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Trump ‘in Oval Office outburst about migrants’

Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump has reportedly lashed out at immigrants in a foul-mouthed Oval Office outburst. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Mr Trump asked lawmakers on Thursday, in remarks widely reported by US media. The remark, made during talks on an immigration deal, was apparently […]

Trump-Russia inquiry: President says he is unlikely to be interviewed

Media captionUS President Donald Trump: The political survivor? US President Donald Trump has said it is “unlikely” he will be interviewed by Robert Mueller – the man investigating possible ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia. There was no collusion, Mr Trump said, adding: “I’ll see what happens.” In June 2017, Mr Trump said […]

North Korea to send team to Olympic Games in Pyeongchang

Image copyright EPA Image caption The meeting is the first high-level talks in more than two years North Korea is to send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games taking place in South Korea in February, officials from the South say. The breakthrough announcement came as the countries met for their first high-level talks […]

Russia probe: Trump lawyers ‘in talks over Mueller interview’

Image copyright Getty Images Donald Trump’s lawyers are in talks with investigators who are seeking to interview the US president as part of a justice department probe, reports say. The Washington Post, quoting an unnamed person close to Mr Trump, says investigation lead Robert Mueller is likely to interview him within weeks. Mr Trump’s legal […]

Burning tanker off Chinese coast ‘in danger of exploding’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The 32-strong crew of the vessel is still missing There are fears of an environmental disaster in the East China Sea as a tanker continues to leak oil two days after colliding with a cargo ship. Chinese officials have told state media the Sanchi is in danger of exploding and […]

Germany coalition: Merkel courts SPD as pivotal talks begin

Media captionHow a girl from East Germany became one of the world’s most powerful people German Chancellor Angela Merkel will launch a new round of coalition talks on Sunday in a bid to end the country’s political stalemate. More than three months after its election, Germany is still without a new government. The five-day talks […]

Sydney swelters in hottest day since 1939 as mercury hits 47.3C

Image copyright AllSport/Getty Images Image caption Spectators sit in the sun during the final Ashes Test between Australia and England in Sydney The Australian city of Sydney has experienced its hottest weather in 79 years with temperatures hitting as high as 47.3C (117F). In Penrith, west of Sydney, residents sweltered as the town bore the […]

Fire and Fury: Tillerson ‘never questioned’ Trump mental health

Media captionDozens queued for the midnight release of Fire and Fury US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he has never doubted President Trump’s mental health after a new book claimed staff saw him as a child. Author Michael Wolff said White House employees believed Mr Trump’s “mental powers were slipping”. His book, Fire and […]

Iran protests: Russia berates US for UN talks on ‘internal affair’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia spoke with his American counterpart Nikki Haley before the meeting Russia has fiercely criticised the US for convening the UN Security Council over protests in Iran. Russia’s envoy Vassily Nebenzia said involving the council in an “internal affair” damaged the top UN body. Minutes earlier, US […]

Trump: Michael Wolff book on administration is ‘full of lies’

Media captionPresident Trump faces questions about his relationship with former top aide Steve Bannon Donald Trump says a book containing damaging allegations about his administration is “full of lies”. The book cites former top aide Steve Bannon as describing a meeting with a group of Russians at which Mr Trump’s son was present as “treasonous”. […]