California National Guard ‘to get federal funding’ despite Trump’s claim to the contrary

The California National Guard said it had received an assurance of federal funding for a campaign against transnational crime, knocking down Donald Trump’s claim to the contrary. “We...

Chingford fire: Woman dies in blaze at care home for people with learning disabilities

A woman has died after a fire at a care home for people with learning disabilities in northeast London. More than 70 firefighters were called to Connington...

Telegram ban in Russia takes down Amazon, Google, Fifa, Spotify, Nintendo, Twitch and more

Many of the world's biggest sites are being disrupted in Russia, after it banned Telegram. The country announced this week that it would block the chat app...

Eric Greitens: Missouri governor embroiled in sex scandal faces new charges over political fund-raising

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, already facing an invasion-of-privacy trial next month in connection with an extramarital affair, was charged separately on Friday with felony computer tampering...

Israeli government denounces Natalie Portman for pulling out of prestigious awards ceremony in protest

Natalie Portman has been criticised by the Israeli government over her decision not to attend a prestigious awards ceremony in the country. “Recent events in Israel have been extremely...

Dying 700-year-old tree put on insecticide drip in final attempt to save it from...

A 700-year-old tree in India has been put on a drip in a last-ditch attempt to save it from being eaten by termites. Pillalamarri, said to be...

Syria returns Legion d’honneur to France because Assad will not wear award of ‘slave...

Syria has returned the prestigious Legion d’honneur that was presented to President Bashar al-Assad, by France, saying he would not wear the award of a “slave country” to the US.  It comes just...

Trump ally Rudy Giuliani to join president’s legal team

Stalwart Donald Trump ally Rudy Giuliani is joining the president’s legal team. A statement from Mr Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow announcing the decision quoted Mr Trump as...

Justice Department watchdog ‘refers Andrew McCabe findings to prosecutors’

The Department of Justice’s internal watchdog has reportedly sent prosecutors the findings of a probe into former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, who was fired after...

US senate minority leader Chuck Schumer introducing bill to decriminalise marijuana across country

The top Democrat in the Senate has introduced a bill to decriminalise marijuana across the US. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on 20 April – a day known for its...

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