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    Democrats accused of using 'a con game' to block Kavanaugh nomination


    US President Donald Trump accused Democrats of using a "con game" to try scuttle Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination and disparaged the account of the second woman accusing Mr Kavanaugh of sexual...

    US President Donald Trump accused Democrats of using a "con game" to try scuttle Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination and disparaged the account of the second woman accusing Mr Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

    'Sexually violent predator' Cosby to spend at least three years in jail


    Bill Cosby was sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison for his conviction for sexually assaulting a woman, capping the comedian's downfall from "America's Dad" to being branded a "sexually violent...

    Bill Cosby was sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison for his conviction for sexually assaulting a woman, capping the comedian's downfall from "America's Dad" to being branded a "sexually violent predator".
    Prison guards find €18m of cocaine hidden in bananas

    Prison guards find €18m of cocaine hidden in bananas


    Bananas donated to a Texas prison turned out to have cocaine worth almost $18m (€15m) hidden inside the...

    Bananas donated to a Texas prison turned out to have cocaine worth almost $18m (€15m) hidden inside the boxes.
    Kavanaugh accuser to testify in hearing on sex assault claim

    Kavanaugh accuser to testify in hearing on sex assault claim


    Christine Blasey Ford will testify in an open hearing on Thursday about what she says was a sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a party decades...

    Christine Blasey Ford will testify in an open hearing on Thursday about what she says was a sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a party decades ago.
    Back president's agenda or quit, Pompeo tells White House staff

    Back president's agenda or quit, Pompeo tells White House staff


    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly warned administration staff yesterday that they needed to either work with the Trump agenda or leave their...

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly warned administration staff yesterday that they needed to either work with the Trump agenda or leave their positions.
    Taoiseach will meet African leaders in push for UN Council Trump to focus on North Korea and Tehran in address to UN

    Taoiseach will meet African leaders in push for UN Council Trump to focus on North Korea and Tehran in address to UN


    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will use his appearance at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in New York today to canvass African leaders to support Ireland's bid for seat at the UN Security...

    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will use his appearance at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in New York today to canvass African leaders to support Ireland's bid for seat at the UN Security Council.
    US Justice official denies plotting to remove president from White House

    US Justice official denies plotting to remove president from White House


    Donald Trump's own deputy attorney general suggested secretly recording the president and discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from the White House, according to US...

    Donald Trump's own deputy attorney general suggested secretly recording the president and discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from the White House, according to US media.

    Hopes fade for survivors after typhoon causes mass devastation


    Hundreds of rescuers in the Philippines dug frantically with shovels and their bare hands yesterday in an attempt to save the lives of dozens of people buried by a landslide triggered at the weekend by Typhoon Mangkhut, the world's strongest storm of the...

    Hundreds of rescuers in the Philippines dug frantically with shovels and their bare hands yesterday in an attempt to save the lives of dozens of people buried by a landslide triggered at the weekend by Typhoon Mangkhut, the world's strongest storm of the year.
    John Kerry under fire for comparing President Trump to 'an insecure teen girl'

    John Kerry under fire for comparing President Trump to 'an insecure teen girl'


    Former US secretary of state John Kerry is being criticised for comparing President Donald Trump to a teenage girl during an appearance on HBO's 'Real Time with Bill...

    Former US secretary of state John Kerry is being criticised for comparing President Donald Trump to a teenage girl during an appearance on HBO's 'Real Time with Bill Maher'.

    Climbdown as second chance for immigrants is sought


    US President Donald Trump's administration has agreed to reconsider the asylum claims of 1,000 immigrant parents and children separated at the US border as part of a deal to settle lawsuits over his "zero-tolerance" immigration...

    US President Donald Trump's administration has agreed to reconsider the asylum claims of 1,000 immigrant parents and children separated at the US border as part of a deal to settle lawsuits over his "zero-tolerance" immigration policy.
    9/11 showed US power of unity when facing its many challenges

    9/11 showed US power of unity when facing its many challenges


    Almost two decades have passed since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but the sign on the wall as you walk into the CIA's Mission Centre for Counterterrorism still reads, "Today is September 12,...

    Almost two decades have passed since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but the sign on the wall as you walk into the CIA's Mission Centre for Counterterrorism still reads, "Today is September 12, 2001."
    One million flee as Hurricane Florence bears down on US

    One million flee as Hurricane Florence bears down on US


    Hurricane Florence is churning towards the US east coast, prompting authorities to order more than a million people to evacuate the path of the extremely dangerous storm, which forecasters said could soon...

