General election 2019: SDLP leader criticises MPs who do not take seats

Image caption Colum Eastwood said this election “is about Sinn Féin’s empty seats and the DUP’s empty promises” The SDLP leader has made a strong attack on MPs who refuse to take their seats saying “decisions are made by those who show up”.Launching his party’s manifesto, Colum Eastwood said the general election would be “potentially […]

London Bridge: Usman Khan completed untested rehabilitation scheme

Image copyright Getty Images London Bridge attacker Usman Khan attended two counter-terrorism programmes that had not been fully tested to see if they were effective, BBC News has discovered.Khan, who was convicted of a terrorism offence in 2012, killed Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, on Friday.He had completed two rehabilitation schemes during the […]

UK's commitment to Nato is 'rock solid' – Johnson

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s commitment to Nato is “rock solid”, Boris Johnson is to tell leaders of the military alliance later.He and other leaders, including US President Trump, are meeting for talks at a luxury hotel near Watford.Last night, the PM held a meeting with Donald Trump at No 10, amid deepening divisions […]

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin step back from top roles

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Larry Page and Sergey Brin Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have announced they are stepping down from top roles at the online giant’s parent company. They will leave their respective roles as Alphabet’s chief executive officer and president but remain on the board.Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai will […]

Nato summit: Leaders gather for 70th anniversary amid rows

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNato’s family drama and tensions explained Nato leaders are to meet outside of London for formal talks on Wednesday, as they gather to mark the military alliance’s 70th anniversary.The talks will take place at a luxury hotel near Watford and follow receptions held on Tuesday at Buckingham […]

Newspaper headlines: Trump's NHS pledge, and online gambling fears

Image caption The Daily Telegraph is among several papers to lead on Donald Trump’s three-day visit to the UK for a Nato summit. The paper splashes with Mr Trump insisting the NHS would not be on the table during future US-UK trade talks even if “you handed it to us on a silver platter”. Labour […]

Australia outback: Body found in search for missing woman

Image copyright Northern Territory Police Image caption Claire Hockridge (right) and Tamra McBeath-Riley became stranded on 19 November Australian police searching for the final member of a group who became stranded in the outback more than two weeks ago have found a body.The body has not been identified but it is believed to be 46-year-old […]