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December 29, 2018 9:28 AM Michelle Obama tops Hillary Clinton as US’ most admired woman

Former United States first lady Hillary Clinton’s 17-year run as the woman Americans admire most is over. Another former first lady, Michelle Obama, has deposed Clinton as America’s most admired woman, according to a Gallup poll published on Thursday. Former president Barack Obama was named the man Americans admire most for the 11th year in a row, Gallup 11

December 27, 2018 12:48 AM US President Donald Trump visits Iraq

President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to Iraq on Wednesday, his first trip to US troops deployed in a war zone since being elected two years ago. Trump landed at 7:16 pm local time at Al-Asad Air Base in western Iraq, accompanied by his wife Melania Trump, an AFP correspondent said. The president spoke to troops and met with military leaders 9

December 19, 2018 11:35 AM Don’t blame migrants for everything, Pope tells politicians

Pope Francis on Tuesday condemned nationalist leaders who blame migrants for their countries’ problems and themselves fostered mistrust in society by pursuing dishonest gain and xenophobic and racist policies. The 82-year-old pope, who has made defense of migrants a plank of his papacy, made the comments in his message for the Catholic Church’s World 12

December 6, 2018 5:11 AM Trump mocks Macron over French fuel tax protests

US President Donald Trump has taken another swipe on Twitter at his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron prompted by Macron’s woes over violent protests against fuel taxes. “I am glad that my friend @EmmanuelMacron and the protesters in Paris have agreed with the conclusion I reached two years ago,” Trump tweeted late on Tuesday. “The Paris Agreement is fatally 14

November 26, 2018 11:45 AM Migrant caravan: Mexico to deport group which stormed US border

Mexico will deport up to 500 migrants who attempted to storm the US border, according to its interior ministry. The group were rounded up after trying to cross the border “violently” and “illegally” on Sunday, the ministry said in a statement. Video footage shows dozens of people – including women and children – running towards the fence that separates 23

November 17, 2018 1:06 AM Washington Post: CIA determines Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s death

The CIA has determined that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, despite the Saudi government’s denials that the de facto ruler was involved, according to a Washington Post report. Citing people familiar with the matter, the Post reported Friday that the CIA reached its conclusion by examining 20

November 2, 2018 6:58 AM Khashoggi murder: Saudi prince ‘said he was dangerous Islamist’

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the US he considered murdered writer Jamal Khashoggi to be a dangerous Islamist, media reports say. Prince Mohammed reportedly said this in a phone call with the White House after Khashoggi disappeared but before Saudi Arabia admitted killing him. Saudi Arabia has denied the reports in the Washington Post and New York Times 42

September 29, 2018 5:11 PM F-35 fighter jet: Programme suffers first crash

The US military has suffered the first crash in its hugely expensive F-35 fighter jet programme. A F-35B jet came down in South Carolina, the Marine Corps said. The pilot managed to safely eject and there were no injuries. The Marines said in a statement that an investigation into the cause of the crash is underway. The F-35 is the largest and most expensive 17

September 15, 2018 8:36 AM Trump Supreme Court pick denies 1980s sexual assault story

President Donald Trump’s conservative pick for the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh denied Friday involvement in an alleged sexual assault on a woman while they were in high school in the 1980s. In a statement released to US media, Kavanaugh rejected the woman’s claim, made in a letter to the Democrats vetting his nomination, that he tried to force himself 17

September 4, 2018 4:25 AM Colin Kaepernick to be face of new Nike ad campaign

An American football star who sparked a furore by kneeling during the national anthem has been unveiled as the new face of a major advertising campaign. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will front Nike’s “Just Do It” 30th anniversary campaign, reports said. In 2016 Kaepernick refused to stand for the anthem in protest at police 43