Switzerland investigates Turkey spying allegations

Switzerland investigates Turkey spying allegations

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Erdogan has campaigned ahead of a controversial referendum next month Swiss prosecutors are investigating claims Turkish citizens living in Switzerland are being spied on. Swiss federal prosecutors said they had “concrete indications” pointing towards political espionage, but refused to say who they were targeting. It came a day after […]

Robotic barman pours Rory a pint

More than 800 robotics experts met in Edinburgh this week for the European Robotics Forum. The BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones tried out one of the devices being showcased in the exhibition hall – a robotic barman. You can hear more on this story on Tech Tent. Robotic barman pours Rory a pint

Police investigate Indian MP who beat airline employee

Police investigate Indian MP who beat airline employee

Image copyright PArliament of india Image caption The MP appeared to be unrepentant about the attack Police have launched an investigation after an Indian MP admitted beating an airline employee with a slipper. Ravindra Gaikwad said he “hit him 25 times with my sandal” for “arrogance” after failing to get a business class seat on […]

Donald Trump’s US healthcare bill vote withdrawn

Media captionPaul Ryan: “I won’t sugar coat this. This is disappointing” A vote on US President Donald Trump’s healthcare bill has been withdrawn at the last minute after it failed to gain enough support to pass in Congress. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he and Mr Trump agreed to pull the vote, after it became […]

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

Image copyright Reuters The Trump administration has issued a permit to energy company TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The State Department said it had found the project, which was blocked by former US President Barack Obama, to be in the US national interest. The 1,180 mile (1,900km) pipeline will carry tar sands oil […]

US firefighter saves lifeless dog with mouth-to-mouth

US firefighter saves lifeless dog with mouth-to-mouth

Image copyright Billy Fernando/Santa Monica Fire Department Image caption Firefighter performed resuscitation for 20 minutes to save the dog A US firefighter has been praised for giving a dog 20 minutes of “mouth-to-snout” resuscitation after the animal was rescued from a house fire. The dog was overcome by the heat and smoke of the blaze […]

Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort to face intelligence committee

Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort to face intelligence committee

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Manafort worked as Mr Trump’s unpaid campaign chairman from March until August last year US President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chief has agreed to be interviewed by a panel investigating alleged links between the Trump team and Russia. The chairman of the House intelligence committee, Devin Nunes, told reporters that […]

Battle for Mosul: High tensions as fighting continues

The UN estimates that 400,000 Iraqi civilians are trapped in the Old City of Mosul as government forces try to capture it from Islamic State militants. Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen, producer Pete Emmerson and cameraman Nick Millard have been to the edge of the old city. Battle for Mosul: High tensions as fighting continues

NCAA Tournament 2017: Wisconsin makes case as best basketball and football power – CBSSports.com

Download the CBS Sports App today and get instant tournament news and alerts, plus get the latest picks and upsets from SportsLine! Bracket Central Expert Picks Latest odds NEW YORK — In the past two decades, through unconventional approach, Wisconsin has elevated itself to college sports royalty. The men’s basketball team, under-seeded but no longer underrated, will play […]