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North Korea bolsters defenses after flight by U.S. bombers, rhetoric escalates

North Korea bolsters defenses after flight by U.S. bombers, rhetoric escalates

SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) – North Korea has been boosting defenses on its east coast, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday, after the North said U.S. President…

North Korea says U.S. ‘declared war,’ warns it could shoot down U.S. bombers

North Korea says U.S. ‘declared war,’ warns it could shoot down U.S. bombers

NEW YORK/SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s foreign minister said on Monday President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserved the right to take…

North Korea says U.S. ‘declared war,’ warns it could shoot down U.S. bombers

North Korea says U.S. ‘declared war,’ warns it could shoot down U.S. bombers

NEW YORK/SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s foreign minister said on Monday President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserved the right to take…

Trump travel ban on more solid ground as top court cancels hearing

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Supreme Court signaled on Monday it may dismiss a challenge to President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban after the White House announced tailored…

North Korea says U.S. ‘declared war,’ warns it could shoot down U.S. bombers

North Korea says U.S. ‘declared war,’ warns it could shoot down U.S. bombers

NEW YORK/SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s foreign minister said on Monday President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserved the right to take…

U.S. Supreme Court cancels arguments on previous Trump travel ban

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court canceled oral arguments scheduled in October to decide the legality of President Donald Trump’s previous travel ban, signaling the court…

Chelsea Manning says she was denied entry to Canada

TORONTO (Reuters) – Chelsea Manning was turned back at the Canadian-U.S. border because she was convicted of espionage for passing information to Wikileaks, the former U.S. intelligence analyst…

News

Palestinian gunman kills three Israelis in West Bank

Palestinian gunman kills three Israelis in West Bank

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Security forces attended the scene after the attack Three Israelis…

North Korea crisis: Washington denies ‘war declared’

North Korea crisis: Washington denies ‘war declared’

Media captionSarah Huckabee Sanders: Frankly the suggestion is absurd The US has said a statement…

The secretive state of North Korea – in charts

As North Korea and the United States continue to trade threats, we have little idea…

Private emails: House committee ups pressure on White House

Private emails: House committee ups pressure on White House

Image copyright EPA A committee of Congress has called on the White House to provide…

North Korea crisis: Washington denies ‘war declared’

North Korea crisis: Washington denies ‘war declared’

Media captionSarah Huckabee Sanders: Frankly the suggestion is absurd The US has dismissed a statement…

Iraqi Kurdistan referendum: High turnout in independence vote

Iraqi Kurdistan referendum: High turnout in independence vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kurds danced on the streets of Kirkuk, a city also…

US Marines get first female infantry officer

US Marines get first female infantry officer

Image copyright AFP/US MARINE CORPS Image caption The lieutenant will lead a platoon of 40…

US government satellite image shows Puerto Rico blackout

US government satellite image shows Puerto Rico blackout

Image copyright Twitter @NOAASatellites Image caption Satellite images show nighttime in Puerto Rico before the…

North Korea accuses US of declaring war

North Korea accuses US of declaring war

Image copyright KCNA Image caption Thousands of North Koreans attended an anti-US rally in Pyongyang…

German election: Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters

German election: Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters

Media captionLeaders and protesters react to the election result The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has…

US News

Obamacare repeal on the ropes as pivotal Republican rebuffs Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Susan Collins rebuffed intense lobbying from fellow Republicans and the promise of money for her state in deciding on Monday to oppose –…

U.S. healthcare bill appears doomed after Collins says no

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A last ditch Republican effort to repeal Obamacare appeared doomed late on Monday after Senator Susan Collins became the third Republican senator to announce opposition…

Ex-U.S. Rep. Weiner sentenced to 21 months in teen ‘sexting’ case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, setting…

Republicans tweak Obamacare repeal bill, support tepid

Republicans tweak Obamacare repeal bill, support tepid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican senators struggled to gather more support for a last-ditch attempt to repeal Obamacare on Monday despite revising funding provisions of their bill to make…

Ex-U.S. Rep. Weiner sentenced to 21 months in teen ‘sexting’ case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, setting…

Trump NFL row: US president denies comments were race-related

Trump NFL row: US president denies comments were race-related

Media captionRavens and Jaguars defied President Trump at Wembley after his comments US President Donald Trump has said his comments about national anthem protests have “nothing to do…

NFL rallies around protesting players denounced by Trump

NFL rallies around protesting players denounced by Trump

SOMERSET, N.J.,/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – NFL teams staged a show of solidarity with protesting players before Sunday’s games by kneeling, linking arms or staying off the field during the…

NFL players, owners defy Trump on anthem protests

NFL players, owners defy Trump on anthem protests

SOMERSET, N.J.,/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – National Football League players sat out, knelt and linked arms during pre-game national anthems played across the country and in London on Sunday, hours…

U.S. Senate opposition to Obamacare repeal bill grows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A proposal by U.S. Republicans to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance program suffered serious new setbacks within the party on Sunday, when Senator…

Politics

Brexit: Theresa May to meet Donald Tusk for talks

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May will meet European Council President Donald Tusk at Downing Street Theresa May will meet European Council President Donald Tusk later…

Labour proposes new tax on bookmakers

Image copyright PA Labour says it would consider forcing bookmakers to pay a levy to help treat problem gamblers. Deputy leader Tom Watson will say the cash…

John McDonnell ‘would bring existing PFI contracts in-house’

Media captionJohn McDonnell: “It’s what you have been calling for. We will bring existing contracts back in-house.” A future Labour government would bring “wasteful” PFI contracts back…

