Mike Pompeo: CIA chief ‘made secret trip to North Korea’

Mike Pompeo: CIA chief ‘made secret trip to North Korea’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Pompeo’s mission reportedly was to prepare for the Trump-Kim summit CIA director Mike Pompeo travelled to Pyongyang for a secret meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US media report. The meeting to prepare for direct talks between US President Donald Trump and Mr Kim took place on about […]

Syria chemical attack: Investigators allowed to visit site after delay

Syria chemical attack: Investigators allowed to visit site after delay

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Residents ride through the ruined streets of Douma on Sunday, a week after the attack Five days after their arrival, chemical weapons inspectors in Syria will on Wednesday be given access to an alleged chemical attack site, Russia said. The team has been in the country since Saturday but has […]

South Korean actress kidnapped by North’s Kim Jong-il dies

South Korean actress kidnapped by North’s Kim Jong-il dies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Choi was one of South Korea’s most famous actresses during the peak of her popularity A South Korean actress, once kidnapped by North Korea and forced to make films for the state, has died at 92. Choi Eun-hee was a leading actress in the South when she was kidnapped […]

China’s first quarter growth beats expectations at 6.8%

China’s first quarter growth beats expectations at 6.8%

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China’s economic growth remains “solid” but debt risks remain China’s economy grew at an annual pace of 6.8% in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, according to official data, beating forecasts for the period. The growth figures for January to March were also above Beijing’s […]

Sean Hannity unmasked as Trump lawyer’s mystery client

Sean Hannity unmasked as Trump lawyer’s mystery client

Image copyright Twitter/ Sean Hannity Image caption Sean Hannity (left) and Michael Cohen A Fox News host is the mystery third client of US President Donald Trump’s lawyer, a court has heard. A judge ruled that Michael Cohen, the president’s personal attorney, must reveal the link to Sean Hannity. Monday’s hearing in New York City […]

Rugby Australia ‘accepts’ Folau’s explanation in anti-gay row

Rugby Australia ‘accepts’ Folau’s explanation in anti-gay row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Israel Folau says his faith is more important to him than his career Rugby Australia says it accepts star player Israel Folau’s statement that he did not mean to hurt people when he made an anti-gay comment. The Wallabies player was widely criticised earlier this month when he suggested […]

Ex-FBI chief James Comey says Trump ‘morally unfit to be president’

Ex-FBI chief James Comey says Trump ‘morally unfit to be president’

Image copyright AFP Image caption James Comey has infuriated President Trump as he promotes a new book Former FBI director James Comey has said Donald Trump is “morally unfit to be president”, who treats women like “pieces of meat”. Mr Comey was giving his first major television interview since he was fired by President Trump […]

Syria air strikes: US still ‘locked and loaded’ for new chemical attacks

Syria air strikes: US still ‘locked and loaded’ for new chemical attacks

Media captionWatch the key moments over 12 hours – in two minutes President Donald Trump has warned Syria’s government the US is “locked and loaded” to strike again if it carries out new chemical attacks. The warning came after the US, UK and France struck three Syrian sites in response to a suspected deadly chemical […]

Russia warns of ‘dangerous’ escalation over Syria

Russia warns of ‘dangerous’ escalation over Syria

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russia is an ally of Syria and gives military backing to its government Russia has warned the US that launching air strikes in response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria could spark a war between the two countries. “The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war,” […]

James Comey: Republican website trashes ‘lyin’ FBI memoir

James Comey: Republican website trashes ‘lyin’ FBI memoir

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Comey is expected to open up about his firing in his new tell-all memoir US President Donald Trump’s allies are mounting an online campaign to discredit a forthcoming memoir by former FBI director James Comey. Mr Comey will next week release a book that is expected to paint […]