Trump invites Putin to visit US

Media caption“That’s going to be special” – US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats learns of the Putin visit while at an event US President Donald Trump has invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to visit the US in the autumn, his press secretary says. Sarah Sanders tweeted that discussions for the visit were already under […]

Trump criticises US central bank’s interest rate rises

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Donald Trump named Jerome Powell to head the Fed last year President Donald Trump has said he is “not happy” about the fact that the US Federal Reserve is raising interest rates. The comments raised eyebrows in the US, where presidents are expected to avoid criticism of the […]

Is it ever acceptable for social workers to ignore their clients?

Image copyright Getty Images Nobody likes being ignored. Regardless of whether it is a friend, family member or co-worker, you might be forgiven for feeling aggrieved when a person you know fails to notice you. But what if it is someone with whom you share a more complex relationship? This was the case for a […]

US faces retaliation if car tariffs go ahead

Image copyright EPA Image caption The US is probing whether imports of cars and car parts hurt national security, a move that could lead to tariffs The EU, Mexico and Canada have said they will retaliate against the US if the White House places new tariffs on foreign cars and vehicle parts. The countries delivered […]

Trump rejects proposal for Russia to interrogate US citizens

Media captionThe ways Trump and Putin see eye to eye US President Donald Trump has rejected a proposal made by the Russian leader Vladimir Putin that Russia be allowed to question US citizens. The White House earlier said it would consider it but now says Mr Trump “disagrees” with the suggestion. The offer was made […]

White House insists Trump believes Russia still a threat

Media captionPresident Trump was bombarded by questions as reporters were asked to leave The White House has insisted it believes Russia still poses a threat to the US amid confusion over comments made by President Donald Trump. Mr Trump appeared to disagree with US intelligence when he responded “no” to a question about whether Russia […]

Maria Butina: Alleged Russia agent ‘offered sex for job’

Image copyright Facebook/ Maria Butina An alleged Kremlin agent offered sex for a job with an American special interest organisation she targeted, say US officials. Maria Butina’s ties with Russian intelligence make her a flight risk, a federal judge ruled, and she will be held until her trial. A lawyer for the 29-year-old said she […]

Minneapolis officials keep teen’s hotdog stand in business

Image copyright Courtesy of David Pierini/North News Image caption Jaequan, 13, has been selling hotdogs since 2016 After a complaint threatened to shutter a young boy’s hotdog stand, US city officials decided instead to rally behind him to keep it open. Jaequan Faulkner, 13, has been selling hotdogs outside his home in North Minneapolis, in […]

3D-printed gun blueprints given go-ahead by US government

Image caption CAD files showing how to print a gun were downloaded more than 100,000 times Blueprints outlining how to 3D print a gun can go back online, the US Justice Department has ruled. It follows a four-year battle between the makers of the gun, Defense Distributed, and the US State Department. The first printed […]

Teacher thanks the kindness of strangers

Image copyright Kimber Bermudez A Chicago school-teacher has told the BBC that her “faith in humanity” has been restored after strangers on a plane gave her money to help her poor students. Kimber Bermudez, 27, was on a flight to Florida to visit her parents last week. In a widely shared Facebook post she explains […]