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Moscow threat as Moldova expels five Russian diplomats

Moscow threat as Moldova expels five Russian diplomats

Image copyright AFP Image caption Moldovan President Igor Dodon sees close ties with Russia as a priority Russia has condemned Moldova’s decision to expel five of its diplomats, calling it a move against the country’s pro-Russian president. Russia’s response will be “quite harsh”, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said. Moldova’s pro-EU government announced the […]

Deadly Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with high winds and rain

Deadly Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with high winds and rain

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis have been moved to cyclone shelters At least five people have been killed in Bangladesh after Cyclone Mora hit the country’s south-eastern coast. Most of them were killed by falling trees in the districts of Cox’s Bazar and Rangamati, officials told the BBC. Hundreds […]

General election 2017: Sturgeon to unveil SNP manifesto

General election 2017: Sturgeon to unveil SNP manifesto

Image copyright PA Image caption The SNP manifesto will be unveiled by Nicola Sturgeon in Perth The SNP is to launch its general election manifesto, which will include a plan to invest an additional £118bn in public services across the UK. The party will also pledge to increase the minimum wage, and call for Scotland […]

Jeremy Corbyn struggles over cost of childcare policy

Jeremy Corbyn struggles over cost of childcare policy

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn was unable to put a cost on Labour’s plan for free childcare for 1.3m youngsters during an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. “It will cost… it will obviously cost a lot to do so to do we accept that,” he said, when quizzed about the figures by Emma […]

General election 2017: Extra programmes with political leaders

General election 2017: Extra programmes with political leaders

Image caption Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn appear in the same TV specials, but not at the same time The major broadcasters are offering additional programmes with just over a week left in the general election campaign. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn will twice take part in 90-minute programmes, separately facing an audience of voters. […]

Nigel Farage: I’m separated, I’m skint

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage and journalist Rachel Johnson were sent on a political blind date by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. Mr Farage said that his work as a prominent Brexit campaigner has taken a toll on his personal life. Read more about how they got on here. Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on […]

UKIP’s Paul Nuttall suggests internment for terror suspects

UKIP’s Paul Nuttall suggests internment for terror suspects

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has suggested the detention without trial of suspected terrorists. Mr Nuttall said he was not calling for an immediate return to internment, but “wouldn’t take anything off the table”. Speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Neil, he backed the return of the death penalty but said this was not UKIP policy. In […]

Tiger Woods: Alcohol ‘not involved’ in arrest

Tiger Woods: Alcohol ‘not involved’ in arrest

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Police in Palm Beach County, Florida, released a mugshot of the golfer Golfer Tiger Woods says alcohol was “not involved” in his arrest while driving in Florida early on Monday. The player, who was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), blamed “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medication”. “I understand […]

BA delays: British Airways restores full flight schedule

BA delays: British Airways restores full flight schedule

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Queues built up on Sunday at Heathrow Terminal 5 as passengers waited to speak to BA staff British Airways is now operating a full flight schedule after an IT failure saw the airline cancel thousands of flights over the bank holiday weekend. “Our IT systems are now back up […]

Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with high winds and rain

Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with high winds and rain

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis have been moved to cyclone shelters Cyclone Mora has hit Bangladesh, lashing the country’s south-eastern coast with heavy rain and high winds. The storm made landfall on Tuesday morning between the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar and the city of Chittagong, with winds of […]