Japan’s PM Abe ‘seeks trust with Trump’ on US visit

Japan’s PM Abe ‘seeks trust with Trump’ on US visit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Abe and his wife, Akie, arrived at the Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Thursday night Japan’s prime minister says he hopes to build a “relationship of trust” with Donald Trump, as he begins a US visit. Addressing business leaders, Shinzo Abe said economic ties benefited both sides and […]

Refugees flee to Canada from US

Refugees flee to Canada from US

Image copyright AP A small town in rural southern Manitoba says it is hopeful help is coming to assist with an influx of refugee claimants. The municipality of Emerson-Franklin is preparing for more people crossing illegally at the Canada-US border. They had 22 border jumpers cross last weekend. The town of some 700 people, near […]

Trump loses appeal court bid to reinstate travel ban

Media captionBob Ferguson: Travel ban was adopted with “little thought, little planning, little oversight” A US appeals court has rejected President Donald Trump’s attempt to reinstate his ban on visitors from seven mainly Muslim countries. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said it would not block a lower-court ruling that halted the order. Mr […]

Universal Music in private Prince songs deal

Universal Music in private Prince songs deal

Image copyright EPA The world’s biggest music label Universal has struck a deal to release much of the late musician Prince’s private archive. Universal said the deal gave it exclusive licensing rights to Prince’s “highly anticipated trove of unreleased works”. It has also acquired the rights to 25 albums that Prince released through NPG Records, […]

Mexican woman deported from the US following protests

Media captionJaqueline, daughter of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos: “No-one should be packing their mother’s suitcase” A Mexican woman who had been living in the US since the age of 14 has been deported to Mexico, immigration officials have told the BBC. Seven protesters were arrested overnight outside the immigration office where she was being held. […]

George and Amal Clooney ‘expecting twins’

George and Amal Clooney ‘expecting twins’

Image copyright AFP Image caption George and Amal Clooney married in Venice in 2014 Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and her husband, award-winning actor George, are expecting twins, US media report. The babies are due in June, according to CBS’s The Talk host Julie Chen. Another source close to the couple, quoted by People, […]

Trump aide Kellyanne Conway ‘wrong’ over Ivanka plug

Trump aide Kellyanne Conway ‘wrong’ over Ivanka plug

Image copyright AP Image caption The White House said Kellyanne Conway had been “counselled” The standards chief of the US Congress says a senior Trump aide was “wrong, wrong, wrong” to promote Ivanka Trump products on live television. Kellyanne Conway told Fox News on Thursday: “Go buy Ivanka’s stuff.” Retailer Nordstrom earlier this month dropped […]

Attorney General Sessions vows to end migrant ‘lawlessness’

Attorney General Sessions vows to end migrant ‘lawlessness’

Image copyright AP America’s new top prosecutor, Jeff Sessions, has said the US must bring an end to illegal immigration, as he was sworn in at the White House. The US attorney general said: “We need to end this lawlessness that threatens the public safety, pulls down the wages of working Americans.” President Donald Trump […]

US Army officer brings Afghan interpreter to live with him

US Army officer brings Afghan interpreter to live with him

Image copyright AP Image caption Army Captain Matthew Ball (R) hugs his former interpreter Qismat Amin at San Francisco International Airport A US Army officer has brought his former Afghan interpreter to live with him in America amid fears he could fall foul of new immigration restrictions. Capt Matthew Ball paid for Qismat Amin’s airline […]

Powerful snowstorm blankets US east coast

Powerful snowstorm blankets US east coast

Image copyright AP Image caption Millions of Americans woke up to snow on Thursday morning, amid otherwise unseasonably warm temperatures A snowstorm has hit the US East Coast, just a day after unseasonably balmy temperatures. Meteorologists predict the busy Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor, where millions live, could get between 12-18in (30-45cm) of snow. New York, Boston and […]