Senators vote to end US backing for Saudi war on Yemen

Image copyright Getty Images The US Senate has voted to withdraw US military aid for Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen and to blame the kingdom’s crown prince for the murder of a journalist. The historic vote is the first time any chamber of US Congress has agreed to pull US forces from a military conflict […]

Maria Butina: Russian activist pleads guilty in US

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Maria Butina has been held in an adult detention centre in Virginia since July A Russian woman accused in the US of acting as an agent for the Kremlin to infiltrate political groups has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors. Gun rights activist Maria Butina, 30, admitted a single […]

Trump: ‘I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law’

Media captionCohen walked free from court – but will have to report to jail in March US President Donald Trump has said he never directed his former private lawyer to break the law, a day after he was was sentenced to prison. “He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law.” Mr […]

Canadian Michael Spavor detained in China as Huawei row continues

Image copyright AFP Image caption Michael Spavor (L) and Michael Kovrig (composite image) A second Canadian has been detained in China on accusations of harming national security, as tension continues between the two countries. It was confirmed on Thursday that Michael Spavor, a businessman, had been detained in addition to former diplomat Michael Kovrig. Canada […]

Canadian Michael Spavor missing in China

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Spavor met North Korea’s Kim Jong-un during his 2013 visit to Pyongyang Canada says it is trying to make contact with a second Canadian being investigated by China on suspicion of harming its national security. News that businessman Michael Spavor was missing emerged soon after the arrest of ex-diplomat […]

California man freed after two days trapped in restaurant grease vent

Image copyright Alameda County Sheriff Image caption The 29-year-old man was said to have been physically exhausted when he was rescued A man has been rescued after spending two days trapped in a grease vent at a vacant Chinese restaurant in California, police say. Emergency crews responded to reports of “a faint voice calling for […]

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen jailed for three years

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Cohen arrived for his sentencing with members of his family Michael Cohen, the former lawyer to Donald Trump who once said he’d take a bullet for the president, has been given a 36-month prison sentence. He is the first member of Mr Trump’s inner circle to be jailed […]

Judge orders Stormy Daniels to reimburse Trump’s legal fees

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Donald Trump denies the allegations made by Stormy Daniels A US judge has ordered porn actress Stormy Daniels to reimburse President Donald Trump’s legal fees after her defamation case was thrown out. Ms Daniels, who says she had sex with Mr Trump in 2006, sued him after he […]

Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meng Wanzhou has said she will contest allegations of fraud Donald Trump says he could intervene in the case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou if it helps to avoid a further decline in US relations with China. “Whatever’s good for this country, I would do,” the US president said. Ms […]

Trump bickers with top Democrats over border wall funding

Media captionPresident Trump and Democratic leaders clash over border wall funding in a feisty Oval Office meeting. US President Donald Trump repeatedly threatened a government shutdown over funding for his proposed border wall in a budget row with top Democrats. During a heated exchange with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, Mr Trump said he would […]

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