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Trump targets Opec over high oil prices

Trump targets Opec over high oil prices

Image copyright AFP Donald Trump has criticised the Opec oil producers’ group, saying crude prices are “artificially very high”. In a tweet, the US President said this was “no good” and “would not be accepted”. The main crude oil benchmark prices, Brent and West Texas Intermediate (WTI), fell around 1% after the tweet. Oil prices […]

School shooting: US students to walk out on Columbine anniversary

School shooting: US students to walk out on Columbine anniversary

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Thousands joined a nationwide school walkout last month Schoolchildren across the US plan to walk out of school on Friday to demonstrate against gun violence. The National School Walkout marks the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in Colorado. Connecticut high school pupil Lane Murdock set up the […]

No Tears Left To Cry: Ariana Grande’s uplifting new single alludes to Manchester

No Tears Left To Cry: Ariana Grande’s uplifting new single alludes to Manchester

Image caption The singer released No Tears Left To Cry worldwide at 0500 GMT Ariana Grande has returned with her first new music since the terrorist bombing that killed 22 people outside her Manchester Arena show in May 2017. No Tears Left To Cry alludes to the attack, while channelling the resilience and optimism of […]

Comey: No one around Trump to stop impulsive behaviour

The former director of the FBI, James Comey, has told BBC Newsnight that he doesn’t believe there is anyone around Donald Trump who can contain him. In his only UK broadcast interview, Mr Comey said no one around the president is able to “stop impulsive behaviour”. President Trump has previously attacked Mr Comey for “many […]

Senator Tammy Duckworth makes history by taking baby to work

Senator Tammy Duckworth makes history by taking baby to work

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sleeping soundly, 10-day old Maile Pearl Bowlsbey is blissfully unaware she is making history Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth has brought her baby to the floor of the US Congress’ upper chamber a day after it overturned a longstanding baby ban. Ms Duckworth, 50, arrived with daughter Maile in her […]

Prince death: No criminal charges to be filed

Prince death: No criminal charges to be filed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prince was found dead at his Minneapolis-area estate in April 2016 No criminal charges will be brought over the death of US musician Prince in April 2016, prosecutors say. The singer, 57, died from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl, an opioid many times more powerful than heroin. Prosecutors […]

Syracuse University fraternity suspended over ‘extremely racist’ video

Syracuse University fraternity suspended over ‘extremely racist’ video

Image copyright Syracuse University Image caption The footage “was extremely troubling and disturbing,” the university’s chancellor, Kent Syverud said. Syracuse University in New York has suspended a fraternity chapter after members were filmed using “extremely racist” and “homophobic” language, the university’s chancellor said. Kent Syverud called the footage “extremely troubling and disturbing”. The video came […]

Ex-Playboy model free to discuss alleged Trump affair

Ex-Playboy model free to discuss alleged Trump affair

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Karen McDougal says she was tricked into staying silent about the alleged affair Former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal has settled with American Media Inc (AMI), freeing her to discuss her alleged affair with Donald Trump. Ms McDougal had signed a $150,000 deal with AMI tabloid The National Enquirer which […]

US senators allowed to bring babies into chamber

US senators allowed to bring babies into chamber

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Senator Tammy Duckworth has said parenthood isn’t just a women’s issue The US Senate has agreed new rules that allow members to bring infants into the chamber when they vote. The move comes a week after Tammy Duckworth became the first sitting US senator to give birth while in […]

Tammie Jo Schults: Southwest pilot praised for safe landing

Tammie Jo Schults: Southwest pilot praised for safe landing

Image copyright Reuters/US Navy Image caption Tammie Jo Shults flew fighter jets for the US Navy A pilot who safely landed a Southwest Airlines passenger plane after a jet engine ripped apart mid-air has been praised as a hero by passengers. A female passenger died after she was nearly sucked out of a shattered window […]

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