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Fired FBI director Comey ‘asked not to be left alone with Trump’

Fired FBI director Comey ‘asked not to be left alone with Trump’

Media captionWhat you need to know about Comey’s testimony Fired FBI director James Comey told Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he did not want to be left alone with the president, US media report. It is one of a slew of allegations relating to Donald Trump and an investigation into alleged Russian involvement in the […]

Woman on trial for texts ‘driving boyfriend to suicide’

Woman on trial for texts ‘driving boyfriend to suicide’

Image copyright WCVB Image caption Michelle Carter, 20, is being tried in juvenile court A 20-year-old US woman, whose boyfriend took his own life nearly three years ago, has gone on trial for allegedly urging him to kill himself. Michelle Carter is charged with involuntary manslaughter for her role in the suicide of Conrad Roy […]

US warning over its UN Human Rights Council role

US warning over its UN Human Rights Council role

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US ambassador Nikki Haley said Israel was being wrongly singled out for criticism The US says it is considering what part it will play on the UN’s Human Rights Council, highlighting what it calls a “biased” stance on Israel. UN ambassador Nikki Haley said it was “hard to accept” that […]

US contractor Reality Winner arrested after NSA leak report

US contractor Reality Winner arrested after NSA leak report

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Winner was arrested on Saturday A US government contractor has been arrested on suspicion of leaking top-secret information to a news outlet. Reality Leigh Winner, 25, allegedly removed classified material from a federal site in the state of Georgia. The charges were announced shortly after news website The Intercept […]

Harvard bars students for posting ‘obscene memes’

Harvard bars students for posting ‘obscene memes’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvard administrators asked students to explain their contributions to the chat group “Obscene” memes posted on a private Facebook page have cost 10 students their place at Harvard, reports the college’s newspaper. The students posted messages joking about child abuse, sexual assault, paedophilia and the Holocaust. Members of the […]

Boris Johnson rejects calls to axe President Trump’s state visit

Boris Johnson rejects calls to axe President Trump’s state visit

Image copyright PA Image caption This is not the first time Donald Trump and Sadiq Khan have argued in public Boris Johnson has rejected calls to cancel Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK after the US president’s Twitter attack on London’s mayor. Mr Trump criticised Sadiq Khan in the wake of the London Bridge […]

MMA fighter War Machine gets life for assaulting ex girlfriend

MMA fighter War Machine gets life for assaulting ex girlfriend

Image copyright AFP A US mixed-martial arts combatant known as War Machine has been jailed for life for kidnapping, and sexually assaulting his former girlfriend in 2014. Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver was found guilty in March of attacking Christy Mack and her friend Corey Thomas after accusing them of having an affair. Ms Mack suffered a […]

US government contractor arrested after NSA leak report

US government contractor arrested after NSA leak report

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Winner’s arrest is the latest possible leak involving an NSA contractor A US government contractor has been arrested on suspicion of leaking top-secret information to a news outlet. Reality Leigh Winner, 25, allegedly removed classified material from a government facility in the US state of Georgia. The charges were […]

Trump opponents and supporters in Portland face off

Trump opponents and supporters in Portland face off

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police used pepper spray to keep the two sides apart Opponents and supporters of US President Donald Trump were kept apart by police during twin demonstrations in Portland, Oregon. Hundreds of “Trump Free Speech Rally” demonstrators were confronted by a far larger gathering of counter protesters. The stand-off came […]

Canada tornado: Alberta lawn-mowing man defies twister

Canada tornado: Alberta lawn-mowing man defies twister

Image copyright Cecilia Wessels Image caption Cecilia Wessels said her husband Theunis was “calm, in control” A picture of a man in Canada calmly mowing his lawn with a menacing tornado swirling in the background has gone viral on social media. Theunis Wessels was “fully aware” of the twister but “wasn’t worried at all”, his […]