Viewpoint: Is Trump playing into Kim Jong-un’s hands?

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Royal wedding 2018: Preacher on becoming ‘breakout star’

Bishop Curry speaks to the BBC’s Religion Editor, Martin Bashir, about his royal wedding sermon. The Most Reverend Curry of the US Episcopal Church quoted Martin Luther King during his 14-minute message and spoke about the power of love. Royal wedding 2018: Preacher on becoming ‘breakout star’

Trump lawyer ‘paid by Ukraine’ to arrange White House talks

Trump lawyer ‘paid by Ukraine’ to arrange White House talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko (left) meets US President Donald Trump at the White House in June 2017 Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to […]

NFL clubs to be fined if players kneel during anthem

NFL clubs to be fined if players kneel during anthem

Media captionRavens and Jaguars defied President Trump at Wembley after his comments NFL teams will be fined if players kneel for the US national anthem under a new policy. The American football league said players who do not stand for the Star-Spangled Banner can stay in the locker room until it has been performed. The […]

Trump barred from blocking Twitter users by judge

Trump barred from blocking Twitter users by judge

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump – seen through a phone – speaks from the Oval Office at the White House US President Donald Trump may not “block” Twitter users from viewing his online profile due to their political beliefs, a judge in New York has ruled. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in […]

US warns staff in China: Beware of unusual sounds

US warns staff in China: Beware of unusual sounds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The affected staff member reportedly worked at the US consulate in Guangzhou The US state department has urged its staff in China to alert them to any abnormal hearing or vision issues after one employee reported mystery symptoms. The person experienced “subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound […]

New York parents win legal battle to evict son, 30

New York parents win legal battle to evict son, 30

Image copyright Reuters A New York couple have won their legal battle to evict their 30-year-old son from home after he refused to leave. During a hearing at the state’s highest court in Syracuse, a judge praised Michael Rotondo’s legal research, but ordered him to leave the house anyway. Justice Donald Greenwood told the son […]

Steve Bannon on Newsnight talks Trump, racism and the Mueller investigation

Donald Trump’s former chief strategist has told Newsnight that the president should not testify in person to the special council investigation into allegations of Russian involvement in the 2016 election. In an exclusive Newsnight interview, Mr Bannon praised special counsel Robert Mueller as an “honourable guy” and said he should not be fired by Trump […]

Stacey Abrams is first black female nominee for governor

Stacey Abrams is first black female nominee for governor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Abrams spoke at the 2016 Democratic convention, where Hillary Clinton was nominated A former Georgia lawmaker and author has taken a major step towards becoming the first ever African-American female governor of a US state. Stacey Abrams won the Democratic Party primary on Tuesday, telling voters that trying […]

Philip Roth: Portnoy’s Complaint author dies aged 85

Philip Roth: Portnoy’s Complaint author dies aged 85

Image copyright AFP Image caption Philip Roth was presented with the National Humanities Medal by then President Barack Obama in 2011 One of the great American authors, Philip Roth, has died aged 85. The Pulitzer, National Book Award and Man Booker International Prize-winning novelist’s work drew its inspiration from Jewish family life, sex and American […]