The USA has said it will impose new sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of two people in Salisbury. Sergei Skripal was a former Russian double agent living in the UK. Along with his daughter Yulia, he was left seriously ill after being poisoned by the nerve agent Novichok in March. The UK blames Russia, but the … Continue reading Sanctions: What are they and why do countries use them?
So you've been hearing about the Iran nuclear deal and President Donald Trump. He has pulled the US out of a deal which was aimed at stopping Iran from having nuclear weapons - in return for allowing them to trade with other countries. Click here to read the full article on BBC Newsbeat.
Various regions in England will go to the polls on Thursday as local elections take place. People will be voting for their local councillors, with about 150 different councils up for grabs this year. Click here to read the full article on BBC Newsbeat.
Allegations of anti-Semitism within the Labour Party continue to roll on. The party's leader Jeremy Corbyn met members of Jewish bodies on Tuesday, but they said the talks were a "disappointing, missed opportunity". Click here to read the full article on BBC Newsbeat.
"We're not asking for the world here," says Stephen Donnan. "We're asking for a simple change in the law to let us be treated with dignity. I think once people realise that, then minds start to change." Stephen's talking about the campaign to introduce gay marriage into the only UK country where it's not allowed: … Continue reading Equal marriage in Northern Ireland: ‘We’re asking to be treated with dignity’
On Valentine's Day 2018, the lives of 3,300 teenagers in Florida changed forever. This is the story of how they started a political movement in just a month. They have a clear message: "Never Again". Click here to read the full story on BBC Newsbeat.
Chancellor Philip Hammond is in charge of the UK's finances and will be delivering his Budget statement. That's where he'll set out how he intends to spend the country's money over the next year and beyond. And with his party desperate to appeal to young voters, this is the one to pay attention to.
China has disrupted WhatsApp in a censorship drive ahead of the government's Communist Party meeting next month. Other social media platforms, which people in the West use every day, are also banned in mainland China. Instead they're replaced by other ones which the government can monitor. So what social media platforms are Chinese people able to use? … Continue reading Social media and censorship in China: how is it different to the West?
Donald Trump's interim director of communications is a 28-year-old with very little media experience. Read the full article on BBC Newsbeat here.