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White House private emails: House committee ramps ups pressure

White House private emails: House committee ramps ups pressure

Image copyright EPA Image caption Jared Kushner says fewer than 100 emails were sent from his private account A committee of Congress has called on the White House to provide details of any aides who have used private emails for official business. The investigation comes after Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner admitted doing so, and […]

Trump NFL row: Defiance after US president urges boycott

Trump NFL row: Defiance after US president urges boycott

Media captionWarriors head coach Steve Kerr: Trump comments ‘awful’ US President Donald Trump has urged a boycott of the National Football League (NFL) to force teams to punish players who protest during the national anthem. In a growing row with the sports world, Mr Trump repeated that such players should be fired or suspended. The […]

Trump NFL row: Sports stars round on US president

Trump NFL row: Sports stars round on US president

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump holding a customised Patriots jersey he was presented with earlier this year US President Donald Trump is facing growing condemnation from the sports world after his criticism of players. On Friday, Mr Trump said the National Football League (NFL) should fire players who protest during the US […]

McCain torpedoes Republican Obamacare repeal plan again

McCain torpedoes Republican Obamacare repeal plan again

Image copyright Getty Images Senator John McCain has said he cannot support his fellow Republicans’ latest effort to repeal Obamacare, dealing it a potentially fatal blow. The Arizona senator, who is battling brain cancer, said he “cannot in good conscience” vote for the new plan, which President Donald Trump backs. Mr McCain said it was […]

Puerto Rico dam bursts in wake of Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico dam bursts in wake of Hurricane Maria

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Floodwaters from Hurricane Maria have destroyed homes in Puerto Rico and knocked out the island’s electricty A dam has failed and caused “extremely dangerous” flooding on Puerto Rico’s Guajataca river in the wake of Hurricane Maria, authorities say. The National Weather Service (NWS) said buses were “currently evacuating people […]

US Health Secretary Tom Price’s private air travel probed

US Health Secretary Tom Price’s private air travel probed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The former Georgia congressman has been tasked by Trump with overhauling the US healthcare system An internal investigation has been opened into Health Secretary Tom Price over his private plane travel on official government business. A spokesman for the agency’s inspector general told the BBC “we take this matter […]

North Korea: Trump and Kim call each other mad

North Korea: Trump and Kim call each other mad

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump are trading insults after the US president’s UN speech Kim Jong-un has said remarks by “deranged” US President Donald Trump have convinced him he is right to develop weapons for North Korea. In an unprecedented personal statement, Mr Kim said Mr Trump would “pay dearly” […]

Busiest US-Mexico border crossing shuts for construction work

Busiest US-Mexico border crossing shuts for construction work

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tens of thousands of people pass through the border crossing every day California officials are warning of travel chaos over the weekend, as one of the largest land border crossings in the world closes for construction. The San Ysidro Port of Entry – between San Diego, California and Tijuana, […]

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez had ‘most severe’ brain disease

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez had ‘most severe’ brain disease

Image copyright Getty Images An ex-NFL footballer who killed himself in April after he was acquitted in a double murder trial had a “severe case” of a neurodegenerative brain disease. Aaron Hernandez, 27, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disease associated with head injury, his family lawyer said. He was found hanging in […]

Justin Trudeau tells UN: Canada is no wonderland

Justin Trudeau tells UN: Canada is no wonderland

Image copyright EPA Image caption Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the UN general assembly Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used his United Nations platform to address Canada’s historic failings regarding indigenous people. He said the country’s legacy of colonialism and its lasting impact on First Nations Canadians was one of “humiliation, neglect and […]

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