Trump-Lewis row: Democrat inauguration boycott grows

Trump-Lewis row: Democrat inauguration boycott grows

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump was widely criticised for his attack on civil rights hero John Lewis The number of Democratic members of Congress saying they will boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday has increased to 26. Many have cited as a reason the president-elect’s recent attack on civil rights icon and fellow […]

Orlando Pulse nightclub: Gunman’s wife arrested

Orlando Pulse nightclub: Gunman’s wife arrested

Image copyright Reuters Image caption It was the worst mass shooting in modern US history The wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, last year has been arrested in San Francisco, US officials say. Noor Salman is suspected of aiding and abetting her husband Omar Mateen, who […]

Trump worries Nato with ‘obsolete’ comment

Trump worries Nato with ‘obsolete’ comment

Image copyright AP Image caption Increased Nato military exercises in eastern Europe have alarmed Russia A statement by US President-elect Donald Trump that Nato is “obsolete” has caused “worry” in the alliance, Germany’s foreign minister has said. Frank-Walter Steinmeier said it was a contradiction of comments made days ago by Mr Trump’s incoming defence chief. […]

Guantanamo Bay: Oman receives 10 released inmates

Guantanamo Bay: Oman receives 10 released inmates

Image copyright AP Image caption President Obama has greatly reduced the number of detainees at Guantanamo Bay Oman says it has received 10 prisoners released from the US military detention centre at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The foreign ministry said it had responded to a request from the US and acted “out of consideration for […]

UK PM May to star in US Vogue spread

UK PM May to star in US Vogue spread

Theresa May is to appear in a spread in glossy fashion magazine US Vogue, Downing Street has confirmed. The prime minister – who is known for her love of fashion, especially eye-catching shoes – posed for the renowned portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz. “The long-planned shoot for US Vogue will come out in April,” a No […]

CIA head John Brennan warns Trump to watch his tongue

CIA head John Brennan warns Trump to watch his tongue

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Brennan said he took umbrage at Mr Trump’s references to Nazi Germany Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan has warned US President-elect Donald Trump to avoid off-the-cuff remarks once he takes office. He said spontaneity was not in the interests of national security. Mr Trump is known for regularly making […]

John Lewis: Trump slammed for attack on rights icon

John Lewis: Trump slammed for attack on rights icon

Image copyright AFP Image caption Congressman Lewis said he did not regard Mr Trump as a legitimate president Politicians, entertainers and others have come to the defence of a US civil rights campaigner, Congressman John Lewis, who has become embroiled in a row with President-elect Donald Trump. Mr Trump tweeted that Mr Lewis was “all […]

Kamiyah Mobley: ‘Tears of joy’ for stolen baby’s family

Media captionWatch: How the story unfolded The grandmother of a girl stolen more than 18 years ago as a newborn baby has described her “tears of joy” at discovering that she is alive and well. Velma Aiken told the BBC it was a good feeling to know that Kamiyah Mobley was “all right and looking […]

Lady Liberty as black woman on new coin

Lady Liberty as black woman on new coin

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The coin is the first in a series to feature women from ethnic minorities The US Mint and Treasury will for the first time issue a commemorative coin depicting Lady Liberty as a black woman. The coin commemorates the Mint’s 225th anniversary and shows Liberty with a crown of stars […]

Lucasfilm: Carrie Fisher won’t be digitally recreated

Lucasfilm: Carrie Fisher won’t be digitally recreated

Image copyright EPA Image caption Carrie Fisher revisited the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015 The company behind the Star Wars franchise has laid to rest rumours that Carrie Fisher may be digitally recreated for future films after her sudden death last month. “Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally […]