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Trump ‘poised to quit Paris climate deal’

Trump ‘poised to quit Paris climate deal’

Image copyright STR Image caption The Paris agreement is meant to reduce carbon emissions US President Donald Trump is poised to pull the country out of the Paris climate accord, US media report, quoting senior officials. The 2015 accord for the first time united most of the world in a single agreement to fight climate […]

Portland stabbing: Jeremy Joseph Christian appears in court

Portland stabbing: Jeremy Joseph Christian appears in court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption “Leave this country if you hate our freedom,” he shouted The suspect accused of fatally stabbing two people on a train in Oregon, after they intervened in his alleged anti-Muslim rant, has appeared in court. Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, is facing charges of murder, attempted murder, intimidation, and possession of […]

US tests missile defence system as North Korea concerns mount

US tests missile defence system as North Korea concerns mount

Image copyright Missile Defense Agency Image caption A 2016 flight test of a ground-based interceptor is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base The US has for the first time successfully tested its defence system against an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), say officials. A ground-based interceptor was launched at a California air base and shot down […]

Olivia Newton-John reveals she has breast cancer again

Olivia Newton-John reveals she has breast cancer again

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Olivia Newton-John has been suffering severe back pain Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John has revealed she has breast cancer again, 25 years after recovering from her original diagnosis. The Grease star has postponed upcoming tour dates after discovering that severe back pain she has been suffering is a result […]

Russia inquiry expands to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

Russia inquiry expands to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Cohen is the latest Trump associate to refuse to cooperate with the Russia inquiry President Donald Trump’s lawyer has received requests for information from two congressional panels investigating alleged Russian political meddling. Michael Cohen confirmed to US media that he had been asked to “provide information and testimony” […]

Portland stabbing: Jeremy Joseph Christian due in court

Portland stabbing: Jeremy Joseph Christian due in court

Image copyright Portland Mercury/ Doug Brown Image caption Jeremy Joseph Christian (C) had shouted hate speech at a rally where he was photographed in April A man accused of knifing two people to death on a train in Portland, Oregon, after they intervened in his alleged anti-Muslim rant is due in court. Jeremy Joseph Christian, […]

Tiger Woods ‘found by police asleep at wheel’

Tiger Woods ‘found by police asleep at wheel’

Image copyright Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Image caption Police in Palm Beach County released a mugshot of the golfer Golfer Tiger Woods was found “asleep at the wheel” with the engine running when he was arrested, US media reports say. The former world number one golfer was found at the wheel of his Mercedes, […]

Mike Dubke, White House communications director, quits

Mike Dubke, White House communications director, quits

Image copyright Black Rock Group Image caption Mike Dubke was something of an outsider in the White House The White House communications director has resigned only three months after being hired by President Donald Trump. Mike Dubke, an experienced Republican strategist, was hired in March to revamp the White House media strategy. As part of […]

Amazon shares hit $1,000 for first time

Amazon shares hit $1,000 for first time

Image copyright EPA Shares in online retail giant Amazon have risen above the $1,000 mark for the first time. The shares touched $1,001.20 at one point in early trade before slipping back to $998. It originally listed its shares in May 1997 for just $18 each. Amazon now has a market capitalisation of about $478bn, […]

Mike Dubke: White House communications director quits

Mike Dubke: White House communications director quits

Image copyright Black Rock Group Image caption Mike Dubke was something of an outsider in the White House The White House communications director has resigned only three months after being hired by President Donald Trump. Mike Dubke, an experienced Republican strategist, was hired in March to revamp the White House media strategy. As part of […]