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Daily Archives: January 12, 2018

Storm sweeps US landmark to Canada

Image copyright Facebook / Lubec Landmarks Image caption One of the five buildings that make up McCurdy’s Smokehouse was swept away to Canada during a storm A historical building in the US has become the subject of an international dispute after it was swept away to a Canadian island during …

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Trump to approve Iran nuclear deal for last time

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA timeline of what Trump has said about the Iran deal US President Donald Trump will approve the Iran nuclear deal only one more time before abandoning it if it is not changed, White House officials say. The waiver he will sign …

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Ethiopia court jails members of outlawed group Ginbot 7

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands have been detained since anti-government protests broke out A court in Ethiopia has sentenced more than 30 people to long prison terms for belonging to an outlawed group. All the accused belong to Ginbot 7, a group committed to overthrowing the government. The Ethiopian …

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Trump denies crude slur against migrant countries

Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump has denied using crude words attributed to him about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. Reports that he had called them “shithole countries” in an Oval Office meeting generated a backlash worldwide. One UN official called the remarks racist and said they opened …

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Norway's Sigrid wins BBC Sound of 2018

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSigrid gives us a tour of her hometown in Norway Norwegian pop singer Sigrid has won BBC Music’s Sound of 2018, which aims to showcase the most exciting new music for the year ahead. Aged just 21, she is one of the …

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Germany coalition talks: Merkel aides see breakthrough

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz: Another “grand coalition” demands tough compromises German politicians have achieved a breakthrough in talks aimed at forming a new coalition government. The advance paves the way for formal coalition talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and their former …

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