Russia warns of ‘dangerous’ escalation over Syria

Russia warns of ‘dangerous’ escalation over Syria

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russia is an ally of Syria and gives military backing to its government Russia has warned the US that launching air strikes in response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria could spark a war between the two countries. “The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war,” […]

James Comey: Republican website trashes ‘lyin’ FBI memoir

James Comey: Republican website trashes ‘lyin’ FBI memoir

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Comey is expected to open up about his firing in his new tell-all memoir US President Donald Trump’s allies are mounting an online campaign to discredit a forthcoming memoir by former FBI director James Comey. Mr Comey will next week release a book that is expected to paint […]

Syria ‘chemical attack’: US weighs up military response

Syria ‘chemical attack’: US weighs up military response

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US Navy guided-missile destroyer, the USS Donald Cook, is in the Mediterranean Sea The US says “all options are on the table” in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, as Western leaders continue to weigh up military action. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters that […]

Syria ‘chemical attack’: Russia warns US against military action

Syria ‘chemical attack’: Russia warns US against military action

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Syrian Army soldiers gather near the town of Douma, where the suspected chemical attack happened Russia has urged the US to avoid taking military action in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria. “I would once again beseech you to refrain from the plans that you’re currently developing,” […]

Zuckerberg: Facebook is in ‘arms race’ with Russia

Zuckerberg: Facebook is in ‘arms race’ with Russia

Media captionHighlights from Mark Zuckerberg’s day on Capitol Hill Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has told US senators his company is in a constant battle with Russian operators seeking to exploit the social network. “This is an arms race. They’re going to keep getting better,” he said. Mr Zuckerberg was answering questions in the wake of […]

Australian jailed for ‘despicable’ fake cancer scam

Australian jailed for ‘despicable’ fake cancer scam

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Hanna Dickenson (R) falsely claimed to have cancer, a court heard An Australian woman who faked having terminal cancer before scamming money from friends of her family has been jailed for three months. Hanna Dickenson, 24, accepted A$42,000 (£22,000; $31,000) after telling her parents that she needed medical treatment overseas. […]

Bill Cosby retrial: Heidi Thomas ‘drowsy for four days’

Bill Cosby retrial: Heidi Thomas ‘drowsy for four days’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Heidi Thomas told the retrial Mr Cosby allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted her. US comic Bill Cosby served actress Heidi Thomas spiked wine that made her drowsy for four days in 1984, she has told his trial. Ms Thomas testified that she woke up to the sight of a […]

Twenty dead in attempted breakout from Brazil prison

Twenty dead in attempted breakout from Brazil prison

Image copyright AFP Image caption The entrance of the Santa Izabel prison complex A number of inmates at a jail in the northern Brazilian city of Belem have died during an attempted mass breakout. They were aided by an armed group outside the jail which used explosives against one of the prison walls. One guard […]

Syria ‘chemical attack’: Trump pledges ‘forceful’ US response

Syria ‘chemical attack’: Trump pledges ‘forceful’ US response

Media captionThe US president has said “nothing’s off the table” – so what options are on the table? US President Donald Trump has promised a “forceful” response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria, as Western leaders consider what action to take. “We have a lot of options militarily,” he told reporters. He added that […]

Trump brands raid on lawyer Michael Cohen’s office ‘disgraceful’

Trump brands raid on lawyer Michael Cohen’s office ‘disgraceful’

Media captionTrump: FBI raid of my lawyer’s office is “a whole new level of unfairness” US President Donald Trump says the FBI’s raid on the offices of his personal lawyer was a “disgrace” and an “attack on our country”. “I have this witch hunt constantly going on,” he told White House reporters. Officials in New […]