Ex-CIA chief Brennan says Trump-Russia inquiry ‘well-founded’

Ex-CIA chief Brennan says Trump-Russia inquiry ‘well-founded’

Media captionEx-CIA boss suspicious of Trump team ‘contacts’ with Russians Former CIA Director John Brennan has said an investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Kremlin is “well-founded”. He told the House Intelligence Committee he was aware of intelligence showing contact between Russian officials and “US persons involved in the Trump campaign”. […]

Trump’s $4.1tr budget takes hatchet to safety net

Trump’s $4.1tr budget takes hatchet to safety net

Image copyright Reuters The White House has unveiled a $4.1tr (£3.1tr) budget that would take the axe to the social safety net for the poor. The plan would sharply slash food stamps, healthcare for low-income patients and disability benefits, and eliminate student loan subsidies. The budget also features an Ivanka Trump plan for paid parental […]

Aerial footage of sinkhole at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort

A sinkhole has opened outside President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida. City officials in Palm Beach tweeted that the hole had formed “directly in front of Mar-a-Lago” and was close to a newly installed water main. Sinkhole opens at Trump’s Florida retreat Aerial footage of sinkhole at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort

Ariana Grande says she feels ‘broken’ after Manchester concert attack

Ariana Grande says she feels ‘broken’ after Manchester concert attack

Image copyright PA Image caption Ariana Grande, pictured in June 2016, is currently on a European tour Ariana Grande has expressed her sorrow at the deaths of 22 people in an explosion after a show in Manchester. The US star is thought to be physically unhurt, but has posted a tweet saying: “Broken. from the […]

Chinese student sorry after uproar at US ‘fresh air’ speech

Chinese student sorry after uproar at US ‘fresh air’ speech

Image copyright University of Maryland Image caption Ms Yang said the air in the US was “sweet and fresh” A Chinese student has apologised following a furious reaction to her US graduation speech that praised the “fresh air of democracy”. Speaking at the University of Maryland, Yang Shuping drew a parallel between air pollution in […]

Ex-national security adviser ‘lied’ on security clearance

Ex-national security adviser ‘lied’ on security clearance

Media captionGen Michael Flynn explains Donald Trump’s appeal during the campaign Ex-US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn “lied” about income from Russian companies while renewing his security clearance, a top Democrat says. Elijah Cummings released a letter that shows Mr Flynn said his foreign trips were paid for by US firms, but a Moscow visit […]

Trump ‘to do everything’ for Middle East peace

Trump ‘to do everything’ for Middle East peace

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump says he looks forward to working with Israeli and Palestinian leaders for lasting peace US President Donald Trump has said he will “do everything” to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace. In a meeting with Mahmoud Abbas, he spoke of being gratified that the Palestinian leader was ready […]

Sinkhole opens at Trump’s Florida retreat

Sinkhole opens at Trump’s Florida retreat

Image copyright ABC Image caption The sinkhole is directly in front of Mar-a-Lago A sinkhole has opened at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida. The town of Palm Beach, where Mr Trump’s retreat is located, tweeted a traffic alert on Monday morning about the 4ft by 4ft (1.2m) road cavity. City officials tweeted […]

Turkey accuses US of ‘aggressive actions’ over brawl

Turkey accuses US of ‘aggressive actions’ over brawl

Media captionProtesters injured outside Turkish embassy in Washington Turkey has blamed US officials for “aggressive and unprofessional actions” and “security lapses” during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit last week. The Turkish foreign minister said it had summoned the US ambassador, John Bass, and asked for an investigation. During the key visit, a brawl erupted between […]

Ex-national security adviser ducks Senate’s Russia inquiry

Ex-national security adviser ducks Senate’s Russia inquiry

Media captionGen Michael Flynn explains Donald Trump’s appeal during the campaign President Donald Trump’s fired national security adviser has refused to hand over files to a Senate panel probing alleged Russian political meddling. Michael Flynn invoked his legal right against self-incrimination, his lawyers told the committee. The Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating possible links between […]