Nigeria’s President Buhari ‘expected back from UK within two weeks’

24 Jul

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Muhammadu Buhari (centre) having lunch at Abuja House in London on Sunday A Nigerian state governor says he expects President Muhammadu Buhari to return home from the UK within the next two weeks. Governor Rochas Okorocha was a member of a delegation who met the president in London on […]

South African child ‘virtually cured’ of HIV

24 Jul

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The child caught the infection from its mother around the time of birth A nine-year-old infected with HIV at birth has spent most of their life without needing any treatment, say doctors in South Africa. The child, whose identity is being protected, was given a burst of treatment shortly […]

Poland’s President Duda vetoes judicial reforms after protests

24 Jul

Media captionCrowds chanted “constitution, constitution” during a candlelit protest in Warsaw on Sunday Polish President Andrzej Duda has announced he is vetoing a controversial law to replace Supreme Court judges with government nominees. Three key judicial reforms have been passed by Poland’s parliament, prompting days of demonstrations across the country. Before they become law, they […]

Turkey’s Cumhuriyet journalists in terrorism trial

24 Jul

Image caption Supporters of the 17 Cumhuriyet employees chanted “freedom to journalists” outside court Seventeen journalists and managers at Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet went on trial on Monday on charges of aiding a terrorist organisation. If found guilty this week, they could face sentences of up to 43 years in jail. Ten have already been […]

‘You Are Not The Brightest Of My Four Sons’… And Other Depressing Things That Have Been Said To Me

24 Jul

So, I said, if you give me another copy of your “You Are Not the Brightest…” book I will read it on my way back to NY, and if I like it, I will review it. I more than liked it. I loved this book, his wit, his storytelling and his approach to enabling people […]

EU divided on how to answer new US sanctions against Russia

24 Jul

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Parents of UK baby Charlie Gard end legal battle over treatment

24 Jul

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‘I did not collude’: Trump son-in-law Kushner on Russia

24 Jul

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, said on Monday he “did not collude” with Russia, as he prepared to appear before a Senate panel probing alleged Russian meddling in last year’s U.S. presidential election. Kushner said in a statement before the closed-door hearing that he had […]

Republicans’ push to roll back Obamacare faces crucial test

24 Jul

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A seven-year Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare faces a major test this week in the U.S. Senate, where lawmakers will decide whether to move forward and vote on a bill whose details and prospects are uncertain. The Senate will decide as early as Tuesday whether to begin debating a healthcare […]

Liam Fox downplays UK-US chlorinated chicken differences

24 Jul

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chlorinated chicken is a familiar feature on US shelves but is banned in the EU Liam Fox has downplayed talk that a future US-UK trade deal after Brexit could be threatened by disagreements over chlorinated chicken imports. The international trade secretary said the issue of whether the current UK ban […]