Trump says son’s Russian lawyer meeting ‘opposition research’

Trump says son’s Russian lawyer meeting ‘opposition research’

Media captionTrump defends son Donald Jr’s meeting with Russian lawyer US President Donald Trump has said his eldest son’s controversial meeting last year with a Russian lawyer counted as “opposition research”. Speaking at a news conference during a visit to Paris, Mr Trump said “most people” would have taken the meeting. Emails show the president’s […]

Republicans unveil revised Obamacare repeal bill

Republicans unveil revised Obamacare repeal bill

Image copyright EPA Image caption US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (C) reputation as a master tactician is being put to the test US Senate Republicans have released a revamped health bill in a bid to rally their divided party around its seven-year campaign to repeal Obamacare. The plan retains key Obamacare taxes on the […]

Trudeau picks an astronaut for Canada’s new governor general

Trudeau picks an astronaut for Canada’s new governor general

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Julie Payette Former astronaut Julie Payette has been tapped by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be Canada’s next governor general. Mr Trudeau announced the nomination on Thursday, after considering both francophone and aboriginal candidates for the largely ceremonial role. Ms Payette, 54, will take over as the Queen’s representative […]

Once suspicious, Trump now embraces France

Once suspicious, Trump now embraces France

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Trumps will watch the Bastille Day parade on the Champs-Élysées Not long ago Donald Trump said that Paris was a terrible place. Now he’s embraced the city and the nation, strengthening US-France relations. On Thursday morning Mr Trump wore a crisp white shirt, cufflinks and a gold-coloured belt buckle […]

Pennsylvania missing men: Remains found by searchers

Pennsylvania missing men: Remains found by searchers

Image copyright Bucks County District Attorney’s Office Image caption The missing men. From left: Tom Meo, Dean Finocchiaro, Jimi Patrick, Mark Sturgis The remains of one of four young men who went missing last week have been found on a Pennsylvania farm. The grim discovery was unearthed in a “grave” along with other bodies on […]

Man trapped in Texas cash machine sends ‘help me’ notes

Man trapped in Texas cash machine sends ‘help me’ notes

Image copyright KZTV Image caption The man slipped handwritten notes pleading to bank customers to get help A Texas man who found himself trapped inside a cash machine slipped “help me” notes through the receipt slot. The man, who police say was working on a renovation of the bank, left his phone in his vehicle […]

Greece tourist attack: Eight charged over death of US graduate

Greece tourist attack: Eight charged over death of US graduate

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Bakari Henderson, 22, was in Greece working on a photo shoot for a clothing line, his family says Eight men have been charged over the death of a US graduate found beaten on the Greek island of Zakynthos on 7 July, local media report. Texas native Bakari Henderson, 22, was […]

Trump: I get along ‘very well’ with Putin

Trump: I get along ‘very well’ with Putin

Media captionTrump: Putin would prefer Clinton President Trump says he gets along “very well” with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. He was interviewed by the Christian Broadcasting Network days after his much anticipated meeting with Mr Putin at the G20 summit in Hamburg. The US president also said he was sure Mr Putin would have preferred […]

Alaska bride surprised by her late son’s heart recipient

Alaska bride surprised by her late son’s heart recipient

Image copyright Love Adventured, LLC Image caption Bride Becky Turney got to listen to her late son’s heartbeat on her wedding day When Becky Turney’s fiance, Kelly, halted their wedding for a very special gift, she was left speechless. Her late son, Triston, was not physically present at the Alaska ceremony on Friday, but his […]

Nevada ’emergency’ over lack of marijuana

Nevada ’emergency’ over lack of marijuana

Image copyright AFP State officials in Nevada are considering emergency measures to deal with a lack of marijuana. Demand has been strong since recreational use was legalised on 1 July. There are plenty of outlets but not enough distributors, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports. Legislation gave liquor wholesalers the right to distribute, but most do not […]