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Donald Trump still on Theresa May's Christmas card list

Image copyright PA Theresa May has sent a Christmas card to Donald Trump, Downing Street says. A spokesman could not say which of the PM’s three official cards – designed by children in her Maidenhead constituency – was sent to the White House. But responding to reporters’ questions, …

Roy Moore's skittish escape on horseback

Roy Moore’s skittish escape on horseback – BBC News “)}elsej.write(‘”)},confirm:function(a)return true,setFig:function(a,b)(function()a.orb=a.orb)(),deserialise:function(b)var a=;b.replace(/(2):(+)/g,function()a=+RegExp.$2);return a}})();fig.manager.include();/*]]>*/ ‘); } } oqsSurveyManager(window, ‘ON’); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } else document.write(”); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); document.write(‘‘); document.write(‘‘); if (/ex-dp/.test(window.location.href) || document.cookie.indexOf(‘ex-dp=’) !== -1) bbcdotcom.utils.addHtmlTagClass(‘bbcdotcom-ex-dp’); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); …

Nuclear destruction 'one impulsive tantrum away,' Nobel winners warn

The stark warning came Sunday as this year’s peace prize was presented at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. “Heed our warning and know that your actions are consequential. You are each an integral part of the system of violence that …

Venezuela to investigate ex-oil tsar over corruption

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rafael Ramirez was a close associate of former Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez The Venezuela authorities say they are opening a corruption investigation into one of the country’s most influential political figures, the former oil minister Rafael Ramirez. Mr Ramirez ran the state oil …

US Army sergeant who defected to North Korea dies

Charles Jenkins died from heart failure and was discovered unconscious by his daughter at his home in Sado Island, northern Japan, on Monday night, Yoshiyuki Tomi from the Japanese Cabinet Office told CNN. Police and the hospital said there were no irregular circumstances. His wife, Hitomi Soga, released …

French ex-minister Georges Tron face trial for rape

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Tron was a junior minister in President Nicolas Sarkozy’s centre-right government A French mayor and ex-government minister has gone on trial accused of raping two former municipal employees. Both women allege that Georges Tron, mayor of Draveil, assaulted them between 2007 and …

Government to update the 2004 Gender Recognition Act

Government to update the 2004 Gender Recognition Act – BBC News “)}elsej.write(‘”)},confirm:function(a)return true,setFig:function(a,b)(function()a.orb=a.orb)(),deserialise:function(b)var a=;b.replace(/(2):(+)/g,function()a=+RegExp.$2);return a}})();fig.manager.include();/*]]>*/ ‘); } } oqsSurveyManager(window, ‘ON’); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } else document.write(”); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); document.write(‘‘); document.write(‘‘); if (/ex-dp/.test(window.location.href) || document.cookie.indexOf(‘ex-dp=’) !== -1) bbcdotcom.utils.addHtmlTagClass(‘bbcdotcom-ex-dp’); } })(); …

Egypt singer jailed for 'inciting debauchery' in music video

Image copyright Shyma Image caption Shyma wrote that she had not anticipated the backlash against her video A court in Egypt has reportedly jailed for two years a singer who appeared in a music video in her underwear while suggestively eating a banana. Shaimaa Ahmed, a 25-year-old known …

Ceasefire

Image copyright PA Image caption Young people were more likely than older generations to vote remain The generation gap in British society seems wider than ever but is part of the problem that the young and old never spend time together? This year’s general election saw age divide …