Saudi state blamed for Khashoggi murder

Saudi state blamed for Khashoggi murder

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow has the death of Jamal Khashoggi impacted the war in Yemen?Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has for the first time accused the Saudi government directly of murdering journalist Jamal Khashoggi. „We know that the order to kill Khashoggi came from the highest levels of the Saudi…

China state media said one of its biggest movie stars, who’s been missing for months, has been placed ‚under control’

China state media said one of its biggest movie stars, who’s been missing for months, has been placed ‚under control’

China’s state media reported last week that one of its most successful actresses, Fan Bingbing, who vanished from the public eye without explanation in July, was „under control.” Fan, who played Blink in the 2014 film „X-Men: Days of Future Past,” has not been seen in public since July 1 and last posted on social…

US state votes to impeach its Supreme Court

US state votes to impeach its Supreme Court

Image copyright West Virginia Judiciary Image caption The three justices facing a Senate trial are: Allen Loughry (left), Elizabeth Walker (centre) and Margaret Workman (right) Lawmakers in West Virginia have voted to impeach all four justices on the state’s Supreme Court for failing to carry out their duties. Three justices now face an impeachment trial…

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…

A state department employee has been quietly vetting diplomats to find out whether they’re loyal to Trump and his political agenda

A state department employee has been quietly vetting diplomats to find out whether they’re loyal to Trump and his political agenda

U.S. President Donald Trump answers a final question while departing a press conference following his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un June 12, 2018 in Singapore. Win McNamee/Getty Images A senior advisor to the State Department appointed just two months ago has been quietly vetting career diplomats and American employees of international institutions…

State media in China boasted that their healthy life expectancy is now better than in the US — and they’re right

State media in China boasted that their healthy life expectancy is now better than in the US — and they’re right

Chinese retirees in Beijing in 2014. Getty Images State media in China were celebrating a victory over the US this week, as official health data shows that people there now on average enjoy a longer healthy lifespan than Americans. The celebration included this tweet by the People’s Daily state-controlled news outlet, which said: „Chinese people…

State dept pick denies being a war hawk

State dept pick denies being a war hawk

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPompeo: War should always be the last resortUS President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state has denied during a confirmation hearing that he is a war hawk. CIA director Mike Pompeo told the Senate that as America’s top diplomat he would always prioritise diplomacy. But one…