Russia-Trump inquiry: Russians charged over US 2016 election tampering

Media captionRussians recruited ‘real Americans’ as part of ‘information warfare’ Thirteen Russians have been charged with interfering in the US 2016 election, in a major development in the FBI investigation. Three of those named have also been accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and five have been accused of aggravated identity theft. The announcement […]

Maëlys de Araujo murder: Colleagues donate leave to mother

Image copyright AFP Image caption Maëlys’ body was discovered on Wednesday Colleagues of the mother of murdered French girl Maëlys de Araujo have donated part of their leave to her – totalling almost three years. Jennifer de Araujo is a night nurse at a hospital in the town of Pontarlier. She stopped working when Maëlys […]

Rio de Janeiro violence: Brazil army to take control of security

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rio de Janeiro has seen levels of violent crime soar amid a financial crisis The Brazilian government has appointed an army general to oversee security in the state of Rio de Janeiro, in response to growing gang violence. President Michel Temer compared the violence to “a cancer” and said […]

Rob Porter: Trump praises ex-aide accused of domestic abuse

Media captionTrump on Porter: ‘We absolutely wish him well’ US President Donald Trump has paid tribute to an ex-aide who quit this week amid domestic abuse allegations. “We wish him well,” he said in his first public remarks on the claims against ex-White House staff secretary Rob Porter. “He worked very hard.” His comments come […]

Mexico: Zetas drugs cartel leader caught

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Officials confirmed the arrest in a press conference in Mexico City on Friday A leader of the notorious Zetas drug cartel has been caught in Mexico City, according to Mexican authorities. José María Guízar Valencia is wanted in the US, which had offered a $5m (£3.6m) reward for his capture. […]

Elaborate France kidnap heist nets thieves ‘millions’ from cash van

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The car park where the van was emptied. A police source told the AFP news agency that it was carrying 20-30m Swiss Francs ($21-32m; £15-23m) Thieves have targeted a cash van delivery driver on the French-Swiss border in an elaborate heist involving the kidnap of his daughter. They stole up […]

Syria war: Last of British IS ‘Beatles’ gang captured by Kurds

Image copyright KOTEY/FAMILY HANDOUT Image caption Alexanda Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh were the last two members of the cell at large Two British men believed to be members of a notorious Islamic State group (IS) cell have been seized by Syrian Kurdish fighters, US officials say. Alexanda Kotey, 34, and El Shafee Elsheikh, […]

Wall Street tumbles to correction territory

Image copyright Getty Images Wall Street shares slid sharply again on Thursday, thrusting the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 into correction territory. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by more than 1,000 points for the second time this week, plunging 4.15% plunge to 23,860. The S&P 500 dropped 100.58 points or 3.75% to […]

Thalys attack: Lawyer criticises Clint Eastwood film

Image copyright AFP/GETTY Image caption The Clint Eastwood film stars the three Americans who stopped the real-life attack A lawyer representing a man accused of a foiled French terror attack has spoken out against a film by Clint Eastwood depicting the incident. The film – The 15:17 to Paris – is based on events on […]