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June 10, 2018 1:16 PM Photo of Merkel, Trump captures G7 tensions

A picture of U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel displaying less-than-friendly body language is turning out to be a defining image of the contentious meeting of the Group of Seven leaders of the world’s advanced economies. The picture, snapped by German government photographer Jesco Denzel, shows a standing Merkel with hands 11

June 9, 2018 6:06 PM Somalia conflict: One US soldier killed, four wounded in firefight

A US special forces soldier has been killed in an attack by suspected al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia, officials say. Four other US soldiers and a Somali soldier were wounded in what appears to have been an ambush north of the port of Kismayo, US defence officials added. The US military says its forces operate on an “advise and assist” mission 7

March 21, 2018 12:23 PM Russia election: Trump congratulates Putin over victory

US President Donald Trump has spoken to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his electoral victory two days ago. He said they would meet in the “not too distant future” to discuss limiting a growing arms race, Ukraine and Syria. Mr Putin was re-elected by a landslide, with more than 76% of the vote, for a fourth six-year term. But there 13

March 21, 2018 12:08 PM North Korea says sanctions did not push it to seek US talks

North Korean state media has said it was “self-confidence” and not sanctions that drove it to seek talks with South Korea and the US. The commentary in KCNA comes after US President Donald Trump accepted an invitation to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The report went on to criticise “small-minded” critics who questioned North Korea’s motives 10

March 14, 2018 5:04 PM North Korea’s Kim Jong-un outsmarted Trump

A year ago when Donald Tramp assumed the post of president of the United States, he accused the administration of Barak Obama for having a very soft position on North Korea. The new man at the White House promised to solve the North Korea problem by the use of “fury and fire”. However, today it is obvious that the leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un skillfully 30

March 5, 2018 1:29 PM Trump threatens European cars tax

PRESIDENT Donald Trump says the U.S. “will simply apply a TAX” on cars made in Europe if the European Union retaliates against the trade penalties he’s seeking on imports of steel and aluminum. The EU is promising retaliation against American exports if Trump follows through — as he says he will next week. Here’s what the president is saying on Twitter 38

February 26, 2018 11:24 PM Guns: Winfrey praises Florida students

LOS ANGELES: Oprah Winfrey has nothing but praise for the Florida school shooting survivors who have channeled angst into activism, calling them “warriors of the light” and comparing them to civil rights pioneers. In an interview with The Associated Press on Saturday, Winfrey drew parallels between the teens and the Freedom Riders of the 1960s, who rode buses 55

February 4, 2018 2:39 AM MDC Alliance apologises for Chamisa boob

The MDC Alliance was on Wednesday reportedly forced to apologise to the United States government over claims by its acting leader Nelson Chamisa that President Donald Trump pledged a $15 billion bailout to Zimbabwe if the opposition won the forthcoming elections. The apology came after the United States embassy in Harare raised concern over the claims 33

January 13, 2018 6:57 AM African countries ask for Trump apology

The organisation representing African countries has demanded that US President Donald Trump apologise after he reportedly called nations on the continent “shitholes”. The group’s mission in Washington DC expressed its “shock, dismay and outrage” and said the Trump administration misunderstood Africans. The US leader made the alleged remark in a Thursday 60

December 6, 2017 6:48 AM Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, plans to move US embassy there

US President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, senior administration officials have said. But the officials said Mr Trump would not immediately move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Arab leaders earlier warned against moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, with one saying this would be “a flagrant provocation 47