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Syria 'chemical attack': Trump decision on strike 'fairly soon'

Syria 'chemical attack': Trump decision on strike 'fairly soon'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump: Decisions on Syria will be made “fairly soon” US President Donald Trump says a decision on action in Syria will be made “fairly soon”. He told reporters that he and his team were looking “very, very seriously” at the situation, following an alleged chemical attack on […]

Trump to take another look at TPP 'disaster'

Trump to take another look at TPP 'disaster'

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has agreed to reconsider the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade pact with primarily Asia-Pacific countries that he backed out of last year. Mr Trump made the commitment while meeting politicians from farming states, who are among those concerned about a trade war, senators say. The […]

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 […]

Battle Royale: Fortnite hit by server outage

Battle Royale: Fortnite hit by server outage

Image copyright Epic Games Image caption A total of 100 gamers face off in Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode trying to be the last survivor The hit video game Fortnite is facing a major server outage following a problem which arose after Wednesday’s update to its free Battle Royale mode. The title, which was developed by […]

Korean Air CEO's daughter sorry for tantrum in meeting

Korean Air CEO's daughter sorry for tantrum in meeting

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Cho Hyun-min is a senior vice-president at Korean Air, her father’s company The youngest daughter of the CEO of Korean Air has apologised after allegedly throwing a bottle of water at a wall during a company meeting. Cho Hyun-min, 36, a Korean Air senior vice-president, also reportedly splashed water in […]

Syria: What is France's role?

Syria: What is France's role?

Image copyright Reuters Emmanuel Macron says he and his allies will decide on a response to the presumed chemical weapon attack in Syria “at a time of our choosing”. With the French president now talking daily to his American counterpart, Donald Trump, what role is France likely to play in any international response? A year […]

Samira Sindhu: Pregnant singer shot at celebration in Pakistan

Samira Sindhu: Pregnant singer shot at celebration in Pakistan

Image copyright Sindh Police Musicians have held protests in Pakistan to demand justice for a pregnant woman who was shot dead while singing at a family function on Tuesday evening. It is not clear exactly what the circumstances were around the death of Samira Sindhu, 28. A man was reported to have shot her because […]

New EU tests to tackle 'rip-off' food complaints

New EU tests to tackle 'rip-off' food complaints

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The same brand can taste different elsewhere in the EU New EU food quality tests need to be strict enough to stop manufacturers selling some brands with inferior ingredients in ex-communist countries, a Euro MP shaping the new rules says. The EU Commission plans to collect data on a […]

Syria 'chemical attack': France's President Macron says he has proof

Syria 'chemical attack': France's President Macron says he has proof

Image copyright AFP France’s President Emmanuel Macron says he has “proof” that the Syrian government attacked the town of Douma with chemical weapons last weekend. He said he would decide “in due course” whether to strike Syria. Western states are thought to be preparing for missile strikes in response to the alleged attack. In Russia, […]

Syria: What can Western military intervention achieve?

Syria: What can Western military intervention achieve?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump has signalled military intervention is likely in the near future As the US and UK governments continue to discuss their potential response to the suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma in Syria, what could military intervention achieve? The critical military virtue of surprise has long since disappeared […]