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    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.
    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.
    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.

    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.
    President hints at Kim meeting as he jokes with journalists

    President hints at Kim meeting as he jokes with journalists


    During a joke-filled monologue at a dinner with journalists, US President Donald Trump suggested the United States will be meeting with North Korea but has told Pyongyang it must first...

    During a joke-filled monologue at a dinner with journalists, US President Donald Trump suggested the United States will be meeting with North Korea but has told Pyongyang it must first "denuke".
    Trump threatens new tax on cars from EU in angry tweet

    Trump threatens new tax on cars from EU in angry tweet


    US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose new tariffs on EU cars as anxieties escalate over a possible trade war that he has said would be a good...

    US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose new tariffs on EU cars as anxieties escalate over a possible trade war that he has said would be a good thing.
    Trump may surprise us all as the president who crosses swords with NRA

    Trump may surprise us all as the president who crosses swords with NRA


    It was perhaps unfortunate that the crib card Donald Trump was holding when he met those affected by the Parkland shooting was spotted - and snapped - by Chip Somodevilla, a Getty Images...

    It was perhaps unfortunate that the crib card Donald Trump was holding when he met those affected by the Parkland shooting was spotted - and snapped - by Chip Somodevilla, a Getty Images photographer.

    If US voters' wallets feel full, then Trump is on for a second term no matter what values he tramples on


    Matt Drudge announced his scoop with the level of understatement one would expect from the king of digital tabloid news. "TRUMP SET FOR SHOCK ANNOUNCEMENT," he tweeted from his own personal account, his keyboard's capital letter button held firmly...

    Matt Drudge announced his scoop with the level of understatement one would expect from the king of digital tabloid news. "TRUMP SET FOR SHOCK ANNOUNCEMENT," he tweeted from his own personal account, his keyboard's capital letter button held firmly down.
    Ex-'Playboy' model tells of Trump 'affair'

    Ex-'Playboy' model tells of Trump 'affair'


    A former 'Playboy' model has gone public about her alleged affair with US President Donald Trump after she claims a magazine bought her story in order to bury...

    A former 'Playboy' model has gone public about her alleged affair with US President Donald Trump after she claims a magazine bought her story in order to bury it.
    Spy 'sitting on bombshell about Trump'

    Spy 'sitting on bombshell about Trump'


    The former British spy behind a controversial dossier about Donald Trump's links with Russia has spent two days talking to a team of US investigators, it was reported...

    The former British spy behind a controversial dossier about Donald Trump's links with Russia has spent two days talking to a team of US investigators, it was reported yesterday.
    Billionaire couple's mysterious deaths being treated as murder

    Billionaire couple's mysterious deaths being treated as murder


    The mysterious deaths of a Canadian billionaire and his wife shortly before Christmas are now being treated as murder, Toronto police announced...

    The mysterious deaths of a Canadian billionaire and his wife shortly before Christmas are now being treated as murder, Toronto police announced yesterday.
    Inside the daily life of the California couple who 'chained starving children to beds'

    Inside the daily life of the California couple who 'chained starving children to beds'


    The US couple who allegedly tortured and imprisoned their 13 children were Elvis fanatics, believed "God called on them" to give birth so many times and refused to let other family members speak to their...

    The US couple who allegedly tortured and imprisoned their 13 children were Elvis fanatics, believed "God called on them" to give birth so many times and refused to let other family members speak to their children.

    Police kill five in shootout with Venezuela's 'James Bond'


    Venezuelan authorities killed five militants and arrested five others during a shootout with a rogue helicopter pilot who bombed the government last...

    Venezuelan authorities killed five militants and arrested five others during a shootout with a rogue helicopter pilot who bombed the government last year.
    Franco faces accusations over nude orgy scene

    Franco faces accusations over nude orgy scene


    Several women have made further claims of inappropriate sexual behaviour against James Franco in a 'Los Angeles Times'...

    Several women have made further claims of inappropriate sexual behaviour against James Franco in a 'Los Angeles Times' article.
    Rescuers scour disaster zone for missing mudslide victims

    Rescuers scour disaster zone for missing mudslide victims


    Rescue workers yesterday searched for eight people missing after mudslides that ripped through a coastal southern California community, as the identities of some of the 17 who died in Tuesday's disaster began trickling...

