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Trump in Saudi Arabia: US president to address Islamic leaders

Trump in Saudi Arabia: US president to address Islamic leaders

Media captionDonald Trump sways along with a traditional Saudi sword dance US President Donald Trump is expected to underline the need to confront extremism in Islam when he makes a speech in Saudi Arabia later on Sunday. His address, to a summit of regional leaders, will come on the second day of his first presidential […]

China crippled CIA by killing US sources, says New York Times

China crippled CIA by killing US sources, says New York Times

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chinese police guard the US embassy in the capital, Beijing Up to 20 CIA informants were killed or imprisoned by the Chinese government between 2010 and 2012, the New York Times reports, damaging US information-gathering in the country for years. It is not clear whether the CIA was hacked or […]

Trump in Saudi Arabia: First foreign trip starts as home troubles mount

Trump in Saudi Arabia: First foreign trip starts as home troubles mount

Media captionMoment President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump get off Air Force One Multi-billion dollar deals between the US and Saudi Arabia will be signed on Saturday as US President Donald Trump’s first foreign trip begins in Riyadh. Mr Trump and his wife Melania were greeted in the Saudi capital by King Salman on […]

Trump: Firing ‘nut job’ FBI chief ‘eased pressure’

Trump: Firing ‘nut job’ FBI chief ‘eased pressure’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump reportedly called the former FBI chief a “real nut job” US President Donald Trump told Russian officials that firing FBI director James Comey eased “great pressure” on him, US media report. The New York Times, citing a document summarising last week’s meeting, says he called Mr Comey a […]

Ex-congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting

Ex-congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Weiner leaving court after pleading guilty Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner has tearfully pleaded guilty to sending obscene material to a minor. He must register as a sex offender and faces a possible prison term for exchanging explicit texts with a 15-year-old girl last year. The 52-year-old’s estranged […]

‘Lady Cynthia’ rhododendron bush puts Canada town on the map

‘Lady Cynthia’ rhododendron bush puts Canada town on the map

Image copyright Courtesy Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce Image caption “Lady Cynthia” is now in bloom A small Canadian town hopes to become a tourist attraction thanks to the internet fame of a homeowner’s giant rhododendron. The 25ft (7.6m) by 30ft bush in Ladysmith, British Columbia, is now in peak bloom and putting on quite a […]

‘Clock boy’ discrimination case thrown out by Texas judge

‘Clock boy’ discrimination case thrown out by Texas judge

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ahmed and his family have moved to Qatar for his schooling since the incident A US judge has thrown out a discrimination case brought by the family of a Muslim student whose homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb. In 2015 Ahmed Mohamed was arrested in a suburb of […]

Cincinnati mayor apologises for cop killer honour gaffe

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Ex-congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting case

Ex-congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Weiner leaving court after pleading guilty Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner has tearfully pleaded guilty to sending obscene material to a minor. The charge stems from sexually charged text messages he exchanged with a 15-year-old girl last year. Weiner, 52, stepped down from his congressional seat in 2011 […]

Trump heads for Saudi Arabia on first foreign tour

Trump heads for Saudi Arabia on first foreign tour

Image copyright AFP Image caption Posters showing President Trump alongside Saudi Arabia’s King Salman are on display in Riyadh US President Donald Trump has left for Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip since becoming president. His eight-day trip will also take in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Brussels, the Vatican and Sicily. It comes as […]