US to impose ‘largest ever’ N Korea sanctions

Image copyright Reuters The United States is imposing a fresh set of sanctions on North Korea – the “largest ever” President Trump says. The measures target more than 50 ships and maritime transport companies in North Korea, but also China and Taiwan. North Korea is already under a range of international and US sanctions over […]

Florida school shooting: Armed officer ‘did not confront killer’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Funerals are being held for the 17 victims An armed officer who was at the Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week stood outside the building during the shooting and did not intervene, the local sheriff says. The school resource officer has resigned after being suspended, Broward […]

NRA and Florida: Seven things Wayne LaPierre blames after shooting

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Trump-Russia: New charges for Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

Image copyright Getty Images The special counsel investigating claims of Russian political meddling in the US has filed new charges against two former aides to Donald Trump. Robert Mueller indicted Mr Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and business associate Rick Gates on multiple counts of tax and bank fraud. Both were charged in October […]

Cancer-hit Alabama inmate to be executed despite vein damage

Cancer-hit Alabama inmate to be executed despite vein damage

Image copyright Alabama Department of Corrections Image caption Doyle Lee Hamm has been on death row for 30 years Alabama is set to execute a cancer-stricken inmate despite his plea to spare him potentially unnecessary pain. Doyle Lee Hamm, 61, argues his veins are too damaged from cancer and past drug use, and the lethal […]

Kylie Jenner ‘sooo over’ Snapchat – and Wall Street panics

Image copyright Getty Images Reality TV star Kylie Jenner wiped $1.3bn off the stock market value of Snap after tweeting that she no longer used its Snapchat messaging app. The half-sister of celebrity Kim Kardashian asked her 24.5 million Twitter followers: “sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore?” Snap’s share price sank after she […]

NRA head: Gun control advocates ‘exploiting’ Florida tragedy

Media captionLaPierre on Democrats: ‘They hate the NRA’ The head of the most powerful gun lobby in the US has blamed Democrats and media for “exploiting” a school shooting that left 17 people dead. Wayne LaPierre said “opportunists” are using the 14 February tragedy to expand gun control and abolish US gun rights. Mr LaPierre’s […]

Winter Olympics: USA beat Canada on penalties to win women’s ice hockey gold

Winter Olympics: USA beat Canada on penalties to win women’s ice hockey gold

Media playback is not supported on this device USA beat Canada to win women’s ice hockey gold The United States beat Canada 3-2 in a sudden-death shootout to win Winter Olympics gold in the women’s ice hockey for the first time in 20 years. The scores were level at 2-2 after five penalty shots each, […]

Arizona couple charged with locking up adopted children

Image copyright Pima County Sheriff Dept Image caption Benito and Carol Gutierrez had passed all checks to adopt children, police said A couple in Arizona have been charged with locking up their adopted children for up to 12 hours at a time with only a bucket for a toilet. Benito and Carol Gutierrez are accused […]

Meryl Streep slams ‘pathetic’ Harvey Weinstein lawyers

Meryl Streep slams ‘pathetic’ Harvey Weinstein lawyers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvey Weinstein produced a string of films that starred Meryl Streep Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence have condemned Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers for using their names in his defence against a legal action. Six women are bringing a class action lawsuit against the disgraced producer. His lawyers want it dismissed […]

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