Mike Pence criticises NBA as ‘wholly owned subsidiary’ of China

Media captionMr Pence lashed out at US companies and accused China of “exporting censorship” US Vice-President Mike Pence has criticised the US National Basketball Association (NBA) in a speech attacking Chinese diplomatic and trade policies. Mr Pence accused both the NBA and the sports equipment firm Nike of “kowtowing” to Beijing and “muzzling” criticism of […]

Mike Pence criticises NBA as ‘wholly owned subsidiary’ of China

Media captionMr Pence lashed out at US companies and accused China of “exporting censorship” US Vice-President Mike Pence has criticised the US National Basketball Association (NBA) in a speech attacking Chinese diplomatic and trade policies. Mr Pence accused both the NBA and the sports equipment firm Nike of “kowtowing” to Beijing and “muzzling” criticism of […]

Kincade fire: Thousands evacuated as California wildfire rages

Media captionJets drop fire retardant on California blaze About 2,000 people have been evacuated from their homes as a wildfire rages through California’s wine country. The Kincade fire has engulfed 10,000 acres of land in Sonoma County and is not yet contained, the state’s fire protection department says. It is being driven by powerful winds […]

Trump impeachment: The most dramatic week yet

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Secret Service quizzed Eminem over Ivanka Trump track

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The case was opened after a TMZ reporter asked the Secret Service for a comment on the song Eminem was questioned by the US Secret Service over “threatening lyrics” towards Ivanka Trump. Records obtained by Buzzfeed News show that the rapper was visited by agents over his 2017 song […]

The basketball champions’ rings with 640 diamonds

Image copyright Courtesy Baron Rings Image caption The Toronto Raptors brought home the first Canadian NBA victory It’s a record-setting spoil of sports victory – a massive championship ring for the Toronto Raptors players, to mark their National Basketball Association title. And what says a crowning victory more than 640 diamonds? Even superfan, Nav Bhatia, […]

Mike Pence criticises NBA as ‘wholly owned subsidiary’ of China

Media captionVice President Mike Pence lashed out at American companies and accused China of ‘exporting censorship’ abroad US Vice-President Mike Pence has criticised the US National Basketball Association (NBA) in a speech attacking Chinese diplomatic and trade policies. In a highly anticipated speech, Mr Pence condemned the NBA and Nike for “kowtowing” to Beijing and […]

Trump impeachment: Republicans storm secure hearing

Media captionChaotic scenes as Republicans storm impeachment deposition US Republicans have stormed a high-security impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, forcing a witness to delay her testimony by five hours. The Republicans chanted “let us in” as they forced their way into the hearing, breaching US House security rules. This week, Mr Trump urged Republicans to […]

Major League Baseball umpire probed over impeachment ‘civil war threat’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Drake has worked for the league since 1999 The head of Major League Baseball has said the organisation is investigating a tweet from an umpire that threatened civil war if US President Donald Trump was impeached. Rob Drake’s now-deleted tweet said he planned to buy an AR-15 rifle. […]

Turkey Syria offensive: Trump lifts Turkey sanctions after deal

Media captionTrump on Turkey ceasefire: “This was an outcome created by us, the United States.” The US is lifting sanctions on Turkey after its recent offensive against Kurdish fighters in north-eastern Syria, President Donald Trump says. His decision came after Russia agreed with Turkey to use troops to extend a ceasefire along the Syrian border. […]