    Hurricane Florence is churning towards the US east coast, prompting authorities to order more than a million people to evacuate the path of the extremely dangerous storm, which forecasters said could soon intensify.
    US keen as North Korea asks for second Trump-Kim summit

    US keen as North Korea asks for second Trump-Kim summit


    Kim Jong-un, the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea, has written to US President Donald Trump requesting a second meeting, according to the White...

    Kim Jong-un, the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea, has written to US President Donald Trump requesting a second meeting, according to the White House.
    Trump rails that he is the 'opposite' of book's claims

    Trump rails that he is the 'opposite' of book's claims


    Donald Trump insisted yesterday he was the "exact opposite" of Bob Woodward's portrayal of him in a new book, as he railed against America's libel laws in a familiar attack on press...

    Donald Trump insisted yesterday he was the "exact opposite" of Bob Woodward's portrayal of him in a new book, as he railed against America's libel laws in a familiar attack on press freedom.

    Western diplomats meet in bid to resolve Venezuela migrant crisis


    Diplomats from more than 30 Western Hemisphere countries are meeting in Washington to discuss Venezuela's migrant crisis, with tens of thousands of desperate people fleeing the economically imploding oil state to nearby...

    Diplomats from more than 30 Western Hemisphere countries are meeting in Washington to discuss Venezuela's migrant crisis, with tens of thousands of desperate people fleeing the economically imploding oil state to nearby nations.

    Nike under fire after signing 'take a knee' player


    Protesters have burned Nike merchandise after the brand announced Colin Kaepernick as a face of its new advertising...

    Protesters have burned Nike merchandise after the brand announced Colin Kaepernick as a face of its new advertising campaign.
    Trump says Google 'rigged' against him

    Trump says Google 'rigged' against him


    US President Donald Trump yesterday accused Google's search engine of promoting negative news articles and hiding "fair media" coverage of him, vowing to address the situation without providing evidence or giving details of action he might...

    US President Donald Trump yesterday accused Google's search engine of promoting negative news articles and hiding "fair media" coverage of him, vowing to address the situation without providing evidence or giving details of action he might take.

    Evidence about Manafort's lobbying to be used in trial


    A US judge overseeing the upcoming second trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has approved the prosecution's request to allow evidence about Manafort's lobbying activities in the 1980s but limited the scope of what it can...

    A US judge overseeing the upcoming second trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has approved the prosecution's request to allow evidence about Manafort's lobbying activities in the 1980s but limited the scope of what it can show.
    Teflon president's approval ratings reach high point ahead of elections

    Teflon president's approval ratings reach high point ahead of elections


    Donald Trump's approval ratings have climbed to levels not seen since before his botched attempt to repeal Obamacare, according to the 'Daily Telegraph's' poll...

    Donald Trump's approval ratings have climbed to levels not seen since before his botched attempt to repeal Obamacare, according to the 'Daily Telegraph's' poll tracker.
    Prosecutors give 'immunity deal' to Trump's chief financial officer

    Prosecutors give 'immunity deal' to Trump's chief financial officer


    Donald Trump's long-time financial gatekeeper has taken immunity from prosecution to discuss what he knew about payments to the president's former lawyer Michael Cohen, numerous US media outlets reported...

    Donald Trump's long-time financial gatekeeper has taken immunity from prosecution to discuss what he knew about payments to the president's former lawyer Michael Cohen, numerous US media outlets reported yesterday.

    US senator and war hero McCain 'in his final days'


    JOHN McCAIN, the US senator and former Republican presidential nominee, has decided to discontinue his treatment for brain...

    JOHN McCAIN, the US senator and former Republican presidential nominee, has decided to discontinue his treatment for brain cancer.
    Now 'Enquirer' boss 'granted immunity deal' over hush payments

    Now 'Enquirer' boss 'granted immunity deal' over hush payments


    Federal prosecutors have granted immunity to the executive in charge of the 'National Enquirer' amid a probe into hush-money payments made on behalf of Donald Trump, it was reported last...

    Federal prosecutors have granted immunity to the executive in charge of the 'National Enquirer' amid a probe into hush-money payments made on behalf of Donald Trump, it was reported last night.

    Reporter claims president is considering Manafort pardon


    US President Donald Trump said in an interview yesterday that the US economy would collapse if he were...

    US President Donald Trump said in an interview yesterday that the US economy would collapse if he were impeached.

