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Trump to NYT: Wall talks a ‘waste of time’

US President Donald Trump has dismissed the federal investigation into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 election and talks about a proposed border wall.His lawyers had been reassured h

Polar vortex brings deadly cold snap to US states

Media playback is unsupported on your device Cities are all but shutting down across the US Midwest as the region shivers in a deadly cold snap known as a polar vortex.At least eight people have been killed in severa

Venezuela top court curbs opposition leader Juan Guaidó

Media playback is unsupported on your device Venezuela's Supreme Court has banned opposition leader Juan Guaidó from leaving the country and frozen his bank accounts.The move comes amid an escalating power struggle,

Asia Bibi blasphemy acquittal upheld by Pakistan court

Pakistan's top court has rejected a challenge to the acquittal of a Christian woman on blasphemy charges.The Supreme Court upheld its decision to overturn Asia Bibi's conviction and death s

Venezuela crisis: White House ‘will respond to threats against diplomats’

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US has warned Venezuela that any threats against American diplomats or opposition leader Juan Guaidó will be met with "a significant response".National S

Trudeau fires Canada’s ambassador to China amid Huawei controversy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has fired Canada's ambassador to China, John McCallum.It follows controversial comments Mr McCallum made about an extradition case involving a senior executive

Brazil dam collapse: ‘Little hope’ of finding missing alive

Media playback is unsupported on your device Some 200 people are missing after a dam collapsed at an iron ore mine in south-eastern Brazil, company officials say.The break caused a sea of muddy sludge th

Venezuela crisis: Guaidó hints at ‘amnesty’ for Maduro

Media playback is unsupported on your device Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has said he would consider an amnesty for President Nicolás Maduro if he cedes power.Mr Guaidó, who declared himse

Venezuela crisis: Maduro cuts ties with US after it recognises opposition leader

Media playback is unsupported on your device Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has broken off relations with the US after it recognised opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim leader.Mr Maduro gave

Zimbabwe troops accused of ‘systematic torture’ of protesters

A government-appointed human rights group in Zimbabwe has accused soldiers of using "systematic torture" in a crackdown on protests.The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission strongly criticised

Zimbabwe president abandons Davos trip amid unrest

Media playback is unsupported on your device Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has broken off a trip to Europe after violent protests in his home country.Mr Mnangagwa had been due to attend the Dav

Israel hits Iranian and Syrian targets around Damascus – military

Media playback is unsupported on your device Israel says it has hit Iranian targets around the Syrian capital, Damascus.The Israel Defense Forces says the overnight operation targeted the elite Quds Forc

Trump offers ‘compromise’ to end government shutdown

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has set out new plans on his Mexican wall project to try to end a partial government shutdown lasting more than four weeks.One of hi

Buzzfeed’s Trump lawyer report not accurate – Mueller’s office

US special counsel Robert Mueller has disputed a claim that President Trump told his long-time lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.Mr Mueller's office said the report by Buzzfeed News w

African Union urges DR Congo to delay final election results

Media playback is unsupported on your device The African Union (AU) says there are "serious doubts" about the outcome of elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and has called for final

Nairobi hotel: DusitD2 siege over – Uhuru Kenyatta

Media playback is unsupported on your device Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that a siege by suspected militants in Nairobi is over and all the attackers have been "eliminated".Gunmen attacked the compound i

Canadian’s death sentence in China ‘horrific’, family says

The family of a Canadian man who has been sentenced to death in China say their "worst fears" have been realised.Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was given a 15-year jail term in November but, on

Trump threatens to ‘devastate’ Turkish economy over Syrian Kurds

US President Donald Trump has threatened to "devastate Turkey economically" if it attacks Kurdish forces in Syria following a planned pullout of US troops. In two tweets on Sunday, Mr Trump

Syria conflict: Pompeo ‘optimistic’ on deal to protect Kurds

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is optimistic an agreement can be reached with Turkey to protect Kurdish fighters in Syria after the US leaves.He was speaking in the United Arab E

US partial government shutdown becomes longest on record

Media playback is unsupported on your device The partial shutdown of the US government has become the longest on record, with still no end in sight to the political standoff.On Saturday it reaches its 22

Trump visits border amid US shutdown wall row

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has threatened again to declare a national emergency to fund a border wall without Congress's approval."I have the absolute right to

Trump walks out of shutdown talks with a ‘bye-bye’

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has walked out of a meeting with Democratic leaders as negotiations broke down on the 19th day of a partial US government shutdown.Nanc

Trump wall: President addresses nation on border ‘crisis’

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has made his first TV address to the nation from the Oval Office, escalating a stand-off with Congress that has led to an 18-day partial governme

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un visits China’s Xi Jinping

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Beijing for an unannounced visit, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.Mr Kim will be in China until 10 January with his wife Ri

Golden Globes 2019: Bohemian Rhapsody and Rami Malek are surprise winners

Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody was the surprise winner of two major prizes at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards.The Freddie Mercury biopic took home the trophies for best film drama and best dram