Trump ‘Will Walk Out’ If North Korea Talks Not Fruitful

Trump ‘Will Walk Out’ If North Korea Talks Not Fruitful

US President Donald Trump says that if his planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are not fruitful he will “walk out”. At a joint news conference, he and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said maximum pressure must be maintained on North Korea over nuclear disarmament. Mr Abe is at the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in […]

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush Dies at 92

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush 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 was first lady from 1989 to 1993, had been in failing […]

Trump Lifts Travel Ban On Chad

Trump Lifts Travel Ban On Chad

US President Donald Trump has lifted the controversial travel ban his administration imposed on Chad about six months ago. The central African state had improved the sharing of information about “suspected terrorists”, and had taken steps to make its passports more secure, a White House statement said. Chad had criticised the ban, saying it was […]

Brazil’s Lula Complies With Arrest Warrant, Arrives at Prison

Brazil’s Lula Complies With Arrest Warrant, Arrives at Prison

Brazil’s leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has complied with the federal warrant demanding he be arrested in order to begin serving his 12-year sentence for corruption – a warrant both Lula and his lawyers insist is illegal. Shortly before 11 p.m. local time, Lula arrived at the police detention center in southern […]

Syria ‘Chemical Attack’: Trump Pledges ‘Forceful’ US Response

Syria ‘Chemical Attack’: Trump Pledges ‘Forceful’ US Response

US President Donald Trump has promised a “forceful” response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria, as Western leaders consider what action to take. “We have a lot of options militarily,” he told reporters. He added that a response would be decided “shortly”. Mr Trump said the US was getting some “good clarity” on who […]

Viktor Orban: Hungary PM Re-Elected For Third Term

Viktor Orban: Hungary PM Re-Elected For Third Term

Hungary’s right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban has claimed a landslide victory in Sunday’s general election. The 54-year-old will serve a third consecutive term in office, with his party Fidesz projected to keep its key two-thirds majority in parliament. Fidesz won almost half of the vote, with 93% of ballots counted, Hungary’s National Election Office said. […]

McDonald’s Staff Tell Mom To Breastfeed In Toilet

McDonald’s Staff Tell Mom To Breastfeed In Toilet

A new mum was left in tears after McDonald’s staff told her to breastfeed her baby in a public toilet. Christine Wilson, 22, was banned from a branch in Canley, Coventry on March 29. The mum, a carer, had gone into the fast-food restaurant to feed her seven-month old son Brooklyn when he started to […]

US-China Trade: Beijing Condemns US Tariffs List

US-China Trade: Beijing Condemns US Tariffs List

Beijing has vowed to retaliate after the United States published a list of about 1,300 Chinese products it plans to hit with a 25% tariff. The White House said the proposed extra tax on the imports was a response to unfair Chinese practices around intellectual property rights. The wide-ranging list includes items such as medical […]

Governor Quits Over Deadly Russia Fire

Governor Quits Over Deadly Russia Fire

The long-serving governor of the Russian region where a shopping mall fire left dozens of people dead has resigned. Aman Tuleyev said stepping aside from governing Kemerovo was “the right, conscious and only true decision” following the disaster. He announced the move in a video address posted on the regional administration’s website. Last month’s fire […]

Russian Diplomats Leave Washington

Russian Diplomats Leave Washington

Expelled Russian diplomats have left their embassy in Washington to fly home. Two planes were due to pick them up from Washington DC’s Dulles International Airport. They were asked to leave by the US as part of an international response to Russia’s alleged nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in […]

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