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Trump-Kim summit: Second meeting by end of February

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kim Yong-chol, who visited the White House on Friday, is close to the North Korean leader US President Donald Trump is to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a second summit by the end of February, the White House says. The announcement came after Mr Trump met top North […]

Trump hits back at Buzzfeed report he ‘instructed lawyer to lie’

Media captionTrump’s attorney general nominee William Barr is quizzed about obstruction US President Donald Trump has hit back over a news report that he directed his then personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress. Buzzfeed News said Mr Trump had instructed Cohen to lie about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen […]

Mariah Carey and ex-manager accused by ex-assistant of abuse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stella Bulochnikov (left) was Mariah Carey’s manager until 2017 Mariah Carey’s ex-personal assistant has accused the singer and her former manager of subjecting her to “severe sexual harassment and discrimination”. Lianna Shakhnazaryan has filed a legal case against the pop star and Stella Bulochnikov in Los Angeles. She accuses […]

‘Don’t mess with Mac’: International face-off over moose statues

‘Don’t mess with Mac’: International face-off over moose statues

Image copyright David S Troyer/Instagram Image caption Mac the Moose stares down Norway’s Storelgen Since 1984, residents of Moose Jaw have had one big thing about which they could boast: Mac the Moose. The Canadian city was long the proud owner of the world’s tallest moose statue, a 9.75m (32-foot) steel-framed creature, covered with metal […]

Pelosi cancels Afghan trip after Trump ‘leaks’ security details

Image copyright Getty Images US Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has cancelled plans to visit American troops in Afghanistan due to claims the White House “leaked” her security plan. The news comes one day after Mr Trump banned the Democratic delegation from using a military aircraft for the trip. Mrs Pelosi’s spokesman said on Friday that […]

Buzzfeed report that Trump ‘instructed Cohen to lie’ sparks outcry

Media captionHow the jailing of Cohen affects Trump Democratic politicians in the US say they will investigate allegations that President Donald Trump directed his ex-personal lawyer to lie to Congress. A Buzzfeed News report claims Mr Trump instructed Michael Cohen to lie about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen has already admitted […]

Trump cancels Nancy Pelosi foreign trip citing shutdown

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption Mr Trump has postponed Ms Pelosi’s trip a day after she called on him to postpone his address to Congress US President Donald Trump has postponed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s upcoming trip to Brussels and Afghanistan, asking her to stay to negotiate an end to the partial US government shutdown. […]

Laquan McDonald: Chicago officers cleared of shooting cover-up

Image copyright Getty Images A judge has acquitted three Chicago police officers of trying to cover up the 2014 fatal police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. David March, Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney were found not guilty of committing conspiracy, obstruction of justice and official misconduct. The judge said prosecutors failed to prove a […]

Kirk Woodman: Canadian mine worker killed in Burkina Faso

Image copyright LinkedIn A Canadian mining worker kidnapped earlier this week in the West African nation of Burkina Faso has been killed, Canadian officials confirm. Kirk Woodman was abducted by gunmen on Tuesday night from a mine near the country’s border with Niger. Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland condemned those responsible “for this terrible crime”. […]

North Korea’s Kim Yong-chol on way to Washington

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kim Yong-chol, a senior North Korean official and former intelligence chief, is en route to the US One of North Korea’s top negotiators is on his way to Washington to meet US officials ahead of a possible second summit between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump. South Korean reports […]