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Argentina ex-leader Cristina Fernandez charged with money laundering

Argentina ex-leader Cristina Fernandez charged with money laundering

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Fernandez says the allegations against her are politically motivated A judge in Argentina has brought charges of money laundering and corruption against former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her two children. Two business associates have also been charged in the case and all five are barred from […]

Ecuador election: Socialist Lenin Moreno declared winner

Ecuador election: Socialist Lenin Moreno declared winner

Image copyright AFP Image caption Lenin Moreno is now Ecuador’s president-elect Socialist Lenin Moreno has been declared the winner of Ecuador’s closely contested presidential election. Incumbent party candidate Mr Moreno won 51.16% of the vote, the country’s electoral council announced. Conservative Guillermo Lasso, whom three exit polls predicted would win after the vote on Sunday, […]

St Petersburg metro bomb victims identified

St Petersburg metro bomb victims identified

Image copyright Embassy of Kazakhstan Image caption Maksim Aryshev was a student at St Petersburg State University The first victims of the St Petersburg metro explosion have been named, as investigators continue to piece together the identity of the attacker. Monday’s blast between two stations killed 14 people and injured almost 50. Investigators say it […]

Syria 'chemical attack' down to Assad, US says

Syria 'chemical attack' down to Assad, US says

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRescue workers said many children were among those killed or injured in the attack The White House says it is “confident” Bashar al-Assad’s government was behind an apparent chemical attack that killed at least 58 people in north-west Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that […]

Obama adviser Susan Rice denies targeting Trump team

Obama adviser Susan Rice denies targeting Trump team

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Rice says allegations that she directed spying on Trump operatives is “absolutely false” A top adviser to former President Barack Obama has labelled reports that she ordered surveillance of Donald Trump’s campaign as “absolutely false”. Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice flatly denied she or Mr Obama used […]

Lethal weapon

Lethal weapon

Image copyright AFP Image caption Victims’ symptoms included fainting, vomiting and foaming at the mouth Reports from Syria indicate that a chemical substance has been used in Idlib in a horrific attack. As with the now-infamous Sarin attacks in August 2013, there are numerous accounts, including gruesome video, that allege that prohibited nerve agents have […]

What Melania Trump's official portrait says about the new First Lady

What Melania Trump's official portrait says about the new First Lady

The White House has shared the first official portrait of Melania Trump. Details about the photograph are still scarce, but officials say the picture was taken at the White House. “I am honoured to serve in the role of First Lady, and look forward to working on behalf of the American people over the coming […]

Hungary passes bill targeting Central European University

Hungary passes bill targeting Central European University

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Students protest ahead of Tuesday’s vote on the new legislation Hungary has passed a bill which could force an internationally respected university out of the country. The 199-seat parliament voted 123 to 38 in favour of the legislation, placing tough restrictions on foreign universities operating in Hungary. It is the […]

Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai dump O'Reilly Factor amid lawsuits

Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai dump O'Reilly Factor amid lawsuits

Image copyright Getty Images Two advertisers have pulled commercials from Fox News’ most popular show because of sexual harassment claims against its host, Bill O’Reilly. Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai both called the allegations against the O’Reilly Factor presenter “disturbing”. The New York Times reported at the weekend that settlements of $13m (£10.4) were reached with five […]

Pink Star diamond sets new world record in Hong Kong

Pink Star diamond sets new world record in Hong Kong

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Pink Star has attracted higher bids in the past – but now holds the world record A rare diamond known as the Pink Star has been sold in Hong Kong for more than $71m (£57m), setting a new world record for any gemstone at auction. The oval-shaped 59.6 carat […]