Chelsea Manning releases new photo

Chelsea Manning releases new photo

Image copyright Pool Chelsea Manning has published a photo of herself. The former US solider was released from military prison on Tuesday. She served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and military files to Wikileaks. Since her release she had made a few social media posts documenting […]

Roger Ailes: Fox News founder dies at 77

Roger Ailes: Fox News founder dies at 77

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Ailes was founder and long-term boss of Fox News The ex-chairman and founder of Fox News Roger Ailes has died aged 77, his family says. A statement from his wife Elizabeth said she was “profoundly sad and heartbroken”, calling him a “patriot”. Mr Ailes ran Fox News for two […]

Trump Russia inquiry: Former FBI boss to lead probe

Trump Russia inquiry: Former FBI boss to lead probe

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Robert Mueller (L) with his successor at the FBI James Comey, whose dismissal prompted calls for a wider investigation A former FBI boss has been named special counsel to oversee an inquiry into Russia’s alleged meddling in the election and any Trump campaign ties. In naming Robert Mueller, the deputy […]

Chris Cornell: Soundgarden star’s death investigated as ‘possible suicide’

Chris Cornell: Soundgarden star’s death investigated as ‘possible suicide’

Media captionChris Cornell spoke to Jools Holland in 2012 about his career in music Chris Cornell’s death is being investigated as a possible suicide, Detroit Police have told the BBC. The singer died at the age of 52 after a concert in Detroit on Wednesday evening, his representatives announced. In a statement, Cornell’s representative Brian […]

Immigration arrests surge 40% under Trump

Immigration arrests surge 40% under Trump

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US immigration agents detain a suspect in Los Angeles this month US arrests of suspected illegal immigrants rose by 38% in the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, according to government data. Detentions by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency jumped to 41,318 between January 22 of this […]

Tulsa shooting: Policewoman acquitted of manslaughter

Tulsa shooting: Policewoman acquitted of manslaughter

Media captionDashcam footage shows shooting of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa A jury in the US state of Oklahoma has found a white policewoman not guilty of manslaughter over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man last year. During a trial in Tulsa, Betty Shelby, 43, said she had shot Terence Crutcher, 40, because she […]

Former FBI boss to lead Russia inquiry

Former FBI boss to lead Russia inquiry

Former FBI boss Robert Mueller has been named as a special prosecutor to oversee a probe into Russia’s alleged interference in the US election. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said it was “in the public interest” to bring an outsider in to oversee the investigation. Calls for a special prosecutor have mounted since President Donald […]

Wall Street stock markets fall as political uncertainty intensifies

Wall Street stock markets fall as political uncertainty intensifies

Image copyright Reuters US stock markets were set for their worst day in months over fears political controversy surrounding President Trump will blunt his ability to deliver tax and regulatory reform. Wall Street’s three main indexes fell more than 1.7%, and the dollar erased most gains made since his election. The S&P 500 was 1.8% […]

Iran nuclear: Trump extends Obama’s ‘worst deal ever’

Iran nuclear: Trump extends Obama’s ‘worst deal ever’

Image copyright AP Image caption Iran has pledged to restrict its nuclear activities Donald Trump’s White House has renewed sanctions relief for Iran, despite the US president’s past criticism. The easing of sanctions is part of a crucial nuclear deal brokered in 2015 under then-President Barack Obama with five other world powers. Mr Trump has […]