muhammad and Afraa Bilan arrived in Canada in February last year, they were starting a new life in a completely new country. Originally from Damascus in Syria, they, daughter Naya and son Nael arrived as refugees in […]

Macron condemns ‘massive’ hacking attack as documents leaked

Macron condemns ‘massive’ hacking attack as documents leaked

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Campaigning has ended ahead of Sunday’s vote The campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron says it has been the target of a “massive hacking attack” after a trove of documents was released online. The campaign said that genuine files were mixed up with fake ones in order to confuse […]

Obamacare is ‘dead’ says Trump after healthcare victory

Obamacare is ‘dead’ says Trump after healthcare victory

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There were slaps on the back from a triumphant Republican leadership President Donald Trump has declared Obamacare “dead” after the Republican healthcare bill was narrowly passed by the lower chamber of Congress. The 217-213 vote marked his first legislative victory and goes some way to keeping a key campaign promise […]

French election: Macron and Le Pen wrap up tense campaign

French election: Macron and Le Pen wrap up tense campaign

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Macron and Ms Le Pen went through to the second round after a vote on 23 April The two candidates hoping to be France’s next president are making a final push for votes on the last day of campaigning before Sunday’s election. Centrist Emmanuel Macron – who has a […]

French election: Macron ‘most convincing’ in final debate

French election: Macron ‘most convincing’ in final debate

Media captionBoth candidates started off with fiery accusations French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was more impressive than rival Marine Le Pen in Wednesday evening’s final TV debate, a viewers’ poll says. The candidates traded insults for more than two hours, arguing over terrorism, the economy, and Europe. The French broadcaster BFMTV found voters had a […]

Alton Sterling shooting: ‘No charges’ for police over black man’s killing

Alton Sterling shooting: ‘No charges’ for police over black man’s killing

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A makeshift memorial to Alton Sterling The US Department of Justice has reportedly decided not to charge two white officers who shot and killed a black man in Louisiana last summer. Video footage appearing to show the officers holding down Alton Sterling as they fired their weapons sparked days of […]

Venezuela crisis: Opposition condemns Maduro move

Venezuela crisis: Opposition condemns Maduro move

Media captionVenezuela protesters block city streets of Caracas Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro have set up roadblocks and staged demonstrations demanding elections as the country’s political and economic crisis deepens. They responded with defiance to his call for a new constitution to end unrest that has killed 28 people. Mr Maduro said his move […]