Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nikki Rose (centre) and Ian Power (right) were the first to buy legal cannabis at Tweed in St. John’s Newfoundland, just after midnight on Wednesday Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis. The nationwide market for cannabis opened Wednesday at midnight […]

Mary Bono: USA Gymnastics boss quits after Simone Biles & Aly Raisman criticism

Mary Bono was appointed on Friday after Kerry Perry, who was criticised for her handling of the fallout from the Larry Nassar abuse scandal, resigned in September The interim boss of USA Gymnastics has resigned after her appointment was questioned by Olympic champions Simone Biles and Aly Raisman. Mary Bono was criticised after appearing to […]

US senator apologies for revealing names of ‘sex crime victims’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Neither Mrs Heitkamp (pictured) nor her team have explicitly said how the mistake occurred A Democratic US senator facing a tough re-election bid has apologised for disclosing the names of survivors of sex crimes in a campaign advert. The womens’ names were among 125 featured in an “open letter” […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi crown prince ‘denies knowledge’ of missing critic

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, met the crown prince in Riyadh on Tuesday Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has denied knowing what happened to the missing Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, according to President Donald Trump. Saudi Arabia being blamed was a case of “guilty until […]

US senator Elizabeth Warren faces backlash after indigenous DNA claim

Image copyright Getty Images US Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren is facing a backlash after revealing a DNA test, which she says validates her claims of Native American heritage. The Cherokee Nation slammed the results for showing trace amounts of native DNA. US President Donald Trump later took to Twitter to taunt Ms Warren. Many analysts […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Pressure grows on Saudis as US envoy meets king

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mike Pompeo has travelled to Riyadh to meet King Salman Pressure is growing on Saudi Arabia to explain the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met King Salman in Riyadh. Mr Khashoggi was last seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. […]

Jamal Khashoggi: US envoy Mike Pompeo to meet Saudi Arabia’s king

Media captionPresident Trump and the King of Saudi Arabia discussed the disappearance of the Saudi journalist US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to meet Saudi King Salman amid growing controversy over the fate of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He will then visit Turkey, where Mr Khashoggi was last seen at the Saudi consulate in […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ to blame

Media captionPresident Trump and the King of Saudi Arabia discussed the disappearance of the Saudi journalist US President Donald Trump has suggested “rogue killers” could be behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. Speaking to reporters after a phone call with King Salman, he said the Saudi leader had firmly denied knowing […]

Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder and billionaire dies aged 65

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Allen announced his diagnosis earlier this month Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, has died aged 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had revealed the disease’s return only two weeks ago, after previously being treated for it in 2009. He had said he and his doctors were “optimistic” about […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ to blame

Media captionPresident Trump and the King of Saudi Arabia discussed the disappearance of the Saudi journalist US President Donald Trump has suggested “rogue killers” could be behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. Speaking to reporters after a phone call with King Salman, he said the Saudi leader had firmly denied knowing […]

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