US warns Syria against ‘chemical attack’

US warns Syria against ‘chemical attack’

The US says it has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack in Syria, and issued a stark warning to the Syrian government. The White House said the activities are similar to those made before a suspected chemical attack in April. Dozens died in that attack and prompted President Donald Trump to carry out […]

Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The original ban in January provoked mass protests at American airports US President Donald Trump has welcomed a Supreme Court ruling allowing his travel ban to be partly reinstated as a “victory for our national security”. America’s highest court also granted a White House request allowing part of its […]

22m Americans to lose cover in Senate healthcare bill

22m Americans to lose cover in Senate healthcare bill

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A number of Republican senators have expressed reservations about the party’s plan Some 22 million Americans could lose their health insurance over the next decade under a Senate bill to replace Obamacare, a congressional report says. However, the bill would reduce the budget deficit by a total of $321bn […]

Canada nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer jailed for life for murders

Canada nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer jailed for life for murders

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Elizabeth Wettlaufer, arrested in October last year, was described as a “shadow of death” A Canadian nurse who used insulin to kill eight elderly patients in Ontario care homes has been sentenced to life in prison, local media report. Elizabeth Wettlaufer, 49, pleaded guilty earlier this month to killing […]

Trump travel ban injunction lifted in part by Supreme Court

Trump travel ban injunction lifted in part by Supreme Court

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The original ban in January provoked mass protests at American airports The US Supreme Court has partially lifted an injunction against President Donald Trump’s travel ban. America’s highest court also granted an emergency request from the White House allowing part of the refugee ban to go into effect. The […]

Top Democrat says health bill will kill ‘hundreds of thousands’

Top Democrat says health bill will kill ‘hundreds of thousands’

Image copyright Getty Images Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi has warned “hundreds of thousands” of Americans will die if congressional Republicans pass their healthcare legislation. President Donald Trump’s party is struggling to secure the votes to get its bill through the Senate. Republican Senator Ron Johnson said on Sunday there should “no way” be a vote […]

US passenger ‘tried to open door’ mid-flight to Houston

US passenger ‘tried to open door’ mid-flight to Houston

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The flight had nearly reached its destination when the woman tried to open a door A plane travelling from Los Angeles to Houston was diverted after a woman tried to open an emergency exit near the end of the flight, passengers say. The woman, who police have not named, was […]

Philando Castile death: Mother gets $3m over police shooting

Philando Castile death: Mother gets $3m over police shooting

Media captionPolice dashcam has been released of the Philando Castile shooting The family of a black driver killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in Minnesota will receive $3m (£2.4m). The shooting of Philando Castile last year made international headlines after his girlfriend broadcast the aftermath live on Facebook. A civil lawsuit for […]

Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim

Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump said the Russian investigation should focus on the Obama administration President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of inaction over alleged Russian interference in the US election in 2016. Mr Trump said Mr Obama had learned well before the 8 November poll about the accusations […]

Schwarzenegger and Macron join forces in swipe at Trump

Schwarzenegger and Macron join forces in swipe at Trump

Media captionSchwarzenegger backs Macron in Trump fight French President Emmanuel Macron has taken another swipe at Donald Trump over the US president’s policy on climate change – this time backed up by the muscle of Arnold Schwarzenegger. In a video on social media, Mr Macron is joined by the Terminator star as he vows to […]

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