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Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe ‘let wife Grace usurp power’

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe ‘let wife Grace usurp power’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Mugabe’s party said his wife “has no right to run government” Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party is set to begin impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe on charges that include allowing his wife “to usurp constitutional power”. The motion is now due to be presented to parliament on Tuesday. […]

Iran earthquake: Khamenei criticises government’s response

Iran earthquake: Khamenei criticises government’s response

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praised the Revolutionary Guards for “speeding up assistance” Iran’s supreme leader has criticised the government’s response to last week’s earthquake during a visit to the scene of the disaster. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said many people involved in the rescue and relief operations had performed well, but that […]

Germany’s Merkel ‘prefers new vote’ after coalition talks fail

Germany’s Merkel ‘prefers new vote’ after coalition talks fail

Media captionGerman chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday said it was a day of “deep reflection” for Germany German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she would prefer new elections to leading a minority government, after a breakdown in coalition talks plunged the country into political crisis. She also said she did not see any reason to […]

Trump declares North Korea ‘sponsor of terror’

Trump declares North Korea ‘sponsor of terror’

Media captionTrump: “N Korea supported acts of international terrorism” President Trump has announced that the US is re-designating North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, nine years after it was removed from the list. In a cabinet meeting, he said the move would trigger “very large” additional sanctions to be announced on Tuesday. But Secretary […]

Australia backpacker exploitation ‘endemic’, study finds

Australia backpacker exploitation ‘endemic’, study finds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Those undertaking fruit-picking jobs received the lowest pay, the study found One in three backpackers and a quarter of foreign students working in Australia are being paid about half the minimum wage or less, a study has said. The study, billed as the most comprehensive of its kind, found […]

Why Katy Perry and Gigi Hadid were missing from Shanghai’s Victoria’s Secret

Why Katy Perry and Gigi Hadid were missing from Shanghai’s Victoria’s Secret

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Both Gigi Hadid (L) and Katy Perry may have fallen foul of the Chinese authorities A Victoria’s Secret lingerie show is a glitzy affair. But some of the sheen was missing from its Chinese premiere on Monday, when most of the coverage focused on the two star names who […]

Brexit: Broad agreement to pay more as UK leaves, the BBC understands

Brexit: Broad agreement to pay more as UK leaves, the BBC understands

Image copyright EPA There is broad agreement among ministers that the government should increase its financial offer to the EU as the UK leaves, the BBC understands. But this is only in return for the EU moving on in December to talks about a future trade deal and an implementation phase after the UK’s departure […]

TV host Charlie Rose suspended

TV host Charlie Rose suspended

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The allegations made against Charlie Rose span from the 1990s to 2011 US talk show host Charlie Rose has been suspended by several television networks following allegations of sexual harassment. Eight women accused Mr Rose of inappropriate behaviour in a report published by The Washington Post. “These allegations are […]

US moves to block AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner

US moves to block AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner

Image copyright Getty Images The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to block telecoms giant AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, the owner of CNN and HBO. The department said the merger would lessen competition and lead to higher consumer prices. AT&T vowed to fight the move, calling it a radical departure from US […]

Experts not required

Experts not required

Image copyright Kelly Fitzsimmons Photography Image caption Tara Reed teaches people how to build apps without knowing code Tara Reed’s first company, Kollecto, is a Netflix-style app, which recommends personalised, affordable art to people. The algorithm was a success, but what really staggered the tech industry was that Ms Reed had built the app and […]

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