Thursday, September 23, 2021

Russian hacking claims: Joe Biden tells Trump to ‘grow up’

US Vice-President Joe Biden has told President-elect Donald Trump to "grow up" and criticised his attacks on the intelligence community. On Friday, Mr Trump will be briefed on allegations Russia meddled in the US presidential...

US adds Bin Laden’s son to terror list

Hamza bin Laden, a son of Osama bin Laden, has been officially designated a global terrorist by the United States. Hamza, who is now in his late 20s, was named an official member of al-Qaeda...

Sweden’s Queen Silvia says palace is haunted by ghosts

Queen Silvia of Sweden believes her royal palace is haunted, according to a documentary to be aired on Swedish public television on Thursday. She said she shares 17th-century Drottningholm Palace, with "small friends ... ghosts". "It's...

Chicago police hold four over live-streamed attack

Four people have been arrested in the US city of Chicago over a video live-streamed on Facebook, in which a bound and gagged man was assaulted. The man being assaulted has special needs, police say....

Obama urges fellow Democrats to fight for Obamacare –

President Barack Obama has urged fellow Democrats to fight for his healthcare bill, as the incoming Trump team vowed to make a repeal of the law a priority. In a two-hour private meeting Mr Obama...

Gambian army chief pledges allegiance to defeated president

The head of Gambia's army has given his full backing to the country's president, Yahya Jammeh, amid a deepening political crisis. Mr Jammeh suffered a surprise electoral defeat last month to Adama Barrow. He initially accepted...

Trump inauguration: Clintons and Bushes to attend ceremony

Bill and Hillary Clinton will attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington DC. George W Bush and his wife Laura have also announced plans to be there, saying they want to "witness the peaceful transfer...

Trump in new attack on US intelligence

US President-elect Donald Trump has made a fresh assault on America's intelligence community. He said on Twitter that an intelligence briefing he was due to receive on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election -...

Gambian election chief ‘in hiding’

The family of the chairman of the electoral commission in The Gambia has told the BBC that he has gone into hiding. There are reports that Alieu Momar Njai has fled the country because he...

UK’s ambassador to the EU Sir Ivan Rogers resigns

The UK's ambassador to the EU, Sir Ivan Rogers, has resigned. Sir Ivan, appointed to the job by David Cameron in 2013, had been expected to play a key role in Brexit talks expected to...
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