Will Steve Bannon face jail time over the Capitol riot inquiry?
Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon
In Depth

Will Steve Bannon face jail time over the Capitol riot inquiry?

Lawmakers vote in favour of prosecuting ex-Donald Trump aide
20 Oct 2021
Exiles, revolting prisoners and sporting health
Bashar al-Assad
Podcast

Exiles, revolting prisoners and sporting health

Will Syrian criminals be allowed home? How did an American prison fall into the hands of inmates? And why are sports stars struggling with their menta…
15 Oct 2021
What causes Havana Syndrome?
Cases were first reported at the US embassy in Cuba
Fact file

What causes Havana Syndrome?

Officials investigate outbreak of cases at US embassy in Colombia
14 Oct 2021
Explained: the links between Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein
Bill Gates
Behind the scenes

Explained: the links between Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein

Microsoft founder ‘stammers’ when questioned about relationship with billionaire paedophile
14 Oct 2021
Rikers Island: the US jail where inmates have ‘free rein’
Rikers Island prison facility pictured in 2018
Unreported world

Rikers Island: the US jail where inmates have ‘free rein’

Pandemic and staff shortages trigger total chaos at detention facility ‘notorious for violence and neglect’
13 Oct 2021
Have the Republicans ‘handed the party’ to Trump ahead of 2024?
Donald Trump stand behind Republican Senator Chuck Grassley at a rally in Iowa
Behind the scenes

Have the Republicans ‘handed the party’ to Trump ahead of 2024?

Location of ex-president’s latest rally serves as ‘biggest hint yet’ that he is considering second run
12 Oct 2021
FBI sting nets couple who hid atomic secrets in peanut butter sandwich
An Australian Collins submarine that will be replaced as part of the Aukus pact
Stranger than fiction

FBI sting nets couple who hid atomic secrets in peanut butter sandwich

US navy engineer charged with trying to sell sensitive nuclear submarine data
11 Oct 2021

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‘Armageddon-style’ spacecraft to crash into asteroid
The Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Armageddon-style’ spacecraft to crash into asteroid

Mission is ‘first test for planetary defence’, says space agency
8 Oct 2021
Supreme Court to grapple with ‘most divisive issues in US life’
Pro-choice activists protest outside the US Supreme Court
In Depth

Supreme Court to grapple with ‘most divisive issues in US life’

Republican dominated court to rule on a string of contentious issues in the coming months
8 Oct 2021
Guns, rage and murder: America’s ‘tsunami of lethal violence’ explained
A girl holds a sign reading 'Stop Gun Violence' as people attend a vigil
Between the lines

Guns, rage and murder: America’s ‘tsunami of lethal violence’ explained

US murder rate jumped by almost 30% in 2020, shattering record for largest ever annual increase
7 Oct 2021
The whistle-blower allegations against Facebook explained
Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifies in front of Congress
In Depth

The whistle-blower allegations against Facebook explained

Former product manager Frances Haugen claims social media giant is ‘putting profit over safety’
6 Oct 2021
Where is weed legal?
180102_Marijuana
In Depth

Where is weed legal?

Europe could follow American example as more states legalise cannabis
30 Sep 2021
New Stephanie Grisham book reveals Melania Trump’s quiet revenge
Donald and Melania Trump
Behind the scenes

New Stephanie Grisham book reveals Melania Trump’s quiet revenge

Former press secretary had unrivalled access to Trump White House and ‘knows things no one else has been told’
30 Sep 2021
Why did the R. Kelly abuse verdict take so long?
R Kelly
Today’s big question

Why did the R. Kelly abuse verdict take so long?

Singer found guilty of sexually abusing multiple fans during 30-year career
28 Sep 2021
Trump, China and the general: an act of treachery?
Gen. Mark Milley: offered China assurances
Behind the scenes

Trump, China and the general: an act of treachery?

Gen. Mark Milley is accused of contacting his Chinese opposite number to prevent President Trump starting a nuclear war
24 Sep 2021
How Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s approval ratings compare now
Joe Biden
In Depth

How Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s approval ratings compare now

US president is being forced to deal with some of the same dynamics as his predecessor
23 Sep 2021
Aukus: the rift with France
French President Emmanuel Macron: ‘humiliation’
In Depth

Aukus: the rift with France

French fury over the new submarine pact has been something to behold
23 Sep 2021
Hopes fade for UK-US trade deal: what’s the alternative?
Boris Johnson and Joe Biden in the White House
Today’s big question

Hopes fade for UK-US trade deal: what’s the alternative?

