Can Donald Trump release his tax returns?

Can Donald Trump release his tax returns?

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Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump says his tax returns are currently being audited, and that he won't release them while an inspection is continuing.But there is no legal reason why the president can't release his returns while an audit is taking place, and he would be the first in almost 50 years…
Estonia ferry disaster: TV crew uncovers new evidence

Estonia ferry disaster: TV crew uncovers new evidence

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Publishedduration20 minutes agoimage captionThe ferry was sailing from Estonia to Sweden on 28 September 1994 when it sank in the Baltic SeaEstonia, Sweden and Finland will examine new evidence that may shed light on the cause of one of Europe's worst peacetime shipping disasters.The MS Estonia ferry sank as it was crossing from Tallinn to…
Taku Sekine: Top chef ‘takes own life’ after assault allegations

Taku Sekine: Top chef ‘takes own life’ after assault allegations

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Publishedduration10 minutes agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionTaku Sekine had denied sexual assault allegationsA Japanese chef known for his restaurant in Paris has died of suicide, his family says.Taku Sekine took his own life on Monday after he was the target of "false" sexual assault claims, a statement from his relatives said. His restaurant, Dersou, was named…
The surge from one Covid death to one million

The surge from one Covid death to one million

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Image copyright Reuters The Covid-19 pandemic began last year in a city in central China, but has since grown to affect nearly every country on earth. The virus has put world leaders in hospital while exposing inequality. It has asked major questions of governments and encroached on the daily lives of billions. And it shows…
WHO to probe ‘sexual exploitation’ by aid workers in DR Congo

WHO to probe ‘sexual exploitation’ by aid workers in DR Congo

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Publishedduration27 minutes agoimage copyrightThomson Reuters Foundationimage captionThis woman said she was sexually exploited by a doctor involved in the Ebola responseThe World Health Organization (WHO) has pledged to investigate allegations that aid workers tackling the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo sexually abused and exploited women.WHO and other aid agency staff were accused…
Pope rejects US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meeting

Pope rejects US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meeting

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Publishedduration5 hours agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Italy on a state visitThe Vatican has denied US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo an audience with Pope Francis.The Holy See said the Pontiff does not receive politicians during an election period.The move adds to a diplomatic row following comments by Mr Pompeo…
Coronavirus: Israel passes law to ban mass protests during lockdown

Coronavirus: Israel passes law to ban mass protests during lockdown

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Publishedduration11 minutes agoimage copyrightEPAimage captionPeople protested outside the Israeli parliament before the law was approvedIsrael's parliament has handed the government the power to ban mass protests during the country's second nationwide coronavirus lockdown.Demonstrators will be confined to groups of up to 20 people and must stay within 1km (0.6 miles) of their homes. The law…
France announces ‘gradual’ ban on wild animals in circuses

France announces ‘gradual’ ban on wild animals in circuses

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Publishedduration27 minutes agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionHundreds of wild animals are reported to belong to French circusesFrance has said it will gradually ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses as part of sweeping new animal welfare measures.On Tuesday, Ecology Minister Barbara Pompili said, "Our attitude to wild animals has changed."She also announced a ban…
Tourist faces jail in Thailand over hotel review

Tourist faces jail in Thailand over hotel review

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Thailand's tourist industry is struggling due to the pandemic A US man is facing up to two years in jail in Thailand after posting negative reviews of a hotel he stayed in. He was sued by the resort under the country's strict anti-defamation laws. Wesley Barnes, who works in Thailand,…
Coronavirus: Belgium Covid-19 deaths surpass 10,000

Coronavirus: Belgium Covid-19 deaths surpass 10,000

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SummaryBelgium's coronavirus death toll passes 10,000, while over 117,000 people have been infectedDonald Trump and rival Joe Biden clash over vaccines and masks during a chaotic debateNew York City has announced it will fine people who refuse to wear face masks or coveringsUK PM Boris Johnson will lead a briefing later after the UK recorded…