Hague’s call to legalise cannabis rejected by government

Hague’s call to legalise cannabis rejected by government

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lord Hague said Billy Caldwell’s case was an “illuminating moment” The government has rejected a call from Lord Hague to consider legalising the recreational use of cannabis. In an article for the Daily Telegraph, the former Tory leader said the war on cannabis had been “irreversibly lost” and a change […]

Sessions: Child migrant camps ‘not like Nazi concentration camps’

Sessions: Child migrant camps ‘not like Nazi concentration camps’

Media captionThe sound of migrant children separated from parents US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rejected claims US holding centres for child migrants separated from parents are like Nazi concentration camps. America’s top law official told Fox News the “zero tolerance” policy was about enforcing border security. President Donald Trump is meeting Republican lawmakers later […]

Pogba and more: World Cup haircuts to watch

The World Cup is a showcase for a footballer’s skills, but it is also a chance to show off new hairstyles. Nikky Okyere trims a lot of famous footballers, including several who are competing at the tournament in Russia. He spoke to BBC Africa’s Victoria Uwonkonda about who he thinks will have the snappiest haircut. […]

World Cup: Poland v Senegal

World Cup: Poland v Senegal

Poland are confident Kamil Glik can face Japan in their final Group H game – but have not yet ruled him out of the Senegal opener BBC coverage How to follow: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live; text commentary and highlights on the BBC Sport website TEAM NEWS Poland defender Kamil Glik could be in […]

World Cup: Russia v Egypt

World Cup: Russia v Egypt

Forward Mohamed Salah was Egypt’s top scorer in qualifying with five goals BBC coverage How to follow: Watch live on BBC One at 18:30 BST; listen on BBC Radio 5 live; text commentary on the BBC Sport website TEAM NEWS Egypt forward Mohamed Salah will need to pass a fitness test to feature against Russia. […]

Diane Rwigara: Rwandan politician’s assets auctioned

Diane Rwigara: Rwandan politician’s assets auctioned

Image copyright AFP Image caption Diane Rwigara was arrested along with her mother last year Rwandan authorities have auctioned off assets from the family business of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame. Diane Rwigara was barred from running in last year’s election, and was later arrested on accusations of forgery and inciting insurrection. The […]

Former Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi denies receiving ‘cash gift’

Former Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi denies receiving ‘cash gift’

Media captionAfrican referees filmed taking cash The second-most powerful man in African football has branded video of him apparently taking cash gifts “lies”. Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) head Kwesi Nyantakyi was seen taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter. But Mr Nyantakyi says the footage was doctored, dismissing it as “shoddy work with cut […]

Italian populist Salvini sparks row over counting Roma

Italian populist Salvini sparks row over counting Roma

Image copyright EPA Image caption Matteo Salvini has campaigned in the past for Roma camps to be bulldozed Italy’s right-wing populist Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, has prompted a new outcry by saying he wants a census of the Roma community that would lead to non-Italians being deported. After a chorus of criticism he said his […]

Sweden shooting: Three dead in Malmo cafe attack

Sweden shooting: Three dead in Malmo cafe attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption The motive for the attack was unclear although at least one of the victims is thought to have been known to police A shooting at an internet cafe in the southern Swedish city of Malmo has claimed the lives of three men. Several others were wounded in the centre of […]

Trump tariffs: US escalates trade threats to China

Trump tariffs: US escalates trade threats to China

Image copyright AFP Image caption The new threat comes after Beijing vowed to retaliate against US tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200bn (£151bn) of Chinese goods in a growing trade row. Mr Trump said the 10% tariffs would come into effect […]