world

Brexit: May urged to secure backstop concessions from EU

Theresa May is being urged to secure changes from the EU to the Northern Irish backstop as part of her Brexit deal to get it past parliament.


US-based Ghanaian killed lover because she wanted a break

A 44-year-old Ghanaian based in the United States is said to have shot and killed his girlfriend because she wanted to break up with...


Trump backs down to halt painful shutdown

President Donald Trump has yielded to political pressure to end the longest US government shutdown in history. After 35...


Queen makes 'common ground' Brexit hint

The Queen has urged people to find "common ground" and to respect "different points of view". Commentators say the remarks...


New SpaceX rocket Starship damaged after high winds blew it over in Texas

SpaceX's glamorous retro-looking new rocket, Starship Hopper, has suffered a dramatic setback after high winds in Texas caused it to...


Jay-Z and Meek Mill pledge $50m to free prisoners

Jay-Z, Meek Mill and sport and business leaders have pledged $50m (£38m) to reform the US criminal justice system. The...


Brexit uncertainty is a disgrace, says Airbus

European plane maker Airbus has warned that it could move wing building out of the UK in the future if there is a no-deal Brexit.


Tshisekedi sworn in as DR Congo president

The new president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Félix Tshisekedi, has been sworn into office. Kenya's President...


Russia condemns 'bid to usurp' Venezuela

Russia has condemned foreign powers for backing a Venezuelan opposition leader who declared himself interim president, calling it a...


Angola decriminalises homosexuality

Parliament in Angola has abolished a law widely interpreted to be a ban on homosexuality. The government has also prohibited...