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Donald Trump: N Korea’s Kim Jong-un a ‘smart cookie’

Donald Trump: N Korea’s Kim Jong-un a ‘smart cookie’

Media captionIn a TV interview with CBS, Mr Trump talked about the current tension between the US and North Korea US President Donald Trump has described North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a “pretty smart cookie”. Speaking to CBS, he noted Mr Kim had assumed power at a young age, despite dealing with “some very […]

Donald Trump attacks US media at 100-day Pennsylvania rally

Donald Trump attacks US media at 100-day Pennsylvania rally

Media captionPresident Trump his first 100 days in office “has been very productive” US President Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on the media during a rally marking 100 days in office. He told supporters in Pennsylvania that he was keeping “one promise after another”, dismissing criticism as “fake news” by “out of touch” […]

Trump attacks US media at 100-day rally

Trump attacks US media at 100-day rally

President Donald Trump has attacked US media and has said he is keeping “one promise after another”, as he marks 100 days in office. At a Pennsylvania rally, he described criticism about his record as “fake news” by “out of touch” journalists. Mr Trump decided to skip the White House Correspondents’ Dinner – the first […]

Arkansas execution: Judge orders post-mortem

Arkansas execution: Judge orders post-mortem

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kenneth Williams’s lawyers said he was intellectually disabled A judge has ordered a post-mortem exam on the body of a man executed by lethal injection who was reportedly in pain during his final moments. District Judge Kristine Baker’s order came hours after Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson dismissed calls for […]

China deports US ‘spy’ Sandy Phan-Gillis after conviction

China deports US ‘spy’ Sandy Phan-Gillis after conviction

Image copyright SaveSandy.org Image caption Phan-Gillis (C) travelled to China to promote business opportunities in her hometown of Houston An American businesswoman convicted of spying by China is back in the US, after a Chinese court ordered her deportation. Sandy Phan-Gillis was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on Tuesday, but will […]

Trump executive order aims to allow Arctic drilling

Trump executive order aims to allow Arctic drilling

Image copyright EPA Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at reducing restrictions on oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic in order to “unleash American energy”. The US president said it would create “thousands and thousands” of jobs, despite a downturn in the oil market. It could undo a ban put in place […]

Friendly fire inquiry after US soldiers die battling IS

Friendly fire inquiry after US soldiers die battling IS

Image copyright US Army Image caption Sgt Joshua Rodgers (L) and Sgt Cameron Thomas were killed in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan Two US Army Rangers killed in Afghanistan this week may have been hit by friendly fire, the Pentagon says. The soldiers were fatally wounded during a firefight on Wednesday night with the Islamic State (IS) […]

US growth rate hits three-year low

US growth rate hits three-year low

Image copyright Reuters The US economy slowed dramatically in the first three months of the year, according to official data. GDP expanded at an annual rate of 0.7% in the first quarter – the slowest rate since the first quarter of 2014. It will be unwelcome news for President Donald Trump who, during his election […]

Executed Arkansas man ‘convulsed and groaned’

Executed Arkansas man ‘convulsed and groaned’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kenneth Williams’ lawyers said he was intellectually disabled Lawyers for a US death row inmate are calling for an inquiry after witnesses said he convulsed and groaned as he was being executed. Kenneth Williams was the fourth inmate put to death by the state of Arkansas in the past […]

Trump says he misses life before he became US president

Trump says he misses life before he became US president

Media captionHe says he misses driving and going out to restaurants US President Donald Trump has been talking about his previous life and how surprised he is that his new job at the White House is not less taxing. He “loved” his old lifestyle because he “had so many things going”, the former property mogul […]

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