‚Brazil’s Trump’ enters presidential race

‚Brazil’s Trump’ enters presidential race

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jair Bolsonaro declared his candidacy to his cheering supporters at a rally in Rio de Janeiro A controversial far-right politician, Jair Bolsonaro, has formally declared that he is running in Brazil’s presidential election in October. The former army officer is currently in second place in the polls behind ex-President Luiz…

First malaria drug in 60 years approved

First malaria drug in 60 years approved

Image copyright Science Photo Library A drug to treat malaria – the first such pill to get approval in 60 years – has been given the green light by authorities in the United States. The medicine is specifically for the recurring form of malaria, which makes 8.5 million people ill each year. This type of…

Israelis demand equal gay surrogacy rights

Israelis demand equal gay surrogacy rights

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters gathered in Tel Aviv’s central Rabin Square Tens of thousands of Israeli protesters have rallied in Tel Aviv against a law denying surrogacy to gay couples and single fathers. Demonstrators held their gathering in the central Rabin Square, and at one point briefly blocked a major motorway. At least…

Macron aide charged over beating protester

Macron aide charged over beating protester

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA student activist filmed a woman and a man being beaten on 1 MayFrench President Emmanuel Macron has ordered a staff shake-up after a video emerged showing his now sacked aide beating up a protester, officials say. Under growing pressure, Mr Macron gathered several ministers together on…

Father defends FGM after daughter, 10, dies

Father defends FGM after daughter, 10, dies

Image copyright AFP The father of a 10-year-old girl who died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia has defended the practice. Dahir Nur’s daughter died of blood loss on 17 July, two days after being taken to a traditional circumciser. But he told Voice of America (VOA) „people in the area are content”…

Ex-Trump aide denies working for Kremlin

Ex-Trump aide denies working for Kremlin

Image copyright EPA Image caption Carter Page was put under surveillance in October 2016 One of Donald Trump’s ex-foreign policy aides says allegations that he worked with the Russian government during the 2016 US election are „misleading”. The FBI believed Carter Page was „collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government” at that time. His alleged…

Thousands swim across Bosphorus

Thousands swim across Bosphorus

About 2,400 people have competed in an annual swimming race between Istanbul’s Asian and European shores. Participants in the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim completed a 6.5km (four mile) course – considered one of the world’s best open water swimming races and the only intercontinental swimming contest. The number of swimmers has grown each year since…

Mesut Ozil says not having picture with Turkish president would be ‚disrespectful’

Mesut Ozil says not having picture with Turkish president would be ‚disrespectful’

Ilkay Gundogan and Mesut Ozil, along with Everton’s Cenk Tosun, pose with the Turkish presidentArsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says he no longer wants to play international football for Germany. In a lengthy statement, the 29-year-old said treatment he had received from the German Football Association (DFB) had made him „no longer want to wear the…

Trump’s trade war is getting serious — here’s why it started, what it means for the US economy, and how it could hit you

Trump’s trade war is getting serious — here’s why it started, what it means for the US economy, and how it could hit you

Evan Vucci/AP Photo; Steffi Loos/Getty; Lintao Zhang/Getty; Jochen Zick/Getty; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider President Donald Trump declared on March 2 via Twitter: „When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win.” The tweet marked the announcement that…