Afghan peace talks are dead, Trump says

Afghan peace talks are dead, Trump says

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIs peace with the Taliban possible?US President Donald Trump says talks with the Taliban aimed at ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan are "dead"."As far as I'm concerned, they are dead," he told White House reporters on Monday.Over the weekend Mr Trump cancelled secret plans to host…
China threatens sanctions over US-Taiwan arms deal

China threatens sanctions over US-Taiwan arms deal

Image copyright Lockheed website Image caption US military experts say the planes are critical to improving Taiwan's defences China has threatened to impose sanctions on US firms involved with the sale of F-16 fighter planes to Taiwan if Washington goes ahead with the deal.Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang urged the US to stop the arms…
PM faces Commons showdown over election threat

PM faces Commons showdown over election threat

Image copyright Reuters Boris Johnson faces a showdown in Parliament later after No 10 officials warned he would call for a snap general election on 14 October if MPs succeed in seizing control of Commons business.Rebel Tories and Labour MPs are planning a bill to stop the UK leaving the EU on 31 October without…
US tributes flow for trailblazing ‘trusted voice’

US tributes flow for trailblazing ‘trusted voice’

Image copyright The Washington Post/Getty Images Image caption Roberts, photographed in her home in Maryland in February 2019 Pioneering journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts, celebrated for her four-decade career covering US politics, has died at the age of 75.Roberts began her career at CBS, moving next to National Public Radio and then ABC, where…
Trump says US and China to resume trade talks

Trump says US and China to resume trade talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US allies have pressured Donald Trump at the G7 summit, saying the trade war is threatening the world economy President Donald Trump has said the US and China will "very shortly" resume trade talks after a weekend of escalating tension with Beijing."China called last night... said let's get back…
Colombia ex-rebel commander issues call to arms

Colombia ex-rebel commander issues call to arms

Image copyright FARC-EP Image caption The video shows Iván Márquez reading out his call to arms A former commander in the Farc rebel group in Colombia, Iván Márquez, has called on his followers to take up arms less than three years after the rebels signed a peace agreement with the government.Iván Márquez appeared in a…
‘It will be OK’: The amputees helping each other

‘It will be OK’: The amputees helping each other

Video When Lisa became an amputee, she noticed the lack of support for amputees. She decided to do something about it and made her own peer support group.
Saudi oil facilities ablaze after drone strikes

Saudi oil facilities ablaze after drone strikes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAbqaiq has the world's largest oil processing plantDrone attacks have set alight two major oil facilities run by the state-owned company Aramco in Saudi Arabia, state media say.Footage showed flames and huge palls of smoke over Abqaiq, which has the world's largest oil processing plant.A second drone…
Saturday Night Live fires new comedian for slurs

Saturday Night Live fires new comedian for slurs

Image copyright Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images Image caption Shane Gillis performs at the Clusterfest comedy festival in San Francisco US comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live has dropped a new cast member after videos surfaced online of him making slurs about Chinese people.Shane Gillis, 31, came under fire soon after his casting was announced, when footage…
The woman who became 2,500 people to survive

The woman who became 2,500 people to survive

Image copyright JENI HAYNES/ NINE NETWORK Image caption Jeni Haynes was allowed to let six of her personalities testify against her father There was only one woman in the witness stand that day but out of her came six people prepared to testify about the extreme abuse she had suffered."I walked into court, I sat…