Climate change: Trump coal event overshadowed at COP24

Image copyright Getty Images White House representatives arrive at climate talks in Poland on Monday to promote coal and other fossil fuels. It’s expected that President Donald Trump’s energy adviser, Wells Griffith, will take part in the COP24 event. The controversial meeting occurs as investors managing $32tn (£25tn) in assets call for an end to […]

Trump chief of staff John Kelly to leave White House job

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some reports suggest Mr Kelly’s relationship with Mr Trump has deteriorated President Donald Trump has announced that his chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by the end of the year. There have been persistent reports for several days that Mr Kelly was under pressure to go. Some […]

Huawei arrest: China demands Canada free Meng Wanzhou

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meng Wanzhou is the daughter of the company’s founder China has demanded that Canada release the arrested Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou or face consequences. Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng had summoned the Canadian ambassador and lodged a “strong protest”, a statement said. The ministry described Ms Meng’s arrest as “extremely […]

Charlottesville driver Alex Fields Jr found guilty of murder

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alex Fields Jr (l) was pictured taking part in the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville A man who drove his car into a crowd of protesters in Virginia, killing a woman, has been found guilty of murder. Alex Fields Jr, a 21-year-old described by prosecutors as a white supremacist, […]

Trump ex-lawyer Michael Cohen’s help with Russia probe revealed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cohen once famously vowed he would take a bullet for Mr Trump President Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer has given substantial help on how Russian nationals tried to affect the 2016 election, a legal memo has revealed. Michael Cohen’s help is detailed in the memo from Robert Mueller, who is heading the […]

Huawei: Meng Wanzhou faces Iran fraud charges, court hears

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A court sketch shows Meng Wanzhou during her bail hearing at the Supreme Court of British Columbia Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, is facing fraud charges relating to alleged breaking of US sanctions on Iran, a Canadian court has heard. Details of the charges were […]

William Barr nominated by Donald Trump to be US attorney general

Image copyright Alamy President Donald Trump has nominated William Barr to be the new attorney general, a post he held in the 1990s. By replacing Jeff Sessions, who was fired by Mr Trump last month, the 68-year-old will take charge of the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. US media report […]

Oscars 2019: Kevin Hart quits as host amid tweets row

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kevin Hart: “I sincerely apologise to the LGBTQ community” US comedian and actor Kevin Hart says he has stepped down from hosting the 2019 Oscars following a controversy over homophobic tweets. He said he did not want to be a distraction and that he was “sorry he had hurt people”. […]

Zainab Mughal: Toddler with cancer spurs hunt for rare blood

Image copyright OneBlood Image caption Zainab Mughal was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer A two-year-old US girl who needs several blood transfusions to fight cancer has spurred a global campaign to search for compatible donors. Zainab Mughal has one of the rarest blood types in the world, which makes it difficult to […]

Trump picks Heather Nauert as new US envoy to UN

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Nauert previously worked for Fox News and ABC US President Donald Trump has picked state department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be America’s new UN ambassador. The president also nominated William Barr as the new attorney general. Ms Nauert, a former Fox News presenter, was made state department spokeswoman in […]