France carnival explosion injures many

France carnival explosion injures many

Image copyright YouTube/Houda Attarki Image caption One video captured the moment of the explosion, a split second before debris flew through the air At least 18 people were injured when a bonfire exploded at a carnival held in northern France, French media say. The blast occurred at the end of the Yellow Carnaval in Villepinte, […]

Venezuela: Supreme court backtracks on powers bid

Venezuela: Supreme court backtracks on powers bid

Image copyright EPA Image caption The court’s original ruling had sparked new protests against the government The Venezuelan supreme court has reversed its ruling to strip congress of its legislative powers. It made the decision after the government of President Nicolas Maduro urged it to review the ruling “to maintain institutional stability”. The initial decision […]

EU leaders react as UK PM Theresa May officially triggers Brexit

Media captionDonald Tusk said the EU’s aim was “damage limitation” “After nine months the UK has delivered,” declared EU Council President Donald Tusk in a portentous tweet on receipt of the letter triggering Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May. The tone of his speech in Brussels was full of regret. There was “no reason to […]

Trump signs order undoing Obama climate change policies

Media captionCan coal make a comeback under Trump? President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change. The president said this would put an end to the “war on coal” and “job-killing regulations”. The Energy Independence Executive Order suspends more than half a dozen measures enacted by […]

Fillon’s wife Penelope under formal investigation

Fillon’s wife Penelope under formal investigation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Fillon has said his enemies are trying to “take me down, through Penelope” The wife of French presidential candidate Fran├žois Fillon has been placed under formal investigation amid the continuing “fake jobs” inquiry. Penelope Fillon’s husband was placed under formal investigation earlier this month. He is accused of […]

New population of rare tigers found in eastern Thailand

New population of rare tigers found in eastern Thailand

Image copyright DNP/Freeland Image caption Fewer than 250 Indochinese tigers remain A new breeding population of the critically endangered Indochinese tiger has been found in a national park in eastern Thailand, conservationists say. Camera traps discovered a small population with at least six cubs in the jungle. Poaching and the loss of habitat has reduced […]

World nuclear ban ‘not realistic’, says US ambassador to UN

World nuclear ban ‘not realistic’, says US ambassador to UN

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US ambassador Nikki Haley said more than 30 countries would not attend A worldwide nuclear ban is simply not “realistic”, the US ambassador to the UN has said, as nearly 40 countries stayed away from talks on the subject. The US, Britain and France were among the countries that […]

Donald Trump: Tax reform next after healthcare failure

Media captionIn his own words, Mr Trump explains his doomed effort to repeal Obamacare US President Donald Trump says he will turn to tax reform, following his failure to get his healthcare bill through Congress on Friday. The draft bill would have scrapped the Affordable Care Act of his predecessor Barack Obama, which was opposed […]

Belarus protests: Hundreds arrested after defying ban

Media captionThe BBC filmed the beatings as protesters were arrested Police in Belarus have arrested hundreds of people during protests against a so-called “social parasites” tax on the under-employed. Thousands defied a ban to protest, taking to the streets of Minsk and other cities. Demonstrators shouted “Fascists!” at riot police. There have been weeks of […]

Donald Trump’s US healthcare bill vote withdrawn

Donald Trump’s US healthcare bill vote withdrawn

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption House Speaker Paul Ryan said this was “not the end of the story” A vote on US President Donald Trump’s healthcare bill has been withdrawn at the last minute after it failed to gain enough support to pass in Congress. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he and Mr Trump […]

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