    Thickest Arctic ice has started to break up


    The thickest sea ice in the Arctic has started to break up, opening waters north of Greenland that are normally frozen, experts have...

    The thickest sea ice in the Arctic has started to break up, opening waters north of Greenland that are normally frozen, experts have warned.
    Blow to Trump as Cohen admits illegal campaign contributions

    Blow to Trump as Cohen admits illegal campaign contributions


    Michael Cohen, president Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and "fixer", pleaded guilty yesterday to campaign-finance violations and other...

    Michael Cohen, president Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and "fixer", pleaded guilty yesterday to campaign-finance violations and other charges.
    Melania lectures on cyber bullying as Trump lays into rivals on Twitter

    Melania lectures on cyber bullying as Trump lays into rivals on Twitter


    Melania Trump has warned about the "destructive and harmful" impact of using social media incorrectly - while her husband was busy settling scores with typically aggressive messages on...

    Melania Trump has warned about the "destructive and harmful" impact of using social media incorrectly - while her husband was busy settling scores with typically aggressive messages on Twitter.
    US papers join forces to fight president's rhetoric

    US papers join forces to fight president's rhetoric


    Hundreds of US newspapers yesterday launched a co-ordinated defence of press freedom and a stinging rebuke of President Donald Trump for denouncing some media organisations as enemies of the American...

    Hundreds of US newspapers yesterday launched a co-ordinated defence of press freedom and a stinging rebuke of President Donald Trump for denouncing some media organisations as enemies of the American people.

    Defending president backfires on former aide


    For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump's side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sell-out for aligning herself with a US president who has hurled one insult after another at black...

    For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump's side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sell-out for aligning herself with a US president who has hurled one insult after another at black people.

    Trump axes security clearance for former CIA director Brennan


    US President Donald Trump has revoked former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance, accusing him of "erratic conduct and...

    US President Donald Trump has revoked former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance, accusing him of "erratic conduct and behaviour".
    Manafort had 'huge dumpster' of cash, trial told

    Manafort had 'huge dumpster' of cash, trial told


    Paul Manafort had "a huge dumpster of hidden money" abroad, a prosecutor said yesterday, urging a jury to convict the former Trump campaign chief on financial fraud charges based more on a paper trail of evidence than the testimony of a former...

    Paul Manafort had "a huge dumpster of hidden money" abroad, a prosecutor said yesterday, urging a jury to convict the former Trump campaign chief on financial fraud charges based more on a paper trail of evidence than the testimony of a former protégé.
    Church covered up abuse of more than 1,000 children by US priests - report

    Church covered up abuse of more than 1,000 children by US priests - report


    Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children - and possibly many more - since the 1950s, and senior church officials, including a man who is now the archbishop of Washington DC, systematically covered up the abuse,...

    Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children - and possibly many more - since the 1950s, and senior church officials, including a man who is now the archbishop of Washington DC, systematically covered up the abuse, according to a grand jury report released yesterday.
    Mystery surrounds why worker stole plane before crashing to his death

    Mystery surrounds why worker stole plane before crashing to his death


    American authorities are seeking to learn what drove an airline worker to steal an empty plane from Seattle's airport in a security scare that caused fighter jets to be scrambled and ended only when it...

    American authorities are seeking to learn what drove an airline worker to steal an empty plane from Seattle's airport in a security scare that caused fighter jets to be scrambled and ended only when it crashed.
    'On yer bike' - Donald lets rip at Harley Davidson

    'On yer bike' - Donald lets rip at Harley Davidson


    President Donald Trump has backed boycotting US motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson, the latest salvo in a dispute between the company and Mr Trump over tariffs on...

    President Donald Trump has backed boycotting US motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson, the latest salvo in a dispute between the company and Mr Trump over tariffs on steel.
    Racial division plays a key role in the appeal of Trump to his voters

    Racial division plays a key role in the appeal of Trump to his voters


    On the one-year anniversary of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the killing of Heather Heyer, an anti-Nazi protester allegedly mowed down by a white nationalist, US President Donald Trump reminded us he is incapable of treating white...

    On the one-year anniversary of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the killing of Heather Heyer, an anti-Nazi protester allegedly mowed down by a white nationalist, US President Donald Trump reminded us he is incapable of treating white nationalism as a singular evil - or of offending his white-grievance-obsessed base.
    Far right march in Washington on anniversary of Charlottesville

    Far right march in Washington on anniversary of Charlottesville


    Around 20 demonstrators who were going to join a white nationalist rally walked through the heart of Washington yesterday, cordoned by rows of police officers and outnumbered by hundreds of taunting counter...

