Trump cancels new North Korea sanctions

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption President Trump did not elaborate on which sanctions he was referring to US President Donald Trump says he has ordered the withdrawal of recently imposed sanctions against North Korea. In a tweet on Friday, he mentioned “additional large-scale sanctions” by the US Treasury that had been added to already […]

Afghanistan conflict: Two US soldiers killed on operation

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US has about 14,000 troops in Afghanistan and is part of a Nato mission there Two US service members have been killed while serving in Afghanistan, Nato says. They were killed on Friday but the names of the victims will be withheld until 24 hours after their families have […]

Cesar Sayoc: US mail bombs suspect pleads guilty

Image copyright Broward County Sheriff’s Office Image caption Cesar Sayoc was arrested last month in Florida after a massive manhunt Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man suspected of a mail-bombing campaign targeting critics of President Donald Trump has pleaded guilty in federal court. Mr Sayoc, 56, could be jailed for life for his criminal charges, which […]

Texas chemical fire: Residents of Deer Park warned to stay indoors

Image copyright AFP Image caption The warning covers the whole of the city of Deer Park Residents of a city in south-east Texas have been warned to stay indoors after a fire at a chemical plant led to an escape of the chemical benzene. The City of Deer Park, near Houston, advised people to close […]

Harvard sued by ‘descendant of slave for profiting off of photos’

Image copyright Getty Images The descendent of a black American slave has sued Harvard University, claiming the college profits off images of her alleged ancestor. The pictures, commissioned in 1850 by a professor seeking to prove that blacks were an inferior species, is believed to among the first photos of US slaves. Tamara Lanier’s lawsuit […]

R. Kelly asks judge for permission to play Dubai concerts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A court filing claims that “denying the opportunity to work would be a hardship on his children” R&B star R. Kelly has asked a US court to let him travel to Dubai to perform concerts next month. According to a motion filed in Cook County Circuit Court, R. Kelly […]

Trump: I didn’t get a thank you for McCain funeral

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump made the remarks during a visit to a tank factory in Ohio US President Donald Trump has attacked the late Senator John McCain, complaining that he “didn’t get a thank you” for his state funeral. “We sent him on the way, but I wasn’t a fan of […]

Forty-five rattlesnakes found under Texas house

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Patrick Shanahan: Pentagon chief’s ties to Boeing investigated

Image copyright EPA Image caption Patrick Shanahan, who denies any wrongdoing, spent 30 years at Boeing The Pentagon has launched an inquiry into acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan for alleged favouritism to his ex-employer, Boeing. The Defence Department’s inspector general will look into the matter following a complaint from a watchdog group. Mr Shanahan […]

President Trump shows map of ‘IS defeat’

US President Donald Trump has used a visual aid to highlight how much territory he says the Islamic State group has lost in the Middle East since his election day. He claimed there was a “tiny spot” remaining that would be “gone by tonight”. Mr Trump also confirmed that about 400 US troops would remain […]