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Trade war: US raises tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

The US has more than doubled tariffs on $200bn (£153.7bn) worth of Chinese products, in a sharp escalation of the countries’ damaging trade war. Tariffs on affected Chinese goods have risen to 25% from 10%, and Beijing has vowed to retaliate. China said it “deeply regrets” the move and will have to take “necessary counter-measures.” […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in World | Read More »

Doping: No change in Russian culture, says Wada’s Sir Craig Reedie

There has been “no cultural change” in Russia since its athletes were banned from international competition last year, says World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie. Athletics chiefs have decided not to lift the suspension, imposed after accusations of state-sponsored doping. “This is a very strong message from the IAAF to other sports,” said Reedie. “Let’s […]

June 18th, 2016 | Posted in Sport,World | Read More »

Fifa corruption: Documents show details of Jack Warner ‘bribes’

A BBC investigation has seen evidence that details what happened to the $10m sent from Fifa to accounts controlled by former vice-president Jack Warner. The money, sent on behalf of South Africa, was meant to be used for its Caribbean diaspora legacy programme. But documents suggest Mr Warner used the payment for cash withdrawals, personal […]

June 7th, 2015 | Posted in America,World | Read More »

Pope celebrates stadium Mass in Bosnia

Pope Francis is celebrating Mass in front of tens of thousands of Catholics at a stadium in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The pontiff’s visit to the capital, Sarajevo, is aimed at promoting peace and reconciliation across the country. The Pope will also meet members of the Muslim, Orthodox Christian and Jewish communities during his one-day trip. Bosnia remains […]

June 6th, 2015 | Posted in Europe,World | Read More »

Yangtze ship disaster: Chinese salvagers right Eastern Star

Chinese salvagers have fully righted the ship which capsized on the Yangtze River, on which more than 400 people are thought to have died. The Eastern Star overturned late on Monday after being caught in a storm. Just 14 of the 456 passengers and crew are known to have survived what looks set to be […]

June 5th, 2015 | Posted in World | Read More »

China sinking: Yangtze rescuers find dozens of bodies

Rescuers have pulled dozens of bodies from a capsized cruise ship in China’s Yangtze River, as authorities promised “no cover-up” over the disaster Hundreds of people are thought to have died, with only 14 of the 456 passengers known to have survived. Rescue workers cut open the hull of the upturned vessel but divers have […]

June 4th, 2015 | Posted in World | Read More »

Fifa’s Sepp Blatter ‘under investigation in US’

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is being investigated by US officials as part of their inquiry into corruption at the world football body, US media say. The news came hours after Mr Blatter, 79, announced that he was stepping down from his role. US prosecutors launched a criminal inquiry last week, with seven Fifa officials arrested […]

June 3rd, 2015 | Posted in America,World | Read More »

Islamic State militants ‘filmed torturing Syrian boy’

A graphic mobile phone video obtained by the BBC appears to show militants from Islamic State (IS) torturing a 14-year-old Syrian boy. The footage, filmed by a defector from the jihadist group, shows the boy being beaten while he hangs by his wrists. The UN has accused IS and other armed groups in Syria and […]

June 2nd, 2015 | Posted in World | Read More »

US Senate in urgent surveillance debate as deadline looms

The US Senate is meeting in a rare weekend sitting to try to avert the expiry of anti-terrorist laws that let security services collect phone data. Senators have failed to extend key provisions of the law, known as the Patriot Act, which are set to expire at midnight local time (04:00 GMT). Senators are still […]

June 1st, 2015 | Posted in America,World | Read More »

Nepal quake: Schools in affected areas start to re-open

Thousands of schools damaged during April’s devastating earthquake in Nepal have begun to re-open. More than 25,000 classrooms in some 8,000 schools were destroyed in the 7.8 magnitude quake and its aftershocks, and more than 8,000 people died. Many have only been rebuilt on a temporary basis using materials such as bamboo, wood and tarpaulin. […]

May 31st, 2015 | Posted in Asia,World | Read More »