    Around 20 demonstrators who were going to join a white nationalist rally walked through the heart of Washington yesterday, cordoned by rows of police officers and outnumbered by hundreds of taunting counter protesters.
    I helped to hide Donald Trump’s mental decline, says his sacked former adviser

    I helped to hide Donald Trump’s mental decline, says his sacked former adviser


    A former aide to US President Donald Trump has revealed that she secretly recorded her sacking by John Kelly, the chief of staff, in the high-security White House situation...

    A former aide to US President Donald Trump has revealed that she secretly recorded her sacking by John Kelly, the chief of staff, in the high-security White House situation room.

    California wildfires prompt White House to pledge help


    US President Donald Trump has declared a "major disaster" in California and ordered federal funding to be made available to help recovery efforts in areas affected by...

    US President Donald Trump has declared a "major disaster" in California and ordered federal funding to be made available to help recovery efforts in areas affected by wildfire.

    Thousands of homes threatened in killer US blaze


    A fast-growing California wildfire killed a second firefighter yesterday as high winds drove it towards the city of Redding, prompting mass evacuations and threatening some 5,000 homes and...

    A fast-growing California wildfire killed a second firefighter yesterday as high winds drove it towards the city of Redding, prompting mass evacuations and threatening some 5,000 homes and businesses.

    I'm not a bigot says 'sorry' comic Barr over her 'Muslim ape' tweet


    In Roseanne Barr’s first TV interview since her ABC sitcom was cancelled for a racist tweet, the comedian apologised for her “ill-worded” post and insisted she isn’t a...

    In Roseanne Barr’s first TV interview since her ABC sitcom was cancelled for a racist tweet, the comedian apologised for her “ill-worded” post and insisted she isn’t a bigot.

    Trump denies he knew of son's Russian links


    Donald Trump has denied explosive claims by his former lawyer that he knew about a meeting between his son and a Russian promising to share damaging information about his rival candidate Hillary Clinton before the 2016 US...

    Donald Trump has denied explosive claims by his former lawyer that he knew about a meeting between his son and a Russian promising to share damaging information about his rival candidate Hillary Clinton before the 2016 US election.

    Trump Jr divorce judge praises couple


    A New York judge congratulated Donald Trump Jr and his estranged wife Vanessa yesterday for resolving child custody issues as they proceed toward...

    A New York judge congratulated Donald Trump Jr and his estranged wife Vanessa yesterday for resolving child custody issues as they proceed toward divorce.
    Ivanka's $100m fashion empire has come apart at the seams

    Ivanka's $100m fashion empire has come apart at the seams


    Ivanka Trump has announced that she is closing her namesake fashion brand. "After 17 months in Washington, I do not know when or if I will ever return to the business," she said yesterday. "So making this decision now is the only fair outcome for my team...

    Ivanka Trump has announced that she is closing her namesake fashion brand. "After 17 months in Washington, I do not know when or if I will ever return to the business," she said yesterday. "So making this decision now is the only fair outcome for my team and partners."
    Drinks giant heiress on $100m bail for 'sex cult' prosecution

    Drinks giant heiress on $100m bail for 'sex cult' prosecution


    A multi-millionaire heiress to the Seagram liquor empire has been arrested and charged with running a criminal enterprise, as part of proceedings against members of the Nxivm "sex...

    A multi-millionaire heiress to the Seagram liquor empire has been arrested and charged with running a criminal enterprise, as part of proceedings against members of the Nxivm "sex cult".

    Gunman who killed two in rampage 'was mentally ill'


    A man who fired a handgun into restaurants and cafes in Toronto, killing a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman, suffered from psychosis and depression, his family claimed last...

    A man who fired a handgun into restaurants and cafes in Toronto, killing a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman, suffered from psychosis and depression, his family claimed last night.

    Trump ramps up tensions with angry tweet to Iran


    US President Donald Trump has escalated his sabre-rattling against Iran, raising the prospect of conflict and warning that threats against the United States would result in "historic...

    US President Donald Trump has escalated his sabre-rattling against Iran, raising the prospect of conflict and warning that threats against the United States would result in "historic consequences".
    Trump alleges the FBI spied on his campaign for White House

    Trump alleges the FBI spied on his campaign for White House


    US President Donald Trump yesterday accused the FBI of spying on his presidential campaign after the release of top secret surveillance warrant applications accusing his former foreign policy adviser of conspiring with...

