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Russia orders US to cut embassy staff in retaliation for sanctions

Russia orders US to cut embassy staff in retaliation for sanctions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US embassy has been told to cut its staffing levels Russia has retaliated to new US sanctions by telling Washington to cut its diplomatic staff to 455 and barring the use of some properties. The new US embassy staffing level would be the same as at Russia’s embassy […]

North Korea hackers 'want cash not secrets'

North Korea hackers 'want cash not secrets'

Image copyright Getty Images North Korean hackers are increasingly trying to steal cash rather than secrets, a South Korean government-backed report suggests. Cyber-criminals are targeting financial institutions as Pyongyang faces tough nuclear sanctions, the Financial Security Institute (FSI) claims. Suspected hacking attempts were until recently thought to be aimed at causing disruption or accessing data. […]

Barcelona train crash 'injures 48'

Barcelona train crash 'injures 48'

Image copyright EPA Image caption The officials covered the front of the train involved in the accident with a blue plastic At least 48 people have been injured, five of them seriously, after a train crashed at a station in the Spanish city of Barcelona, officials say. The incident happened during the morning rush hour […]

Pakistan's Sharif disqualified by court

Pakistan's Sharif disqualified by court

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif disqualified from holding public office over corruption case – supreme court This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via […]

US healthcare: Senate 'skinny repeal' bill fails

US healthcare: Senate 'skinny repeal' bill fails

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Arizona senator John McCain was among three Republicans to vote against the repeal The latest attempt to repeal the Obama-era healthcare act has failed after a dramatic night in the US Senate. At least three Republicans – John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski – voted against the bill, […]

Pakistan braces for Panama Papers verdict on PM Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan braces for Panama Papers verdict on PM Nawaz Sharif

Image copyright AFP Pakistan is bracing itself for a landmark court verdict that could see Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif forced to resign over corruption allegations. It follows an investigation into his family’s wealth after the 2015 Panama Papers dump linked Mr Sharif’s children to offshore companies. Mr Sharif denies any wrongdoing, but the case has […]

Iran carries out 'successful' satellite launch

Iran carries out 'successful' satellite launch

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Phoenix rocket lifts off Iran says it has successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, days after the US imposed new economic sanctions on Tehran over its ballistic missile programme. The Phoenix rocket was launched from a new space centre in Semnan in […]

Scaramucci in vulgar tirade against White House colleague Priebus

Scaramucci in vulgar tirade against White House colleague Priebus

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMr Scaramucci told BBC Newsnight on Wednesday: ‘Where I grew up, we’re front stabbers’ The new communications director for US President Donald Trump has launched a strongly-worded attack on the White House chief of staff. Anthony Scaramucci was scathing about “paranoid schizophrenic” Reince Priebus, in a phone […]

Russia sanctions: Trump's hand forced by Senate vote

Russia sanctions: Trump's hand forced by Senate vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump has said he wants to mend relations with Russia The United States Senate has voted 98-2 to impose new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, despite objections from the White House. The House of Representatives approved the bill earlier this week, also by an overwhelming majority. […]

Senators threaten to block healthcare 'skinny repeal' bill

Senators threaten to block healthcare 'skinny repeal' bill

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Senators McCain, Graham, and Johnson threatened to drop their support Three Republican Senators say they will vote against the latest Obamacare repeal bill unless they receive a guarantee it will be debated further. Lindsey Graham, Ron Johnson, and John Mc Cain’s votes are enough to scupper the Republicans’ slim majority. […]

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