Volodymyr Zelensky: Comedian to be sworn in as Ukrainian president

Image copyright AFP Image caption Volodymyr Zelensky stormed to a landslide victory in last month’s presidential election Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky will formally become the country’s new president at a ceremony in the capital, Kiev, on Monday. Mr Zelensky, who has no previous political experience, scored a landslide victory in last month’s presidential election. He […]

French life support fight nears end

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Viviane Lambert has fought for her son’s life to continue A man whose case has been central to the right-to-die debate in France for over a decade is set to have his treatment stopped this week. Vincent Lambert, 42, has been in a vegetative state since a motorcycle accident […]

2019 Australia election: Polls open for ‘generational’ vote

Image copyright AFP Image caption Australia’s polling booths feature large barbecues where voters can buy “democracy sausages” Australians have begun voting on Saturday in the first general election since political infighting ousted the nation’s fourth leader in a decade. PM Scott Morrison says he has united his conservative government in the nine months since he […]

2019 Australia election: Polls open for ‘generational’ vote

Image copyright AFP Image caption Australia’s polling booths feature large barbecues where voters can buy “democracy sausages” Australians have begun voting on Saturday in the first general election since political infighting ousted the nation’s fourth leader in a decade. PM Scott Morrison says he has united his conservative government in the nine months since he […]

2019 Australia election: Polls open for ‘generational’ vote

Image copyright AFP Image caption Australia’s polling booths feature large barbecues where voters can buy “democracy sausages” Australians have begun voting on Saturday in the first general election since political infighting ousted the nation’s fourth leader in a decade. PM Scott Morrison says he has united his conservative government in the nine months since he […]

Trump declares national emergency over IT threats

Image copyright EPA Image caption Donald Trump signed the order on Wednesday President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from “foreign adversaries”. The president signed an executive order which effectively bars US companies from using foreign telecoms believed to pose a security risk to the country. Mr Trump does […]

Mariana Trench: Deepest-ever sub dive finds plastic bag

Mariana Trench: Deepest-ever sub dive finds plastic bag

Image copyright Tamara Stubbs Image caption The latest dive reached 10,927m (35,849ft) beneath the waves – a new record An American explorer has found plastic waste on the seafloor while breaking the record for the deepest ever dive. Victor Vescovo descended nearly 11km (seven miles) to the deepest place in the ocean – the Pacific […]

US sends missile system and ship to Middle East as Iran tensions escalate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The USS Arlington will join the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Gulf The US is sending a Patriot air defence missile system to the Middle East as two US warships head to the region amid escalating tensions with Iran. The military ship USS Arlington – which transports amphibious vehicles […]

US sends missile system and ship to Middle East as Iran tensions escalate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The USS Arlington will join the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Gulf The US is sending a Patriot air defence missile system to the Middle East as two US warships head to the region amid escalating tensions with Iran. The military ship USS Arlington – which transports amphibious vehicles […]

Dozens drown as migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A UN report says six migrants died every day in 2018 trying to cross the Mediterranean (file image) At least 65 migrants have died after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean off the coast of Tunisia, the UN refugee agency says. Sixteen people were rescued, UNHCR said in a statement. […]