Kevin Spacey: Netflix halts House of Cards production

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Spacey plays the US president for much of the series Production of the sixth season of Netflix series House of Cards has been suspended following sexual assault allegations against actor Kevin Spacey. Spacey, who stars in the political drama, has been accused of making sexual advances to a 14-year-old […]

Social media firms under scrutiny for ‘Russian meddling’

Media captionFacebook says hundreds of accounts backed by Russian trolls filled news feeds with inflammatory messages US lawmakers are eyeing new rules for tech companies, citing concerns over Russia’s use of social media platforms during the 2016 election. The current approach is “not working”, Republican Senator Lindsay Graham said. He spoke as executives from Facebook, […]

Tech policies to prevent Russia meddling ‘not working’

Media captionFacebook says hundreds of accounts backed by Russian trolls filled news feeds with inflammatory messages US lawmakers are eying new rules for tech companies, citing concerns over Russia’s use of social media platforms during the 2016 election. The current approach is “not working”, Senator Lindsay Graham said. He spoke as executives from Facebook, Twitter […]

US sailors’ rescue: Doubts emerge over survival story

Media captionRescued US sailors Tasha Fuiava (left) and Jennifer Appel praise the US Navy for saving their lives Doubts have emerged about the survival story told by two US women who said their lives had been saved when they were rescued by the navy after spending five months adrift in the Pacific. The US Coast […]

George Papadopoulos: Trump trashes ‘low level’ indicted aide

Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump has played down the importance of an ex-campaign aide indicted in the Russia inquiry. He said his onetime foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was a “low level volunteer” and “liar”. Mr Trump once called him an “excellent guy”. Papadopoulos, 30, this month pleaded guilty to lying to the […]

Kelly blames Civil War on no ‘compromise’

Image copyright Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Trump’s chief of staff, General John Kelly, claims an inability to compromise caused the American Civil War. Speaking to Fox News, Gen Kelly was discussing efforts to remove Confederate monuments and symbols. Confederate symbols have been a source of controversy in the US. Some see them as an offensive […]

Las Vegas shooting survivors die in car crash fireball

Image copyright YouCaring Image caption Dennis and Lorraine Carver A husband and wife from California who survived this month’s massacre at a concert in Las Vegas have died together near their home in a fiery car crash. Dennis and Lorraine Carver’s vehicle careened off the road on 16 October and hit a brick wall, exploding […]

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