US & World

Senate Republicans revolt against Trump over border

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump says the situation on the southern border constitutes a national crisis Rebel members of President Donald Trump's party have helped pass a vote to reject his declaration of an emergency on the US-Mexico border.Twelve Republican senators broke party ranks to side with Democrats, approving a proposal to revoke the proclamation by 59-41.The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives last month backed the measure.Following Thursday's
Technology

Russia internet freedom: Thousands protest against cyber-security bill

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption The government says the bill will reduce Russia's reliance on foreign internet servers Thousands of people in Russia have protested against plans to introduce tighter restrictions on the internet.A mass rally in Moscow and similar demonstrations in two other cities were called after parliament backed the controversial bill last month.The government says the bill, which allows it to isolate Russia's internet service from the
US & World

Algerians gather in largest ever protest against Bouteflika

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAlgeria protesters chant: 'Peaceful! Peaceful!'Tens of thousands of people are marching in the Algerian capital, Algiers, in the largest rally yet against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Protests have been mounting for three weeks, triggered by the ailing president's decision to seek re-election for a fifth term in April.Mr Bouteflika has ruled Algeria for 20 years but has rarely been seen in public
Politics

Labour MPs urge more action against anti-Semitism

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Labour's general secretary Jennie Formby gave MPs a "comprehensive update", the party said Labour MPs have unanimously passed a motion urging the party leadership to do more to tackle anti-Semitism. At a parliamentary party meeting, MPs called for more information about inquiries into those who had been accused of anti-Semitic behaviour.MPs accused general secretary Jennie Formby of refusing to give answers. But a
Business

US files charges against China’s Huawei and CFO Meng Wanzhou

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US has laid 23 charges against Chinese telecoms firm Huawei The US Justice Department has filed a host of criminal charges against Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou. The charges against the world's second largest smartphone maker include accusations of bank fraud, obstruction of justice and theft of technology. The case could ratchet up tensions between China and
Entertainment

Beth Tweddle: British former gymnast to take legal action against makers of The Jump

[ad_1] Beth Tweddle took bronze in the uneven bars final at London 2012Olympic bronze medal-winning gymnast Beth Tweddle is taking legal action against the makers of Channel 4's The Jump after fracturing vertebrae on the reality show in 2016.The 33-year-old needed surgery on her neck and spinal cord after hitting a barrier on landing.Tweddle's lawyer says the "defendants involved in making The Jump" have to date denied liability for the
US & World

Saudi Prince al-Faisal warns against US Syria pullout

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump announced the troop withdrawal last month A senior member of the Saudi royal family has warned against a US troop withdrawal from Syria.Prince Turki al-Faisal told the BBC the action would have a negative impact, further entrenching Iran, Russia and the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.US President Donald Trump announced in December that it was time to bring US troops home from
UK News

Brexit: Ministers speak out against no-deal exit

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Amber Rudd raised concerns about a no-deal Brexit at the first cabinet meeting of the year Work and Pensions Secretary, Amber Rudd, has said history will take "a dim view" of ministers if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement. Ms Rudd told a cabinet meeting earlier that the UK would be less safe if there was a no-deal Brexit. Business Secretary Greg
Education

Ofsted wins Court of Appeal case against Durand Academy

[ad_1] Image copyright Durand Academy Image caption Durand Academy had infant and junior schools in south London and a boarding school in Midhurst, West Sussex (pictured) Ofsted has won an appeal against a ruling that a damning inspection report was unfair.The Durand Academy, which ran a school in south London and one in West Sussex, was found to be "inadequate" in 2017.It claimed it was unable to effectively challenge the