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Democrats open investigation into Jared Kushner's private emails

Democrats open investigation into Jared Kushner's private emails

Image copyright Getty Images A senior Democratic lawmaker has opened an investigation into Jared Kushner’s use of a private email account to conduct US government business. Congressman Elijah Cummings penned a letter to the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser requesting that he preserve all of his personal emails. Mr Cummings quoted from the Republican investigation […]

Third of state schools in cash deficit

Third of state schools in cash deficit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There are 9,000 schools in deficit, according to an answer revealed by ministers “We’re trying to operate on a shoestring,” says Tim Rawling, chair of governors of a South Gloucestershire primary school. Staple Hill Primary School is expecting to go into budget deficit this year, with fears of cuts […]

Nigeria’s Ogba Zoo attack: Three policemen killed

Nigeria’s Ogba Zoo attack: Three policemen killed

Image copyright Ogba Zoo & Park Image caption The Ogba Zoo was described as one of Nigeria’s top tourist destinations Three policemen have been killed by gunmen who attacked a zoo in Nigeria’s mid-western Edo State, the police have told the BBC. The gunmen also abducted the head of the zoo, after they stormed the […]

Iraqi Kurdistan votes in independence referendum

Iraqi Kurdistan votes in independence referendum

Media captionVoters get to say Yes or No to independence People have voted in a landmark referendum on independence for the Kurdistan region of Iraq, a move which has been criticised by foreign powers. Polling took place in the three provinces that make up the region, as well as disputed areas claimed by the Kurds […]

Anthony Weiner jailed for 21 months for sexting underage girl

Anthony Weiner jailed for 21 months for sexting underage girl

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Weiner looked sombre as he left US Federal Court following his sentencing Ex-New York congressman Anthony Weiner burst into tears as he was sentenced to 21 months in jail for sending sexually explicit messages to an underage girl. He pleaded guilty in May to transferring obscene material to a […]

Nigeria's Ogba Zoo attack: Three policemen killed

Nigeria's Ogba Zoo attack: Three policemen killed

Image copyright Ogba Zoo & Park Image caption The Ogba Zoo was described as one of Nigeria’s top tourist destinations Three policemen have been killed by gunmen who attacked a zoo in Nigeria’s mid-western Edo State, the police have told the BBC. The gunmen also abducted the head of the zoo, after they stormed the […]

Nashville church shooting suspect's cryptic message

Nashville church shooting suspect's cryptic message

Image copyright METRO NASHVILLE PD Image caption Police say the shooter was Emanuel Kidega Samson A 25-year-old man suspected of killing a woman and wounding six others at a Tennessee church reportedly posted odd Facebook messages before the rampage. Ahead of Sunday’s attack, Emanuel Kidega Samson wrote: “Everything you’ve ever doubted or made to be […]

German election: Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters

German election: Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters

Media captionLeaders and protesters react to the election result German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants to win back the voters who deserted her party for right-wing nationalist AfD. Mrs Merkel is set for a fourth term in office, despite heavy losses for her party in Sunday’s election. She now faces months of coalition […]

Brexit: Davis sees ‘no excuse for standing in way of progress’

Brexit: Davis sees ‘no excuse for standing in way of progress’

Image copyright AFP The EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has called for a “moment of clarity” from the UK as talks resumed. At the start of a fourth round of talks, Mr Barnier said the process had been going six months and progress on key separation issues was essential. For the UK, David Davis said […]

Leo Varadkar: ‘Too early’ to assess Brexit progress

Leo Varadkar: ‘Too early’ to assess Brexit progress

Image caption Theresa May greets Leo Varadkar at 10 Downing Street It is too early to say whether the UK has made sufficient progress in Brexit talks, the Irish prime minister has said. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was speaking after talks with Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street. Mr Varadkar gave Mrs May’s speech in […]