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Mueller inquiry: White House lawyer McGahn co-operating with probe

Mueller inquiry: White House lawyer McGahn co-operating with probe

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Don McGahn had answered the questions “fulsomely and honestly”, his lawyer said The top lawyer in the White House is “co-operating extensively” with the Russia inquiry into election meddling, the New York Times reports. Donald McGahn has spent 30 hours sharing detailed accounts of episodes at the heart of the […]

French connection: How Catalonia got its ballot papers

French connection: How Catalonia got its ballot papers

Image copyright Getty Images This time last year the Catalan government was busily preparing for a vote on independence, even though the parliament had yet to give its final approval. One puzzle was how to obtain ballot papers and ballot boxes – and how to prevent them being seized in advance. The BBC’s Niall O’Gallagher […]

End of Greek bailouts offers little hope to young

End of Greek bailouts offers little hope to young

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than eight years of brutal cuts led to anger at both Greek leaders and European lenders On Monday, Greece ends its third and final financial bailout programme, having received more than €300bn (£269bn; $342bn) over eight years. The government and its European lenders are keen to paint the […]

Lombok earthquake: Strong tremor shakes Indonesian island

Lombok earthquake: Strong tremor shakes Indonesian island

The Indonesian island of Lombok has been shaken by another strong earthquake, just two weeks after the last one killed more than 460 people. Sunday’s quake was measured at magnitude 6.3 and a depth of 7km (4 miles). It is not yet known if there are any casualties. Residents said the tremor was felt strongly […]

Nigeria's favourite leader won't become president – yet

Nigeria's favourite leader won't become president – yet

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yemi Osinbajo and his wife Dolapo are both Christian pastors Yemi Osinbajo is basking in the love of many Nigerians at the moment – not a common experience for politicians in this country where they are generally held in low esteem. The vice-president has been praised for the decisive – […]

Child passive smoking 'increases chronic lung risk'

Child passive smoking 'increases chronic lung risk'

Image copyright Getty Images Non-smoking adults have a higher risk of dying from serious lung disease if they grew up with parents who smoked, according to US research. The researchers said childhood passive smoking was “likely to add seven deaths to every 100,000 non-smoking adults dying annually”. The study of 70,900 non-smoking men and women […]

Ecuador tightens entry rules for Venezuelan migrants

Ecuador tightens entry rules for Venezuelan migrants

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many Venezuelans have made a long overland journey to the Ecuador border, but are now stuck Ecuador has brought in new rules to stop Venezuelan migrants entering the country without a passport, leaving many stranded in neighbouring Colombia. Thousands of Venezuelans fleeing their country’s economic and political crisis have been […]

US-Turkey row: Pastor a 'pawn in personal feud'

US-Turkey row: Pastor a 'pawn in personal feud'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Andrew Brunson (third right) denies links to banned groups in Turkey The US is increasing pressure on Turkey to try to secure the freedom of American pastor Andrew Brunson. While the leaders of the two Nato allies clash with each other, Mr Brunson’s fate hangs in the balance. US President […]

How quinoa is changing farmers' lives in Peru

How quinoa is changing farmers' lives in Peru

Image caption Mr Cisneros’s plot has grown since he started selling quinoa Quinoa has become a popular food globally thanks to its healthy image. The boom has benefited farmers in Peru, but these gains are now under threat from growing international competition. Rodrigo Cisneros looks out at his fields of bright-yellow quinoa plants extending far […]

'We are real': Saudi feminists launch online radio

'We are real': Saudi feminists launch online radio

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Saudi Arabia recently allowed women to drive but activists say more needs to be done Operating out of a small room in an unknown country, a new internet radio station broadcasts a programme aimed at campaigning for greater women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. With melancholy music playing in the […]