2017

Trump rages on Twitter at Clinton and Russia inquiry 'witch hunt'

Image copyrightReuters US President Donald Trump has launched a Twitter tirade about the “guilt” of Hillary Clinton and the opposition Democratic Party. His Sunday morning outburst came amid reports that the first arrest in the Russian collusion inquiry would be made this week, possibly as early as Monday. Mr Trump insisted allegations of collusion between his campaign and Russia were “phony” and a “witch hunt”. He said Republicans were united

Trump ally Roger Stone suspended from Twitter

Image copyrightEPAImage caption Mr Stone has claimed credit for getting Mr Trump to run for president Roger Stone, a high-profile supporter of Donald Trump, has been suspended from Twitter after using the network to attack journalists. Mr Stone, who advised Mr Trump during his election campaign, said he had been told he had violated Twitter’s rules. His suspension came hours after he used abusive and homophobic language to target journalists,

WTA Finals: Caroline Wozniacki beats Venus Williams to win season finale

Wozniacki beat Williams for the first time in eight meetings since 2007 Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki beat Venus Williams to claim the biggest title of her career at the WTA Finals in Singapore. Williams – at 37, the oldest woman to ever reach the final – lost 6-4 6-4. After a tight first set, number six seed Wozniacki stormed into a 5-0 lead in the second. Williams then won four straight

Missing Russian helicopter found in Norway Arctic sea

Image copyrightAFPImage caption A 2011 photo of the Russian Mi-8 helicopter at Barentsburg A Norwegian search team has located the wreckage of a Russian helicopter that crashed into the sea with eight people on board in the Arctic. The helicopter, which has been missing since Thursday, lies on the ocean floor off the archipelago of Svalbard, near Barentsburg, officials said. Norwegian police would now search for those on board, a

Anthony Joshua targets Deontay Wilder & Joseph Parker after beating Carlos Takam

Media playback is not supported on this device Possibilities of 2018 are great – Anthony Joshua Anthony Joshua says “the possibilities of 2018 are great” after cementing a record-breaking year with a dogged win over Carlos Takam. The British WBA and IBF heavyweight champion built on his April win over Wladimir Klitschko by stopping Takam in 10 rounds at a captivated Principality Stadium in Cardiff. His promoter Eddie Hearn says

Me too: I was sexually harassed at 11

Image copyrightGetty Images Following the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, women have been sharing their stories of sexual harassment online using the hashtag #metoo. Here, Shaimaa Khalil writes about her first experience of harassment as a child growing up in Egypt. There’s one particular day – soon after I turned 11 – that I can’t forget. I was at my grandparents’ house and for the first time I’d been allowed to

Me too

Image copyrightGetty Images Following the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, women have been sharing their stories of sexual harassment online using the hashtag #metoo. Here, Shaimaa Khalil writes about her first experience of harassment as a child growing up in Egypt. There’s one particular day – soon after I turned 11 – that I can’t forget. I was at my grandparents’ house and for the first time I’d been allowed to

Thumbs up

Image copyrightAlan Brandt A mill town with high unemployment has seen its fortunes changed by Facebook’s need for data servers. But will the town have to radically change to save itself? The people of Prineville live deep in a valley surrounded by dense forests. In the 1800s, it was the first place in central Oregon where white settlers drove out Native Americans to start a city. Steve Forrester’s grandparents got

The mystical fascist in a sari, beloved by the alt-right

Image copyrightSavitri Devi Archive Savitri Devi, a mystical admirer of Hitler and a cat-loving devotee of the Aryan myth, seemed destined to fade into obscurity after her death 25 years ago. But thanks to the rise of the extreme right, her name and her image now crop up online more and more, writes Maria Margaronis. In 2012, browsing the website of Greece’s Golden Dawn party for an article I was

Nazi in a sari

Image copyrightSavitri Devi Archive Savitri Devi, a mystical admirer of Hitler and a cat-loving devotee of the Aryan myth, seemed destined to fade into obscurity after her death 25 years ago. But thanks to the rise of the extreme right, her name and her image now crop up online more and more, writes Maria Margaronis. In 2012, browsing the website of Greece’s Golden Dawn party for an article I was