• 28 Sep 2018

    Twenty million Iranians use the social media app Instagram. They’re not just posting pretty pictures, but doing business and socialising. Even politicians there use it to speak to the people. That’s because it’s the only uncensored social media platform available there . But Iranians know they must follow some unwritten rules when using it to…

  • 27 Sep 2018

    Kylie Morris is in Washington, where the Senate has been hearing the testimony of a woman who says she was sexually assaulted by the man President Trump wants to put in the Supreme Court.

  • 27 Sep 2018

    Earlier in the year a Slovakian journalist and his girlfriend were shot dead at their home. He had been investigating possible links between government officials and the Italian Mafia for news website Aktuality, and the authorities suspect they were murdered in a contract killing. Massive public protests over their deaths led to the collapse of…

  • 27 Sep 2018

    “A new bit of rubbish.” That was the response of the Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman to the publication of material suggesting that one of the men believed to have carried out the Novichok attack on Sergei Skripal in Salisbury was a colonel in Russia’s intelligence services.

  • 26 Sep 2018

    World leaders are in New York for the second day of the UN General Assembly, and President Trump has been chairing a session on non-proliferation. We speak to Dr Kiron Skinner, from the US State Department, and Nathalie Tocci, special adviser to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

  • 26 Sep 2018

    The Senate Judiciary Committee says it’s investigating a third sexual misconduct allegation against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, during his time at high school. Julie Swetnick made her claims in a sworn affidavit. Judge Kavanaugh has described it as “ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone”.

  • 26 Sep 2018

    One of the suspects in the poison attack on the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter has been revealed as a highly-decorated, senior officer in Russia’s military intelligence unit, called Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga, according to the online investigation site Bellingcat. Their report claims that Chepiga was the man who travelled to Salisbury under the name ‘Ruslan Boshirov’.

  • 25 Sep 2018

    The United Nations General Assembly is traditionally a forum to discuss matters of international significance, but with accusations of sexual misconduct swirling around President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, he could not help but defend his man. Sitting next to the Colombian President, Trump called into question the account of a second accuser and said the…

  • 25 Sep 2018

    We’ve had a contrast in tone from President Trump, if not in message. Last year he turned up for his first UN General Assembly to launch his America first message. He railed against the embarrassing Iran deal and threatened North Korea with total destruction. This year America is still first, but his language was perhaps more…

  • 25 Sep 2018

    Theresa May doggedly works through the Brexit puzzle

    On flights, aides say, she occasionally relaxes with Sudoku puzzles. While some of her colleagues in the Tory Party come with broad approaches, ideologies in some cases, Theresa May doggedly works through the puzzle.

  • 24 Sep 2018

    At the heart of the Mueller investigation was a meeting between Trump aides and a Russian lawyer promising “dirt” on Hillary Clinton – a meeting set up by an email, from a man who now says he wishes he’d never sent it. British-born music publicist Rob Goldstone says that with hindsight, he would read that…

  • 24 Sep 2018

    There’s been plenty of political drama in Washington, and this time it’s Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at the centre of the chaos. Reports that he was summoned to the White House to either resign or be fired sent the capital into a frenzy, mainly because he is the man in charge of the Mueller investigation into the Trump campaign’s dealings…

  • 21 Sep 2018

    A professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of historic sexual assault has said she will testify at a Senate hearing next week.

  • 20 Sep 2018

    He was one of the world’s leading black ballet stars, the first to win international fame. Tributes have poured in for the pioneering US dancer Arthur Mitchell – who’s died at the age of 84. He won over audiences in segregation-era America who were shocked by his pairing with a white prima ballerina – later…

  • 20 Sep 2018

    The Pentagon unveiled its first Trump-era strategy for cyber security earlier this week – naming Russia and China among the main threats. From the risk to critical infrastructure and financial institutions, to the democratic process itself – modern warfare and defence is entering a whole new realm. We’ve been talking to a former director of America’s National…