‘America First’ tariffs on imports spark Asia outcry

‘America First’ tariffs on imports spark Asia outcry

Image copyright AFP Image caption China says its fast-paced growth in the solar sector makes it a “target of protectionism” China and South Korea have vowed to defend their interests after the US slapped new tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels. The tariffs – of up to 50% – will affect the two […]

Alaska tsunami fears prompt evacuation

Alaska tsunami fears prompt evacuation

Image copyright Other Image caption Cars were seen moving to higher ground after the earthquake A tsunami warning was lifted hours after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska in the US. The quake hit 280km (173 miles) south-east of Kodiak, at a depth of 25km, at 09:31 GMT, the US Geological Survey […]

Jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies

Jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies

Image caption Masekela was given his first trumpet at the age of 14 Legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, a leading figure in the struggle to end apartheid and “the father of South African jazz”, has died aged 78. In a statement, his family said he had “passed peacefully” in Johannesburg “after a protracted and courageous […]

Trump denies view on Mexico wall changed

Trump denies view on Mexico wall changed

Media captionTesting began in December on President Trump’s border wall prototypes US President Donald Trump has denied changing his views on the Mexico border wall. It comes after his chief of staff, John Kelly, told Fox News that the president’s opinions had evolved since his original campaign promises about its construction and funding. “Campaigning is […]

‘Code red’ storm causes Dutch and German transport chaos

‘Code red’ storm causes Dutch and German transport chaos

Image copyright EPA Image caption The fierce wind blew this lorry trailer over in the Netherlands Dutch authorities have suspended all flights to and from Amsterdam Schiphol airport as a severe storm causes transport chaos in the Netherlands. Most rail traffic has also stopped as winds gust at up to 140km/h (90mph). Schiphol, one of […]

Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Image copyright Facebook Image caption A belt worn by Cheyenne Antoine (L) can be seen as she poses with victim Brittney Gargol A Canadian woman has been convicted of killing her friend after police discovered the murder weapon used in a picture of the pair on social media. Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty on […]

Drone saves two Australian swimmers in world first

Drone saves two Australian swimmers in world first

Media captionThe moment when the drone saves swimmers at Lennox Head Two teenage boys were rescued by a brand new lifesaving drone in Australia while lifeguards were still training to use the device. The swimmers, aged 15-17, had got into difficulties off the coast of Lennox Head, New South Wales (NSW). A member of the […]

US plans open-ended military presence in Syria

US plans open-ended military presence in Syria

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US special forces and military advisers are deployed in northern and eastern Syria The US will maintain an open-ended military presence in Syria to ensure the enduring defeat of the jihadist group Islamic State, counter Iranian influence, and help end the civil war. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said […]

France’s baby milk scare: Police search Lactalis sites

France’s baby milk scare: Police search Lactalis sites

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A government report previously said food safety inspectors failed to detect salmonella during a routine check French police are searching several sites run by dairy group Lactalis as part of an ongoing investigation into a baby milk scare. More than 12 million boxes of powdered baby milk have already […]

Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held ‘for helping China’

Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held ‘for helping China’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jerry Chun Shing Lee began working for the CIA in 1994, the US justice department says A former CIA officer has been arrested in the US on charges of unlawful retention of classified information. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a naturalised US citizen, was held at New York’s JFK airport on […]

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