    Rescue workers yesterday searched for eight people missing after mudslides that ripped through a coastal southern California community, as the identities of some of the 17 who died in Tuesday's disaster began trickling out.

    Steven Bannon in U-turn over damaging comments on Donald Trump Jnr


    Former Donald Trump strategist Steve Bannon has tried to withdraw his highly damaging comments against Donald Jnr that set Washington...

    Former Donald Trump strategist Steve Bannon has tried to withdraw his highly damaging comments against Donald Jnr that set Washington alight.
    Trump launches legal action against ex-adviser Bannon

    Trump launches legal action against ex-adviser Bannon


    Donald Trump has launched legal action against his former adviser Steve Bannon as the pair's spectacular fallout over a controversial new book...

    Donald Trump has launched legal action against his former adviser Steve Bannon as the pair's spectacular fallout over a controversial new book escalated.

    Kim uses 'hotline' to open talks with Seoul


    North Korea called South Korea yesterday on a hotline that had previously remained dormant for two years, in a major diplomatic breakthrough that could pave the way towards future peace...

    North Korea called South Korea yesterday on a hotline that had previously remained dormant for two years, in a major diplomatic breakthrough that could pave the way towards future peace talks.
    Ex-Miss America takes charge of pageant after sexism scandal

    Ex-Miss America takes charge of pageant after sexism scandal


    Miss America organisers have chosen a former winner to chair the board of directors for the first time, following a scandal over leaked emails that revealed how its chief executive ridiculed the intellect and sex lives of...

    Miss America organisers have chosen a former winner to chair the board of directors for the first time, following a scandal over leaked emails that revealed how its chief executive ridiculed the intellect and sex lives of competitors.
    Political euphemisms don't tell the story - and can hide the real threats to democracy

    Political euphemisms don't tell the story - and can hide the real threats to democracy


    In columns or commentary, one sometimes needs to simplify in order to save space. But here's my new year's resolution: in the coming 12 months, I will try to avoid the expressions 'far-right' and 'populist' whenever possible. They are catch-all...

    In columns or commentary, one sometimes needs to simplify in order to save space. But here's my new year's resolution: in the coming 12 months, I will try to avoid the expressions 'far-right' and 'populist' whenever possible. They are catch-all adjectives, useful in describing a general phenomenon. But they are also euphemisms, and they disguise what's at stake.
    Obama warns Harry about dangers of social media

    Obama warns Harry about dangers of social media


    Former US president Barack Obama told Prince Harry in an interview broadcast yesterday that people in leadership roles must be careful in their use of social media, and warned against spending too much time immersed in the internet at the expense of the...

    Former US president Barack Obama told Prince Harry in an interview broadcast yesterday that people in leadership roles must be careful in their use of social media, and warned against spending too much time immersed in the internet at the expense of the world outside.
    Preserved foetuses found among rotting heads at 'body brokers'

    Preserved foetuses found among rotting heads at 'body brokers'


    US Federal agents found four preserved foetuses in the Detroit warehouse of a man who sold human body parts, confidential photographs reviewed by Reuters...

    US Federal agents found four preserved foetuses in the Detroit warehouse of a man who sold human body parts, confidential photographs reviewed by Reuters show.
    Islanders fight legal battle after hurricane

    Islanders fight legal battle after hurricane


    Islanders who lost everything in Hurricane Irma in Barbuda are trying to block a government reform that they say will force them off their land and turn the sleepy Caribbean outpost into a ripe location for foreign...

    Islanders who lost everything in Hurricane Irma in Barbuda are trying to block a government reform that they say will force them off their land and turn the sleepy Caribbean outpost into a ripe location for foreign developers.
    In this era of fake news, the difference between truth and propaganda is hard to spot

    In this era of fake news, the difference between truth and propaganda is hard to spot


    On January 22, Kellyanne Conway defended the president's order that Sean Spicer, in his first appearance before the White House press corps, should feed reporters a whopping...

