Israel approves ‚Jewish nation state’ law

Israel approves ‚Jewish nation state’ law

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Netanyahu said the bill’s passing was a „defining moment” Israel’s parliament has passed into law a controversial bill that defines the country as an exclusively Jewish state. The „Jewish nation state” bill downgrades Arabic as an official language and says advancing Jewish settlement is a national interest. It also…

The driving school for flying cars

The driving school for flying cars

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Kitty Hawk Flyer’s makers say they aim to eliminate trafficIt seems just about everyone has been launching a flying car lately, but the Kitty Hawk Flyer stands out for one big reason: it’s here today. Specifically, it’s in Las Vegas, flying over a big lake. This…

BBC interview stirs Pakistan controversy

BBC interview stirs Pakistan controversy

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDawn boss Hameed Haroon says the ‚deep state’ is influencing Pakistan’s electionA BBC interview with the boss of Pakistan’s leading English-language newspaper has stirred controversy a week before national elections. Hameed Haroon, CEO of the Dawn Media Group, accused the security establishment of interfering in politics, including…

Turkey ends state of emergency

Turkey ends state of emergency

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Erdogan won re-election last month The Turkish government has ended the nationwide state of emergency that was imposed two years ago after a failed coup attempt, state media say. Under the state of emergency, tens of thousands of people were arrested or dismissed from their jobs. However the government…

How alleged Russia spy schmoozed US elite

How alleged Russia spy schmoozed US elite

Image copyright Facebook/ Maria Butina An alleged Kremlin agent offered sex for a job with an American special interest organisation she targeted, say US officials. Maria Butina’s ties with Russian intelligence make her a flight risk, a federal judge ruled, and she will be held until her trial. A lawyer for the 29-year-old said she…

Trump attacks Putin summit ‚haters’

Trump attacks Putin summit ‚haters’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Trump was bombarded by questions as reporters were asked to leaveThe White House has insisted it believes Russia still poses a threat to the US amid confusion over comments made by President Donald Trump. Mr Trump appeared to disagree with US intelligence when he responded „no”…