Roman Polanski jail plea rejected by US judge

Roman Polanski jail plea rejected by US judge

Image copyright AFP Image caption Roman Polanski fled the US ahead of his sentencing for statutory rape in 1978 Film-maker Roman Polanski has failed to win assurances from a US court that he will not face prison over a decades-old case involving sex with a minor. A judge rejected a motion by Polanski’s lawyers who […]

Ice hockey stars to miss 2018 Games

Ice hockey stars to miss 2018 Games

The biggest names in ice hockey have been competing at the Winter Games since Nagano in 1998 The best ice hockey players in the world will be missing from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang after the National Hockey League said it will not allow players to go to the Games. The owners of the […]

Former CIA boss: Trump travel ban ‘misguided’

Former CIA boss: Trump travel ban ‘misguided’

The former director of the CIA has described President Trump’s travel ban as “misguided” in an interview with BBC Newsnight. You can watch the whole interview here. Former CIA boss: Trump travel ban ‘misguided’

Drunk pilot sentenced to eight months in prison

Drunk pilot sentenced to eight months in prison

Image copyright Mark King/Sunwing Airlines A pilot who was found drunk in the cockpit before a flight in Canada has been sentenced to eight months in jail, minus time already served. Miroslav Gronych, 37, a Slovak national, pleaded guilty on 21 March to being impaired while in control of an aircraft. He was arrested on […]

New York train kills teen retrieving phone from subway track

New York train kills teen retrieving phone from subway track

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The girl was hit while trying to climb back up onto a platform, police say A 13-year-old girl was killed after she dropped her mobile phone on to New York subway tracks and was struck by a train while trying to recover it. The girl, identified as Diana Kadribasic, […]

Trump Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch faces Senate showdown

Trump Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch faces Senate showdown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gorsuch gave three days of testimony to the Senate panel last month President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is expected to advance on Monday towards a full Senate vote, setting the stage for a major political showdown. The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to approve Neil Gorsuch, but Democrats are […]

Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner in Iraq with top US general

Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner in Iraq with top US general

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Kushner travels to Iraq with General Dunford to assess the battle against ISIS, a spokesman says US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is in Baghdad to meet Iraqi leaders and be briefed on the fight against the Islamic State group. Mr Kushner, the president’s senior adviser, joined US […]

Trudeau offers to fight Matthew Perry again

Trudeau offers to fight Matthew Perry again

Image copyright God Save Justin Trudeau, Productions de la Ruelle Image caption Boxing is one of Justin Trudeau’s hobbies In the history of great fights, the names of a few truly stand out. Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier. Evander Holyfield vs Mike Tyson. Sugar Ray Leonard vs Tommy Hearns. And now entering the ring: Matthew […]

Trump to ‘reboot’ US-Egypt ties with Sisi meeting

Trump to ‘reboot’ US-Egypt ties with Sisi meeting

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump called Abdul Fattah al-Sisi a “fantastic guy” after meeting him in September Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is to visit the White House for the first time since he led the military’s overthrow of his predecessor in 2013. Egypt has long been a staunch US ally, but ties […]

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly in harassment allegations

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly in harassment allegations

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bill O’Reilly hosts Fox News’ most popular show The host of Fox News’ most popular show has said his position makes him “vulnerable to lawsuits” after it emerged at least five women have accused him of harassment. Bill O’Reilly released the statement after the New York Times reported he and […]