Viewpoint: How US can reach new Iran deal – after Trump

Viewpoint: How US can reach new Iran deal – after Trump

Image copyright AFP Image caption Potential presidential hopefuls like Elizabeth Warren will have to accept there can be no return to the Iran deal The American mid-term elections are over. The 2020 US presidential campaign begins now. Former US Assistant Secretary of State PJ Crowley has some advice for contenders on how to plan an […]

Mid-term elections 2018: Florida orders recount of votes

Mid-term elections 2018: Florida orders recount of votes

Image copyright EPA Image caption Demonstrators had earlier gathered outside Florida’s elections office to demand a recount Florida has ordered a machine recount of votes for state governor and senator following Tuesday’s closely fought mid-term elections, officials say. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner said that as unofficial results in both races had fallen within […]

US mid-term election results 2018: Maps, charts and analysis

US mid-term election results 2018: Maps, charts and analysis

In a dramatic election night President Donald Trump’s Republican Party retained control of the Senate and the Democrats took control of the House of Representatives. The Democrats gained more than the 23 seats they needed to take control of the House. It is the first time the party has held the majority in the lower […]

In pictures: California burns as wildfires ravage state

In pictures: California burns as wildfires ravage state

Image copyright Getty Images Fierce wildfires are burning through Northern and Southern California – destroying buildings and forcing more than 250,000 residents to flee. Evacuation orders were put in place in several towns and cities as winds of up to 50mph (80km/h) fanned three major blazes. In the north, a deadly wildfire called Camp Fire […]

Isaac, one of 1,000s of Central American migrants walking to US border

Isaac, one of 1,000s of Central American migrants walking to US border

President Trump has taken steps to ban undocumented immigrants to the US from applying for asylum except at a port of entry. On announcing the move, the White House cited the caravan of Central American migrants currently making its way north through Mexico towards the United States. The measure, which is expected to be challenged […]

California wildfires: Malibu homes burn as death toll climbs to nine

California wildfires: Malibu homes burn as death toll climbs to nine

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Woolsey Fire raced west into coastal communities, including Malibu A raging wildfire in southern California has swept into the beach resort of Malibu – home to many Hollywood stars – leaving buildings burning and sending residents fleeing. Further north, another huge wild fire destroyed the town of Paradise, leaving […]

Cesar Sayoc: US mail bombs suspect faces new charges

Cesar Sayoc: US mail bombs suspect faces new charges

Image copyright Broward County Sheriff’s Office Image caption Cesar Sayoc was arrested last month in Florida after a massive manhunt US prosecutors have brought new charges against a Florida man accused of mounting a mail-bombing campaign against critics of President Trump. Cesar Sayoc, 56, now faces 30 criminal counts including using weapons of mass destruction. […]

Silver Cross Mother: Parent of soldier who died by suicide gets Canada honour

Silver Cross Mother: Parent of soldier who died by suicide gets Canada honour

Image copyright Courtesy Anita Cenerini Image caption Private Thomas Welch in Afghanistan Every Remembrance Day, the Royal Canadian Legion names one mother of a soldier to represent all mothers who have lost children in Canadian military service. This year, Anita Cenerini, the woman who has been given the honoured post, holds a unique significance. Anita […]

Millennial congresswoman 'can't afford rent'

Millennial congresswoman 'can't afford rent'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez The youngest woman ever elected to Congress has a problem – she can’t afford her rent. That is until she starts her new job in January. After telling the New York Times she’s waiting for her first paycheck before renting an apartment in Washington DC, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is […]