Oscar Pérez, fugitive Venezuelan pilot, reappears at vigil

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Oscar Pérez is currently being hunted by the Venezuelan authorities for the attack A rogue Venezuelan policeman who used a stolen helicopter to fire on government buildings has re-emerged at an opposition vigil. It was Oscar Pérez’s first public appearance since the attack. He has been on the run since […]

Trump Russia claims: Mood in the White House is ‘fantastic’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption US president Donald Trump says his team is “functioning beautifully” despite a turbulent week President Donald Trump says the mood in the White House is “fantastic” despite intense scrutiny of his campaign’s alleged dealings with Russia. He told Reuters the administration was “functioning beautifully”. The president also defended his […]

Brazil’s ex-President Lula convicted of corruption

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lula faces five different corruption trials Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been convicted of corruption charges and sentenced to nine and a half years in prison. The judge ruled he could remain free pending an appeal. Lula has rejected claims that he received an apartment as […]

Gif and image written into the DNA of bacteria

Media captionMovie encoded into the DNA of bacteria An image and short film has been encoded in DNA, using the units of inheritance as a medium for storing information. Using a genome editing tool known as Crispr, US scientists inserted a gif – five frames of a horse galloping – into the DNA of bacteria. […]

Brexit: Theresa May’s offer to EU citizens ‘falls short’

Image copyright AFP Theresa May’s offer to give EU citizens in the UK “settled status” after Brexit has been described as being “far short of what citizens are entitled to”. European Parliament Brexit chief negotiator Guy Verhofstadt and leaders of four of the parliament’s main groups say the proposal is a “damp squib”. It offers […]

Rio’s Valongo slave wharf becomes Unesco heritage site

Image copyright AFP Image caption The old stone wharf is now inland, after successive land reclamation projects in Rio A wharf in Rio de Janeiro where nearly a million African slaves are estimated to have landed has been declared a World Heritage site by the UN cultural organisation, Unesco. The Valongo wharf operated for three […]

Donald Trump backtracks on Russia joint cybersecurity unit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had their first face-to-face talks on Friday Donald Trump has backtracked on a proposal to work with Russia to create an “impenetrable” cybersecurity unit to prevent election hacking. Hours after promoting the idea on Sunday, the US president said that he did not think it […]

US laptop ban lifted on Kuwait Airways and Royal Jordanian

Image copyright Getty Images Kuwait Airways and Royal Jordanian have become the latest Middle Eastern airlines to let passengers take laptops in the cabin on US-bound flights. Both carriers said they had worked with US officials to tighten security checks on flights from Kuwait and Jordan. The US imposed the ban in March on direct […]

G20: Trump hails talks as ‘success’ despite divisions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump said the G20 summit in Germany was “carried out beautifully” by Mrs Merkel President Donald Trump has declared the G20 summit in Germany a “wonderful success”, despite the US’s isolated position on climate change. In a joint statement, the leaders of 18 nations and the EU recognised the […]

Venezuela: Maduro praises opposition leader Lopez’s prison release

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Lopez (above) was cheered by jubilant supporters outside his home in Caracas Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has praised the decision to release from prison one of the country’s main opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez. Mr Lopez has been moved to house arrest after more than three years in jail. He […]