EU referendum: Moody's cut UK's credit outlook to 'negative'

Posted on Saturday June 25, 2016

The UK has its credit rating outlook downgraded to "negative" by leading financial agency Moody's, as outgoing PM David Cameron faces pressure to speed up "divorce" talks with the EU.

Stock markets tumble after Leave vote

Posted on Friday June 24, 2016

Wall Street and the FTSE 100 both fall sharply in a wild day of trading after the UK votes to leave the European Union.

US military 'to lift transgender ban'

Posted on Saturday June 25, 2016

The Pentagon will lift its ban on openly transgender service personnel next month, US officials say.

Venezuela opposition says petition to oust Maduro is validated

Posted on Saturday June 25, 2016

Venezuelan opposition leaders say they have validated enough signatures on a petition to move to the next stage in a process to remove President Maduro.

Rare Spix's Macaw seen in Brazil for first time in 15 years

Posted on Saturday June 25, 2016

A rare blue parrot which was believed to be extinct in the wild has been spotted in Brazil for the first time in 15 years.

Twenty people die in West Virginia floods

Posted on Friday June 24, 2016

At least 20 people die in devastating flooding in the US state of West Virginia, according to state officials.

Russia governor arrested over 'large bribe'

Posted on Friday June 24, 2016

Russian investigators arrest a regional governor, saying they caught him red-handed taking a €400,000 (£325,000; $444,500) bribe in a Moscow restaurant.

Stonewall to become US gay rights monument - Obama

Posted on Friday June 24, 2016

US President Barack Obama is to designate the first national monument to gay rights at the site of the iconic Stonewall Inn in New York.

Scotland independence vote 'highly likely'

Posted on Friday June 24, 2016

Scotland's first minister says a second independence referendum is "highly likely" after the UK voted to leave the EU.

Donald Trump in Scotland: 'Brexit a great thing'

Posted on Friday June 24, 2016

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has said it is a "great thing" that the people of the UK have "taken back their country" in voting to leave the EU.

Brexit: Spain calls for joint control of Gibraltar

Posted on Friday June 24, 2016

Spanish foreign minister says the "Spanish flag on the Rock" is "much closer than before" following massive Gibraltar vote to remain in the EU.

Wada suspends Rio laboratory just weeks before Olympics

Posted on Friday June 24, 2016

Rio's anti-doping Laboratory is suspended by Wada just six weeks before the Brazilian city hosts the Olympic Games.

Brexit: How world reacted to Britain's EU referendum

Posted on Friday June 24, 2016

As Britain votes to leave the European Union, political figures from around the world react to the news.

EU vote: David Cameron says UK 'needs fresh leadership'

Posted on Friday June 24, 2016

Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will step down after the UK voted to Leave the European Union.

In one word: Brussels reacts to Brexit

Posted on Friday June 24, 2016

We asked people in Brussels to sum up in just one word their thoughts about the UK's decision to leave the EU. .

Obama: 'Special relationship with UK will endure'

Posted on Friday June 24, 2016

President Obama has said the special relationship between the US and the UK will continue after the UK's exit from the EU.

Donald Trump: 'Brexit is a good thing'

Posted on Friday June 24, 2016

Donald Trump says the UK vote to leave the EU is "a good thing" as he lands in Scotland open his Turnberry golf resort.

View from BBC drone reveals China tornado damage

Posted on Friday June 24, 2016

BBC drone footage shows the devastation in Jiangsu province, eastern China, following a tornado and hailstorm in which at least 98 people died.

California blaze 'most destructive I've ever seen'

Posted on Friday June 24, 2016

Firefighter-shot footage shows the impact of the so-called Erskine blaze, which has torn across 11 miles of parched central California in just 13 hours.

What will the EU look like without UK?

Posted on Friday June 24, 2016

It will take at least two years for the UK to leave the EU. But if the UK left today, what the EU look like without it?