Biden rebukes Trump in campaign launch

Biden rebukes Trump in campaign launch

Media captionJoe Biden: Will it be third time lucky in 2020? Former US Vice-President Joe Biden has declared a presidential bid, putting an end to months of speculation. In a video announcement, Mr Biden argued that the “core values of the nation… our very democracy, everything that has made America America, is at stake”. The […]

North Korea ‘demanded $2m for care of Otto Warmbier’

North Korea ‘demanded $2m for care of Otto Warmbier’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda sign North Korea reportedly billed the US $2m (£1.5m) for the medical care of comatose American student Otto Warmbier. Warmbier was jailed in North Korea in December 2015 during an organised tour and died after […]

US election 2020: Joe Biden launches presidential bid, joining crowded field

US election 2020: Joe Biden launches presidential bid, joining crowded field

Media captionJoe Biden: Will it be third time lucky in 2020? Former US Vice-President Joe Biden has declared a presidential bid, putting an end to months of speculation. In a video announcement, Mr Biden argued that the “core values of the nation… our very democracy, everything that has made America America, is at stake”. The […]

Catherine Pugh: Federal agents raid Baltimore mayor’s home

Catherine Pugh: Federal agents raid Baltimore mayor’s home

Image copyright Paul Marotta/Getty Images Image caption Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has been on a leave of absence due to her health Federal agents have raided the home of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh amid uproar over lucrative business deals for her self-published children’s book. FBI and tax agents also searched city hall and a training […]

Pentagon chief cleared of favouring Boeing

Pentagon chief cleared of favouring Boeing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Patrick Shanahan has been serving as acting defence secretary since January Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has been cleared of allegations that he showed favouritism towards Boeing, his ex-employer. The defence department’s inspector general had been investigating him over a complaint filed in March. A watchdog accused him […]

Migrant boy, 3, found crying and alone on US border

Migrant boy, 3, found crying and alone on US border

Image copyright US Customs and Border Protection Image caption The boy was taken to a border station in Texas A three-year-old migrant boy was found in tears as he wandered alone in a Texas cornfield near the US-Mexico border, officials say. US Border Patrol agents discovered the boy in the Rio Grande Valley near Brownsville, […]

James Byrd Jr: Killer to be executed for notorious hate crime

James Byrd Jr: Killer to be executed for notorious hate crime

Image copyright Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AFP Image caption John William King is seen as the ringleader of the trio that attacked James Byrd Jr One of three men convicted in the 1998 murder of James Byrd Jr, one of modern America’s worst hate crimes, is to be executed in Texas. Byrd, a […]

Trump set for UK state visit in June

Trump set for UK state visit in June

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump will make a three-day state visit to the UK from 3 to 5 June, Buckingham Palace has announced. The president and First Lady Melania Trump will be guests of the Queen and attend a ceremony in Portsmouth to mark 75 years since the D-Day landings. He will […]

US ‘border militia training to assassinate Obama’ – FBI

US ‘border militia training to assassinate Obama’ – FBI

Image copyright PAUL RATJE/AFP/Getty Images Image caption Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who also goes by the alias Striker (left), speaking with a militia member The suspected leader of a New Mexico militia group allegedly boasted of plans to assassinate former President Barack Obama, the FBI has said. Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, and his group United Constitutional […]

Texas couple who enslaved girl for 16 years get seven-year prison term

Texas couple who enslaved girl for 16 years get seven-year prison term

Image copyright Tarrant County Jail Image caption The girl was forced to work for Mohamed Touré and his wife Denise Cros-Touré A couple who enslaved a young woman for 16 years at their home in the US have been sentenced to seven years in jail. Mohamed Touré and his wife Denise Cros-Touré, both 58, were […]

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