The US will withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, President Donald Trump has confirmed. Speaking to reporters, Mr Trump said Russia had "violated" the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. The deal banned ground-launched medium-range missiles, with a range of between 500 and 5,500km (310-3,400 miles). read more
Journalista Jamal Khashoggi died after a fight in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the country's state TV reported quoting an initial probe. It said deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and Saud al-Qahtani, senior aide to Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, were dismissed over the affair ... The news bulletin said 18 Saudi nationals have now been detained as part of the continuing probe.
The United States has refrained from labelling China a "currency manipulator" in a move which may help defuse escalating tension over trade between the two countries. President Trump has previously accused China of keeping its currency weak to make its exports more competitive. read more
US President Donald Trump has escalated his war of words against America's central bank, calling the Federal Reserve his "biggest threat". The remarks, made in an interview with US media outlet Fox Business, follow the president's repeated criticism of the Fed for its decision to raise interest rates.
Hurricane-force winds have brought down hundreds of trees and left more than 15,000 homes without power in Portugal. The storm, one of the most powerful to ever hit the country, is now heading for Spain. Wind speeds of up to 176km/h (109mph) were recorded after the storm struck the mainland. read more