Trump’s state visit to UK set for 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

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

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 […]

Donald Trump ‘set for June state visit to UK’

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump will make a state visit to the UK in early June, Buckingham Palace is expected to announce later. The president was promised the visit by Prime Minister Theresa May after he was elected in 2016 – but no date was set. Downing Street did not comment on […]

Herman Cain withdraws bid for Federal Reserve seat

Herman Cain withdraws bid for Federal Reserve seat

Image copyright Getty/Mark Wilson Image caption Herman Cain made a bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 Former Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain withdrew his name for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, US President Donald Trump has tweeted. The president said he would respect the former pizza chain executive’s wishes and not […]

Roman Polanski sues Oscars Academy after 2018 expulsion

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Polanski’s films include Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown and The Ghost Writer Roman Polanski is suing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after being kicked out of the organisation. The Pianist director was expelled from the Oscars body along with Bill Cosby in May last year. A lawyer for […]

Supreme Court to hear LGBT workplace discrimination cases

Image copyright Getty/ERIC BARADAT Image caption The US Supreme Court will examine federal protections for LGBT employees in the workplace The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases that ask if existing US job discrimination laws should extend to sexual orientation and gender identity. Two of the cases involve alleged discrimination of gay […]

Top climbers die in Canadian avalanche

Image copyright AFP Image caption The group had been missing since last Wednesday whilst on an expedition in Banff National Park. Three professional mountaineers have been found dead after an avalanche at Canada’s Banff National Park. Austrian climbers David Lama, 28, and Hansjörg Auer, 35, and US citizen Jess Roskelley, 36, had been attempting to […]

Columbine survivors mark twentieth anniversary of massacre

Media captionSamantha Haviland was a student at Columbine High School when the 1999 shooting happened Survivors of the Columbine High School shooting have been speaking at a remembrance ceremony in Denver to mark the twentieth anniversary of the massacre. Twelve students and a teacher were murdered by two teenagers. One former student, Patrick Ireland, who […]

US arrests ‘member of border militia’ in New Mexico

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Members of the United Constitutional Patriots have been seen patrolling with weapons US authorities have arrested an alleged member of a militia that has been stopping migrants trying to cross the US-Mexico border. Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, was detained in New Mexico as a felon in possession of a […]

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