Canadian PM Trudeau: ‘Trump keeps me on my toes’

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Barbara Bush: A life in pictures

A private funeral will be held in Houston, Texas on Saturday. First Lady Melania Trump will attend the ceremony. Here, Barbara Bush is seen alongside former first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Rosalynn Carter. Barbara Bush: A life in pictures

Trump hails CIA chief Mike Pompeo’s secret trip to N Korea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The aim Mr Pompeo’s mission was to pave the way for a Trump-Kim summit CIA director Mike Pompeo forged a “good relationship” with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un when they met last week, US President Donald Trump has tweeted. Confirming media reports of the secret meeting in Pyongyang, Mr Trump […]

Justin Trudeau wants ‘seamless’ UK trade deal after Brexit

Justin Trudeau told the BBC’s Yalda Hakim that he wanted a deal that would “flip over the day after Brexit”. The Canadian prime minister is in London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). An EU-Canada trade deal, known as CETA, came into force last year. Justin Trudeau wants ‘seamless’ UK trade deal after […]

Mike Pompeo: CIA chief ‘made secret trip to North Korea’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Pompeo’s mission reportedly was to prepare for the Trump-Kim summit CIA director Mike Pompeo travelled to Pyongyang for a secret meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US media report. The meeting to prepare for direct talks between US President Donald Trump and Mr Kim took place on about […]

‘Confused’ UN envoy Nikki Haley hits back at White House

Image copyright EPA Image caption Nikki Haley is a major figure in US foreign policy US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has fired back after a White House aide accused her of “momentary confusion” over new sanctions against Russia. “With all due respect, I don’t get confused,” Ms Haley told Fox News television. She […]

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

Media captionBarbara Bush, matriarch of US political dynasty, dies at 92 Barbara Bush, the former US first lady and literacy campaigner, has died at the age of 92. She was the matriarchal figure of a political dynasty that included two presidents – her husband George HW Bush and son George W Bush. Mrs Bush, who […]

Southwest Airlines jet engine ‘explosion’ leaves woman dead

Media captionVideo shows exploded plane engine A woman has been killed and seven others needed medical treatment after an engine on a US passenger jet apparently exploded in midair. Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after a window, wings and fuselage were damaged in the incident, officials say. In an air […]

Southwest Airlines jet engine ‘explosion’ leaves one dead

Media captionVideo shows exploded plane engine One person has been killed and seven others needed medical treatment after an engine on a US passenger jet apparently exploded in midair. Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after a window, wings and fuselage were damaged in the incident, officials say. In an air […]

Starbucks to shut over 8,000 US cafes for race training

Media caption‘Hey Starbucks, is it my skin colour?’, asks Brandon Ward Coffee chain Starbucks is to close more than 8,000 company-owned branches in the US for an afternoon next month to carry out “racial bias” training. The aim is to prevent discrimination in Starbucks stores. The move comes after the firm had to apologise over […]