Ecuador protesters storm parliament amid unrest

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters who burst into the National Assembly building were driven out with tear gas Protesters have clashed with security forces inside Ecuador's heavily guarded parliament after days of unrest forced…

White House will not co-operate with impeachment probe

The White House has officially refused to co-operate with the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. A letter sent to Democratic leaders rejected it as "baseless" and "constitutionally invalid". Three Democratic-led House committees are investigating…

Ellen DeGeneres defends George W Bush friendship

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption George W Bush and Ellen DeGeneres have been friends for a while Ellen DeGeneres has defended her friendship with former US President George W Bush after they were seen…

Turkey ready for operation in Syria

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS military vehicles were filmed moving away from the border on MondayTurkey has said it is ready to launch its long-threatened operation in north-eastern Syria that could…

Italy shrinks parliament to save millions

Image copyright EPA Image caption Italian Foreign Minister and Five Star leader Luigi Di Maio (C) celebrated the cutting of seats outside parliament in Rome Italy's parliament has voted to cut the number of representatives…

US Supreme Court hears major LGBT rights cases

Image copyright SAUL LOEB/Getty Images The US Supreme Court is considering whether civil rights law that bars workplace discrimination applies to gay and transgender workers. It is hearing two cases on alleged discrimination of gay…

Key al-Qaeda leader killed in Afghanistan

Image copyright NDS Afghanistan Image caption Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security shared pictures of a man they claimed was Asim Umar A key al-Qaeda leader has been killed in a joint US-Afghan military operation, according…

US envoy blocked from Trump impeachment inquiry

Image copyright AFP The Trump administration has blocked the US ambassador to the European Union from testifying to a congressional impeachment investigation. Gordon Sondland was due to meet behind closed doors on Tuesday with staff…