North Korea willing to hold talks with US, says South Korea

North Korea willing to hold talks with US, says South Korea

Image copyright AFP Image caption The North Korean general and Ivanka Trump were cheering from the same stand – but not expected to meet North Korea is willing to hold talks with the US, South Korea says. The announcement came after Gen Kim Yong-chol met South Korean President Moon Jae-in ahead of the closing ceremony […]

Trump-Russia: Democrats defend Russia inquiry in memo

Trump-Russia: Democrats defend Russia inquiry in memo

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The 10-page memo was redacted to avoid revealing intelligence gathering sources Congressional Democrats have released a memo that counters Republican claims of bias in the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The memo says the FBI and US justice department did not – as the Republicans allege […]

Florida shooting: US airlines join other firms in dropping NRA

Florida shooting: US airlines join other firms in dropping NRA

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Students have been at the forefront of new calls for gun control in the US Two major US airlines have joined a growing list of companies to cut ties with the National Rifle Association following the Florida school shooting. United and Delta airlines have both announced they are ending discounts […]

Winter Olympics: USA beat Sweden to men’s curling gold

Winter Olympics: USA beat Sweden to men’s curling gold

Media playback is not supported on this device ‘Perfect’ shot gives USA decisive lead in curling final The United States won gold in the men’s curling at Pyeongchang 2018 after defeating Sweden 10-7 in the final. Both teams were tied after seven ends but USA pulled away in the eighth after scoring a five-point stone. […]

Trump tax reform gives Buffett $29bn boost

Trump tax reform gives Buffett $29bn boost

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Warren Buffett backed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US election US billionaire Warren Buffet says his conglomerate has received a profit boost of $29bn (£20bn) as a result of President Donald Trump’s tax reforms, he says. Berkshire Hathaway reported a record quarterly and annual profit on Saturday. The Republican law […]

Florida shooting: Firms abandon NRA amid consumer boycott

Florida shooting: Firms abandon NRA amid consumer boycott

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Activists are putting pressure on companies with ties to the NRA, a powerful gun lobby Several US companies have cut ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) amid calls for a boycott of businesses linked to the powerful gun lobby in the wake of the Florida school shooting. The […]

Florida shooting: NRA-linked firms hit by consumer boycott

Florida shooting: NRA-linked firms hit by consumer boycott

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Activists are putting pressure on companies with ties to the NRA, a powerful gun lobby More than half a dozen US companies have cut ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) as consumers urge a boycott of businesses linked to the politically powerful gun lobby. The firms included car […]

White House barrier hit by vehicle, Secret Service says

White House barrier hit by vehicle, Secret Service says

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images A vehicle has struck a barrier outside the White House and a woman has been detained, the Secret Service says. “An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House at 17th & E,” it said. No officials were injured and US Secret Service officers arrested 35-year-old […]

Trump-Russia: Ex-campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty

Trump-Russia: Ex-campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty

Image copyright EPA Image caption Rick Gates said he had “had a change of heart” after his initial not-guilty plea US President Donald Trump’s former deputy campaign manager has admitted charges of conspiracy and lying to investigators in a plea deal. Rick Gates pledged to co-operate in “any and all matters” with the US special […]

US to open new embassy in Jerusalem in May

US to open new embassy in Jerusalem in May

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Israeli and US flags fly high over Jerusalem in December 2017 The US Department of State has said that a new American embassy in Jerusalem will open in May. The opening of the mission will coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary, the statement said. The announcement brings forward the […]

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