Four questions about Trump's tower in Moscow that never was

Four questions about Trump's tower in Moscow that never was

Image copyright Getty Images The latest chapter of the Trump-Russia inquiry centres around the 100-storey building that almost was. A report from Buzzfeed News claims President Donald Trump directed his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to mislead Congress about plans for a Trump Tower in Moscow. So what is this Moscow tower – and how did it […]

Kiah Morris case: How far do free speech protections go in the US?

Kiah Morris case: How far do free speech protections go in the US?

Image copyright Alamy Absolutely central to the US Constitution is the right to free speech. But how far can it be extended, in comparison with the UK? Kiah Morris was the only black woman in the Vermont legislature – until she quit in September after two years of abuse. This week, the state’s attorney general […]

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

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

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump’s attorney general nominee William Barr is quizzed about obstruction 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 by Buzzfeed News was “not accurate”. The website […]

Vogue sorry for misidentifying journalist Noor Tagouri

Vogue sorry for misidentifying journalist Noor Tagouri

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Noor Tagouri “misrepresentation and misidentification” was a constant problem for Muslims Vogue magazine has apologised for misidentifying Muslim American journalist Noor Tagouri as a Pakistani actress in its February issue. The 24-year-old said she was “heartbroken and devastated” after discovering that Noor Bukhari’s name had been printed next to […]

R Kelly and Sony-owned RCA record label end ties – US media

R Kelly and Sony-owned RCA record label end ties – US media

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption R Kelly has not commented on the reported split US singer R Kelly and the Sony-owned RCA record label have ended working relationship, US media report. Variety website quoted a source as saying no official announcement of the decision was planned. The reported split follows decades of sexual abuse […]

Chicago officer sentenced for murdering black teen Laquan McDonald

Chicago officer sentenced for murdering black teen Laquan McDonald

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second degree murder in October Ex-Chicago policeman Jason Van Dyke has been sentenced to six years and nine months in jail for the 2014 killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Video of Van Dyke firing repeatedly at the 17-year-old was released a […]

'Don't mess with Mac': International face-off over moose statues

'Don't mess with Mac': International face-off over moose statues

Image copyright David S Troyer/Instagram Image caption Mac the Moose stares down Norway’s Storelgen Since 1984, residents of Moose Jaw have had one big thing about which they could boast: Mac the Moose. The Canadian city was long the proud owner of the world’s tallest moose statue, a 9.75m (32-foot) steel-framed creature, covered with metal […]

Syria war: US victims of Manbij 'IS suicide bomber' named

Syria war: US victims of Manbij 'IS suicide bomber' named

Image copyright DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images Image caption The destroyed grills outside the Manbij restaurant which was the site the suicide attack The US military has identified three of the four Americans killed during a suicide bombing in Syria claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group. Jonathan Farmer, a soldier, Shannon Kent, a sailor, and civilian […]

Trump-Kim summit: Second meeting by end of February

Trump-Kim summit: Second meeting by end of February

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kim Yong-chol, who visited the White House on Friday, is close to the North Korean leader US President Donald Trump is to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a second summit by the end of February, the White House says. The announcement came after Mr Trump met top North […]