Romania to investigate illegal logging in national park

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright YouTube Image caption Drone footage clearly shows deforested area at bottom-left The Romanian government has promised to act against illegal logging, after campaigners showed that a large swathe of trees in a protected forest has disappeared. A member of the public recently took dramatic drone footage in the Semenic-Cheile Carasului National Park, on [...]

Ukraine and Google playing Justin Trudeau’s ‘sock game’

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prime Ministers Volodymyr Groysman and Justin Trudeau met in Ottawa Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is well known for his style, and his colourful – sometimes themed – socks. When Ukraine’s trade representative, Nataliya Mykolska, visited Mr Trudeau she took the opportunity to contribute to his collection of – what [...]

‘Russian trolls’ promoted California independence

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images Social media accounts with ties to Russia pushed a huge Twitter trend in favour of an independent California on US election night 2016, BBC Trending has learned. The campaign was one of at least two popular online independence drives with links to the Kremlin. It was a surprising development on a [...]