Syria war: US warns of ‘more’ after missile strikes

Syria war: US warns of ‘more’ after missile strikes

Media captionThe Pentagon has released video of missiles being launched from US Navy ships, targeted at a Syrian airfield. The US envoy to the UN has warned America may take further action after bombarding a Syrian air base suspected of using chemical weapons. Nikki Haley said her country would not stand by when chemical weapons […]

Trump to make China state visit, says top US diplomat

Trump to make China state visit, says top US diplomat

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump calls his relationship with Mr Xi “outstanding” US President Donald Trump has accepted his counterpart Xi Jinping’s invitation to make a state visit to China, said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Mr Trump is hosting the Chinese president for a two-day visit at his Mar-a-Lago estate in […]

Twitter forces US to drop demand for Trump critic’s details

Twitter forces US to drop demand for Trump critic’s details

Image copyright AFP The US government has dropped its request for the identity of an anti-Trump Twitter account, just a day after Twitter went to court over the issue. @ALT_USCIS anonymously criticised President Trump’s immigration policy, and claimed to be run by employees at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. US government officials issued […]

British Columbia ends high heel dress code requirements

British Columbia ends high heel dress code requirements

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The British Columbia government says that women in some workplaces are unfairly required to wear high heels A Canadian province has scrapped the dress code which requires female employees to wear high heels. The government of British Columbia (BC) says the requirement is discriminatory as well as being a […]

Mini-Me actor Verne Troyer being treated for alcoholism

Mini-Me actor Verne Troyer being treated for alcoholism

Image copyright Getty Images Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer has revealed he is being treated for alcoholism. Writing on Facebook, he said he had been receiving treatment for the last week and would be voluntarily checking into rehab later this week. The actor said he wrote the post due to concern from fans and said […]

Syria war: UN emergency talks after US missile strikes

Syria war: UN emergency talks after US missile strikes

Media captionThe Pentagon has released video of missiles being launched from US Navy ships, targeted at a Syrian airfield. The UN Security Council has heard sharp exchanges over the US bombardment of a Syrian air base suspected of using chemical weapons. Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged restraint as Russia accused the US of encouraging “terrorists” […]

Trump hails ‘tremendous’ progress in talks with China’s Xi

Trump hails ‘tremendous’ progress in talks with China’s Xi

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Trump and Xi faced each other for Friday talks “Tremendous progress” has been made in talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Donald Trump said on the summit’s second and final day. “I think truly progress has been made,” the US president said, declaring the relationship as “outstanding”. The two men […]

Senate confirms Trump Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch

Senate confirms Trump Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Neil Gorsuch has a solidly conservative pedigree and is expected to rule accordingly The US Senate has confirmed President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, after a bitter, 14-month battle for control of the highest court in the land. The chamber voted 54-45 on Friday to seal the confirmation of Denver appeals […]

Syria war: Russia to boost Syria’s air defences after US missile strike

Syria war: Russia to boost Syria’s air defences after US missile strike

Media captionThe Pentagon has released video of missiles being launched from US Navy ships, targeted at a Syrian airfield. Russia has promised to strengthen Syria’s anti-aircraft defences after the US bombarded a Syrian air base with missiles, reportedly destroying it. US officials said the base had been used to launch a chemical weapons attack in […]

Syria war: Trump’s missile strike attracts US praise – and barbs

Syria war: Trump’s missile strike attracts US praise – and barbs

Media captionHow has Trump’s position on Syria changed? President Donald Trump, buffeted by a sea of domestic troubles, has elicited almost universal approbation at home after his Syrian missile strike. From right and left, praise was showered on the commander-in-chief for acting against the Assad government after this week’s chemical attack. But one or two […]