Britain's PM David Cameron has exclusively told BBC News that he won't seek a third term in office, if he wins the General Election in few weeks time. However, he said that he would serve a full second term, if he's re-elected in May. Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared the first glimpse of their newborn son. Introducing the child, who was wrapped in a white shawl, Meghan said: "He has the sweetest temperament, he's really calm. He's been the dream." As they both laughed, Prince Harry said: "I don't know who he gets that from." The couple confirmed they will introduce the Queen to her eighth and newest great-grandchild later on. Talking about their first few days as parents, Meghan said: "It's magic, it's pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I'm really happy." .
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a £30 billion spending programme, in the face of mass unemployment and a prolonged economic crisis following the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement to the House of Commons Mr Sunak revealed a series of measures: - Firms will be paid a thousand pounds for each employee brought back from furlough, and kept in employment until at least January next year - For the under 25s there's a £2 billion pound scheme to create thousands of job placements and get young people into work - Stamp duty has been temporarily suspended on property sales up to £500,000 in England and Northern Ireland. - VAT will be cut from 20% to 5% on
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to death for the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year, the public prosecutor has said. Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the Saudi government, was killed inside the kingdom's consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul by a team of Saudi agents. The Saudi public prosecutor said it was the result of a "rogue operation" and put 11 unnamed individuals on trial. A UN expert has concluded that it was an "extrajudicial execution". .
Measures to curb the spread of coronavirus will be kept in place in Paris when the lockdown is eased in other parts of France, its PM says. Edouard Philippe said the country was "cut in two" in terms of the rate of infections. Restrictions will remain in the capital and north-eastern regions. It comes as France prepares to relax its lockdown on Monday, with shops and some schools allowed to reopen. The country has suffered one of the highest Covid-19 death rates in Europe. Almost 26,000 people there have died from the disease in hospitals and care homes, but the number of new cases has also fallen in recent days. On Thursday, the health ministry said the virus had claimed 178 lives over the past
A former fighter with the Islamic State group has died in a prison run by Kurdish forces in a region of Syria that they control. The BBC has learned that Ishak Mostefaoui was killed in the notorious Hasakah prison where many IS fighters are held. Reliable sources have said that he lost his life, either in a riot or having been shot while trying to escape. He had left the UK to fight against the Syrian regime in 2014. His British citizenship was later revoked. Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News reporting by Home Affairs Correspondent Daniel Sandford. .
The live of many women have been ruined by three separate medical treatments, because officials failed to listen to concerns about their safety and often dismissed the complaints as “women's problems”. An official inquiry looked at the impact of an epilepsy treatment, pelvic mesh implants and a pregnancy test no longer on the market. The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has offered a full apology to the women affected and promised that lessons will be learned. Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Health Correspondent Sophie Hutchinson. .
US President Donald Trump has announced sweeping travel restrictions on 26 European countries in a bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The ban applies to travellers from countries which are members of the Schengen border-free travel area. The UK, Ireland and other non-Schengen countries are unaffected. US citizens are also exempt. The EU condemned the measures, which it said were taken "unilaterally and without consultation". The new rules go into effect on Friday at midnight EDT and mark a major escalation from the US president, who has been accused of inaction over coronavirus. There are 1,135 confirmed cases of the virus across the US, with 38 deaths so far. .