Facebook’s Zuckerberg grilled over Libra currency plan

Image copyright AFP Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has tried to reassure sceptical US lawmakers over the safety of the social network’s proposed digital currency Libra. At a fractious hearing in Washington, members of Congress attacked plans for the payment system, warning it could be abused by criminals and terrorists. Mr Zuckerberg was also challenged over […]

Trump donors plead not guilty to campaign finance fraud

Image copyright Reuters/EPA Image caption Lev Parnas (left) and Igor Fruman appeared in court in Manhattan Two Trump donors charged with campaign finance crimes have pleaded not guilty before a federal court. New York prosecutors have accused Soviet-born businessmen Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman of conspiring to funnel foreign money to US candidates. They are […]

Republican Congress members storm impeachment hearing

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Joe Biden apologises for 1998 remark on lynching

Image copyright Getty Images After decrying President Donald Trump for labelling impeachment a “lynching”, his rival Joe Biden has apologised for once having made similar remarks. Mr Biden, a top Democratic presidential candidate, said it was “abhorrent” and “despicable” that Mr Trump tweeted the racially loaded term on Tuesday. But it emerged that in 1998, […]

Trump impeachment: US envoy condemns ‘irregular’ pressure on Ukraine

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (left) and US President Donald Trump met last month A top US diplomat says President Trump made the release of military aid to Ukraine conditional on a pledge that a political rival would be investigated. Ambassador Bill Taylor testified before an impeachment inquiry that he was […]

New Jersey pupils with $75 lunch debt banned from prom and field trips

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A US high school lunch (file image) A US school district has banned students who have more than $75 (£58) in lunch debt from attending the prom and other extra-curricular activities. The school board president of Cherry Hill in New Jersey said the plan struck a “balance of compassion” […]

Trump impeachment: US envoy condemns ‘irregular’ pressure on Ukraine

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (left) and US President Donald Trump met last month A top US diplomat says President Trump made the release of military aid to Ukraine conditional on a pledge that a political rival would be investigated. Ambassador Bill Taylor testified before an impeachment inquiry that he was […]

WeWork accepts multi-billion-dollar Softbank rescue deal

Image copyright WeWork WeWork has been thrown a multi-billion-dollar lifeline from Softbank that will give the Japanese company more control of the troubled property start-up. In a statement, Softbank said it would provide $5bn (£3.9bn) in new financing and up to $3bn for existing shareholders. The deal will see Softbank increase its stake in the […]

Far-right ‘Proud Boys’ jailed over New York City clash with anti-fascists

Image copyright Handout Image caption CCTV footage captured members of the Proud Boys viciously beating protesters Two members of the US far-right group the Proud Boys have been jailed for four years for beating up anti-fascist activists in a fight last year. Maxwell Hare, 27, and John Kinsman, 32, were convicted of gang assault, attempted […]

World Series: Washington Nationals edge out Houston Astros in game one

Juan Soto, one of the best young players in baseball, starred in his World Series debut The Washington Nationals won their debut World Series game, edging out the Houston Astros 5-4 in game one of the best-of-seven series in Houston. The Astros went 2-0 up early on before home runs by Ryan Zimmerman and Juan […]