HSBC announces it will stop funding new coal power plants and other fossil fuel...

Europe’s largest bank has announced it is to largely stop funding fossil fuel industries. HSBC claims it is going green by all but ending future investment in...

Several members of migrant caravan have reached the US-Mexico border to seek asylum

At least 50 members of a migrant caravan that has been travelling through Central America and Mexico has reached the US border and are seeking asylum.  The...

Biologists in national park accidentally kill one of world’s rarest bears

One of the world’s rarest species of bear has become even more endangered after park staff in Italy accidentally killed one of the animals. Biologists in the...

Mueller wanted to investigate whether Manafort had Russian back channel, Justice Department lawyer says

Special Counsel Robert Mueller was interested in whether Paul Manafort provided the Trump campaign a “back channel to Russia,” a Justice Department lawyer has said. Justice Department...

Russia raises the stakes with wide-reaching and blunt internet clampdown

On Friday 13 April, inside a cramped Moscow courtroom, judge Yulia Smolina made Russian internet history. It took her just 19 minutes to agree to a...

India’s vice-president rejects calls to impeach chief justice over alleged misuse of public office

India‘s vice-president has rejected an unprecedented petition by seven opposition parties to impeach the country’s most senior judge for alleged misuse of public office. Venkaiah Naidu, who chairs...

Coinbase: WikiLeaks calls for boycott of world’s biggest bitcoin brokerage

WikiLeaks has called for a “global blockade” of Coinbase, after the world’s biggest bitcoin brokerage banned the whistleblowing organisation’s online store from using its service. The organisation's...

Kabul bombing: 57 dead in Afghan suicide bombing at voter registration centre

Afghan officials say 57 people have been killed and 119 wounded in a suicide bombing in Kabul that targeted a voter registration centre. The Isis militant group...

Jack Johnson: Donald Trump considering ‘full pardon’ of black boxer convicted by all-white jury...

Donald Trump said he is considering pardoning a black boxer who had been convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines more...

Eric Greitens: Missouri governor embroiled in sex scandal faces new charges over political fund-raising

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, already facing an invasion-of-privacy trial next month in connection with an extramarital affair, was charged separately on Friday with felony computer tampering...

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