United States needs to pay attention to “treasured” relationship with Britain, Tillerson says
23 January 2018 | 11:04 am
Rex Tillerson and UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson praise bilateral relations between Britain and the U.S.
28 Jan 2022
The British prime minister is facing fresh accusations of hosting parties during lockdown in June 2020. About 30 people are said to have attended a birthday celebration, when gatherings were not allowed.
2 Feb 2022
We look at the murder of a fourth journalist in Mexico, which is now the most dangerous country for reporters. Also, tensions between Mali and France draw strong opinions in the African press. Finally, Boris Johnson gets a spanking from the papers over the lockdown-breaching parties at Downing Street!
4 Feb 2022
The resignations come as Boris Johnson is battling to hold onto his position as British prime minister following reports of illegal parties during a coronavirus lockdown.
12 Feb 2022
San Francisco-born Eileen Gu, who lifted the host country to the top of the medals table at the Beijing Olympics with a freeski Big Air gold on Tuesday, remained evasive on whether she was still holding an American passport.
11 Feb 2022
The "Partygate" scandal over revelations of Johnson and his staff partying during pandemic lockdowns has triggered a collapse in his approval ratings. MPs are calling on him to to resign. Who could take his place?
14 Feb 2022
The British prime minister is being investigated over parties being held at Downing Street in defiance of COVID restrictions. Johnson will have seven days to respond to the email from the Metropolitan Police.
20 Mar 2022
A Honduran judge authorized on Wednesday the extradition of former president Juan Orlando Hernandez to the United States on drug-trafficking and firearms charges, a decision his defense said it will appeal.
8 Apr 2022
Almost exactly a year after she lost her beloved husband, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is preparing for the culmination of celebrations marking her Platinum Jubilee. Her reign has now entered an unprecedented eighth decade. Elizabeth ascended the throne in February 1952 following the death of her father. We discuss her life and legacy to date with Robert Hardman, author of "Queen of Our Times: The Life of Queen Elizabeth II".
15 Apr 2022
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Finance Minister Rishi Sunak are to be fined by police for breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules. The leader of the UK's main opposition party has called for both to resign.
26 Apr 2022
The British prime minister insisted he did not knowingly breach pandemic lockdown rules. He is the first modern UK leader to receive a fine for breaking the law.
22 Apr 2022
The British prime minister has begun a two-day visit by talking up post-Brexit trade. But clouds are looming back home as parliament votes on whether he misled the House of Commons in denying COVID lockdown breaches.
5 May 2022
It was only a leak of a draft. Yet punches have already been thrown outside the US Supreme Court in the first standoff over Justice Samuel Alito's 98-page argument in favour of overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalised abortion in the United States. We ask whether the document leaked to Politico is a turning point for more than just reproductive rights.
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A 14-point plan to improve transparency and close loopholes has been put forward by the head of the European Parliament in the wake of Qatargate, the bribery scandal that continues to rock the institution.
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China has just recorded its first population decline in 60 years. With the birthrate expected to fall further over the next decade, the consequences for Beijing's economic ambitions could be huge.
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Kampala is abandoning its Chinese partners and turning to Turkey to build a standard gauge railway that will connect to neighboring Kenya. East Africa is keen on improving its railway network as part of integration.
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Is the luxury sector recession-proof? Sales at high-end brands plunged at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, but they've since rebounded sharply, even as inflation soars and economic growth slows. Now many fashion houses are hoping that China's reopening will be another boost to their business.
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Angoulême is once again the centre of the world for graphic novelists, as the French city hosts the 50th edition of its international comics festival. Our reporters have been speaking to best-selling author Riad Sattouf, who received the festival's Grand Prix this year.
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Faced with an ageing population and holes in public finances, many European countries are grappling with reform of their pension systems. In this programme, we compare and contrast the situations in two EU member states, Denmark and Romania, and debate what constitutes a fair system of pension contributions.