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Trump lawyer ‘paid by Ukraine’ to arrange White House talks

Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sou

Trump says summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un may be delayed

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has said there is a "very substantial chance" a historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un next month may not happen.He said the

US vows ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

Media playback is unsupported on your device Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is imposing the "strongest sanctions in history" on Iran.In a speech in Washington, America's top diplomat said

US and China halt imposing import tariffs

China and the US say they will halt imposing punitive import tariffs, putting a possible trade war "on hold".The deal came after talks in the US aimed at persuading China to buy $200bn (£1

Santa Fe school shooting: Pakistan exchange student among victims

Media playback is unsupported on your device An exchange student from Pakistan is among the first named victims of a Texas high school shooting.Ten people were killed and 10 were injured at Santa Fe High

Santa Fe High School: Up to 10 dead in shooting

Media playback is unsupported on your device Between eight and 10 people have been killed in a shooting by a student at a Texas high school, say police.Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters th

North Korea turns on ‘incompetent’ South

Media playback is unsupported on your device North Korea says it will not resume talks with the South until issues between the two countries are resolved.Its chief negotiator dismissed the South Korean a

North Korea summit: US hopeful Trump-Kim meet will go ahead

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Trump administration is hopeful its summit with North Korea will go ahead, despite threats of cancellation.A White House spokesperson said the US presiden

Gaza violence: Israelis and Palestinians in fierce exchanges at UN

There have been angry exchanges between Israeli and Palestinian envoys at the UN, as the diplomatic fallout over deadly violence in Gaza gathered pace.Some 58 Palestinians were killed when

Gaza clashes: 52 Palestinians killed on deadliest day since 2014

Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 52 Palestinians have been killed and 2,400 wounded by Israeli troops, Palestinian officials say, on the deadliest day of violence since the 2014 Gaza

Surabaya church attacks: One family responsible, police say

Media playback is unsupported on your device A family of six, including a nine-year-old girl, were behind a wave of blasts targeting three churches in Indonesia's second city of Surabaya, police say.At l

North Korea to dismantle nuclear site in May ceremony

North Korea says it will begin dismantling its nuclear test site in less than two weeks in a ceremony attended by foreign journalists. Pyongyang said it was taking "technical measures" to c

Iran condemns wave of Israeli air strikes in Syria

Iran has backed Syria's "right to defend itself" after Israel launched strikes on what it said was Iranian military infrastructure inside Syria.In the first comments by Iran since Thursday'

Trump-Kim Jong-un summit set for Singapore on 12 June

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUS President Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on 12 June, he has said."We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!" the US leader tweeted.In March,

North Korea frees three US detainees ahead of Trump summit

North Korea has freed three US citizens from prison, according to a tweet from US President Donald Trump.It is viewed as a goodwill gesture ahead of a historic summit between Mr Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un.Mr Trump said he would greet the men

Iran nuclear deal: Trump to reveal US decision ahead of deadline

Media playback is unsupported on your devicePresident Donald Trump is to reveal whether the US will abandon the nuclear deal with Iran and reimpose sanctions.Mr Trump has been highly critical of the 2015 accord, under which Iran limited its nuclear a

Trump backs CIA nominee Gina Haspel after she offered to quit

President Donald Trump has defended his nominee to head the CIA after she offered to withdraw amid concern over her role in harsh interrogation techniques widely seen as torture.Mr Trump said Gina Haspel had "come under fire because she was too tough

Iran’s Rouhani warns Trump of ‘historic regret’ over nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned that the US will face "historic regret" if Donald Trump scraps the nuclear agreement with Tehran.Mr Rouhani's comments come as the US president decides whether to pull out of the deal by a 12 May deadline.M

US Navy resurrects Second Fleet in Atlantic to counter Russia

The US Navy has said it will re-establish its Second Fleet, as Russia becomes more assertive. Chief of Naval Operations Adm John Richardson said the fleet, disbanded in 2011, would oversee forces on the US East Coast and North Atlantic. He said the

Kilauea: Hawaii emergency declared over volcano eruption

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceKilauea volcano has erupted near a residential area on Hawaii's largest island, prompting a local state of emergency and the mandatory evacuation of 1,700 residents.Streams of lava have been seen running th

Stormy Daniels case: Trump denies campaign funds paid off porn actor

President Donald Trump has denied money used to buy a porn star's silence came from election campaign funds. He admitted, in a series of tweets, that lawyer Michael Cohen had paid off Stormy Daniels during the campaign and that he was reimbursed.It w

Iowa approves one of strictest abortion bills in US

The US state of Iowa has approved one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, banning most abortions once a foetal heartbeat is detected.Republican lawmakers, who control both chambers, passed the bill in back-to-back votes, sending it

Iran nuclear row: Tehran says Israel’s Netanyahu lied

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceIran has called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a "liar" after he accused the country of deceiving the world about its nuclear intentions.Mr Netanyahu produced what he said were copies of Iranian

Syria war: Missile strikes on military sites ‘kill pro-Assad fighters’

Missile strikes on military sites in northern Syria overnight reportedly killed a number of pro-government fighters, including Iranians.The Syrian military said facilities in Hama and Aleppo provinces were struck.It did not say if there were any casu

North Korea: ‘Real opportunity’ for nuclear deal, Pompeo says

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says there is a "real opportunity" for a deal when President Trump meets the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Interviewed by ABC News, he said North Korea must take "irreversible" steps to get rid of its nuclear arm