    US President Donald Trump yesterday accused the FBI of spying on his presidential campaign after the release of top secret surveillance warrant applications accusing his former foreign policy adviser of conspiring with Russia.
    Gunman turns himself in after he kills hostage during shop siege

    Gunman turns himself in after he kills hostage during shop siege


    Police in Los Angeles arrested a man who took hostages and barricaded himself inside a Trader Joe's grocery store, ending a three-hour standoff during which he fatally shot a...

    Police in Los Angeles arrested a man who took hostages and barricaded himself inside a Trader Joe's grocery store, ending a three-hour standoff during which he fatally shot a woman.

    'Don't play with lion's tail' - Iran in US war threat


    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani yesterday cautioned US President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying "America should know... war with Iran is the mother of all wars," but he did not rule out peace between the two...

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani yesterday cautioned US President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying "America should know... war with Iran is the mother of all wars," but he did not rule out peace between the two countries, either.
    'Grab the baby': last words of tragic boat family

    'Grab the baby': last words of tragic boat family


    A mother who lost nine relatives in a tourist boat accident in the US has recalled her sister-in-law's last...

    A mother who lost nine relatives in a tourist boat accident in the US has recalled her sister-in-law's last words.
    'I'd rather reign in hell': Bannon backs European far right

    'I'd rather reign in hell': Bannon backs European far right


    President Donald Trump's former chief strategist has announced he is launching a new foundation aimed at supporting right-wing populist causes in...

    President Donald Trump's former chief strategist has announced he is launching a new foundation aimed at supporting right-wing populist causes in Europe.
    Nine members of same family drown in 'duck boat' tragedy

    Nine members of same family drown in 'duck boat' tragedy


    Nine of the 17 people who drowned when an amphibious "duck boat" carrying 31 people capsized in stormy weather in Missouri were from the same...

    Nine of the 17 people who drowned when an amphibious "duck boat" carrying 31 people capsized in stormy weather in Missouri were from the same family.

    Alleged Russian agent offered sex for key US job, court is told


    An alleged Russian spy offered sex in exchange for a job and was praised by her Kremlin handler for having "upstaged" Anna Chapman, the former spy who was expelled from America in 2010, according to a new court...

    An alleged Russian spy offered sex in exchange for a job and was praised by her Kremlin handler for having "upstaged" Anna Chapman, the former spy who was expelled from America in 2010, according to a new court filing.
    Park ranger 'blessed to be alive' after bear rips off his scalp

    Park ranger 'blessed to be alive' after bear rips off his scalp


    A Canadian park ranger who survived a mauling by a grizzly bear that ripped off part of his scalp and half of his ear says he feels "blessed to be...

    A Canadian park ranger who survived a mauling by a grizzly bear that ripped off part of his scalp and half of his ear says he feels "blessed to be alive".

    US abortion laws on the line in row over new top judge


    The future of America's abortion law is on the line as a ferocious battle looms over Donald Trump's latest nominee to sit on the US Supreme...

    The future of America's abortion law is on the line as a ferocious battle looms over Donald Trump's latest nominee to sit on the US Supreme Court.

    Double-decker dinosaur fossil find makes scientists rethink evolution of Jurassic giants


    Scientists in Argentina have discovered the earliest-known "giant" dinosaur, revealing the evolution of gigantism began around 30 million years earlier than previously...

    Scientists in Argentina have discovered the earliest-known "giant" dinosaur, revealing the evolution of gigantism began around 30 million years earlier than previously thought.
    Don't lose faith or hope, says Chile mine survivor

    Don't lose faith or hope, says Chile mine survivor


    One of the 33 Chilean miners rescued after 70 days underground in 2010 says the trapped Thai schoolchildren can survive by staying...

    One of the 33 Chilean miners rescued after 70 days underground in 2010 says the trapped Thai schoolchildren can survive by staying positive.
    US won't say how it plans to reunite migrant families

    US won't say how it plans to reunite migrant families


    The Trump administration has offered little indication of how it will reunite thousands of children separated from their families under the US president's immigration policies, heightening concern that the government could fail to comply with a federal...

