Trump’s choice Jerome Powell approved as Federal Reserve head

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jerome Powell is a Republican and backs low interest rates Donald Trump’s choice for the next head of the US central bank – the world’s most powerful economics job – has been approved by US senators. Jerome Powell, a multi-millionaire, was backed in a 84-13 vote as chair of the […]

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Australian Open 2018: Simona Halep to face Angelique Kerber in semi-finals

Simona Halep has reached two French Open finals, losing in 2014 and 2017 2018 Australian Open Dates: 15-28 January Venue: Melbourne Park Coverage: Watch highlights on BBC Two, the BBC Sport website and app. Live commentary on the best matches on BBC Radio 5 live, 5 live sports extra and online. World number one Simona […]

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Save the Children office in Afghanistan hit by attack

At least 11 people have been injured in an ongoing attack on the offices of international aid agency Save the Children in Afghanistan. An explosion took place outside the organisation’s compound in Jalalabad, authorities told the BBC. Gunmen then entered the building. Local media have reported children at a nearby school were seen running from […]

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Brazil poised for Lula appeal verdict

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is currently the frontrunner in Brazil’s 2018 presidential elections Three judges in Brazil will shortly decide whether to uphold a prison term given to the country’s former President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The ruling could prove vital to Brazil’s political future. Despite being convicted […]

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#KnitForJacinda: New Zealand PM’s pregnancy sparks knitting movement

Image copyright iStock Image caption News about Ms Ardern’s pregnancy has sparked a knitting movement across the country A New Zealander has kicked off a knitting movement inspired by the news that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is pregnant. Ms Ardern announced last week that she and her partner are expecting their first child this June. […]

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