London eyeing US-Mexico-Canada pact but economists say benefits of joining would be extremely limited
22 Sep 2021
The countries where euthanasia is legal
Euthanasia injection
In Depth

The countries where euthanasia is legal

British Medical Association’s recent vote to adopt neutral stance on assisted dying could pave way for UK legalisation
22 Sep 2021
Backstage in the White House: what is at stake for Boris Johnson?
Boris Johnson in New York
Behind the scenes

Backstage in the White House: what is at stake for Boris Johnson?

Prime minister to travel by rail for meeting with ‘train nut’ president where Afghanistan and climate change will be discussed
21 Sep 2021
Joe Biden: ‘a default president at the helm of a middling administration’
Joe Biden
In Brief

Joe Biden: ‘a default president at the helm of a middling administration’

He was supposed to deliver ‘a return to presidential normalcy’, but Biden’s administration is already struggling
17 Sep 2021
Aukus: the new security pact between UK, US and Australia explained
Joe Biden announces Aukus pact
Getting to grips with . . .

Aukus: the new security pact between UK, US and Australia explained

The deal to counter China will allow Australia to build nuclear submarines for the first time
16 Sep 2021
Al-Qaeda rebuilding to plan US attacks within ‘two years’
A Taliban fighter stands guard at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul
In Depth

Al-Qaeda rebuilding to plan US attacks within ‘two years’

Terror group is recovering after occupation and drone attacks diminished its threat
16 Sep 2021
India facing US pressure to restart vaccine exports
A man receives his Covid-19 vaccine in New Delhi, India
Between the lines

India facing US pressure to restart vaccine exports

Narendra Modi facing calls from Joe Biden to provide much-needed jabs to developing countries
15 Sep 2021
Chris Whitty takes on rap star Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj and Chris Whitty
Why we’re talking about . . .

Chris Whitty takes on rap star Nicki Minaj

Unlikely face-off sparked by her tweets questioning safety of Covid-19 vaccine
15 Sep 2021
Will Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate help the US beat Covid?
Joe Biden
In Depth

Will Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate help the US beat Covid?

President getting both ‘praise and pushback’ over mandatory jabs
13 Sep 2021
What we know about North Korea’s long-range cruise missile test
A North Korean missile test in 2019
Fact file

What we know about North Korea’s long-range cruise missile test

US says the weapon may have nuclear capabilities and poses ‘threats’ to neighbouring nations
13 Sep 2021
America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan: a retreat into isolationism?
President Biden
In Brief

America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan: a retreat into isolationism?

‘In his selfish unilateralism’, Biden is no better than Trump, said The Daily Telegraph
10 Sep 2021
9/11 timeline: how events unfolded
George W. Bush speaks to Vice President Dick Cheney on board Air Force One
In Depth

9/11 timeline: how events unfolded

This weekend marks 20 years since the deadliest terror attack in history
10 Sep 2021
Defining images of the 9/11 attacks
The South Tower of the World Trade Center is hit by the second hijacked plane
In pictures

Defining images of the 9/11 attacks

Marking 20th anniversary of deadliest terror atrocity on US soil
10 Sep 2021
The man tasked with putting a price on 9/11’s lost lives
Kenneth Feinberg at a Congressional hearing
Profile

The man tasked with putting a price on 9/11’s lost lives

US attorney had ‘unthinkable’ job of distributing compensation fund to victims and families
10 Sep 2021
Texas’s abortion law: the Republicans get their way, at last
Protesters hold up signs at a protest outside the Texas state capitol on 29 May 2021
In Brief

Texas’s abortion law: the Republicans get their way, at last

SB8 authorises private citizens to sue anyone who performs, ‘aids or abets’ an abortion after six weeks of pregnancy
9 Sep 2021
Germany’s left turn, glass shortages and a gaming ban
Test tubes in a lab
Podcast

Germany’s left turn, glass shortages and a gaming ban

Are German voters turning away from Angela Merkel and the centre-right? What’s really causing an NHS test tube shortage? And why is China banning game…
3 Sep 2021
Was the US occupation of Afghanistan an inevitable failure?
An Afghanistan flag is seen waving in front of a US flag on 28 August 2021 in Washington, DC
In Depth

Was the US occupation of Afghanistan an inevitable failure?

Bush vowed the US would rebuild the war-torn country. But 20 years and $2trn later, the ‘nation-building folly’ has ended in ‘catastrophe’
2 Sep 2021
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