Facebook shares slide amid privacy backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook shares have fallen sharply as the social network faces questions from US and British politicians about its privacy rules. Facebook is under fire after reports detailing how Cambridge Analytica, which is credited with helping Donald Trump win the US election, acquired and used Facebook’s customer information. Theresa May’s spokesman called […]

MH17 crash: Ukraine pilot blamed by Russia ‘kills himself’

Image caption Capt Voloshyn pictured at Mykolaiv airbase in 2016 A Ukrainian military pilot blamed by Russia over the 2014 downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 has killed himself, Ukrainian media report, quoting police. Capt Vladyslav Voloshyn had called the Russian allegation a lie. Dutch investigators concluded that a Russian Buk missile had destroyed the […]

Donald Trump lambasts Mueller’s ‘biased’ Russia inquiry

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump’s use of Twitter to attack opponents is unprecedented Donald Trump has attacked special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the US presidential election he won in 2016. He tweeted that the inquiry was unfair – and reiterated there had been “no collusion” between his election […]

Syria war: Turkey-backed forces oust Kurdish fighters from heart of Afrin

Media captionFootage shows destroyed statues and flags being raised in the centre of Afrin Turkish-backed forces have taken full control of the centre of the Syrian-Kurdish city of Afrin. Fighters waved flags and tore down the statue of a legendary Kurdish figure after claiming the city centre on Sunday. The two-month Turkish-led operation aimed to […]

Spy poisoning: Russia stockpiling nerve agent, says Johnson

Media captionForeign Secretary Boris Johnson criticises Russia’s response to ex-spy case as “smug sarcasm” Russia has been stockpiling the nerve agent used in the attack on an ex-spy and his daughter over the last decade, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says. He also dismissed a suggestion by Russia’s EU ambassador that the agent might have come […]

Russia goes to the polls in presidential election

Russia goes to the polls in presidential election

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sitting president Vladimir Putin is hoping to secure another term in office Russians are voting in an election that is likely to return Vladimir Putin for a fourth term as president. Voting began in the Russian far-east at 20:00 GMT on Saturday, and opened in Moscow nine hours later. More […]

US punishes 19 Russians over vote meddling and cyber-attacks

Media captionTrump: “It certainly looks like Russia is behind” nerve agent attack The US has imposed sanctions on 19 Russians, accusing them of interference in the 2016 US election and alleged cyber-attacks. They include 13 individuals charged last month by Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin accused the Russians of “destructive […]

Nepal plane crash: 49 dead as plane veers off Kathmandu runway

Media captionFootage of the site where the US-Bangla plane came to rest A plane carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed on landing at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport, killing 49 people, according to police. Rescuers pulled bodies from the charred wreckage of the plane, operated by Bangladeshi airline US-Bangla, after a raging fire was put out. […]

Trump-Russia: Putin criticised for Jewish ‘election meddling’ remark

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some are calling for President Trump to press Mr Putin on the comments The Russian president faces a backlash after suggesting minority groups, including Jews, may be responsible for meddling in the 2016 US election. Vladimir Putin made the comments during a US TV interview with Megyn Kelly. US lawmakers […]

Black Panther film: ‘Game-changing’ movie takes $1bn

Media captionBlack Panther: Why this film is a moment Marvel’s superhero film Black Panther has taken more than a billion US dollars (£794m) at cinemas worldwide. It is the fifth movie based in Disney’s Marvel Universe to hit the milestone. The film stars Chadwick Boseman as the crime-fighting ruler of Wakanda, a fictional African nation […]