    The Trump administration has offered little indication of how it will reunite thousands of children separated from their families under the US president's immigration policies, heightening concern that the government could fail to comply with a federal judge's order to expedite the process.
    Democrat grandee ousted by far-left political novice

    Democrat grandee ousted by far-left political novice


    The US Democratic Party's internal divisions were laid bare when establishment congressman Joe Crowley was ousted by a 28-year-old far-left political...

    The US Democratic Party's internal divisions were laid bare when establishment congressman Joe Crowley was ousted by a 28-year-old far-left political novice.
    Trump now faces court deadline over reuniting migrant families

    Trump now faces court deadline over reuniting migrant families


    The clock is ticking for the Trump administration after a federal judge ordered the thousands of migrant children and parents who were forcibly separated at the Mexican border to be reunited within 30 days, and sooner for youngsters under...

    The clock is ticking for the Trump administration after a federal judge ordered the thousands of migrant children and parents who were forcibly separated at the Mexican border to be reunited within 30 days, and sooner for youngsters under five.
    Maradona's Fifa role in doubt over antics at matches

    Maradona's Fifa role in doubt over antics at matches


    Diego Maradona's role as a paid ambassador for Fifa came under scrutiny yesterday following his boorish behaviour during Argentina's defeat of Nigeria on...

    Diego Maradona's role as a paid ambassador for Fifa came under scrutiny yesterday following his boorish behaviour during Argentina's defeat of Nigeria on Tuesday.

    Iran's sanctions relief revoked by White House


    The Trump administration has begun dismantling the sanctions relief granted to Iran under the 2015 nuclear deal, following the US president's withdrawal from the international...

    The Trump administration has begun dismantling the sanctions relief granted to Iran under the 2015 nuclear deal, following the US president's withdrawal from the international accord.
    Putin 'given hope' for his ties with US after meeting with Bolton

    Putin 'given hope' for his ties with US after meeting with Bolton


    Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed hope that yesterday's visit to Moscow by US leader Donald Trump's national security adviser will help improve bilateral ties amid tensions between Moscow and the...

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed hope that yesterday's visit to Moscow by US leader Donald Trump's national security adviser will help improve bilateral ties amid tensions between Moscow and the West.
    Kavanaugh a contender for key Supreme Court pick

    Kavanaugh a contender for key Supreme Court pick


    US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is to retire, letting President Donald Trump nominate a successor who could create the most conservative court in...

    US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is to retire, letting President Donald Trump nominate a successor who could create the most conservative court in generations.
    President hits back at 'punch-drunk' De Niro after 'F-bomb'

    President hits back at 'punch-drunk' De Niro after 'F-bomb'


    Donald Trump has hit back at Robert De Niro, calling him a "very low IQ individual", after the Oscar-winning actor's expletive-laden attack on the US president on live...

    Donald Trump has hit back at Robert De Niro, calling him a "very low IQ individual", after the Oscar-winning actor's expletive-laden attack on the US president on live TV.
    Tough-talking US leader to get taste of his own medicine as allies quit their tiptoeing

    Tough-talking US leader to get taste of his own medicine as allies quit their tiptoeing


    US president Donald Trump's comments, made as he was departing for the annual G7 summit in Canada, have the potential to further upend talks with other leaders here. US intelligence officials believe Russia interfered in the 2016 election, and part of...

    US president Donald Trump's comments, made as he was departing for the annual G7 summit in Canada, have the potential to further upend talks with other leaders here. US intelligence officials believe Russia interfered in the 2016 election, and part of this year's G7 summit was supposed to focus on protecting democracies from foreign meddling.

    Guatemalan volcano kills dozens in river of lava


    The death toll from the eruption of Guatemala's Fuego Volcano rose to 62 last night, with rescuers expecting to find more...

    The death toll from the eruption of Guatemala's Fuego Volcano rose to 62 last night, with rescuers expecting to find more bodies.
    Trump backs Roseanne in Twitter race row

    Trump backs Roseanne in Twitter race row


    US President Donald Trump has reacted to US TV network ABC's decision to cancel Roseanne Barr's sitcom after she compared former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an...

    US President Donald Trump has reacted to US TV network ABC's decision to cancel Roseanne Barr's sitcom after she compared former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape.

    Female black lawyer could make history in US election


    Georgia could be set to elect the first black female governor in US history after lawyer Stacey Abrams won the Democratic...

    Georgia could be set to elect the first black female governor in US history after lawyer Stacey Abrams won the Democratic primary.

    Trump accuses the FBI of 'Spygate' in Russia probe


    Donald Trump has accused the FBI of being involved in a scandal he branded "Spygate" following its reported use of a retired Cambridge University professor to glean information about whether his presidential campaign colluded with...

