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Turkey to suspend Syria offensive, Mike Pence announces

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The US had been pushing Turkey and its allies to end the offensive in northern Syria Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria to let Kurdish-led forces withdraw, US Vice-President Mike Pence has announced. The development followed talks in Ankara between Mr Pence and Turkey’s President Recep

New Brexit deal agreed by EU and UK

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohnson: This is a very good deal Boris Johnson and EU leaders have hailed the deal they have struck to take the UK out of the bloc on 31 October in an “orderly” fashion. The prime minister now faces a battle to get the deal through Parliament

Elijah Cummings: Veteran US Democrat dies aged 68

Image copyright Reuters Veteran US Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings, who was heavily involved with the Trump impeachment inquiry, has died at the age of 68. His office said he had died as a result of “longstanding health challenges”. As chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, he had instigated several investigations into the Trump

Hong Kong: Hecklers dragged out in new parliament chaos

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHong Kong: Hecklers dragged out in new parliament chaos Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has been heckled by opposition lawmakers for a second day as she tried to answer questions in parliament. After shouting and holding up placards, 11 opposition members were removed from the session by

US makes China’s diplomats say where they’re going

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The two economic giants have been fighting a trade war over the past year Chinese diplomats in the US will have to notify American authorities before holding any meetings with US officials. Official visits to “educational and research institutions”, such as schools and universities, must also be pre-registered, the

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