World: US News

British woman loses final Iran jail appeal

Monday  16:15,   24 april 2017
Sky News

A British-Iranian mother jailed in Tehran has lost a final appeal over her conviction for allegedly plotting to topple the government. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 38, was arrested at Tehran Airport on 3 April last year as she attempted to return to[...]

Kids Company bosses face directorship ban

Monday  16:15,   24 april 2017
Sky News

The founder and former trustees of Kids Company face being banned from serving as company directors after the charity collapsed in 2015 amid allegations of serious financial mismanagement. Sky News has learnt that the Government's Insolvency[...]

US lecturer arrested at North Korean airport

Monday  14:50,   24 april 2017
Sky News

An American citizen who has been arrested in North Korea had been lecturing at a university in Pyongyang, officials have confirmed. Tony Kim, also known as Kim Sang-duk, was detained as he attempted to travel from Pyongyang Airport to China with[...]

Mike Samwell Murder: Police Arrest Man In Connection With Chorlton Attack

Monday  09:46,   24 april 2017
Huffington Post UK

A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a former Navy officer in Chorlton, Greater Manchester, police said. Mike Samwell, 35, died after going to confront intruders who broke into his home as he slept upstairs with his wife [...]

May Eyes Labour Votes as Poll Gives Party Biggest Lead Since '91

Monday  09:35,   24 april 2017
Bloomberg

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party looked to broaden its appeal to voters beyond its traditional base as most weekend polls showed it holding lead of at least 20 percentage points over the opposition Labour Party. With pollster[...]

Russia boosts military spending despite sanctions: study

Monday  08:54,   24 april 2017
AFP

Russia became the world's third largest military spender in 2016 despite low oil prices and economic sanctions, as the global expenditure rose for a second consecutive year, a study said on Monday. Russia's military spending was $69.2 billion[...]

French Parties Unify Against Le Pen: ‘This Is Deadly Serious Now’

Monday  08:54,   24 april 2017
The New York Times

Marine Le Pen’s advancement to France’s presidential runoff on May 7 is a political earthquake. But now the other parties are unifying to stop her.But that remarkable accomplishment is so alarming to so many in France that as soon as the preliminary [...]

Teen who lost his hands becomes unlikely basketball hero

Monday  08:51,   24 april 2017
CBS News

Despite riding the bench all season, Jamarion Styles earned a reputation as the hardest worker on his teamEvery week, 13-year-old Jamarion Styles came to a community center in Boca Raton, Florida, hoping to play basketball with the other[...]

Police pick up adorable intruders: A pair of pygmy goats

Monday  08:51,   24 april 2017
Associated Press

Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets. A Belfast police officer responded Sunday morning to find the pygmy goats in a woman's[...]

France’s best hope against a far-right takeover is an inexperienced former banker

Monday  08:50,   24 april 2017
Vox.com

Emmanuel Macron is just 39, has never been elected, and represents the global elite. Can he beat Marine Le Pen? In France, all eyes are on a dapper former banker who has never held public office as the country heads into the second round of voting[...]

Student, 19, dies in hammer-throwing event

Monday  07:25,   24 april 2017
Sky News

A student has died after he was struck during a hammer-throwing event in Chicago. Ethan Roser, 19, from Cincinnati in Ohio, was taking part in a track and field competition when he was struck by a hammer which has a metal ball attached to a steel[...]

Nicola Sturgeon calls for backing of voters in 'two-horse race' with Tories

Monday  07:25,   24 april 2017
Press Association

Scotland will pay a "heavier price" if more Tory MPs are returned to Westminster in June, according to Nicola Sturgeon. The SNP leader will cast the general election as a straight fight between her own party and the Conservatives north of[...]

Acid attack: TV star's boyfriend charged

Monday  07:25,   24 april 2017
Sky News

Arthur Collins, the boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann, has been charged in connection with the acid attack on a London nightclub that left two people partially blind and others disfigured. The 24-year-old was arrested at an address in[...]

North Korea says it is ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier

Monday  04:20,   24 april 2017
Reuters

<p>North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific.</p>The United States ordered the USS[...]

Europe's populist wave stalls as Macron storms into French runoff

Monday  04:20,   24 april 2017
Reuters

<p>The populist tsunami that slammed into Britain last year, before sweeping across the Atlantic to the United States, may have faded on the shores of France on Sunday.</p>Despite a strong performance from far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the [...]