Trump asks if Canada burnt down White House in call with PM

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US President Donald Trump (R) and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Canadians have reacted with dismay to reports US President Donald Trump questioned whether Canada burned down the White House during a call with the country’s leader, Justin Trudeau. British forces did set fire to the presidential residence during the […]

Guatemala volcano: Emergency agency ‘failed to heed warnings’

Guatemala volcano: Emergency agency ‘failed to heed warnings’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Despite the efforts of rescue workers, nearly 200 people are still missing Opposition politicians in Guatemala want the head of the emergency response agency (Conred) to be dismissed. They say Conred failed to heed advance warnings about Sunday’s deadly eruption of the Fuego volcano. A senior opposition figure, Mario Taracena, […]

S Africa axe murderer gets life sentence

Image copyright EPA Image caption Henri van Breda was 20 years old when he killed his family A South African man who murdered his parents and brother with an axe has been sentenced to life in prison. Henri van Breda, 23, was also given 15 years for the attempted murder of his teenage sister, Marli, […]

Guatemala volcano: Almost 200 missing and 75 dead

Guatemala volcano: Almost 200 missing and 75 dead

Media captionGuatemala volcano: Thousands evacuated At least 192 people are missing and 75 are dead as a result of the explosion of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala on Sunday, officials say. Villages on the slopes were buried in volcanic ash and mud. Rescue work on Tuesday was disrupted when a new eruption sent hot gas […]

Trump-Kim summit to be held on Singapore’s Sentosa island

Image copyright Reuters/Capella Singapore Image caption Mr Trump and Mr Kim will meet at the luxury Capella hotel on Sentosa island The much-anticipated meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place at a hotel on the Singaporean island of Sentosa, the White House has confirmed. The 12 June […]

Emotional ‘welcome home’ for Magdalene survivors in Dublin

Media captionHundreds gathered in Dublin to welcome home Magdalene laundry survivors Irish President Michael D Higgins has apologised to thousands of women forced to work in the country’s Magdalene Laundries. Hundreds turned out in Dublin to welcome home the Magdalene survivors. It was the first time they had gathered together at home, including those who […]

Paul Manafort, ex-Trump campaign aide, accused of witness tampering

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Manafort (right) was briefly Mr Trump’s campaign manager in 2016 US prosecutors have accused Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, of trying to tamper with potential witnesses ahead of his trial. Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian election interference, said Mr Manafort had contacted people related […]

Guatemala volcano: Dozens die as Fuego volcano erupts

Media captionVolcano survivor: “I think my family was buried” Guatemala’s most violent volcano eruption in more than a century has killed at least 25 people. The Fuego volcano, about 40km (25 miles) south-west of the capital Guatemala City, spewed rock, gas and ash into the sky on Sunday. Fast-moving flows hit villages, killing people inside […]

Richard Grenell, US envoy to Germany, wants to ’empower’ Europe’s right

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Richard Grenell made the remarks in an interview with right-wing Breitbart News The US ambassador to Germany has said he wants to “empower” Europe’s right. Richard Grenell, who was appointed by President Donald Trump last year, made the highly unusual comments for a diplomat to right-wing Breitbart News. “I think […]

Philippine President Duterte condemned for kissing overseas worker

Philippine President Duterte condemned for kissing overseas worker

Image copyright Image caption The incident was carried on live television Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has drawn criticism for kissing an overseas Filipina worker on the lips during a live event. Mr Duterte was speaking to a crowd in South Korea when he called the woman on stage then convinced her to kiss him. […]