Wisconsin’s Scott Walker strips incoming Democrat’s powers

Wisconsin’s Scott Walker strips incoming Democrat’s powers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin, signed the bill on Friday Wisconsin’s outgoing Republican governor has signed bills to strip powers from his Democratic successor. The measures curb the authority of incoming Democratic Governor Tony Evers, who won last month’s election. Democrats say the legislation is a naked power […]

Cohen insists he was directed by Trump to break the law

Cohen insists he was directed by Trump to break the law

Media captionCohen walked free from court – but will have to report to jail in March US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer insists he was directed by his boss to make hush money payments during the 2016 presidential campaign. Speaking after he was sentenced to prison for campaign finance and fraud crimes, Michael Cohen told […]

Migrant caravan: Girl dies in custody after crossing Mexico-US border

Migrant caravan: Girl dies in custody after crossing Mexico-US border

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Migrants have tried to jump over the metal barrier to gain entry into the US A seven-year-old girl who illegally crossed the Mexico-US border with family died hours after being taken into custody, US officials say. The Guatemalan girl, who arrived in the US last week as part of […]

Senators vote to end US backing for Saudi war on Yemen

Senators vote to end US backing for Saudi war on Yemen

Image copyright Getty Images The US Senate has voted to withdraw US military aid for Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen and to blame the kingdom’s crown prince for the murder of a journalist. Members of President Donald Trump’s Republican party joined Democrats by 56-41 to rebuke the longtime US ally over reporter Jamal Khashoggi’s death. […]

Maria Butina: Russian activist pleads guilty in US

Maria Butina: Russian activist pleads guilty in US

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Maria Butina has been held in an adult detention centre in Virginia since July A Russian woman accused in the US of acting as an agent for the Kremlin to infiltrate political groups has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors. Gun rights activist Maria Butina, 30, admitted a single […]

New York Times London crime Twitter appeal backfires

New York Times London crime Twitter appeal backfires

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Londoners seized the opportunity to poke fun at stereotypes of life in Britain’s capital An appeal by The New York Times asking readers to share experiences of petty crime in London backfired – when it was hijacked by sarcastic Brits. The esteemed US organ had said it wanted to […]

Trump: ‘I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law’

Trump: ‘I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law’

Media captionCohen walked free from court – but will have to report to jail in March US President Donald Trump has said he never directed his former private lawyer to break the law, a day after he was was sentenced to prison. “He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law.” Mr […]

Canadian Michael Spavor detained in China as Huawei row continues

Canadian Michael Spavor detained in China as Huawei row continues

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Spavor met North Korea’s Kim Jong-un during his 2013 visit to Pyongyang A second Canadian has been detained in China on the same accusation of harming national security, as tension continues between the two countries. It was confirmed on Thursday that Michael Spavor, a businessman, had been detained in […]

Michael Spavor: Second Canadian ‘missing’ in China

Michael Spavor: Second Canadian ‘missing’ in China

Image copyright AFP Image caption Michael Spavor (left) helped arrange ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman’s trip to North Korea in 2013 Canada’s foreign ministry says it is trying to make contact with a second Canadian who is believed to have been detained in China. Michael Spavor, a businessman based in Dandong near the North Korean border, […]

California man freed after two days trapped in restaurant grease vent

California man freed after two days trapped in restaurant grease vent

Image copyright Alameda County Sheriff Image caption The 29-year-old man was said to have been physically exhausted when he was rescued A man has been rescued after spending two days trapped in a grease vent at a vacant Chinese restaurant in California, police say. Emergency crews responded to reports of “a faint voice calling for […]