Reasons to be happy: ways the world is getting better
Now is the best time to be alive. You may not feel like it is, but much of the data says otherwise.
Boris Johnson wins Tory leadership third ballot as Stewart eliminated
Rory Stewart is out of the race to be the next Conservative Leader.
‘Credible evidence’ Saudi crown prince liable for Khashoggi killing
It was an “a deliberate, premeditated execution… for which the state of Saudi Arabia is responsible”. That’s the conclusion of a report into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October by UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard.
UN’s Agnes Callamard on recording of Khashoggi killing: ‘I was able to feel the increasing fear Mr Khashoggi was experiencing’
We spoke to Agnes Callamard, the author of the report on Jamal Khashoggi.
Prosecutors charge four people with downing MH17 plane over Ukraine
Four men have been charged with murder over the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in 2014, which killed 298 people.
Government urged to scrap 200-year-old vagrancy act by coalition of homelessness charities
Homelessness campaigners are asking the government to scrap a 195-year-old law that makes it a crime to sleep rough or beg in England and Wales.
Trump launches 2020 re-election campaign
Another four years of President Trump. Twenty thousand supporters cheered on his official 2020 campaign launch in Florida, as Mr Trump re-hashed old grievances, but promised little in the way of new policies.
Meet the strippers fighting back
In this week’s Uncovered episode we’ve been speaking with women on both sides of the debate around sex work. Strippers across the UK have taken to the streets, joined a new union and formed collectives to fight back against some feminists who are trying to shut their industry down. The debate has laid bare the…
Sajid Javid: Tory party ‘recognise talent… no matter what your background, your religion, your race’
Home Secretary Sajid Javid came fourth in today’s round of voting, with 38 votes.
Tories’ new leader faces challenge to attract BAME voters
Yesterday all the remaining candidates to be the next Conservative party leader made an on-the-spot commitment to an external investigation of alleged Islamophobia in their party.
Kwasi Kwarteng on Boris Johnson: ‘To say he is racist is scurrilous, offensive and completely wrong’
Kwasi Kwarteng was one of Boris Johnson’s early backers in the leadership race.
Nazanin husband says Boris Johnson ‘delusional’ after debate comments
The husband of a British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran has accused Boris Johnson of being “delusional” and “complacent”, after the Conservative frontrunner claimed he was not to blame for her prolonged incarceration.
Rory Stewart supporter Antoinette Sandbach: ‘He was the politician telling the truth’
Antoinette Sandbach is a supporter of Rory Stewart.
Series 3, Episode 6: Jack White
Jack White, formerly of The White Stripes and now The Raconteurs, is one of the best guitarists in the world. He talks to Krishnan as his new tour kicks off about why he doesn’t own a mobile phone, why the fear of foreigners still shocks him and what influences his music. Listen and subscribe You can…
Labour MP Stella Creasy: ‘We can’t have the people who make the law on maternity leave not putting in place maternity leave for MPs’
The Labour MP Stella Creasy has said she feels she has to choose between politics and parenthood because MPs are not entitled to maternity leave.
Environmental campaigner Baroness Worthington on Heathrow: ‘Era of cheap flights is over’
Baroness Worthington is executive director of the Environmental Defense Fund and worked on the last Labour government’s Climate Change Act.
Trudeau government to make decision on controversial Canada oil pipeline
Today the Canadian government will announce whether the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline will go ahead.
Heathrow launches public consultation on third runway plan
More than 700 homes have to be demolished and a 12-lane section of the M25 will have to be diverted through a new tunnel.
Platini detained over Qatar World Cup bid
Michel Platini retired as a player in 1987 and went on to run football’s European governing body, UEFA, but in recent years he has been mired in bribery accusations and was recently banned for ethics violations.
Trump seeks second term as US President
Donald Trump’s promise to put America first may have helped get him elected, but what will his foreign policies mean for his chances of re-election?
US sends more troops to Middle East amid Iran tension
China and Russia have warned the United States against inflaming tensions further with Iran after the US announced it will send 1,000 troops to the Middle East.
Jeremy Hunt supporter Penny Mordaunt: ‘I think a Boris/Hunt final would be good for Conservative party’
Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt is a supporter of Jeremy Hunt.