Trump tariffs: US escalates trade threats to China

Image copyright AFP Image caption The new threat comes after Beijing vowed to retaliate against US tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200bn (£151bn) of Chinese goods in a growing trade row. Mr Trump said the 10% tariffs would come into effect […]

India BJP pulls out of controversial Kashmir alliance

India BJP pulls out of controversial Kashmir alliance

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) is seen here with Mehbooba Mufti in 2016 The chief minister of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, has resigned after the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) quit a coalition with her party. The BJP said the three-year […]

Puan, oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies in Australia

Puan, oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies in Australia

Image copyright ALEX ASHBURY/ PERTH ZOO Image caption Puan, 62, was given to Perth Zoo in 1968 The world’s oldest known Sumatran orangutan has died in an Australian zoo aged 62, leaving behind 54 descendants. Puan, described as the “grand old lady” of Perth Zoo, was euthanised on Monday due to age-related complications. She had […]

Dozens feared dead as overloaded Sumatra ferry sinks

Dozens feared dead as overloaded Sumatra ferry sinks

Image copyright EPA Image caption Poor weather is hampering the rescue effort on Lake Toba Indonesian rescuers are searching for more than 100 people missing after a ferry sank on a lake in Sumatra. Eighteen survivors have been pulled from rough waters on Lake Toba, a popular tourist destination and one of the deepest lakes […]

Kim Jong-un visits China after Trump summit

Kim Jong-un visits China after Trump summit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The North Korean leader is expected to brief China’s leadership on his talks with Mr Trump North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is making a two-day visit to China, a week after meeting US President Donald Trump. It is expected he will discuss sanctions and the commitment he made at the […]

Hague’s call to legalise cannabis rejected by government

Hague’s call to legalise cannabis rejected by government

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lord Hague said Billy Caldwell’s case was an “illuminating moment” The government has rejected a call from Lord Hague to consider legalising the recreational use of cannabis. In an article for the Daily Telegraph, the former Tory leader said the war on cannabis had been “irreversibly lost” and a change […]

Brexit: Dominic Grieve seeks ‘sensible compromise’ over MPs’ role

Brexit: Dominic Grieve seeks ‘sensible compromise’ over MPs’ role

Image copyright PA Image caption Dominic Grieve has been at the centre of negotiations between would-be rebels and ministers Tory Brexit rebel Dominic Grieve has insisted he is seeking a “sensible compromise” to prevent a fresh showdown in the Commons over Parliament’s role. On Wednesday, MPs will vote on how much of a say they […]

Neil Hamilton to run for UKIP Senedd leader

Neil Hamilton to run for UKIP Senedd leader

Image caption Neil Hamilton said he is the only UKIP AM that can take on First Minister Carwyn Jones Neil Hamilton has confirmed he will fight to regain the position of UKIP’s Welsh Assembly group leader a ballot of party members in Wales. UK deputy leader Mike Hookem informed AMs of the vote in a […]

Queen’s nephew Lord Snowdon to seek election to Lords

Queen’s nephew Lord Snowdon to seek election to Lords

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lord Snowdon, with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, at his father’s memorial service last year The Queen’s nephew who is 19th in line to the throne, is standing for election to the House of Lords. Lord Snowdon, the son of the late Princess Margaret and photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, […]

Finsbury Park attack: Minute’s silence held to mark anniversary

Finsbury Park attack: Minute’s silence held to mark anniversary

Media captionPoliticians joined community figures and Makram Ali’s family outside Islington Town Hall for the silence A minute’s silence has been held to mark the first anniversary of the Finsbury Park terrorist attack. One man – Makram Ali – died, and nine others were injured when a van was driven into a crowd of people […]