Donald Trump 2005 tax return leaked

Donald Trump 2005 tax return leaked

US President Donald Trump paid $38m (£31m) in tax on more than $150m (£123m) income in 2005, a leaked tax return reveals. Two pages of the tax return were revealed by US broadcaster MSNBC, triggering an angry response from the White House. It said publishing the tax return was illegal. Mr Trump refused to release […]

Facebook, Twitter and Google grilled by MPs over hate speech

Facebook, Twitter and Google grilled by MPs over hate speech

Image copyright PA Image caption Executives from Google, Facebook and Twitter (L-R) were questioned by the Home Affairs select committee Social media giants should “do a better job” to protect users from online hate speech, MPs have said. Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google were asked by the Home Affairs select committee why they did […]

Anger over UK ship’s damage to pristine reef

Anger over UK ship’s damage to pristine reef

Image copyright Stay Raja Ampat Two weeks ago, a British-owned cruise ship accidentally ran aground in one of Indonesia’s most pristine coral reefs, causing extensive damage. For local people, who rely on dive tourism, it is a sad and worrying time. “I was born here, I was in tears when I saw this damage,” said […]

Theresa May hails ‘defining’ Brexit moment

Media caption‘A defining moment for our whole country” Parliament’s backing for the government’s Brexit bill will be a “defining moment for our whole country”, Theresa May has told MPs. The prime minister said her timetable of triggering formal negotiations by the end of March remained on track. And she told the SNP – which has […]

MP Craig Mackinlay quizzed over election expenses

MP Craig Mackinlay quizzed over election expenses

Image caption Craig Mackinlay was elected MP for South Thanet in 2015 A Conservative MP has been interviewed under caution over his election expenses, the BBC understands. Craig Mackinlay, the MP for South Thanet, is being investigated over alleged overspending in the 2015 general election campaign. Mr Mackinlay defeated the then UKIP leader Nigel Farage […]

Scottish independence: Sturgeon says Holyrood ‘must shape’ plans for vote

Scottish independence: Sturgeon says Holyrood ‘must shape’ plans for vote

Image caption Nicola Sturgeon announced her intention to seek a referendum on Monday Plans for a second independence referendum “must be made in Scotland”, Nicola Sturgeon has said. Speaking after a meeting of her cabinet, the first minister said details of the vote should be shaped by the Scottish Parliament. UK Prime Minister Theresa May […]

Top US Marine vows action on nude photos scandal

Top US Marine vows action on nude photos scandal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Women make up about 7 to 8% of all Marines The head of the US Marines has vowed to hold service members accountable for sharing nude photos of their female colleagues online. General Robert Neller promised to change the Marine culture while testifying before a Senate committee. Last week, […]

Rex Tillerson ‘used email alias’ at Exxon to talk climate change

Rex Tillerson ‘used email alias’ at Exxon to talk climate change

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Tillerson spent more than 40 years working for Exxon US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former head of Exxon Mobil, used an alias email address while at the oil company to discuss information related to climate change, the New York attorney general says. Eric Schneiderman says Mr Tillerson […]

Thousands of illegal weapons seized by Spanish police

Assault rifles, grenades and machine guns are among the haul of weapons were seized by anti-terrorism police. Officers said a smuggling group planned to recommission deactivated arms and traffick them into Spain, France and Belgium. Thousands of illegal weapons seized by Spanish police

Prof Robert Kelly and the interrupted interview – take two

Prof Robert E Kelly has returned to BBC News to talk about his unexpected viral fame last week, when his children crashed his live TV interview to the amusement of millions of people who later watched the clip. Prof Kelly, an expert on South Korea, was joined in the follow-up video with his wife, Jung-a […]

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