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Joe Biden says transatlantic security world’s ‘greatest strength in response to Russia’ – BBC News

US President Joe Biden has told the Nato summit that transatlantic security is the world’s “greatest strength” when it comes to responding to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Nato Secretary of…

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US President Joe Biden urges ban on assault-style weapons – BBC News

President Joe Biden has said the US should ban assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines to tackle the “carnage” of gun violence. Addressing the nation after a spate of mass shootings,…

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Ukraine War special report: soldiers in Kharkiv take on the Russian army – BBC News

Ukraine’s military claim that in many areas they are now pushing back Russia’s invading forces. The city of Kharkiv is 25 miles from the Russian border. It’s faced relentless Russian…

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EU told to prepare for Russian gas shut-off – BBC News

The European Commission has urged countries across the bloc to cut their gas use by 15% from August to March amid fears Russia could halt supplies, saying the target is…

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Why are UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak and his wife under pressure over their taxes? – BBC News

An inquiry is under way into how details of UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s wife’s tax affairs were leaked to the media. As a “non-dom” UK resident, Akshata Murty has not…

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China reports first Covid deaths in Shanghai – BBC News

China has reported the deaths of three people from Covid in Shanghai for the first time since the financial hub entered lockdown in late March. A release from the city…

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Bridge swept away as melting glacier causes flooding in Pakistan – BBC News

Pakistan’s climate minister has said that a summer heatwave, which has come months earlier than usual, has been melting glaciers in the Himalayas. The melting has caused flooding which swept…

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Australian cricket legend Shane Warne dies aged 52 – BBC News

Legendary Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne, one of the greatest cricketers of all time, has died of a suspected heart attack aged 52. Warne took 708 Test wickets, the second most…

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Taliban minister asked when Afghan girls can return to school – BBC News

The Taliban’s health minister has said there are “some concerns” about the separate system of teenage girls’ education in Afghanistan. It is 290 days since the Taliban banned girls from…

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Europe heatwave fuels wildfires in Portugal, France and Spain – BBC News

A heatwave is fuelling wildfires in Portugal, France and Spain. Around 3,500 firefighters in Portugal are battling dozens of blazes, as temperatures break records in various parts of the country….