    On January 22, Kellyanne Conway defended the president's order that Sean Spicer, in his first appearance before the White House press corps, should feed reporters a whopping lie.

    US 'bullies' UN diplomats over Jerusalem decision


    The US ambassador to the UN has said she is "taking names" of the countries that vote against America in a meeting called to censure President Donald Trump's decision on...

    The US ambassador to the UN has said she is "taking names" of the countries that vote against America in a meeting called to censure President Donald Trump's decision on Jerusalem.

    America 'drawing up plans' to attack N Korea


    America is drawing up plans for a "bloody nose" military attack on North Korea to stop its nuclear weapons...

    America is drawing up plans for a "bloody nose" military attack on North Korea to stop its nuclear weapons programme.

    US bomber joins drills as UN official arrives in North Korea


    A US B-1B bomber yesterday joined large-scale US-South Korean military exercises that North Korea has denounced as pushing the peninsula to the brink of nuclear war as tension mounts between the North and the United...

    A US B-1B bomber yesterday joined large-scale US-South Korean military exercises that North Korea has denounced as pushing the peninsula to the brink of nuclear war as tension mounts between the North and the United States.
    President breaks with seven decades of policy

    President breaks with seven decades of policy


    Donald Trump has told Arab leaders he plans to forge ahead with moving the US embassy to Jerusalem despite their warnings that it would derail Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and could spark violent...

    Donald Trump has told Arab leaders he plans to forge ahead with moving the US embassy to Jerusalem despite their warnings that it would derail Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and could spark violent protests.
    Tillerson 'to be sacked' in favour of CIA boss Pompeo

    Tillerson 'to be sacked' in favour of CIA boss Pompeo


    US President Donald Trump will sack his senior diplomat within weeks, US media has claimed, in what would be the biggest change to his administration to...

    US President Donald Trump will sack his senior diplomat within weeks, US media has claimed, in what would be the biggest change to his administration to date.
    Jay Z reveals how he cheated on Beyonce

    Jay Z reveals how he cheated on Beyonce


    Rumours of Jay Z's infidelity have swirled for a long time and both he and Beyonce have hinted at it in their...

    Rumours of Jay Z's infidelity have swirled for a long time and both he and Beyonce have hinted at it in their music.

    Erdogan 'part of Iran money laundering plot', court told


    A Turkish-Iranian gold trader yesterday told jurors in a New York federal court that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan personally authorised a transaction in a scheme to help Iran evade US...

    A Turkish-Iranian gold trader yesterday told jurors in a New York federal court that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan personally authorised a transaction in a scheme to help Iran evade US sanctions.

    Facebook to let users see if they 'liked' fake content from Russia


    Facebook plans to show its users if they "liked" content created by Russian-backed fake news sites during the US presidential...

    Facebook plans to show its users if they "liked" content created by Russian-backed fake news sites during the US presidential election.

    'We're doing great': Trump's bullish message to troops


    US President Donald Trump gave a bullish Thanksgiving address to troops overseas yesterday, hailing progress in Afghanistan and against Isil, and telling them they were fighting for "something real", including a stock market at record highs and his...

    US President Donald Trump gave a bullish Thanksgiving address to troops overseas yesterday, hailing progress in Afghanistan and against Isil, and telling them they were fighting for "something real", including a stock market at record highs and his promised "big, beautiful fat tax cuts".

    New version of Concorde could take to the skies by next year


    There are times when the idea of supersonic flight can seem like a sports car far ahead of you on a straight...

    There are times when the idea of supersonic flight can seem like a sports car far ahead of you on a straight road.

    Trump attacked for condolence tweet he used in earlier shooting


    Donald Trump has been accused of copying and pasting his condolence Twitter messages to the victims of mass shootings after posting about the wrong...

    Donald Trump has been accused of copying and pasting his condolence Twitter messages to the victims of mass shootings after posting about the wrong massacre.
    Tearful wife feels her dead husband's face after transplant

    Tearful wife feels her dead husband's face after transplant


    A woman who donated her husband's face to a stranger burst into tears when she finally met him for the first time - 16 months after the successful...

    A woman who donated her husband's face to a stranger burst into tears when she finally met him for the first time - 16 months after the successful transplant.