Trump calls on Fox News to fire reporter in war dead controversy

The US president came under fire after The Atlantic reported he called marines killed in action ‘losers’ and ‘suckers’. US President Donald Trump has demanded the Fox News network fire its national security correspondent after she confirmed claims he had…

Barack Obama calls for end to US voter suppression

Former US President Barack Obama has sharply criticised what he described as Republican attempts at voter suppression in a speech at civil rights leader John Lewis’s funeral. He said people in power were “attacking our voting rights with surgical precision”…

Mali opposition calls for president to resign

Opposition leaders in Mali have called for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta to resign, after they rejected concessions intended to quell growing unrest. At least four people were killed during street protests on Friday, and there were further clashes on Saturday.…

China rejects calls for inquiry into virus origins

China has rejected calls for an independent international investigation into the origin of the coronavirus. A top diplomat in the UK, Chen Wen told the BBC the demands were politically motivated and would divert China’s attention from fighting the pandemic.…