Debt relief for defrauded students halted under Trump, says report

Image copyright EPA Image caption Education secretary Betsy DeVos has delayed putting in place debt relief rules The US Education Department has stopped cancelling student debts for people defrauded by failed for-profit schools, according to its Inspector General. A new report by the independent auditor says affected borrowers face mounting …

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Trump sex harassment accusers demand congressional inquiry

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption (L-R) Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey, and Rachel Crook Three women who accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct have demanded a congressional inquiry. At a New York City news conference, the trio accused Mr Trump of groping, fondling, forcibly kissing, humiliating or harassing them. …

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EU's Federica Mogherini rebuffs Netanyahu on Jerusalem

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe pair greeted each other warmly but had different things to say on Jerusalem The EU’s foreign policy chief says there is “full EU unity” in support of Jerusalem becoming the capital of both Israel and a future Palestinian state. Federica Mogherini …

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Alabama Senate race: Trump records robocall for Roy Moore

Image copyright Getty Image caption Roy Moore’s campaign has been rocked by allegations US President Donald Trump has recorded a robocall for a Republican Senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct, on the eve of the election. The president has thrown his political weight fully behind former Alabama judge Roy Moore, …

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Central Saint Martins refunds dramatic writing students

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Central Saint Martins has refunded all first year dramatic writing students A top UK fashion institution has given 21 students who took a dramatic writing course a full £5,000 refund. Central Saint Martins, whose alumni include Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney, said the 2016-17 …

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Why does snow close so many schools?

Image copyright PA Hundreds of schools across England and Wales have closed due to snowy weather. More than 400 schools are shut in Wales. And in Birmingham, the city council has closed all of the schools it runs. Hundreds more have closed in counties across huge swathes of central England …

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