Canada polygamy trial: Verdict due in Bountiful polygamy trial

Canada polygamy trial: Verdict due in Bountiful polygamy trial

Image copyright Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press Image caption Winston Blackmore arrives at his trial in the town of Cranbrook, British Columbia A long-awaited verdict in the trial of two Canadian religious leaders accused of polygamy is expected on Monday. Winston Blackmore, 61, is accused of having 24 wives and his former brother-in-law James Oler, 53, […]

White House uncertainty over fresh Russia sanctions

White House uncertainty over fresh Russia sanctions

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin recently held talks at the G20 summit in Germany White House officials have given differing messages after US Congress agreed on legislation allowing fresh sanctions against Russia. The laws would also curb President Donald Trump’s ability to lift any sanctions. He has resisted […]

Canadian police end hunt for missing hiker, family confirms

Canadian police end hunt for missing hiker, family confirms

Image copyright Royal Canadian Mounted Police Image caption Gregory Tiffin’s body has been found, but Sophie Dowsley remains missing Canadian police have called off a search for an Australian woman who went missing while hiking earlier this month, according to her family. Sophie Dowsley 34, and her Canadian partner Gregory Tiffin, 44, had left for […]

Trump Russia: US Congress reach deal on fresh sanctions

Trump Russia: US Congress reach deal on fresh sanctions

Media captionWhat does body language tell us about the Trump-Putin G20 meeting? Leaders of both parties in the US Congress have agreed on legislation that allows fresh sanctions to punish Russia for alleged election meddling. The new legislation would also sharply limit President Donald Trump’s ability to lift any sanctions against Russia. He has previously […]

San Antonio: Eight found dead in truck in Walmart car park

San Antonio: Eight found dead in truck in Walmart car park

Media captionPolice Chief William McManus and Fire Chief Charles Hood told reporters about the discovery Eight people have been found dead inside a trailer truck parked outside a Walmart store in San Antonio, in the US state of Texas, police officials say. Twenty others were in critical or serious condition, with some believed to be […]

John Heard: Home Alone actor dies aged 71

John Heard: Home Alone actor dies aged 71

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The star played Peter McCallister in the Home Alone films The actor John Heard, best known for his role in the Home Alone films, has died at the age of 71. Heard was found dead on Friday in his hotel room in Palo Alto, California, according to celebrity news […]

Ben Affleck denies Batman exit rumours

Ben Affleck denies Batman exit rumours

Image copyright Getty Images Ben Affleck has scotched rumours he is quitting as the caped crusader after his upcoming role in Justice League. He’d been due to star in and direct another standalone film – The Batman – but pulled out of directing duties in January. After Affleck’s script was also ditched by incoming director […]

Comic-Con: Ford’s take on Blade Runner mystery

Comic-Con: Ford’s take on Blade Runner mystery

Image copyright Getty Images It’s one of the most debated theories in sci-fi – is Harrison Ford’s character in Blade Runner human or an artificially created replicant? The answer was left as a mystery in the theatrical release of Ridley Scott’s 1982 film – with even Scott and Ford arguing about it – and with […]

Donald Trump insists he has ‘complete power’ to pardon

Donald Trump insists he has ‘complete power’ to pardon

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Trump referred to his “complete power to pardon” in a tweet US President Donald Trump has insisted he has the “complete power” to pardon people, amid reports he is considering presidential pardons for family members, aides and even himself. A Democratic Party spokesman has called the reports “extremely disturbing”. […]

Sean Spicer quits: White House press secretary plays down ‘row’

Sean Spicer quits: White House press secretary plays down ‘row’

Media captionSean Spicer was upbeat about the operation he is leaving White House press secretary Sean Spicer has moved to minimise talk of divisions within the Trump administration after announcing his resignation. Mr Spicer is reportedly stepping down because he is unhappy with President Donald Trump’s appointment of a new communications director. But he told […]