Beauty queen’s message to racist critics

Angeline Flor Pua, 22, has only been Miss Belgium for four days but has already been subjected to racist abuse on social media. Born in Antwerp to Philippine parents, she described what the experience has been like and how she’s addressing the hurtful comments. Video journalist: Xavier Vanpevenaege. Producer: Phoebe Frieze. Beauty queen’s message to […]

North Korea crisis: South to continue talks with ‘clear eyes’

North Korea crisis: South to continue talks with ‘clear eyes’

Media captionSouth Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha: “We understand North Korea better than anybody” South Korea says it will continue high-level talks with North Korea with “clear eyes” amid global warnings that Pyongyang might be playing for time to continue its nuclear-arms programme. “We have to make the most” of the opportunity, South Korean Foreign […]

Australia Day: Poll examines attitudes to controversial date

Australia Day: Poll examines attitudes to controversial date

Media captionAustralia Day: Why a celebration has become controversial Less than half of Australians know the historical origin of the country’s national day, according to a poll. Australia Day, on 26 January, has been the subject of debate in recent times over concerns it is offensive to indigenous Australians. The day commemorates the arrival of […]

Sunken tanker Sanchi: Four oil slicks seen, says China

Sunken tanker Sanchi: Four oil slicks seen, says China

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The oil spill continues growing An oil spill from an Iranian tanker that sank off China has spread into four separate slicks covering an area of 100 sq km (39 sq miles), say Chinese authorities. The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 tons of ultra-light crude oil when it collided with another […]

UK pledges extra £44m for Channel border security

UK pledges extra £44m for Channel border security

Image copyright Getty Images An extra £44.5m is to be spent beefing up Channel border security, the UK government is to say later. It will be spent on fencing, CCTV and infrared detection technology in Calais and other border points. It comes as French President Emmanuel Macron visits the UK for a summit with Theresa […]

Justine Greening: Next generation of MPs could ‘improve or undo’ Brexit

Justine Greening: Next generation of MPs could ‘improve or undo’ Brexit

Image copyright House of Commons A future generation of MPs will seek to “improve or undo” Brexit if it does not work for young people, a former cabinet minister has said. Justine Greening – who quit as education secretary in last week’s reshuffle – said MPs had a duty to make sure Brexit was “sustainable”. […]

Taxpayers owe private firms £199bn for PFI deals

Taxpayers owe private firms £199bn for PFI deals

Image copyright Barts Health NHS Trust Image caption A £1.1bn revamp of the Royal London Hospital was funded through PFI Taxpayers still owe private contractors £199bn for deals signed under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), a spending watchdog says. The National Audit Office (NAO) found 716 public projects were active under PFI and its successor […]

Prime Minister’s Questions: The key bits and the verdict

Prime Minister’s Questions: The key bits and the verdict

Image copyright House of Commons Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have gone head-to-head at Prime Minister’s Questions. What happened? As expected, their clashes were dominated by the collapse of government contractor Carillion. Labour’s Catherine McKinnell got the ball rolling with a call to protect the future of the firm’s 1,400 apprentices. Skip Twitter post by […]

Sir Desmond Swayne ’embarrassed’ by Commons snooze

Sir Desmond Swayne ’embarrassed’ by Commons snooze

Media captionSir Desmond Swayne listens to Ken Clarke’s EU Bill speech A Tory MP who appeared to fall asleep in the House of Commons has said he is embarrassed and “annoyed” with himself. Sir Desmond Swayne, who nodded off during a speech by colleague Ken Clarke, said the image of him with his head on […]

1 2 3 4,997