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Trump impeachment inquiry: Pompeo subpoenaed by House Democrats

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been ordered by Democrats to turn over documents relating to the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine.In a letter, the heads of three House com

White House ‘tried to cover up details of Trump-Ukraine call’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Senior White House officials tried to "lock down" all details of a phone call between Donald Trump and the Ukrainian president, according to a whistleblower c

Trump impeachment: Memo confirms president urged Biden inquiry

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Trump administration has released details of a phone conversation in July that has triggered a US impeachment inquiry against the president.According to t

Trump Ukraine row: Democrats launch formal Trump impeachment inquiry

Media playback is unsupported on your device US Democrats have opened a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over claims that he sought political help from Ukraine.Announcing the move t

Greta Thunberg: ‘Leaders failed us on climate change’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg has made a passionate speech to world leaders at the UN, accusing them of failing to act on climate change. "You have stolen my dreams an

Climate change: Impacts ‘accelerating’ as leaders gather for UN talks

The signs and impacts of global heating are speeding up, the latest science on climate change, published ahead of key UN talks in New York, says.The data, compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), say

Saudi Arabia vows to respond to oil attacks with ‘necessary measures’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Saudi Arabia says it will respond with "necessary measures" to attacks on two oil facilities as it reiterated the accusation that Iran was behind them.Minister of State fo

Climate protests: Marches worldwide against global warming

Media playback is unsupported on your device Millions of people around the world held a global climate strike on Friday, inspired by activist Greta Thunberg. Protesters across continents waved placards a

Canada’s Justin Trudeau cannot say how often he wore blackface

Media playback is unsupported on your device Canada's PM Justin Trudeau has said he cannot remember how often he wore blackface as a younger man, as a scandal deepened ahead of an election.He was speakin

Saudi Arabia oil attacks: Weapons debris ‘proves Iran behind them’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Saudi Arabia's defence ministry has shown off what it says is wreckage of drones and cruise missiles that proves Iranian involvement in weekend attacks on two oil faciliti

Israel election result too close to call – exit polls

Exit polls following Israel's second general election in five months suggest the result is too close to call.The centrist Blue and White alliance of former military chief Benny Gantz is pro

Saudi oil attacks: Nato chief ‘extremely concerned’ about escalation

Media playback is unsupported on your device The head of the Nato military alliance has said he is extremely concerned that tensions will escalate after an attack on Saudi oil facilities.Jens Stoltenberg

Saudi oil attacks: Iran condemns US ‘deceit’ after accusation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Iran has accused the US of "deceit" after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tehran was behind damaging drone attacks on two Saudi oil facilities.Mr Pompeo had rejected c

Saudi Arabia oil production reduced by drone strikes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Saudi Arabia's oil production has been severely disrupted by drone attacks on two major oil facilities run by state-owned company Aramco, reports say.Sources quoted by Reu

Climate change: Electrical industry’s ‘dirty secret’ boosts warming

It's the most powerful greenhouse gas known to humanity, and emissions have risen rapidly in recent years, the BBC has learned. Sulphur hexafluoride, or SF6, is widely used in the electrica

Eurozone gets fresh help to bolster flagging growth

The European Central Bank has unveiled fresh stimulus measures to bolster the eurozone, including cutting a key interest rate.The deposit facility rate, paid by banks on reserves parked at

Water found for first time on potentially habitable planet

Astronomers have for the first time discovered water in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting within the habitable zone of a distant star. The finding makes the world - which is called K2-18b

John Bolton: Trump’s national security adviser is out

US President Donald Trump has announced he fired his hard-line National Security Adviser John Bolton, saying he disagreed "strongly" with him."I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning," M

Afghan peace deal: Trump says Taliban negotiations are ‘dead’

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump says talks with the Taliban aimed at ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan are "dead"."As far as I'm concerned, they are dead," he t

Afghan peace deal: Taliban says US has most to lose from cancelled talks

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Taliban says Americans have the most to lose from cancelling peace negotiations that sought to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan. In a statement, the gro

Ukraine and Russia exchange prisoners in landmark deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Russia and Ukraine have completed a long-awaited exchange of prisoners. Those freed include 24 Ukrainian sailors and - controversially - a "person of interest

Hurricane Dorian: ‘Hundreds trapped’ on N Carolina island

Hundreds of people may be trapped on a North Carolina island amid rising floodwater after Hurricane Dorian made landfall, the state governor has warned.The storm struck the islands popular

Hurricane Dorian lashes US as Bahamas counts cost

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hurricane Dorian is expected to bring "life-threatening storm surges" up the US east coast after causing destruction and at least 20 deaths in the Bahamas.The

Hurricane Dorian: Scale of Bahamas devastation emerges

Media playback is unsupported on your device Rescuers have begun to reach areas of the northern Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian, with aerial images showing a trail of destruction.PM Hubert Minnis

Hurricane Dorian: Storm inches north west, leaving devastation in Bahamas

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hurricane Dorian is moving very slowly north west over the Bahamas, leaving devastation and flooding in its wake. Satellite images showed large areas under wa