New York sues Trump Foundation, alleging ‘extensive’ lawbreaking

New York sues Trump Foundation, alleging ‘extensive’ lawbreaking

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump’s children, Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr were named in the lawsuit New York’s attorney general is suing the Trump Foundation, as well as Donald Trump and his children, alleging “extensive and persistent” lawbreaking. Barbara Underwood said the charitable foundation had engaged in “unlawful political co-ordination” designed to influence […]

Trump Kim summit: US wants ‘major N Korea disarmament’ by 2020

Trump Kim summit: US wants ‘major N Korea disarmament’ by 2020

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mike Pompeo (right) is in Seoul, South Korea, to discuss the outcome of Mr Trump’s summit The US hopes to see “major disarmament” by North Korea by the end of 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says. His comments come a day after an unprecedented meeting between President Donald Trump […]

Macedonia and Greece: Backlash over name deal

Macedonia and Greece: Backlash over name deal

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Macedonian president has the power to veto the name deal Macedonia’s president is refusing to sign an historic deal agreed with Greece to change his country’s name, saying it violates the constitution. “My position is final and I will not yield to any pressure, blackmail or threats,” Gjorge Ivanov […]

Einstein’s travel diaries reveal physicist’s racism

Einstein’s travel diaries reveal physicist’s racism

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Albert Einstein wrote the travel diaries on a trip to the Far East in the 1920s Newly published private travel diaries have revealed Albert Einstein’s racist and xenophobic views. Written between October 1922 to March 1923, the diaries track his experiences in the Far East and Middle East. In them, […]

Migrant ship row: Italy-France ministers’ meeting postponed

Migrant ship row: Italy-France ministers’ meeting postponed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Italy called off the meeting between its Economy Minister Giovanni Tria (L), and his French equivalent Italy’s Economy Minister Giovanni Tria has postponed talks scheduled for Wednesday with his French counterpart amid a row over a migrant ship. A French official said the ministers had agreed by phone to meet […]

Diesel emissions scandal: VW fined €1bn by German prosecutors

Diesel emissions scandal: VW fined €1bn by German prosecutors

Image copyright Getty Images Car giant Volkswagen has been fined €1bn (£880m) by German prosecutors over its diesel emissions scandal. The Braunschweig public prosecutor found VW had sold more than 10 million cars between mid-2007 and 2015 that had emissions-test-cheating software installed. The car firm said it did not plan to appeal against the fine. […]

Trump Kim summit: Pentagon remains ‘ironclad’ after war games cancelled

Trump Kim summit: Pentagon remains ‘ironclad’ after war games cancelled

Media captionTrump Kim summit: Win-win, or a Kim win? The Pentagon has reassured allies of its “ironclad” security commitments, after President Donald Trump cancelled its Korean military exercises. Mr Trump made the announcement after historic talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore – the first such talks between the two countries. The drills […]

Trump-Kim summit: North Korea leader may get US invite

Trump-Kim summit: North Korea leader may get US invite

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump held talks with Shinzo Abe about next week’s summit US President Donald Trump said he would consider inviting North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to the White House if their summit in Singapore goes well. Mr Trump made the comment after meeting Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe to discuss the 12 […]

Rogue Baltimore police unit ringleader Wayne Jenkins sentenced

Rogue Baltimore police unit ringleader Wayne Jenkins sentenced

Image caption Wayne Earl Jenkins tearfully told the court: “I’ve tarnished the badge” The leader of a rogue Baltimore police unit sobbed as he was sentenced to 25 years in prison in a corruption scandal prosecutors called “breathtaking”. Ex-police sergeant Wayne Earl Jenkins apologised in court for the crimes he committed while heading an elite […]

Ghana dissolves football association amid corruption claims

Ghana dissolves football association amid corruption claims

Media captionAfrican referees filmed taking cash Ghana has dissolved its national football association after its president was filmed apparently accepting a “cash gift”. Kwesi Nyantakyi was pictured taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter pretending to be a businessman keen to invest in Ghanaian football. He has not commented on the allegations. Sports Minister Isaac […]