Obama and Bush decry deep US divisions without naming Trump

Image copyright Getty Images/Reuters Image caption Neither Barack Obama nor George W Bush mentioned President Donald Trump by name Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush have voiced concern about the current political climate in the US, in comments seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump’s leadership. Mr Obama urged Americans to reject […]

Florida university braces for speech by white nationalist

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A self-identified white nationalist (left) from Texas and demonstrators before the speech by Richard Spencer Hundreds of police are flooding a Florida campus as a white nationalist is due to speak soon at an event that has provoked a state of emergency. The University of Florida says it was obligated […]

Trump sends family $25,000 after claim of broken promise

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Cpl Dillon Baldridge was killed over the summer by a rogue Afghan commander he had been training The White House says President Donald Trump has sent a personal cheque to a dead soldier’s family after they said he had not kept his promise to do so. The father of a […]

George W Bush decries bigotry and conspiracy theories

In a speech at his namesake institute in New York, the former president spoke about his concerns over the current state of politics in the US, including the threats of bigotry and nationalism. George W Bush decries bigotry and conspiracy theories

Young Obama’s angst-ridden love letters

Image copyright Emory Image caption The letters are affectionate, but mostly deal with Mr Obama’s life as a young graduate Angst-ridden letters from a young Barack Obama to his girlfriend reveal a 20-something plagued by insecurities about race, class and money. The handwritten letters are between a young Mr Obama and Alexandra McNear, who he […]

Quebec bans niqab for public services with neutrality law

Image caption It is unclear how many women in Quebec wear the niqab A Canadian province has passed a controversial religious neutrality law that bars people from wearing face coverings when giving or receiving a public service. Quebec recently expanded the law to include services provided by municipal and public transit services. Women who wear […]

Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie has died at 53

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gord Downie revealed his cancer diagnoses in May 2016 Canadian rock band Tragically Hip’s frontman Gord Downie has died following a battle with brain cancer. He was 53. The gifted lyricist – who was dubbed the country’s unofficial poet laureate – had been diagnosed with an incurable glioblastoma in […]

Trump’s latest travel ban blocked by second federal judge

Image copyright AFP Image caption A woman wears a US flag for a headscarf as she participates in the #NoMuslimBanEver rally in Los Angeles on Sunday US President Donald Trump’s latest attempt to bar citizens of eight countries from entering the US has suffered a second federal court defeat. Judges in Hawaii and Maryland issued […]

Sunwing flyer sues because he got sparkling wine not champagne

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Champagne or sparkling wine? A Canadian man has filed a lawsuit against Sunwing Airlines for promising a champagne service and instead serving sparkling wine. Daniel Macduff booked a holiday to Cuba through Sunwing that advertised a complimentary on-board champagne toast. Mr Macduff, from Quebec, said he received a cheaper […]

Trump denies ‘insensitive’ remarks to soldier’s widow

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump has been criticised for the alleged remarks US President Donald Trump has said a lawmaker’s claim he made a soldier’s widow cry is “totally fabricated”. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson said she was shocked by the president’s comments to the bereaved wife of a fallen soldier. The Democratic lawmaker […]

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