Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage

Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage

Image copyright AFP Image caption James Ricketson denies all charges An Australian filmmaker has been sentenced by a Cambodian court to six years in prison on charges of spying for an unnamed country. James Ricketson, 69, was arrested in June 2017 while flying a camera drone over an opposition rally. Mr Ricketson denies the charges […]

Scooter firms get a lesson in manners

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The big players in Scooters – backed by Uber, Google and others – are expanding around the world The scooters first descended on San Francisco like bees on a hot dog stand roof: they caused annoyance, inconvenience and fascination – before ultimately having to be cleaned up by city […]

Astronauts tackle leak on space station

Astronauts tackle leak on space station

Image copyright NASA Image caption The Russian Soyuz spacecraft (L) brought a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) in June Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are having to deal with an air leak from a possible collision. It has been traced to a small hole in a capsule that was used […]

Trump threatens to pull US out of WTO

Trump threatens to pull US out of WTO

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Trump has been embroiled in a tit-for-tat trade battle on several fronts in recent months President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the US from the World Trade Organization (WTO), claiming the body treats America unfairly. “If they don’t shape up, I would withdraw from the WTO,” Mr Trump […]

US condemns Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US condemns Harvard over ‘racial bias’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvard is one of the most prestigious universities in the world The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has criticised Harvard University over its admissions process, saying it uses “racial balancing” to select students. The DoJ has weighed in on a civil lawsuit challenging Harvard’s use of race in the […]

US man ‘threatened to shoot’ reporters

US man ‘threatened to shoot’ reporters

Image copyright CBS Image caption Mr Chain was arrested in his California home by a Swat team on Thursday The FBI has arrested a man accused of making threatening calls to a newspaper that criticised President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media. The FBI says Robert Chain, 68, called the Boston Globe about a dozen […]

Sarah Palin ‘excluded from McCain funeral’

Sarah Palin ‘excluded from McCain funeral’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Palin was chosen by McCain exactly ten years ago on Thursday Sarah Palin, the ex-Alaska governor who served as John McCain’s running mate when he ran for president in 2008, is reportedly banned from his funeral. According to US media, the request to Mrs Palin – who Senator McCain […]

Russians mourn pro-Putin crooner

Russians mourn pro-Putin crooner

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kobzon, a staunch supporter of the annexation of Crimea, sang in this 2016 celebration concert The crooner, Soviet icon and later Russian MP Iosif Kobzon has died at the age of 80. The death of the singer, who had long been ill with cancer, has sparked a wave of […]