International Posts

Kim Jong-nam killing: Suspect ‘was paid $90 for baby oil prank’

25 , Feb 2017

An Indonesian woman arrested for the murder of the half-brother of North Korea's leader has said she was given 400 Malaysian ringgits ($90) to carry out a prank. Indonesian embassy .. Read More →

Andy Puzder withdraws nomination for labour secretary

16 , Feb 2017

US President Donald Trump's choice for labour secretary has withdrawn from consideration on the eve of a long-delayed confirmation hearing. Andrew Puzder lost the support of several Republican senators after .. Read More →

Trump appeal against Seattle judge’s travel ban ruling

05 , Feb 2017

The US justice department has filed a court motion against the suspension of President Trump's travel ban on people from seven mainly Muslim nations. The move seeks to reverse Friday's .. Read More →

Trump travel ban: Seattle judge issues nationwide block

04 , Feb 2017

A US judge in Seattle has issued a temporary nationwide block on President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly Muslim nations. Federal Judge James Robart ruled against government .. Read More →

Mattis warns North Korea of ‘overwhelming’ response to nuclear use

03 , Feb 2017

The US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said any use of nuclear weapons by North Korea would be met with an "effective and overwhelming" response. Mr Mattis spoke in South .. Read More →

President Trump and Australia PM have ‘worst call’

02 , Feb 2017

A phone call between US President Donald Trump and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has called into question a refugee resettlement deal. The Washington Post reported Mr Trump called the conversation .. Read More →

Trump cabinet: Democrats boycott health and treasury picks

01 , Feb 2017

US Senate Democrats are boycotting confirmation votes for two of President Donald Trump's key cabinet nominees, forcing the votes to be postponed. Senate committees had been expected to approve several .. Read More →

Faith-based universities have role to play in countering extremism

31 , Jan 2017

Media Release “Violence can be defeated,” said Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today, as she backed university-led initiatives to build a more tolerant and peaceful Commonwealth of Nations. The Secretary-General was addressing .. Read More →

Trump sacks defiant acting attorney general

31 , Jan 2017

Donald Trump has fired the acting US attorney general, after she questioned the legality of his immigration ban. Sally Yates, who had been appointed under Barack Obama, earlier ordered justice .. Read More →

Mexico wall: Trump condemned over imports tax proposal

27 , Jan 2017

Mexico has condemned a US suggestion that it may impose a 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for President Donald Trump's planned border wall. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said .. Read More →

Concerns raised over Commonwealth leadership

26 , Jan 2017

The government has drafted in senior officials to support the Commonwealth amid concerns over the way it is being run, the BBC has learned. The Department for International Development (DfID) .. Read More →

Mexican president to Trump: ‘Mexico will not pay for any wall’

26 , Jan 2017

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has condemned US President Donald Trump's decision on building a border wall and reiterated that Mexico would not pay for it. He hinted that his .. Read More →

Donald Trump: ‘Big day’ on national security

25 , Jan 2017

Donald Trump has said a "big day" is planned on national security, including an announcement to build a wall on the border between the US and Mexico. The new US .. Read More →

Brexit: Supreme Court says Parliament must give Article 50 go-ahead

24 , Jan 2017

Parliament must vote on whether the government can start the Brexit process, the Supreme Court has ruled. The judgement means Theresa May cannot begin talks with the EU until MPs .. Read More →

Brexit: Supreme Court to announce judgement

24 , Jan 2017

The Supreme Court is due to rule on whether Parliament or ministers have the power to begin the Brexit process. The landmark judgement, to be announced at 09:30 GMT, will .. Read More →


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