Xi Jinping: China’s president ‘to get own political theory’

Xi Jinping: China’s president ‘to get own political theory’

Media captionBBC China editor Carrie Gracie has a look at the Communist Party messages all over Beijing Chinese president Xi Jinping is to be given his own political theory, according to state news agency Xinhua. It will be known as “Xi Jinping Thought” and has 14 principles, the agency says. The theory is likely to […]

Pakistan militant leader ‘killed by drone’ in Afghanistan

Pakistan militant leader ‘killed by drone’ in Afghanistan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Omar Khalid Khorasani, pictured in a photo taken from archive footage The leader of a Pakistani Islamist militant group has been killed by a suspected US drone attack in Afghanistan, its spokesman says. Omar Khalid Khorasani led Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban behind several high-profile bomb attacks inside […]

North Korea crisis: How to talk to the world’s most secretive country

North Korea crisis: How to talk to the world’s most secretive country

As tensions escalate between the US and North Korea, unofficial talks between the two sides continue – but what does this kind of backchannel discussion look like? It is 25 September 2013 in the German capital of Berlin. High-level North Korean officials and their former US counterparts stroll into a restaurant specialising in local cuisine. […]

Jacinda Ardern becomes New Zealand’s youngest woman leader

Jacinda Ardern becomes New Zealand’s youngest woman leader

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Labour’s Jacinda Ardern is the next prime minister New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern. Ms Ardern has been opposition leader for the last three months. At 37, she is set to be the country’s youngest prime minister since 1856. Her […]

Brexit: Theresa May urges new dynamic in Brexit talks

Brexit: Theresa May urges new dynamic in Brexit talks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mrs May addressed her fellow EU leaders at a working dinner on Thursday Theresa May has urged EU leaders to create a “dynamic” in Brexit talks that “enables us to move forward together”, at a working dinner in Brussels. The UK PM wants to move onto trade talks but her […]

White House chief of staff John Kelly defends Trump over widow remarks

White House chief of staff John Kelly defends Trump over widow remarks

Media captionKelly defends Trump’s call to widow The White House chief of staff has launched an impassioned attack on a “selfish” congresswoman who said President Trump made a war widow cry. General John Kelly said he was “broken-hearted” by the Democrat’s criticism of the president’s condolence call to Sgt La David Johnson’s wife. Sgt Johnson […]

Richard Spencer speech at Florida campus sparks mass protest

Richard Spencer speech at Florida campus sparks mass protest

Image copyright Getty Images Protesters chanting “Go home Nazis” have disrupted a white nationalist’s speech at the University of Florida. Richard Spencer’s address in Gainesville prompted Florida’s governor to declare a state of emergency. Outside the event, police officers stood guard as hundreds of demonstrators shouted: “Go home, Spencer!” His speech comes two months after […]

Trump’s Renoir painting is not real, Chicago museum says

Trump’s Renoir painting is not real, Chicago museum says

Image copyright Art Institute of Chicago Image caption Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Two Sisters (On The Terrace) A US museum says an Impressionist painting which President Donald Trump reportedly claims to own is a fake. In a recent interview, Trump biographer Tim O’Brien said he was once told by the future president that his artwork was an […]

Canada producer leaves TV amid flurry of sexual abuse allegations

Canada producer leaves TV amid flurry of sexual abuse allegations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gilbert Rozon (right) at a Gucci event in Paris Canadian producer Gilbert Rozon has left several television productions amid accusations he sexually abused and harassed several women. Montreal police are investigating an incident that took place in Paris in 1994, Radio Canada reported. The 62-year-old resigned from his role […]

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