Republican senators’ revolt puts health bill in jeopardy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The legislation affects tens of millions of Americans and nearly a fifth of the US economy Four Republican senators have expressed reservations about their party’s plan to repeal Obamacare, throwing the health bill’s fate into uncertainty. Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee and Rand Paul said they were “not […]

Trump: I did not record ex-FBI chief James Comey

Media captionJames Comey told Congress earlier this month: “Lordy I hope there are tapes” US President Donald Trump has stated he did not make secret recordings of ex-FBI chief James Comey, despite an earlier hint to the contrary. He tweeted that he “did not make, and do not have, any such recordings”, a day before […]

US man ‘gave Chinese agent secrets’

US man ‘gave Chinese agent secrets’

A former US diplomatic officer has been arrested and charged with giving top-secret documents to a Chinese agent. According to the affidavit, Kevin Mallory, a 60-year-old from Virginia, is said to have travelled to Shanghai in March and April 2017. He was interviewed by customs agents an airport in Chicago after he failed to declare […]

Otto Warmbier: Funeral held for student jailed in N Korea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Monitors were provided in overflow rooms so everyone could watch the service More than 2,500 family, friends and well-wishers gathered for the funeral of Otto Warmbier, the US student who died after falling into a coma while in prison in North Korea. The service was held at the 22-year-old’s school […]

Donald Trump talks up solar panel plan for Mexico wall

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the US-Mexico border was a campaign rallying cry US President Donald Trump has told supporters that his proposed wall along the border with Mexico could have solar panels fixed to it. Addressing a rally in Iowa, he said the panels would provide cheap energy and […]

Trump talks up solar panel plan for Mexico wall

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the US-Mexico border was a campaign rallying cry US President Donald Trump has told supporters that his proposed wall along the border with Mexico could have solar panels fixed to it. Addressing a rally in Iowa, he said the panels would provide cheap energy and […]

First solar eclipse in North America for 99 years

On 21 August, North America will be treated to a rare phenomenon – a solar eclipse. The last one happened in the US a century ago, and Nasa scientists are very excited. First solar eclipse in North America for 99 years

Michigan airport knife attacker shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’, says FBI

Image copyright LinkedIn Image caption Lieutenant Jeff Neville has worked for more than 20 years as a law enforcement officer Authorities are treating the stabbing of a police officer at an airport in Michigan as an act of terrorism. The suspect, Amor Ftouhi, 50, shouted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest” in Arabic) before knifing the […]

What’s Alibaba’s Jack Ma selling to America?

Jack Ma, the boss of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is in Detroit making a pitch to American entrepreneurs. The BBC’s Samira Hussain explains why that might have Amazon worried. What’s Alibaba’s Jack Ma selling to America?