Donald Trump’s son and aides to testify in Senate about Russia

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump Jr, Mr Kushner and Mr Manafort were in a meeting with a Russian lawyer last year US President Donald Trump’s eldest son, son-in-law and ex-campaign manager are to testify before the Senate on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort […]

John McCain has brain cancer, his office says

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr McCain is “reviewing treatment options”, a statement says Veteran US Republican Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer and is reviewing treatment options, according to his office. The options may include chemotherapy and radiation, his doctors said. The 80-year-old politician is in “good spirits” recovering at home. […]

Parrot witness case: Michigan woman guilty of husband’s murder

Image copyright ABC Image caption Glenna Duram has been found guilty of the murder of her husband Martin A woman has been found guilty of shooting her husband five times in a Michigan murder case apparently witnessed by a parrot. Glenna Duram shot her husband, Martin, in front of the couple’s pet in 2015, before […]

Obamacare repeal plan ‘would axe insurance for 32m’

Media captionTrump to senators: Cancel your vacation Thirty-two million Americans would lose health coverage under a Republican plan to repeal Obamacare, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has forecast. The non-partisan office’s analysis found the cost of a medical insurance policy would increase 25% next year and double by 2026. The repeal bill would also cut […]

Canada’s Governor General blames ‘slippy’ carpet for royal protocol breach

Media captionCanada’s Governor General lightly touched the Queen on the elbow as she descended a flight of steps Canada’s Governor General David Johnston says a “slippy” carpet is to blame for an apparent breach of royal etiquette with the Queen. He was pictured lightly touching the Queen’s elbow during an event in London to mark […]

Republicans’ Obamacare repeal plan ‘axes insurance for 32m’

Media captionTrump to senators: Cancel your vacation Thirty-two million Americans would lose health coverage under a Republican plan to repeal Obamacare, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has forecast. The non-partisan office’s analysis found the cost of a medical insurance policy would increase 25% next year and double by 2026. The so-called repeal-and-delay bill would also […]

Justine Damond shooting: Minneapolis police ‘feared ambush’

Media captionJustine Damond’s family held a silent dawn vigil on Sydney’s Freshwater Beach The lawyer for a US police officer whose partner killed an Australian woman says it would be “reasonable” for the pair to have feared an ambush. Minneapolis officer Matthew Harrity has reportedly said they were startled by a “loud sound” before last […]

Arizona senator defends Muslim opponent from online attacks

Image copyright Deedra For US Senate 2018 Image caption Ms Abboud came under attack after she posted online about the US Constitution Republican Arizona Senator Jeff Flake has come to defend a woman who wants to unseat him after she received hateful messages about her Muslim religion. Democratic candidate Deedra Abboud, 45, came under attack […]