Trump narrows down Supreme Court candidates

Trump narrows down Supreme Court candidates

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump spoke to journalists during a flight to his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey US President Donald Trump says he plans to announce his nominee for a new Supreme Court judge on 9 July. He told reporters on board the presidential aircraft Air Force One he had […]

Surge in Britons getting EU nationality

Surge in Britons getting EU nationality

Image copyright EPA There has been a surge in UK citizens acquiring the nationality of another EU country since the Brexit referendum, according to data obtained by the BBC. In 2017 a total of 12,994 UK citizens obtained the nationality of one of the 17 member states from which the BBC has received figures. This […]

DRC to drill for oil in wildlife parks

DRC to drill for oil in wildlife parks

Image copyright Brent Stirton/Getty Image caption Virguna national park is home to the critically endangered mountain gorilla The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has decided to allow oil exploration in two protected wildlife parks, Virunga and Salonga. The move is strongly opposed by environmental activists, who say drilling would place wildlife at risk […]

Steel firms Thyssenkrupp and Tata to merge

Steel firms Thyssenkrupp and Tata to merge

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tata owns the UK’s largest steelworks at Port Talbot German industrial group Thyssenkrupp has approved plans to merge its steel-making business with Tata Steel. The merger would create Europe’s second largest steel-maker – after Arcelor Mittal – but the firms have previously warned 4,000 jobs could be lost. The […]

Canada ‘will not back down’ over tariffs

Canada ‘will not back down’ over tariffs

Image copyright Reuters Canada will “not back down” in the face of new US tariffs on steel and aluminium, according to the country’s foreign minister. Chrystia Freeland spoke as officials unveiled a C$2bn (US$1.5bn; £1.15bn) package to support the country’s steel and aluminium industries. Retaliatory tariffs on C$16.6bn worth of US products are due to […]

EU leaders clash on new migrant deal

EU leaders clash on new migrant deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy is the Aquarius migrant rescue ship empty? EU leaders have differed sharply over how a new deal on curbing irregular migration will work. The agreement foresees the creation of secure centres to receive migrants. France’s president said his country would not set any up as it […]

Newspaper shooting suspect ‘blocked exit’

Newspaper shooting suspect ‘blocked exit’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The victims, from top left: Rob Hiaasen, Rebecca Smith, Gerald Fischman; John McNamara (bottom centre), Wendi Winters (bottom right) The suspect in the mass shooting at a Maryland newspaper office on Thursday barricaded an exit so that staff could not escape, says a prosecutor. Officials earlier told reporters the accused, […]

UN migration agency rejects Trump nominee

UN migration agency rejects Trump nominee

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Isaacs has a history of anti-Islam comments The UN migration agency’s member states have rejected President Trump’s nominee for director-general, making it only the second time in the agency’s history that it will not be led by an American. Ken Isaacs, an executive with a Christian charity, was eliminated […]