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The Pentagon accidentally retweets call for Trump to resign

It holds nuclear missile codes, it’s in charge of the security of the United States, and its ultimate boss, the US president, is a prolific tweeter. But when it comes to handling its own Twitter account, the Pentagon could do with…

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe in crunch talks over his future

South African government ministers are in Harare for crisis talks with ousted President Robert Mugabe and military leaders who have seized control. They are trying to reach a deal on the future of Zimbabwe and the man who has led the…

Brexit: How the Netherlands is braced for ‘no deal’

The Netherlands could be one of the hardest-hit EU countries if the UK leaves the bloc without an agreement. The Dutch government is expected to unveil plans this week in preparation for a hard Brexit. The BBC’s Paul Moss has been to…

Senate committee questions Trump nuclear authority

For the first time in over 40 years, Congress is examining a US president’s authority to launch a nuclear attack. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing is titled Authority to Order the Use of Nuclear Weapons. READ MORE:…

North Korea soldier shot while defecting at DMZ to South

A North Korean soldier has defected to South Korea at the heavily protected Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), South Korea’s military says. The soldier was shot and injured by his own military as he crossed to the South Korean side of the…

Iran-Iraq earthquake: Hundreds killed as border region hit

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has shaken the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 396 people and injuring thousands more. More than 7,000 people are also said to have been injured in the quake, the world’s…

Trump lands in China for talks with Xi amid N Korea tensions

US President Donald Trump has landed in China for talks likely to be dominated by tensions over North Korea. His arrival came after a speech to the South Korean parliament in which Mr Trump urged China to further isolate North Korea. Read…

Disney backs down after US media boycott

The Walt Disney company has ended its ban of the Los Angeles Times newspaper after a backlash from US media. Last week it emerged Disney had stopped inviting the newspaper to press screenings because it disagreed with an article published…

Twitter employee ‘deactivated’ Trump account on last day

US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account briefly vanished on Thursday but has since been restored, the social media company said. An employee deactivated the @realdonaldtrump account, it said, clarifying that it had been their last…

Catalonia crisis: Sacked ministers held by Madrid court

Eight sacked Catalan ministers have been remanded in custody by a Spanish high court judge over the region’s push for independence. Prosecutors had asked the judge to detain eight of the nine former regional government members who…