‘No response’ yet from North Korea on talks with the US

Image copyright KCNA Image caption No word yet from Mr Kim on details of the summit South Korea says it has not received a response from Pyongyang on a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump. In a surprise development, Mr Trump on Friday accepted North Korea’s invitation to direct […]

Helicopter crash in New York City’s East River kills two

Image copyright FDNY Image caption New York’s fire department shared an image of its crews at the site At least two people have died after helicopter went down in the East River of New York City on Sunday. Eric Phillips, a spokesman for the city’s mayor, tweeted that there was “at least one survivor, at […]

Trump: N Korea talks could bring world’s ‘greatest deal’

Image copyright Jeff Swensen/Getty President Donald Trump said his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could either fail or bring about the greatest deal for the world. At a political rally in Pennsylvania, Mr Trump told supporters he believed North Korea wanted to make peace. But he said he might leave the talks […]

Florida shooting: NRA sues as Florida enacts gun-control law

Image copyright Reuters The National Rifle Association has sued Florida after it passed a gun control law in the wake of a school shooting last month that left 17 people dead. Governor Rick Scott, a Republican and staunch ally of the gun lobby, enacted the bill. The law raises the legal age for buying rifles […]

‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli sentenced to seven years

Image copyright Reuters Martin Shkreli, the former drug firm executive found guilty of defrauding investors, has been sentenced to seven years in prison. The 34-year-old wept at a hearing as a federal court judge in Brooklyn, New York, handed down the prison term. Shkreli was convicted last year of sending fake account statements to investors […]

Immigration agents detain mother in front of screaming children

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US job growth surges in February

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption February saw the biggest rise in construction jobs since 2007 Job creation in the US economy surged last month, but the annual rate of wage growth slowed. The economy created 313,000 jobs in February, official figures show, far in excess of analysts’ expectations. However, the unemployment rate remained at […]

Trump-Kim talks show US strategy is working – VP Pence

Media captionKim Jong-un and Donald Trump: From enemies to frenemies? North Korea agreeing to discuss denuclearisation “is evidence that President [Donald] Trump’s strategy to isolate the Kim regime is working,” US Vice-President Mike Pence has said. He said the US had made “zero concessions” and “consistently increased the pressure” on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. […]

US steel tariffs: Germany’s Merkel calls for EU exemption

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Angela Merkel says she is concerned about President Trump’s decision to impose new tariffs German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for the European Union to be exempted from new US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. “The best option would be [for the EU] to be excluded,” she told […]

Trump Kim talks: US surprised at ‘dramatic’ North Korea shift

Media captionKim Jong-un and Donald Trump: From enemies to frenemies? The US has expressed surprise at the “dramatic” shift in stance by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that has seen President Donald Trump agree to talks. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said it would take “some weeks” to set up a meeting, due to […]