    Donald Trump has accused the FBI of being involved in a scandal he branded "Spygate" following its reported use of a retired Cambridge University professor to glean information about whether his presidential campaign colluded with Russia.
    US agrees to stall on Chinese trade war

    US agrees to stall on Chinese trade war


    The US trade war with China is "on hold" after the world's largest economies agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement, according to US Treasury Secretary Steven...

    The US trade war with China is "on hold" after the world's largest economies agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement, according to US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
    Trump blames China for influencing Kim in talks threat

    Trump blames China for influencing Kim in talks threat


    Donald Trump has blamed China for Kim Jong-un's apparent change of heart over their face-to-face meeting as he attempted to bring North Korea back to the...

    Donald Trump has blamed China for Kim Jong-un's apparent change of heart over their face-to-face meeting as he attempted to bring North Korea back to the table.
    North Korea threatens to pull out of US summit over military moves

    North Korea threatens to pull out of US summit over military moves


    Donald Trump yesterday conceded he did not know if his meeting with Kim Jong-un would go ahead after North Korean officials openly criticised his administration's...

    Donald Trump yesterday conceded he did not know if his meeting with Kim Jong-un would go ahead after North Korean officials openly criticised his administration's demands.
    Lawyer might have paid off more than just Stormy if it was necessary, says Giuliani

    Lawyer might have paid off more than just Stormy if it was necessary, says Giuliani


    Donald Trump might have had his lawyer pay other women who came forward claiming affairs with the president "if necessary", his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said on...

    Donald Trump might have had his lawyer pay other women who came forward claiming affairs with the president "if necessary", his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said on Sunday.

    Middle ground left vacant in Donald-effect primaries


    As primary season kicks into high gear, Republicans are engaged in nomination fights that are pulling the party to the right, leaving some leaders worried their candidates will be out of step with the broader electorate in...

    As primary season kicks into high gear, Republicans are engaged in nomination fights that are pulling the party to the right, leaving some leaders worried their candidates will be out of step with the broader electorate in November.

    Porn star Stormy sues Trump for defamation in tweet


    A PORN star who alleges she had an affair with Donald Trump is suing the US president for defamation after he attacked her claims in a...

    A PORN star who alleges she had an affair with Donald Trump is suing the US president for defamation after he attacked her claims in a tweet.
    Mueller probe poses dozens of questions for president

    Mueller probe poses dozens of questions for president


    Special counsel Robert Mueller has given a list of almost four dozen questions to lawyers for President Donald Trump as part of his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether Mr Trump (below) obstructed justice, according to a...

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has given a list of almost four dozen questions to lawyers for President Donald Trump as part of his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether Mr Trump (below) obstructed justice, according to a report published in 'The New York Times'.

    Trump says that Comey is 'a liar and a leaker and guilty of crimes'


    US President Donald Trump alleged that former FBI director James Comey is guilty of leaking classified information to prompt a special counsel's appointment and he accused his own Justice Department of inaction in order to engage in a "witch hunt"...

    US President Donald Trump alleged that former FBI director James Comey is guilty of leaking classified information to prompt a special counsel's appointment and he accused his own Justice Department of inaction in order to engage in a "witch hunt" against him.

    Macron will urge Trump not to pull out of Syria


    Emmanuel Macron will today urge President Donald Trump to keep the United States engaged in Syria for the long run as the pair meet in the White...

    Emmanuel Macron will today urge President Donald Trump to keep the United States engaged in Syria for the long run as the pair meet in the White House.

    Trump faces rising tide of troubles


    The sea of troubles battering Donald Trump is getting fiercer by the...

    The sea of troubles battering Donald Trump is getting fiercer by the minute.
    'America's Dad was on top of me ... I wanted to punch him'

    'America's Dad was on top of me ... I wanted to punch him'


    The day before Bill Cosby's chief accuser was to take the witness stand at his sexual assault retrial, a former model and TV personality gave jurors her own harrowing account of being drugged and raped by the comedy star in...

    The day before Bill Cosby's chief accuser was to take the witness stand at his sexual assault retrial, a former model and TV personality gave jurors her own harrowing account of being drugged and raped by the comedy star in 1982.
    US court refuses to throw out lawsuits linking Saudis to 9/11

    US court refuses to throw out lawsuits linking Saudis to 9/11


    A US court has rejected Saudi Arabia's request to throw out lawsuits claiming the Middle Eastern nation helped plan the 9/11 terror...

