Jury told Jeffrey Epstein’s girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell “preyed on young girls” - BBC News

Jury told Jeffrey Epstein’s girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell “preyed on young girls” – BBC News

Prosecutors have alleged that the socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and former girlfriend of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein were “partners in crime” and that she groomed vulnerable young girls for him to sexually abuse. Ms Maxwell appeared in court in New York…

Russian troop build-up: View from Ukraine front line - BBC News

Russian troop build-up: View from Ukraine front line – BBC News

Nato and the United States are worried about a build-up of Russian troops on its border with eastern Ukraine which has led to speculation over an invasion. BBC correspondent Abdujalil Abdurasulov has visited the Ukrainian front line. Please subscribe HERE…

US jury awards $25m in damages over far-right rally in Charlottesville - BBC News

US jury awards $25m in damages over far-right rally in Charlottesville – BBC News

A US jury has awarded $25m (£19m) in damages against the organisers of a deadly far-right rally in August 2017. The defendants were found liable in four out of six counts over the bloodshed at the Unite the Right rally…

US teenager who shot dead protesters against racial injustice found not guilty of murder - BBC News

US teenager who shot dead protesters against racial injustice found not guilty of murder – BBC News

An American teenager who shot dead two people during protests against racial injustice in Wisconsin last year has been found not guilty of murder. In a trial that polarised opinion in the United States, Kyle Rittenhouse argued that he’d feared…

Jury to decide fate of US teen gunman Kyle Rittenhouse - BBC News

Jury to decide fate of US teen gunman Kyle Rittenhouse – BBC News

A jury has been sent to deliberate in the case of a teen who shot three men amid civil unrest last year, in one of the most high-profile trials in the US. Wrapping up, prosecutors said Kyle Rittenhouse walked off…

China warns US about 'playing with fire' on Taiwan - BBC News

China warns US about ‘playing with fire’ on Taiwan – BBC News

Chinese President Xi Jinping has used a virtual summit with US counterpart Joe Biden to warn that encouraging Taiwanese independence would be “playing with fire”. The talks are the most substantial since Mr Biden took office in January. Both sides…

Climate deal “falls short” as China and India block end to coal power - BBC News

Climate deal “falls short” as China and India block end to coal power – BBC News

World leaders and environmental experts have welcomed a UN climate deal that for the first time targets fossil fuel as the key driver of global warming. However many expressed disappointment with the agreement and warned that the world was still…

U.S. and African Union see small window to keep peace in Ethiopia

U.S. and African Union see small window to keep peace in Ethiopia

The United States and African Union say they see a small window to stop Ethiopia from sliding into civil war as a U.S. special envoy returns to the country facing humanitarian chaos. CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta has more.…

US reopens borders to vaccinated after 20 months - BBC News

US reopens borders to vaccinated after 20 months – BBC News

The US has reopened its borders to double-jabbed foreign visitors, ending a 20-month entry ban. The ban was imposed by former President Donald Trump due to Covid-19. It has affected non-US citizens from over 30 countries, including the UK and…

US lawmakers approve $1tn in infrastructure spending - BBC News

US lawmakers approve $1tn in infrastructure spending – BBC News

The US Congress has passed a landmark $1tn (£741bn) infrastructure spending package, delivering a major domestic win to President Joe Biden. Negotiations over the sweeping public works bill – which passed the House of Representatives with 228-206 vote – created…