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Kim Jong-nam: More arrests over airport poisoning

Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam, the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in Malaysia. A female Indonesian suspect and a Malaysian man thought to be her boyfriend were both detained…

Tillerson and Mattis in guarded approach to Russia

Senior US officials have been setting out their position on Russia, in some of the new administration’s first diplomatic moves. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US would consider working with Russia in some areas but would…

Trump hits back at US media reports on Russia contacts

President Donald Trump has lashed out at the US intelligence community and media after new reports of contacts between members of his team and Russia. Mr Trump accused the National Security Agency (NSA) and FBI of giving out information…

Russia looms large behind Flynn affair

The small questions concern whether Donald Trump knew about the calls Mike Flynn was making to the Russian ambassador, and what the substance of their conversations were. What happened to the advice given by the acting attorney general to…

France avalanche: Four killed at Tignes ski resort

At least four people have died in an avalanche at the ski resort of Tignes in south-eastern France, rescuers say. A group of nine was buried after the wall of snow swept through an off-piste area, police say, with the other five people…

Grammys mix hip flasks with politics

The big story at the 59th Grammy awards was Adele’s victory over Beyoncein the best album category. Most observers had expected Beyonce’s Lemonade – a politically-charged opus that tackles themes of gender and black…

Trump vows to win travel ban court fight

President Donald Trump has said he has “no doubt” his administration will win legal challenges to his travel ban. In a press conference with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, Mr Trump also promised to move “rapidly” to…

Merkel seeks to ramp up failed asylum seeker deportations

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to unveil plans to significantly increase deportations of failed asylum seekers. The measures include allowing access to asylum seekers’ phones and Sim cards to verify their identities and…

Kenyan closure of Dadaab refugee camp blocked by high court

The High Court in Kenya has blocked the government’s bid to close the largest refugee camp in the world. A directive to shut the Dadaab camp and forcibly repatriate about 260,000 Somali refugees living there was issued last year. Read…

Alexei Navalny: Russian opposition leader found guilty

Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been found guilty of embezzlement and handed a five-year suspended sentence. It bars him from running for president next year against Vladimir Putin. Read more:…

Brexit rebellion avoided after ‘meaningful vote’ offer

The government has seen off an attempt to add conditions to its Brexit bill as a Conservative rebellion was avoided. MPs rejected a bid by Labour’s Chris Leslie to force the government to consult Parliament on the deal struck with the…