    A US court has rejected Saudi Arabia's request to throw out lawsuits claiming the Middle Eastern nation helped plan the 9/11 terror attacks.
    Amal rallies to cause of jailed Myanmar reporters

    Amal rallies to cause of jailed Myanmar reporters


    Amal Clooney has joined the legal team representing two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar, who are accused of possessing secret government...

    Amal Clooney has joined the legal team representing two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar, who are accused of possessing secret government papers.

    President's lawyer 'talked of pardons for Flynn and Manafort'


    Donald Trump's lawyer talked about pardoning two top former advisers as the Russian investigation was closing in, according to 'The New York...

    Donald Trump's lawyer talked about pardoning two top former advisers as the Russian investigation was closing in, according to 'The New York Times'.
    US braced for porn star to tell all on 'Trump affair'

    US braced for porn star to tell all on 'Trump affair'


    Stormy Daniels, the porn star who says she had an affair with Donald Trump, claims her years in the adult film industry will help her cope with the scrutiny after a much-anticipated...

    Stormy Daniels, the porn star who says she had an affair with Donald Trump, claims her years in the adult film industry will help her cope with the scrutiny after a much-anticipated interview.
    US pupils send loud message on guns in scenes reminiscent of Vietnam protests

    US pupils send loud message on guns in scenes reminiscent of Vietnam protests


    They came from a place of heartbreak to claim their spot in history: hundreds of thousands of teenagers and supporters, rallying across the United States for tougher laws to fight gun...

    They came from a place of heartbreak to claim their spot in history: hundreds of thousands of teenagers and supporters, rallying across the United States for tougher laws to fight gun violence.

    Investigators fear bomber may have had help in deadly Texas spree


    Federal investigators yesterday scoured the home of the 23-year-old man they say was behind this month's deadly Texas bombing spree, seeking clues about what motivated Mark Conditt and whether anyone helped him build or plant his...

    Federal investigators yesterday scoured the home of the 23-year-old man they say was behind this month's deadly Texas bombing spree, seeking clues about what motivated Mark Conditt and whether anyone helped him build or plant his bombs.

    Mystery of 'Ata the alien' solved by DNA research


    When a bizarre 15cm skeleton was discovered buried in a leather pouch behind an abandoned church in the Atacama Desert of Chile in 2003, it baffled the...

    When a bizarre 15cm skeleton was discovered buried in a leather pouch behind an abandoned church in the Atacama Desert of Chile in 2003, it baffled the world.

    Bomb spree comes to end with suspect suicide


    The family of the man thought to have terrorised Austin during a deadly month-long bombing spree have spoken of their devastation as police tried to understand how and why he went on his...

    The family of the man thought to have terrorised Austin during a deadly month-long bombing spree have spoken of their devastation as police tried to understand how and why he went on his rampage.

    Trump ignored warnings to avoid congratulating Putin


    US President Donald Trump was warned in briefing materials to refrain from congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election, but he did so anyway, a senior White House source has...

    US President Donald Trump was warned in briefing materials to refrain from congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election, but he did so anyway, a senior White House source has revealed.

    Trump lashes out at 'biased' inquiry into Russia collusion


    Donald Trump took out his frustrations over the intensifying Russia investigation last night by lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller, signalling a possible shift away from a strategy of co-operating with a probe that the US president believes is...

    Donald Trump took out his frustrations over the intensifying Russia investigation last night by lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller, signalling a possible shift away from a strategy of co-operating with a probe that the US president believes is biased against him.
    Mayor claims Miami bridge was 'stress tested' before fatal collapse

    Mayor claims Miami bridge was 'stress tested' before fatal collapse


    The Miami pedestrian bridge which collapsed on Thursday had undergone a "stress test" before it fell down, crushing cars on the road below and killing six people and injuring another 10, according to...

    The Miami pedestrian bridge which collapsed on Thursday had undergone a "stress test" before it fell down, crushing cars on the road below and killing six people and injuring another 10, according to officials.

    Prosecutors seek death penalty for Cruz


    Florida prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Nikolas Cruz, the former student accused of murdering 17 people in a shooting spree last month at a Parkland high school, according to a notice filed in court...

    Florida prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Nikolas Cruz, the former student accused of murdering 17 people in a shooting spree last month at a Parkland high school, according to a notice filed in court yesterday.