The US is ready to kick its battle against Turkey up a notch — and the consequences could be huge

The US is ready to kick its battle against Turkey up a notch — and the consequences could be huge

US President Donald Trump. Getty Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday evening said that the US could look to impose fresh sanctions on Turkey if President Erdogan doesn’t release imprisoned American pastor Andrew Brunson. „We have more that we’re planning to do if they don’t release him quickly,” Mnuchin said during a White House cabinet…

The battle for the soul of the Democratic Party

The battle for the soul of the Democratic Party

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s rise is a symbol of the progressive insurgency in the party The first year and a half of Donald Trump’s presidency has been rough on American progressives. With nationwide mid-terms drawing near, however, they’re feeling a flicker of something rarely experienced in the 633 days since election…

Sky battle rages as Comcast offers £26bn

Sky battle rages as Comcast offers £26bn

Image copyright Getty Images The battle for Sky intensified on Wednesday night as Comcast raised its bid for Sky, valuing the pay TV giant at £26bn. The move by the NBC owner came less than 24 hours after 21st Century Fox increased its offer to £24.5bn. That topped Comcast’s previous £22bn offer and is part…

‚Fortnite: Battle Royale’ just got a huge new update — here’s the new mode and weapons

‚Fortnite: Battle Royale’ just got a huge new update — here’s the new mode and weapons

Nintendo For months now, „Fortnite: Battle Royale” has kept players on their toes with weekly — and sometimes daily — updates to the game, including new character skins, limited-time game modes, and fun and interesting challenges. Some of those updates have been just for fun, and some actually change the way the game is played.…

Battle rages over key Yemen airport

Battle rages over key Yemen airport

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Yemeni pro-government offensive on Hudaydah began on Wednesday Pro-government forces in Yemen, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, have launched air strikes on the airport that serves the key port city of Hudaydah. They have also been fighting Houthi rebels on the ground with mortar fire. The pro-government forces said…

Legal battle toddler Alfie Evans dies

Legal battle toddler Alfie Evans dies

Image copyright Kate James Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old toddler at the centre of a High Court legal battle, has died, nearly a week after his life support was withdrawn. The boy from Merseyside, who had a degenerative brain condition, died at 02:30 BST, his father Tom Evans said. On Facebook he wrote: „My gladiator lay…