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Trump holds first face-to-face talks with Pope Francis

Trump holds first face-to-face talks with Pope Francis

Media captionDonald Trump was greeted by Pope Francis at the Vatican US President Donald Trump has met Pope Francis for a short private audience on the third leg of his overseas trip. The Vatican said after the meeting that there had been an “exchange of views” on several unspecified international issues, and spoke of the […]

Trump Russia inquiry: Lawyer ‘chosen’ by president

Trump Russia inquiry: Lawyer ‘chosen’ by president

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Marc Kasowitz is known as a tenacious litigator Donald Trump has appointed lawyer Marc Kasowitz to represent him in an inquiry into Russia’s alleged meddling in the US presidential election and any links to the Trump campaign, US media report. Mr Trump has used services of the New York […]

Fox retracts Seth Rich murder conspiracy

Fox retracts Seth Rich murder conspiracy

Image copyright LinkedIn Fox News has retracted a report about a US Democratic party employee whose murder last year has fuelled a right-wing conspiracy theory. The cable network’s report made an unsubstantiated link between Seth Rich’s death and Wikileaks’ leak of hacked DNC emails. The victim’s own family have debunked the report, imploring Fox News […]

Ex-CIA chief Brennan says Trump-Russia inquiry ‘well-founded’

Ex-CIA chief Brennan says Trump-Russia inquiry ‘well-founded’

Media captionEx-CIA boss suspicious of Trump team ‘contacts’ with Russians Former CIA Director John Brennan has said an investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Kremlin is “well-founded”. He told the House Intelligence Committee he was aware of intelligence showing contact between Russian officials and “US persons involved in the Trump campaign”. […]

Trump’s $4.1tr budget takes hatchet to safety net

Trump’s $4.1tr budget takes hatchet to safety net

Image copyright Reuters The White House has unveiled a $4.1tr (£3.1tr) budget that would take the axe to the social safety net for the poor. The plan would sharply slash food stamps, healthcare for low-income patients and disability benefits, and eliminate student loan subsidies. The budget also features an Ivanka Trump plan for paid parental […]

Aerial footage of sinkhole at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort

A sinkhole has opened outside President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida. City officials in Palm Beach tweeted that the hole had formed “directly in front of Mar-a-Lago” and was close to a newly installed water main. Sinkhole opens at Trump’s Florida retreat Aerial footage of sinkhole at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort

Ariana Grande says she feels ‘broken’ after Manchester concert attack

Ariana Grande says she feels ‘broken’ after Manchester concert attack

Image copyright PA Image caption Ariana Grande, pictured in June 2016, is currently on a European tour Ariana Grande has expressed her sorrow at the deaths of 22 people in an explosion after a show in Manchester. The US star is thought to be physically unhurt, but has posted a tweet saying: “Broken. from the […]

Chinese student sorry after uproar at US ‘fresh air’ speech

Chinese student sorry after uproar at US ‘fresh air’ speech

Image copyright University of Maryland Image caption Ms Yang said the air in the US was “sweet and fresh” A Chinese student has apologised following a furious reaction to her US graduation speech that praised the “fresh air of democracy”. Speaking at the University of Maryland, Yang Shuping drew a parallel between air pollution in […]

Ex-national security adviser ‘lied’ on security clearance

Ex-national security adviser ‘lied’ on security clearance

Media captionGen Michael Flynn explains Donald Trump’s appeal during the campaign Ex-US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn “lied” about income from Russian companies while renewing his security clearance, a top Democrat says. Elijah Cummings released a letter that shows Mr Flynn said his foreign trips were paid for by US firms, but a Moscow visit […]

Trump ‘to do everything’ for Middle East peace

Trump ‘to do everything’ for Middle East peace

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump says he looks forward to working with Israeli and Palestinian leaders for lasting peace US President Donald Trump has said he will “do everything” to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace. In a meeting with Mahmoud Abbas, he spoke of being gratified that the Palestinian leader was ready […]