Jerusalem is Israel’s capital – Trump

Media captionWhy the city of Jerusalem matters President Trump has announced that the US now recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Mr Trump described the move as “a long overdue step” to advance the Middle East peace process. The president said the US would support a two-state solution, if approved by both the Israelis and the […]

Democrats call on Senator Franken to resign amid groping claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Minnesota senator has faced mounting allegations of sexual misconduct More than 10 US Democratic senators have called on US Senator Al Franken to resign amid sexual misconduct claims. In separate statements released almost simultaneously on Wednesday, a group of Democratic lawmakers said the embattled Minnesota senator must step […]

California fire: Ventura blaze reaches Pacific Ocean

Media captionIn California, entire neighbourhoods are fleeing ahead of the blaze Firefighters tackling a fast-moving wildfire in southern California have said the blaze has jumped the main coastal highway and reached the Pacific Ocean, US media report. The fire, which ripped through Ventura County north of Los Angeles, triggered evacuation orders for some 150,000 people […]

Ex-Trump strategist Steve Bannon rails against Republicans in Alabama

Media captionBannon to Romney: ‘You hid behind your religion’ Former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon has lashed out at Republican leaders during a campaign speech in Alabama for Senate candidate Roy Moore. Mr Bannon attacked the party’s 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney after he criticised Mr Moore on Twitter. He said Mr Romney, who has […]

Person of the Year: Time honours abuse ‘silence breakers’

Image copyright Time Time magazine has named “the Silence Breakers” – women who spoke out against sexual abuse and harassment – as its “Person of the Year”. The movement is most closely associated with the #MeToo hashtag which sprung up as allegations emerged against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. But Time says the hashtag is “part […]

US to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in world first

Media captionWhy the city of Jerusalem matters US President Donald Trump will unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, senior administration officials say. But the officials said Mr Trump would not immediately move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The news comes ahead of an expected speech by Mr Trump on Wednesday. Arab leaders […]

Sydney Loofe: Body of missing Tinder date woman found

Image copyright Sydney Loofe Image caption Sydney Loofe did not show up the next day at the DIY store where she worked A US woman who vanished last month after going on a Tinder date has been found dead by police, her family says. Sydney Loofe, 24, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was last seen on 15 […]