Brexit: Davis sees ‘no excuse for standing in way of progress’

Image copyright AFP The EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has called for a “moment of clarity” from the UK as talks resumed. At the start of a…

John McDonnell ‘would bring existing PFI contracts in-house’

Media captionJohn McDonnell: “It’s what you have been calling for. We will bring existing contracts back in-house.” A future Labour government would bring “wasteful” PFI contracts back…

Brexit: Davis sees ‘no excuse for standing in way of progress’

Image copyright AFP The EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has called for a “moment of clarity” from the UK as talks resumed. At the start of a…

All Sports

‘I want Edinburgh to be refereed fairly’, says frustrated Cockerill

(Photo: Harry Trump/Getty Images) By Adam Ellis Richard Cockerill bemoaned the officiating in his side’s 28-8 defeat to Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets, but…

Dream Team: Soane Tonga’uhia – Bristol prop

1. Craig Dowd – He was the Auckland and All Blacks loosehead when I was growing up and I was lucky enough to play…

Young Gun: Fraser Dingwall – Northampton centre

Biding his time is not the easiest thing to do for Fraser Dingwall who is desperate to break into professional rugby but he understands…

Young girls inspired to take up sport

2017 has been a great year for women in sport, with the England rugby team reaching the final of the World Cup, the England…

Shane Williams: Sam’s a huge loss but it may work out well for the future

Sam Warburton’s injury is a huge blow for Wales. I thought he was outstanding on the Lions tour and his displays in the second…

Three Lions miss out on England training camp

England head coach Eddie Jones has named the 33 players who will convene in Oxford on Sunday 24 September for the three-day camp. The…

All Sports

Give Jonathan chance to lead Wales, Williams urges Gatland

Wales legend Martyn Williams has urged Warren Gatland to use the November series to test the captaincy credentials of Jonathan Davies. With Sam Warburton…

Room 101: Arthur Ellis – Ealing Trailfinders flanker

1. Arsene Wenger Wenger’s departure from the club is long overdue; he is just ruining his own legacy by staying on. As a lifelong…

Nick Cain: It’s wrong Eddie must wait a year to face those NZ bullets

Eddie Jones was in full ogre-slaying mode this week, sounding like the armour-plated incarnation of St George as he talked about making England “bullet-proof”…

Peter Jackson: Top Cat still carries the bruises from Meads’ knee

Clive Rowlands woke up yesterday with the same ache in his lower back, just as he has woken up every Saturday for more than…

Carnegie scrum-half banned for stamping

Yorkshire Carnegie scrum-half Max Green has received a three-week ban for stamping. The player pleaded guilty to the charge for an incident that occurred…

Trio signed by Leicester

Leicester Tigers have added three new players to their squad as Tongan international back Afa Pakalani, former Scotland international prop Kyle Traynor and young…

Sport UK

Dallas players & owner kneel before anthem to join NFL protest

The Cowboys went on to beat the Cardinals 28-17 The Dallas Cowboys players, staff and owner Jerry Jones took a knee before the US national anthem at…

West Brom boss accuses Sanchez of cheating after defeat at Arsenal

Media playback is not supported on this device West Brom should have had penalty – Pulis West Brom manager Tony Pulis has accused Alexis Sanchez of “cheating”…

Lacazette scores twice as Arsenal beat West Brom

Alexandre Lacazette is the first Arsenal player to score in his opening three league appearances at home since Brian Marwood in September 1988 Alexandre Lacazette scored twice…

‘I will not let Trump use sport as a platform to divide us’

LeBron James previously criticised Trump after he made comments about fellow player Steph Curry Basketball star LeBron James has praised the American football players who have protested…

Strachan and O’Neill want poppy ban ‘common sense’

England and Scotland players wore armbands bearing poppies during their World Cup qualifier on Armistice Day Scotland manager Gordon Strachan and his Northern Ireland counterpart Michael O’Neill…

Ashes 2017-18: England squad – as chosen by BBC Sport users

With England starting to turn their attention towards their Ashes defence, you have picked who you want to see on the plane to Australia. More than 150,000…

Sport US

Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games

Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses…

The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals

This evening is the seventh and final game of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will face off once again for the…

How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike

From Popular Mechanics At the Cyclocross World Championships earlier this month, Belgian cyclist Femke Van den Driessche had her bike confiscated by the UCI-the governing body of…

Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?

One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two…

Travel Advice

Poland

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, while the UK…

Cameroon

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to: Far North region within 40km of the border with Nigeria’s Adamawa state in Cameroon’s North and…

Pitcairn Island

Pitcairn Island is a British Overseas Territory. There is no formal British diplomatic representation on the island and the local authorities deal with all requests for consular…

American Samoa

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission. Although there’s no recent history of…

Antigua and Barbuda

The island of Barbuda was seriously hit by Hurricane Irma on 6 September 2017 and further affected by Hurricane Jose on 9 September 2017. Hurricane Irma caused…

Bahamas

The hurricane season in the Bahamas normally runs from June to November. Hurricane Irma passed through the Bahamas on 8-9 September bringing hazardous sea and weather conditions…

Health

Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Malaria is caused by a parasite spread by blood-sucking mosquitoes The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia…

Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Malaria is caused by a parasite spread by blood-sucking mosquitoes The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia…

Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Malaria is caused by a parasite spread by blood-sucking mosquitoes The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia…

Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Malaria is caused by a parasite spread by blood-sucking mosquitoes The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia…

Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Malaria is caused by a parasite spread by blood-sucking mosquitoes The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia…

Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Malaria is caused by a parasite spread by blood-sucking mosquitoes The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia…