Female football player from Bay Area makes history – The Mercury News

Before Morgan Salzwedel became the first female to play in a football game for Cal Lutheran, the freshman reached out to her high school coach to let him know. Related Articles High school football: How the NCS executive committee should adjust playoffs High school football: ‘Pinnacle of season’ arrives at Gunn High school football: Bay […]

UK is confusing the EU over Brexit, says Corbyn after meeting Barnier – The Guardian

European leaders are “bemused and confused” by Britain’s attitude towards the Brexit negotiations, according to Jeremy Corbyn, who met Michel Barnier and three continental prime ministers on his visit to Brussels. The Labour leader held parallel discussions with the the EU’s chief negotiator and other European leaders, during which it is understood he was asked […]

Azerbaijan Laundromat shows UK is choice of crooks and despots, says Hodge – The Guardian

Britain is the “country of choice for every kleptocrat, crook and despot in the world”, a Labour MP has said following revelations by the Guardian and media partners of a massive money-laundering scheme run by the government of Azerbaijan. Margaret Hodge said the UK thought itself to be a “country of integrity, respectability and trustworthiness”. […]

Mobile companies overcharging customers after contracts end

Mobile companies overcharging customers after contracts end

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government thinks mobile operators need to inform customers once the handset is paid off Vodafone, EE and Three are continuing to charge customers for the mobile phones they buy as part of a contract, even after the cost of the handset has been paid off, research suggests. Citizens […]

Xi Jinping: China’s president ‘to get own political theory’

Media captionBBC China editor Carrie Gracie has a look at the Communist Party messages all over Beijing Chinese president Xi Jinping is to be given his own political theory, according to state news agency Xinhua. It will be known as “Xi Jinping Thought” and has 14 principles, the agency says. The theory is likely to […]

North Korea urges Australia to distance itself from US

Image copyright KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY Image caption Australia says it has received a letter from Kim Jong-un’s regime The Australian government says it has received a document from North Korea urging Canberra to distance itself from the Trump administration. The note denounces the US president’s warning that America would destroy North Korea if forced […]

North Korea crisis: How to talk to the world’s most secretive country

North Korea crisis: How to talk to the world’s most secretive country

As tensions escalate between the US and North Korea, unofficial talks between the two sides continue – but what does this kind of backchannel discussion look like? It is 25 September 2013 in the German capital of Berlin. High-level North Korean officials and their former US counterparts stroll into a restaurant specialising in local cuisine. […]

Pakistan militant leader ‘killed by drone’ in Afghanistan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Omar Khalid Khorasani, pictured in a photo taken from archive footage The leader of a Pakistani Islamist militant group has been killed by a suspected US drone attack in Afghanistan, its spokesman says. Omar Khalid Khorasani led Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban behind several high-profile bomb attacks inside […]

US senators respond to ‘average’ politicians’ face photo

The BBC has created a composite image, combining all members of the US Senate and Congress. The result? Largely white and male. But how do those in and out of the corridors of power feel about that? The BBC’s Rajini Vaidyanathan went to Capitol Hill to find out. Video by Paul Blake The face that […]

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