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Michael Flynn: Trump’s national security adviser quits

Michael Flynn: Trump’s national security adviser quits

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael Flynn encouraged a softer policy on Russia and a harder line on Iran Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has resigned over his contacts with Russia, the White House has announced. Mr Flynn is alleged to have discussed US sanctions with the Russian ambassador before Mr Trump took […]

Disney drops star over anti-Semitism

Disney drops star over anti-Semitism

Image copyright Getty Images Disney has cut ties with the world’s highest paid YouTube star PewDiePie over allegations of anti-Semitism. The decision came after several videos he released over the past few months were found to contain Nazi references or anti-Semitic imagery. PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, accepted the material was offensive, but […]

Trump says Mnuchin will fight for tax cuts and jobs

Trump says Mnuchin will fight for tax cuts and jobs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump says Steven Mnuchin will make the US a “jobs magnet” Former banker and hedge fund manager Steven Mnuchin has been sworn in as US treasury secretary following his confirmation by the Senate. President Donald Trump said Mr Mnuchin had spent his career making money in the private […]

White House: Trump ‘evaluating’ controversy on Michael Flynn

White House: Trump ‘evaluating’ controversy on Michael Flynn

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Flynn has “the full confidence of the president”, Whte House spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway says President Donald Trump is “evaluating the situation” regarding his national security adviser’s contact with a Russian envoy, the White House says. Michael Flynn came under scrutiny amid reports he spoke to the Russian ambassador to […]

Justin Trudeau: I won’t lecture Trump over refugee ban

Media captionJustin Trudeau was asked to comment on Donald Trump’s migrant ban. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he will not lecture President Donald Trump on Syrian refugees. “The last thing Canadians expect is for me to come down and lecture another country on how they choose to govern,” he said at the White […]

Ku Klux Klan killing: Frank Ancona’s wife and stepson charged

Ku Klux Klan killing: Frank Ancona’s wife and stepson charged

Image copyright TAKKKK Image caption Frank Ancona (pictured) was found dead on Saturday The wife and stepson of a Ku Klux Klan leader found shot dead in Missouri have been charged with murder. The body of Frank Ancona, who called himself an “imperial wizard”, was found next to a river on Saturday. His wife Malissa […]

Oroville Dam risk: Evacuated not allowed home immediately

Oroville Dam risk: Evacuated not allowed home immediately

Image copyright California Department of Water Resources Image caption More than 180,000 people living down stream of Lake Oroville were ordered to evacuate Residents evacuated from underneath the US’s highest dam will not be allowed to return to their homes immediately, the sheriff of a local county has said. More than 180,000 people were ordered […]

Trump and Trudeau make jobs and growth pledge

Media captionThe US president and Canadian prime minister shake hands and grab shoulders Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump have vowed to “work tirelessly to provide growth and jobs for both countries”. Both countries will remain committed to economic growth, energy and border security, a joint statement said. Mr Trudeau appeared with […]

Oroville Dam risk: Thousands ordered to evacuate homes

Oroville Dam risk: Thousands ordered to evacuate homes

Image copyright AP Image caption Water crashes through the main spillway at the Oroville Dam More than 180,000 people in northern California have been told to evacuate their homes after both overflow channels at the tallest dam in the US were found to be damaged. The emergency spillway of the 770ft (230m) tall Oroville Dam […]

Oroville Dam risk: Thousands evacuate Californian homes

Media captionWater flows from California dam spillway for first time in history More than 180,000 people in northern California have been told to evacuate their homes after an overflow channel at the tallest dam in the US was weakened by heavy rainfall. The emergency spillway of the 770 ft (230m) tall Oroville Dam was close […]