Millions wait, and wait, for April the giraffe to give birth

Media captionApril the giraffe’s every movement, however dull, is being broadcast It has swiftly become the most anticipated birth since Prince George made his appearance in 2013. In fact, the media spotlight is arguably greater. There were only a few hundred photographers and well-wishers lined up outside the door of an exclusive London hospital’s doors […]

US ‘Dreamer’ Daniela Vargas ‘facing deportation’ after speech

US ‘Dreamer’ Daniela Vargas ‘facing deportation’ after speech

Image copyright AP Image caption Ms Vargas was brought to the US aged seven and wants to become a maths teacher A 22-year-old woman brought illegally to the US from Argentina at the age of seven has been arrested after speaking about her plight at a meeting. Daniela Vargas was detained in Jackson, Mississippi, and […]

Democrats renew Jeff Sessions attack over Russia contacts

Media captionJeff Sessions: “I have recused myself in the matters that deal with the Trump campaign” Democrats have stepped up their attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying his explanation regarding his contacts with the Russian ambassador in 2016 were “simply not credible”. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi insists Mr Sessions should step down. Mr […]

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions quits Russia probe

Media captionJeff Sessions: “I have recused myself in the matters that deal with the Trump campaign” Attorney General Jeff Sessions has bowed to pressure and removed himself from an FBI inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the US election. America’s top prosecutor said he did not lie when he testified at a January confirmation hearing […]

MS-13 gang accused of New York murders

MS-13 gang accused of New York murders

Image copyright AP Image caption A memorial to Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas is seen near the spot where their bodies were found in Brentwood Alleged members of a Central American street gang have been charged with the deaths of three New York teenagers, in a case cited by President Donald Trump. The victims included […]

Sessions steps aside from Russia probe

Sessions steps aside from Russia probe

Image copyright AP US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has removed himself from an FBI investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US election. Calls for his recusal mounted after revelations that he met Russia’s envoy during the election, apparently contradicting his earlier statements. America’s top prosecutor testified at his confirmation hearing that he had “no […]

Melania Trump reads Dr Seuss to sick children in hospital

Media captionMelania reads Dr Seuss to sick children US First Lady Melania Trump has visited a New York City hospital to read to sick children for World Book Day. She brought a copy of Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr Seuss, which she said was one of her favourite books. “I came to encourage […]

Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions urged to step aside from Russia probe

Media captionJeff Sessions: The “remarks are unbelievable to me and are false” Top Republicans are urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to remove himself from an FBI probe into alleged Russian interference in the US election. Mr Sessions is under fire after it emerged he had met Russia’s ambassador during the election – despite telling his […]

EU threatens to introduce visas for US travellers

EU threatens to introduce visas for US travellers

Image copyright PA Image caption Despite the threat, any change in rules could take years US citizens should be refused visa-free access to the EU in response to American visa rules affecting citizens from five EU countries, the European Parliament has said. Citizens of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania are currently denied visa-free access […]

Tibet women’s football team ‘denied US visas’

Tibet women’s football team ‘denied US visas’

Image copyright Tibet Women’s Soccer Image caption Tibet Women’s Soccer team are in “good spirits” despite not being able to visit the US A Tibetan women’s football team has claimed that they have been denied United States visas to take part in a tournament in Texas. They say they were told they had “no good […]