Dairy wars: Why is Trump threatening Canada over milk?

President Trump has slapped tariffs on Canadian lumber – now he’s going after their dairy farmers. Why? Video by Olivia Lace-Evans. Extra filming by Dan Lytwyn Dairy wars: Why is Trump threatening Canada over milk?

Trump seeks to slash tax for businesses

Image copyright Getty Images President Donald Trump is to propose slashing the rate of corporation tax when he announces his tax plan later. White House officials say the centrepiece of Wednesday’s announcement will be a sharp reduction in the business tax rate, from 35% to 15%. Economists say the tax cuts will add trillions of […]

China convicts US woman Sandy Phan-Gillis for spying

Image copyright SaveSandy.org Image caption Phan-Gillis (C) travelled to China to promote business opportunities in her hometown of Houston A Chinese court has convicted American businesswoman Sandy Phan-Gillis for spying and ordered her deportation. Phan-Gillis was sentenced to three and a half years in prison by a court in Nanning, but it is unclear if […]

United Airlines investigates giant bunny death

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This is not Simon. But giant rabbits like this one can be valuable United Airlines is investigating the death of a giant rabbit which was being transported on one of its planes. The 90cm-long bunny, called Simon, was found dead in the cargo hold when the flight arrived at […]

Trump immigration court defeat is ‘bananas’, says White House

Image copyright Reuters Image caption San Francisco officials announce the lawsuit against the White House in January The White House has labelled “bananas” a ruling that blocks President Donald Trump’s order barring funding for cities that shelter illegal immigrants. A San Francisco judge has placed January’s executive order in limbo, but the White House is […]

US judge blocks Trump’s threat to withhold city funding

Image copyright Reuters Image caption San Francisco officials announce the lawsuit against the White House in January A US judge has blocked President Donald Trump’s order barring funding for cities that shelter illegal immigrants. Placing January’s executive order in limbo, Judge William Orrick quoted Mr Trump’s own rhetoric. San Francisco and Santa Clara County, home […]

Trump backs down on border wall funding

Media caption‘Build that wall’ says border resident Donald Trump has indicated he will ditch plans to find cash for his border wall in this week’s spending bill. The president’s close adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said funding for the wall would be left out of a budget measure that must pass by Friday. Building the wall, paid […]

Obama criticised for ‘$400,000 Wall Street speech’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Obama made his first public remarks since leaving the White House on Monday Former US President Barack Obama is being criticised for reportedly agreeing a $400,000 (£310,000) fee for a speech to a Wall Street bank. The 44th president has accepted an offer to speak at a healthcare […]

Fitbit contradicts husband’s story of wife’s murder – police

Image copyright Connecticut State Police Image caption Mr Dabate is currently free after posting a one million dollar bail A cheating US husband has been charged with killing his wife after police said data from her wearable fitness tracker contradicted his version of events. Richard Dabate, 40, claimed to have seen Connie Dabate shot to […]

White House blocks Flynn document request

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Congressman Jason Chaffetz said there could be ‘repercussions’ if Flynn broke the law The White House has told a US congressional committee it will not comply with a request to release files related to a controversial former aide. The House Oversight Committee is looking into payments to fired National […]