‘Out of control’: Trump’s hour-long media attack

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It was a remarkable moment in modern American political history. President Donald Trump held court for one hour and 16 minutes, fielding multiple questions from reporters, while also airing his grievances with the media. After a fast-paced and at times turbulent four weeks, President Trump rejected the idea of a … Read More

‘Terrorist’ armed with machete shot at Louvre

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A French soldier has shot a man after he tried to enter the Louvre museum in Paris carrying a machete and two backpacks. Paris police chief Michel Cadot said the attacker shouted “Allahu akbar (God is greatest)” as he “launched” himself at the soldier in the Carrousel du Louvre area … Read More

Silicon Valley lashes out at Trump ban

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For months, Silicon Valley seemed to be heeding the advice of one of its most powerful figures, billionaire investor Peter Thiel, who said President Trump should be taken “seriously, but not literally”. But at the international arrivals gate at San Francisco airport at the weekend, things were getting very literal, … Read More

Trump to sign order for Mexican border wall

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Donald Trump is set to launch his immigration crackdown with an order enabling construction of his Mexican border wall. The President is expected to sign several executive orders on Wednesday addressing one of his central campaign messages – that illegal immigration to the US is out of control and threatening … Read More

Trump promises Americans unity and change

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Donald Trump has pledged to unify America as he addressed cheering supporters at a concert on the eve of his presidential inauguration. Speaking on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, the president-elect also promised to bring change. Among attendees at the two-hour event were his family, actor … Read More

Thousands of UK tourists told to flee The Gambia

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Thousands of UK holidaymakers are set to be flown home from The Gambia due to growing political unrest. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is warning against “all non-essential travel” to the west African nation due to potential military intervention following presidential elections on 1 December. With fears the main international … Read More

Johnson meets Donald Trump’s team in US trip

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has met senior members of President-elect Donald Trump’s team during a trip to New York. Mr Johnson met Mr Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and his chief strategist Steve Bannon. He will also meet key Republican figures in Washington DC, including House Speaker Paul Ryan and senators … Read More

Obama urges ‘fight’ for healthcare law

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President Barack Obama has urged fellow Democrats to fight for his healthcare bill, as the incoming Trump team vowed to make a repeal of the law a priority. In a two-hour private meeting Mr Obama sought to rally members of his party, as Republicans took their first steps to dismantle … Read More