US key interest rate highest since 2008

Image copyright Getty Images The US Federal Reserve has said it would raise its key interest rate by 0.25%, the second rise this year. The central bank voted to raise its key rate target to a range of 1% to 1.25%. That’s the highest level since 2008, when policymakers cut rates to encourage borrowing and […]

San Francisco postal worker kills three in depot shooting

Image copyright Reuters A postal worker has shot and killed three people before turning the gun on himself at a San Francisco depot, local media report. United Parcel Service (UPS) spokesman Steve Gaut said an employee opened fire on colleagues before drivers were sent out for deliveries. The suspect shot himself when confronted by police […]

Jeff Sessions denies third meeting with Russia envoy

Media captionLive: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions appears before the Senate hearing US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has denied during a Congress hearing having undisclosed meetings with Russian officials at a Washington DC hotel. America’s top law official also told the Senate Intelligence Committee any suggestion he colluded with the Kremlin was “an appalling and […]

Brexit: EU ‘open’ to change of heart, say France and Germany

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Macron and Mrs May watched the France-England friendly together at Paris’s Stade de France French President Emmanuel Macron says the possibility of the UK remaining in the European Union is an option until Brexit negotiations have concluded. He was speaking at a joint news conference with UK PM Theresa […]

France election: Macron party set for big parliamentary win

Image copyright EPA Image caption Emmanuel Macron needs a strong majority to push through his reforms The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections. As polls closed, projections showed La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) set to win […]

Catalonia: Pep Guardiola joins independence rally in Barcelona

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Guardiola addressed thousands of independence supporters at the rally Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has joined thousands of protesters in Barcelona to call for independence for the Spanish region of Catalonia. He made a strong plea for voters to take part in an independence referendum scheduled for 1 October. “We […]

Trump: I would speak under oath on Comey

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump says Mr Comey’s testimony showed there was “no collusion, no obstruction” US President Donald Trump says he is “100%” willing to speak under oath about his conversations with ex-FBI chief James Comey. Speaking at the White House, he denied having asked for Mr Comey’s loyalty or for […]

UK poll: Still ready for Brexit, EU says

Image copyright Reuters Image caption British PM Theresa May is now facing calls to resign The result of the UK election, with the ruling Conservatives unexpectedly losing their overall majority, has sent shockwaves across Europe and beyond. Politicians across the Continent have been questioning the impact on the Brexit talks. Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the […]