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Bernie Sanders announces second US presidential bid

Media caption“We’re going to win”: Bernie Sanders on what’s different this time US Senator Bernie Sanders says he will run again for president in 2020, making a second attempt to win the Democratic Party’s nomination. The 77-year-old Vermont senator became a progressive political star in 2016 although he lost his candidacy bid. His campaign says […]

House launches probe of US nuclear plan in Saudi Arabia

Image copyright MANDEL NGAN VIA GETTY IMAGES Image caption President Trump at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh in 2017 The US is rushing to transfer sensitive nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia, according to a new congressional report. A Democrat-led House panel has launched an inquiry over concerns about the White House plan […]

Mexico border wall: US states sue over emergency declaration

Image copyright AFP Image caption The declaration of a national emergency triggered street protests A coalition of 16 US states led by California is suing President Donald Trump’s administration over his decision to declare an emergency to raise funds for a Mexican border wall. The lawsuit was filed in the court for the Northern District […]

Haiti arrests: US confirms Americans among group detained

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police on guard in Port-au-Prince amid protests against the president The US state department says it understands that a number of Americans are among a group arrested in Haiti. Local media reported semi-automatic weapons had been found but this has not been officially confirmed. The circumstances remain unclear but local […]

George Mendonsa, US WWII ‘kissing sailor’, dies aged 95

Image copyright AFP Image caption The photograph has appeared in exhibitions around the world The US sailor famously photographed kissing a stranger in New York’s Times Square to celebrate the end of World War Two has died aged 95. The picture of George Mendonsa bending over and kissing 21-year-old Greta Zimmer Friedman on VJ Day […]

The US cannot crush us, says Huawei founder

Media captionRen Zhengfei described the arrest of his daughter as politically motivated. The founder of Huawei has said there is “no way the US can crush” the company, in an exclusive interview with the BBC. Ren Zhengfei described the arrest of his daughter Meng Wanzhou, the company’s chief financial officer, as politically motivated. The US […]

Trump urges Venezuelan military: ‘Set your country free’

Media captionPresident Trump addressed Venezuelan Americans in southern Florida US President Donald Trump has appealed directly to the Venezuela military to abandon their support for President Nicolás Maduro. In a speech in Miami, the president warned “the eyes of the entire world” were on those propping him up. Mr Trump said those who continued to […]

Trump lashes out at ‘treasonous’ officials after McCabe interview

Media captionMcCabe: “There were concerns about Trump’s intent” US President Donald Trump has issued an angry response after a TV interview on Sunday alleged that officials had held discussions to have him removed. Mr Trump tweeted of “illegal and treasonous” behaviour and an “illegal coup attempt”. In the interview, ex-acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe said […]

50 Cent: Claims police told to ‘shoot’ rapper investigated

Image copyright Getty Images Police in New York are investigating claims a senior officer told members of his team to “shoot” the rapper 50 Cent. It’s alleged Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez made the remark in June last year at a police roll-call for a boxing match which the star was due to attend. 50 Cent […]

YouTube backtracks after Pokemon ‘child abuse’ ban

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption YouTubers who discussed popular mobile game Pokemon GO were affected Google has backtracked after “mistakenly” deleting the accounts of several prominent YouTubers over incorrect child abuse fears. Popular YouTubers Mystic7, Trainer Tips and Marksman, who have more than 3.5 million subscribers between them, were among those who had their […]

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