Farage: ‘Real opportunity’ for UK business with Donald Trump – BBC News

Farage: ‘Real opportunity’ for UK business with Donald Trump – BBC News

Image copyright @Nigel_Farage Image caption The president-elect welcomed the UKIP leader at Trump Tower Nigel Farage has said there is a “real opportunity” for improved UK trade with the US, but politicians must apologise to Donald Trump after criticising him. After meeting the president-elect – the first UK politician to do so – the UKIP […]

UK veterans left to battle for funding – BBC News

For those serving in the UK’s armed forces and their families, losing limbs or being bereaved marks the start of a drastic change in their lives. But some claim their trauma is being exacerbated by the struggle to secure government funding after such events, with the money needed to help cope with life-changing injuries, or […]

May insists UK is ‘global champion of free trade’ – Sky News

The Prime Minister will insist the UK is the “global champion of free trade” in an effort to reassure business. However, Sky News understands she will not provide any more detail about the sort of trade deal she might be looking for. Mrs May’s attempts to forge a special relationship with the new President-elect were […]

Nimrud: Iraqi forces ‘retake ancient city from IS’

Nimrud: Iraqi forces ‘retake ancient city from IS’

Image copyright AFP Image caption IS posted a video showing explosions at Nimrud after capturing it Iraqi government forces say they have captured Nimrud, the site of an ancient Assyrian city overrun by Islamic State (IS) group militants two years ago. In March 2015, officials and historians condemned IS for the destruction of the archaeological […]

Syria conflict: Aleppo rebels pushed back by Assad’s forces

Syria conflict: Aleppo rebels pushed back by Assad’s forces

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrian government troops are back in control of the al-Minian area Syrian government forces have retaken areas of the city of Aleppo that were lost to rebels in recent fighting. The loss of the territory on the city’s western edges was confirmed by the rebels themselves, as well as state […]

New Zealand hit by second strong quake

New Zealand hit by second strong quake

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The first earthquake warped and cracked a highway on the South Island An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude has hit New Zealand’s South Island, hours after at least two people were killed by an initial quake. The new tremor struck about 13:45pm local time (00:45 GMT) at a depth of […]

Controversial ‘Tinder death’ interview airs in Australia

Controversial ‘Tinder death’ interview airs in Australia

Image copyright Nine Network Image caption 60 Minutes secured a controversial interview with Gable Tostee An Australian man acquitted of killing a woman on a Tinder date has been asked if he is “heartless” in a controversial TV interview. New Zealand woman Warriena Wright fell to her death from Gable Tostee’s balcony on Queensland’s Gold […]

Tourist’s photo praised for resembling ‘map of Australia’

Tourist’s photo praised for resembling ‘map of Australia’

Image copyright Kelly Matthews Image caption An Australian tourist took the image on her first night in Darwin A tourist has captured a beachside photo bearing a striking resemblance to the outline of Australia. Kelly Matthews took the sunset image looking between branches and leaves on Darwin Esplanade in the Northern Territory. The emergency services […]

Trump wants to deport or jail up to three million illegal migrants

US President-elect Donald Trump has said he will deport or jail up to three million illegal migrants. Those targeted would be migrants with criminal records, such as gang members and drug dealers, he told US broadcaster CBS in an interview. Trump wants to deport or jail up to three million illegal migrants