US shies away from calling China a currency manipulator

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The latest raft of trade tariffs imposed by the US and China have come into effect The United States has refrained from labelling China a “currency manipulator” in a move which may help defuse escalating tension over trade between the two countries. President Trump has previously accused China of […]

Hurricane Michael: Death toll continues to rise amid searches

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Officials have warned death tolls may rise as teams search the wreckage Areas of the US devastated by Hurricane Michael last week are continuing to count the storm’s cost as the number of confirmed dead rises. At least 27 deaths have been blamed on the hurricane across four US states […]

Melania Trump : ‘Smoke-filled’ plane forced to land

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mrs Trump recently toured four African nations in her first major solo trip A plane carrying US First Lady Melania Trump was forced to turn around and land after the cabin filled with smoke. “Everything is fine and everyone is safe,” a spokesperson for Mrs Trump has said, adding that […]

Roseanne objects to manner of character’s spin-off exit

Spoiler warning: This story reveals plot details about the series premiere of The Conners. Image copyright ABC Image caption John Goodman (centre) with the cast of the new spin-off show Roseanne Barr has objected to the way her character has been written out of The Conners, a spin-off show to her cancelled self-titled sitcom. Picking […]

How California is changing the US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A wave of new laws in California is shaping national debate. In privacy law, minimum wage and other ways, California is shaping national debate. The US, long a laggard when it comes to online privacy, is finally taking a serious look at creating national rules to protect consumer data. […]

Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nikki Rose (centre) and Ian Power (right) were the first to buy legal cannabis at Tweed in St. John’s Newfoundland, just after midnight on Wednesday Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis. The nationwide market for cannabis opened Wednesday at midnight […]

Trump threatens to cut aid to Honduras over migrants

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some estimates say there could be as many as 3,000 in the group President Donald Trump has threatened to cut financial aid to Honduras over a large group of migrants heading towards the US border. In a Tweet posted on Tuesday, Mr Trump said the country’s president was told […]

Missing pianist believed to be buried by wrong family

Image copyright Submitted by Andrea Reid Image caption Pianist Scott Cushnie A missing Canadian has returned after his family held his funeral, leaving one question: who did they bury? Police believe the body belonged to pianist Scott Cushnie, 80, who has been missing since August. The coroner’s office says the body is being exhumed so […]

Kidman: ‘Cruise marriage protected me from harassment’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kidman is in the UK for the London Film Festival Nicole Kidman has said her marriage to Tom Cruise gave her “protection” from sexual harassment early in her career. The Australian actress married Cruise in 1990 after they starred together in the film Days Of Thunder. She said: “I […]

Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels’ defamation case against Trump

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Donald Trump denies the allegations made by Stormy Daniels A US judge has dismissed adult film star Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump. Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, says she had a sexual affair with Mr Trump in 2006. She filed the case […]

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