US to honour ‘dumb’ Australia migrant deal

US to honour ‘dumb’ Australia migrant deal

Image copyright EPA Image caption Vice-President Mike Pence (l) with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull The United States has confirmed it will be going through with a migrant resettlement plan made with Australia. US President Donald Trump once called the deal, which was agreed under his predecessor, “dumb“. The agreement allows for up to 1,250 […]

American Airlines suspends employee after clash over pram

American Airlines suspends employee after clash over pram

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption American Airlines said it was “disappointed” by the actions of the employee American Airlines has removed an employee from duty after an ugly clash over a baby’s pram in San Francisco. A passenger who uploaded video of the aftermath of the incident said a mother had been struck with […]

Russian MP Seleznev incensed after son jailed in US

Russian MP Seleznev incensed after son jailed in US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Valery Seleznev says his son was “abducted” A member of the Russian parliament is outraged after his son was handed down a sentence of 27 years in prison for computer hacking crimes in the US. Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, 32, was convicted in August for stealing credit card data from […]

Russian MP incensed after son jailed in US

Russian MP incensed after son jailed in US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Valery Seleznev, State Duma member, says his son was “abducted” A member of Russian Parliament is outraged after his son was handed down a sentence of 27 years in prison for computer hacking crimes in the US. Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, 32, was convicted in August for stealing credit card […]

United Airlines to tie executive pay to customer satisfaction

United Airlines to tie executive pay to customer satisfaction

Image copyright AFP Image caption United Airlines faced a publish relations disaster Two weeks after a passenger was violently dragged from one its planes, United Airlines says it is to link pay more closely to customer satisfaction. The US company has also revealed its chief executive, Oscar Munoz, will now not become chairman, as anticipated. […]

India visit ‘very productive’ despite controversy, says Sajjan

India visit ‘very productive’ despite controversy, says Sajjan

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan’s visit to India made some waves Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says his official visit to India has been “very productive” despite political tensions. Mr Sajjan says he has been able to bolster ties between India and Canada. His comments come after Punjab’s top […]

Nastase makes derogatory Williams remark

Nastase makes derogatory Williams remark

The International Tennis Federation has launched an investigation into Nastase’s comments Romania’s Fed Cup captain, the former world number one and Grand Slam champion Ilie Nastase, has been heard making a derogatory comment about Serena Williams’ unborn child. As Romanian player Simona Halep was answering a question in English about Williams’ pregnancy at Friday’s Fed […]

Trump welcomes freed US-Egypt prisoner Aya Hijazi to White House

Trump welcomes freed US-Egypt prisoner Aya Hijazi to White House

Media captionTrump welcomes US-Egyptian prisoner to White House President Donald Trump has welcomed an Egyptian-US charity worker, whom he helped release after nearly three years detained in Cairo, to the White House. The president said he was “very happy” that Aya Hijazi, 30, was flown back to the US on Thursday night. Ms Hijazi, whose […]

Julian Assange’s arrest a ‘priority’ for US attorney general

Julian Assange’s arrest a ‘priority’ for US attorney general

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jeff Sessions (left) said the US would “seek to put some people in jail” The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, says arresting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is a “priority”. Mr Assange has been confined to London’s Ecuadorian embassy, where he has asylum, for almost five years. Asked about the possibility […]

Two more arrested in Michigan in first FGM prosecution in US

Two more arrested in Michigan in first FGM prosecution in US

Image copyright Henry Ford Hospital Image caption The married couple are accused of working with Dr Jumana Nagarwala to perform the banned procedure A Michigan doctor and his wife have been arrested in connection with the first ever prosecution for female genital mutilation (FGM) in the US. Dr Fakhruddin Attar, 53, and Farida Attar, 50, […]