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Trump Obama: FBI chief Comey 'rejects' phone tap allegation

Trump Obama: FBI chief Comey 'rejects' phone tap allegation

FBI director James Comey has rejected President Donald Trump’s claim on Saturday that his predecessor, Barack Obama, tapped his phone, US media say. Mr Comey reportedly asked the US justice department to reject the allegation Mr Obama ordered a wiretap during last year’s election campaign. He is said to have asked for the correction because […]

North Korea launches missile – report

North Korea launches missile – report

North Korea has launched an unidentified missile which fell into the Sea of Japan, South Korea says. The missile was fired on Monday from the Tongchang-ri region, near the North’s border with China, the South Korean military said. Last month North Korea said it had successfully test-fired a new kind of ballistic missile in a […]

Israel marijuana: Users to face fine rather than criminal charge

Israel marijuana: Users to face fine rather than criminal charge

Image copyright AP Image caption A cannabis farm near Safed in the north. Israel is a leading researcher in medical marijuana use The Israeli government has taken steps to reduce the penalties for personal marijuana use. It backed plans to issue fines initially, and only resort to criminal charges for repeat offenders. Selling, buying and […]

Deutsche Bank to raise billions with rights issue

Deutsche Bank to raise billions with rights issue

Image copyright Getty Images Deutsche Bank plans to raise about 8bn euros (£6.9bn, $8.5bn) by issuing new shares. The share sale by the troubled German bank is part of a wider shake-up. The bank will partially float its asset management business and retain Postbank – the retail banking business it had been expected to sell. […]

Liver transplant pioneer Thomas Starzl dies aged 90

Liver transplant pioneer Thomas Starzl dies aged 90

Image copyright AP Image caption Dr Starzl, pictured in 1989, first carried out a procedure, which has since saved thousands of lives Thomas Starzl, the man who performed the world’s first liver transplant, has died days short of his 91st birthday. The American surgeon pioneered the procedure in 1963, but his first patient did not […]

Where's the evidence?

Where's the evidence?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of spying on him They were arguably Donald Trump’s most striking claims to date: a series of tweets, accusing then-President Barack Obama of wire-tapping Trump Tower during the election. The claim appeared to come as a surprise, and was not backed […]

Turkey's Erdogan makes Nazi jibe over Germany rally ban

Turkey's Erdogan makes Nazi jibe over Germany rally ban

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Erdogan made his remarks at a Women’s Day rally in Istanbul Turkey’s president has compared German officials to Nazis, in the latest escalation in a war of words. Recep Tayyip Erdogan hit out after German authorities cancelled rallies designed to woo ethnic Turkish voters in Germany ahead of a […]

Troadec case: Two relatives arrested over French family disappearance

Troadec case: Two relatives arrested over French family disappearance

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Troadec family was last seen on 16 February French police investigating the mysterious disappearance of a family of four have arrested two of their relatives, local media report. The sister and brother-in-law of Pascal Troadec, one of the missing, have been detained in the city of Brest, where several […]

Trump urges Obama 'abuse of power' probe amid wiretap claim

Trump urges Obama 'abuse of power' probe amid wiretap claim

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump would not comment further, his press secretary said President Donald Trump has urged Congress to investigate whether Barack Obama abused executive power in the election campaign, a day after alleging his predecessor had tapped his phones. His press secretary said the inquiry into alleged Russian interference in the […]

Adele confirms she is married to Simon Konecki

Adele confirms she is married to Simon Konecki

Adele has finally confirmed she has married Simon Konecki, after months of media speculation. The singer was on stage in Brisbane, Australia, talking about her track Someone Like You, when she said, “I’m married now”. There had been rumours the pair had wed and Adele had also referred to him as her husband at the […]