Turkey accuses US of ‘aggressive actions’ over embassy brawl

Turkey accuses US of ‘aggressive actions’ over embassy 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 […]

Republicans used race to redraw North Carolina voter maps

Republicans used race to redraw North Carolina voter maps

Image copyright Getty Images The US Supreme Court has ruled that North Carolina Republicans improperly used race as a factor in redrawing 2011 congressional district boundaries. The 5-3 ruling upheld a lower court decision last year forcing legislators to draft new district maps. Two predominantly black congressional districts are invalidated as a result. The case […]

Trump warns of Iranian nuclear threat on visit to Israel

Trump warns of Iranian nuclear threat on visit to Israel

Media caption“Welcome my good friend” – Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu receives Donald Trump US President Donald Trump has begun a visit to Israel by warning of the threat posed by Iran if it acquires nuclear weapons. “Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon,” he told reporters in Jerusalem, speaking beside Israeli President […]

‘Fire burn and cauldron bubble’: Trump and the glowing orb

‘Fire burn and cauldron bubble’: Trump and the glowing orb

Image copyright European Photopress Agency Image caption The sight of President Trump and his Saudi and Egyptian counterparts around a glowing orb has sparked online jokes An image of US President Donald Trump with his hands placed over a glowing white orb alongside Saudi King Salman and Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is lighting up […]

Graduates walk out on Pence speech

Dozens of students staged a walk-out when US Vice-President Mike Pence rose to address a commencement ceremony at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Student activist group We Stand For said the protest was against his policies which, they say, marginalised people for their religion, race or sexual orientation. In his address, […]

Ford gears up for the future with new chief executive

Ford gears up for the future with new chief executive

Image copyright Ford Image caption Jim Hackett is the new chief executive of Ford Ford has sacked its chief executive, Mark Fields, following a major reshuffle at the US car giant. His departure comes as Ford faces weak sales, falling profits and a near-40% decline in its share price since Mr Fields took up his […]

Trump urges Muslim leaders to lead fight against radicalisation

Trump urges Muslim leaders to lead fight against radicalisation

Media captionTrump tells Muslim nations to “Drive out the terrorists” US President Donald Trump has urged Muslim countries to take the lead in combating radicalisation in a major speech in Saudi Arabia. “Drive them out of this earth,” he told regional leaders in Riyadh, as part of his first official trip abroad. Mr Trump blamed […]

Cannes festival: Netflix film Meyerowitz Stories ‘made for big screen’

Cannes festival: Netflix film Meyerowitz Stories ‘made for big screen’

Image copyright Netflix Image caption Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson play a married couple in The Meyerowitz Stories The director of a second film at the centre of a row over Netflix’s place at Cannes said he always intended for it to be seen on the big screen. Noah Baumbach said he made The Meyerowitz […]

Hassan Minhaj: Comedy’s golden opportunity in Trump era

Hassan Minhaj: Comedy’s golden opportunity in Trump era

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hassan Minhaj said he would “probably not” have hosted the dinner under Hillary Clinton Comedians have a new-found energy in the era of Donald Trump, says a rising US comedy star. Hassan Minhaj hosted the the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in April – an event President Trump snubbed. Speaking to […]