Trump ‘willing to work with Russia and China’

By BBC US President-elect Donald Trump says he is willing to work with Russia and China, providing they cooperate. Mr Trump told the Wall Street Journal that newly-imposed sanctions on Russia would remain "at least for...

California wildfires reach grim milestone

The death toll in wildfires sweeping California has risen to 31, with more than 200 people still unaccounted for, officials have said. Six more people were confirmed killed in the Camp Fire in the north...

Republicans seek Flynn investigation

By BBC Leading members of the US Republican Party have joined calls for a wide investigation into the former national security adviser's links with Russia. Michael Flynn quit on Monday over claims he discussed US sanctions...
Trump to declare emergency over Mexico border wall

Trump to declare emergency over Mexico border wall

US President Donald Trump is to invoke rare national emergency powers to secure funding for his planned border wall with Mexico, the White House said. The controversial move would enable Trump to bypass Congress which...

Sierra Leone cancels China-funded airport

Sierra Leone has cancelled a $400m (£304m) Chinese-funded project to build a new airport outside the capital Freetown. Former President Ernest Bai Koroma signed the loan agreement with China before he lost elections in March. At...
US shutdown hits as working week begins

US shutdown hits as working week begins

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be unable to report for work on Monday, as the US Senate struggles to end a government shutdown. The shutdown began at midnight on Friday, when lawmakers failed...

Trump reverses Obama police weapons move

US President Donald Trump has lifted restrictions imposed by Barack Obama on the transfer of surplus military-style equipment to the police. An executive order provides police with items including bullet-proof helmets and armoured vehicles. Attorney General...

Pilot confidentiality ‘must be relaxed’

By BBC French investigators have called for medical confidentiality to be relaxed for pilots, in the wake of last year's Germanwings disaster. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was urged by a doctor to attend psychiatric hospital weeks before...

New Congo president Tshisekedi calls for unity after divisive election

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi called for national reconciliation on Thursday as he became Democratic Republic of Congo’s president, succeeding Joseph Kabila in Congo’s first transfer of power via an election in 59 years of...

Egypt Coptic Christians killed in bus attack

By BBC Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, killing at least 23 people and wounding 25 others, state media report. The bus was heading towards the Monastery of St Samuel the...
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