Trump orders ‘300 burgers’ to White House amid shutdown

Media captionDo you want fries with that? Trump’s fast food feast US President Donald Trump has put on a fast food feast at the White House, blaming the partial government shutdown for the lack of catering staff. He welcomed the winners of the national college football championship, the Clemson Tigers, with more than 300 burgers […]

Republican Steve King ousted from House panels over race remarks

Image copyright Reuters US Republican Steve King has been stripped of his congressional committee seats over comments he made about white supremacy. Republican leaders in the US House of Representatives voted to remove the Iowa congressman from the Judiciary, Agriculture and Small Business panels. Mr King sparked furore for questioning why terms like “white supremacy” […]

Jayme Closs kidnap: Suspect Jake Patterson ‘saw her on school bus’

Image copyright Jennifer Smith Image caption Jayme Closs, her aunt/godmother Jennifer Smith and Molly the dog posing together after being reunited on January 11 A Wisconsin man accused of killing a 13-year-old girl’s parents so he could kidnap her allegedly made up his mind to snatch her after a chance encounter. Jake Patterson, 21, told […]

Trump denies he ever worked for Russia

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has denied that he worked for Russia, following a report that the FBI investigated whether he was acting for the Kremlin. Addressing reporters at the White House as he left for Louisiana, he said: “I never worked for Russia.” He added: “I think it’s a disgrace that […]

China sentences Canadian man to death for drug smuggling

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Canadian national was sentenced to death by the court in the north-eastern city of Dalian A court in China has sentenced a Canadian to death for drug smuggling in a ruling which will worsen a diplomatic row between the two countries. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was originally given a 15-year […]

In pictures: Snow blankets Washington

As a partial government shutdown continues in the US, the longest in its history, residents of the Washington area woke on Sunday to find that heavy snow had fallen overnight. Image copyright Reuters Still more snow is expected to fall, but here are pictures showing the scenes in Washington on Sunday: Image copyright EPA Image […]

Trump’s ‘Wounded Knee’ tweet over Warren sparks anger

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump has been criticised before for his language concerning Native Americans US President Donald Trump is facing criticism once again for taunting Democrat Elizabeth Warren over her reported Native American heritage. On Sunday, Mr Trump said the senator, a 2020 presidential hopeful, should have filmed a commercial “from Bighorn […]

US shutdown: Trump urged to temporarily reopen government

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Senator Lindsey Graham is known as a close confident of President Trump A senior US Republican has urged President Donald Trump to temporarily reopen parts of the government shut down for more than three weeks. Senator Lindsey Graham, who is close to Mr Trump, said a limited re-opening of a […]

Trump denies hiding detail of Putin summit talks from staff

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump (left) with Mr Putin in Helsinki in July 2018 US President Donald Trump has denied hiding details of conversations with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, saying he is “not keeping anything under wraps”. The Washington Post alleges that on at least one occasion in 2017 he took away his interpreter’s […]

Trump Russia: FBI probed whether Trump was working for Moscow – NYT

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The FBI became concerned after Mr Trump fired FBI director James Comey, the Times reports The White House has condemned a New York Times report that the FBI opened an inquiry into whether President Trump was secretly working for Russia. Law enforcement officials became concerned by Mr Trump’s behaviour […]