Comey memos detailing conversations of Trump meetings published

Comey memos detailing conversations of Trump meetings published

Media caption‘No adequate people around Trump to contain him,’ Comey says Detailed notes by former FBI director James Comey documenting his conversations with US President Donald Trump have been published. The memos cover Mr Trump’s concerns about a lurid intelligence dossier and also go into the president’s relationship with the then National Security Advisor, Michael […]

Basque group Eta apologises to victims ahead of dissolution

Basque group Eta apologises to victims ahead of dissolution

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Basque armed organisation Eta is expected to announce its dissolution next month The Basque armed organisation Eta has apologised to the victims of its decades-long conflict for independence, just days before an expected announcement of dissolution. The group asked for “forgiveness” for killing people without “a direct participation in […]

Syria returns Légion d’honneur award to France

Syria returns Légion d’honneur award to France

Image copyright AFP Image caption The award was handed back via the Romanian embassy, which represents French interests in Syria Syria has returned to France the prestigious Légion d’honneur presented to President Bashar al-Assad, saying he would not wear the award of a country that was a “slave” to America. The move comes days after […]

Berlin begins mass evacuation as police defuse WW2 bomb

Berlin begins mass evacuation as police defuse WW2 bomb

Image copyright EPA Image caption The bomb was found by workers on a construction site in Heidestrasse A large-scale evacuation has begun in central Berlin so that experts can defuse a World War Two bomb. The evacuation affects about 10,000 people and the zone includes homes, government ministries and museums. The operation is causing severe […]

South Africa: Ramaphosa leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests

South Africa: Ramaphosa leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa has been attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent protests at home. Clashes have taken place in North West province where protesters are demanding jobs, housing […]

South Africa rhino poaching: ‘Web of corruption’ blamed

South Africa rhino poaching: ‘Web of corruption’ blamed

Image copyright Saving The Wild Image caption Pop star and Unicef ambassador Toya Delazy says the poaching of rhinos feels as if “we’re losing our humanity” Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and conservationist Jane Goodall have joined a list of famous names who have signed an open letter to South Africa’s government calling for an end […]

Swaziland king renames country ‘the Kingdom of eSwatini’

Swaziland king renames country ‘the Kingdom of eSwatini’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption King Mswati III, centre, has ruled the country since 1986 There are not many people in the world who are able to change the name of a nation. But King Mswati can – he is one of the world’s few absolute monarchs. King Mswati III of Swaziland announced on Wednesday […]

Swaziland king renames country ‘the Kingdom of eSwatini’

Swaziland king renames country ‘the Kingdom of eSwatini’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption King Mswati III, centre, has ruled the country since 1986 There are not many people in the world who are able to change the name of a nation. But King Mswati can – he is one of the world’s few absolute monarchs. King Mswati III of Swaziland announced on Wednesday […]

South Africa rhino poaching: ‘Web of corruption’ blamed

South Africa rhino poaching: ‘Web of corruption’ blamed

Image copyright Saving The Wild Image caption Pop star and Unicef ambassador Toya Delazy says the poaching of rhinos feels as if “we’re losing our humanity” Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and conservationist Jane Goodall have joined a list of famous names who have signed an open letter to South Africa’s government calling for an end […]

South Africa rhino poaching: ‘Web of corruption’ blamed

South Africa rhino poaching: ‘Web of corruption’ blamed

Image copyright Saving The Wild Image caption Pop star and Unicef ambassador Toya Delazy says the poaching of rhinos feels as if “we’re losing our humanity” Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and conservationist Jane Goodall have joined a list of famous names who have signed an open letter to South Africa’s government calling for an end […]