World: US News

‘Everyone tunes in.’ Inside Trump’s obsession with cable TV.

Monday  04:20,   24 april 2017
The Washington Post

Why the president likes Sean Spicer: ‘That guy gets great ratings.’The president’s response was swift and unequivocal. “I’m not firing Sean Spicer,” he said, according to someone familiar with the encounter. “That guy gets great ratings.[...]

British man dies after paragliding accident

Sunday  23:45,   23 april 2017
Sky News

A British man has died after a paragliding accident in New Zealand's South Island.Ben Letham, 26, was originally from Scotland but had been a full-time pilot with GForce Paragliding in the tourist resort of[...]

Egg freezing offered as perk to female employees

Sunday  23:45,   23 april 2017
Sky News

British companies are in talks with IVF clinics about offering egg freezing as a perk for female employees. The UK's largest private chain of clinics, CARE Fertility, said businesses are exploring the possibilities.The benefit would allow women in[...]

Bereaved father pleads for return of items after car stolen

Sunday  19:25,   23 april 2017
Press Association

A grieving father who lost his baby son said he has been "destroyed" by the theft of precious mementoes from his car. A blue, grey and black striped blanket in which the baby boy was wrapped at birth, a red toy dinosaur and a baby blue[...]

Marathon hero helps struggling runner over line

Sunday  19:25,   23 april 2017
Sky News

A London Marathon runner has been praised for helping to guide home a fellow athlete who was struggling in the final stages of the race. Matthew Rees put his arm around David Wyeth whose "legs just crumbled" at the last bend - about 200 metres from [...]

Angela Merkel had to explain how EU trade works to Donald Trump

Sunday  19:25,   23 april 2017
MSN

Leaked moments from the Chancellor of Germany's visit to the White House suggest the Chancellor had to explain how trade works to President Donald Trump. The President who is 'going to make you so rich' and is 'so good at making deals'[...]

Liberal Democrats promise second Brexit referendum

Sunday  19:25,   23 april 2017
The Financial Times

The Liberal Democrats will offer British voters a second referendum on Brexit in their manifesto for June’s election. Tim Farron, the leader, said his party had a duty to offer a distinct alternative to the Tories and Labour, who both[...]

Lockerbie bomber's family will begin bid to appeal against conviction

Sunday  18:00,   23 april 2017
Press Association

The family of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi will launch a bid to appeal against his conviction within a fortnight. Lawyer Aamer Anwar confirmed files will be handed to the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC).The SCCRC will[...]

Lockerbie bomber's family will begin bid to appeal against conviction

Sunday  18:00,   23 april 2017
Press Association

The family of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi will launch a bid to appeal against his conviction within a fortnight. Lawyer Aamer Anwar confirmed files will be handed to the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC).The SCCRC will[...]

Bomb left near Belfast school an attempt to murder police, officer says

Sunday  17:30,   23 april 2017
Press Association

Dissident republicans left a bomb at the gates of a primary school in Northern Ireland in an attempt to murder police, a senior officer has said. The device, described as viable, significant and reckless, was discovered in an alleyway beside Holy[...]

Boy, 12, stopped 14 hours into drive across Oz

Sunday  15:55,   23 april 2017
Sky News

Police have stopped a 12-year-old boy attempting to drive across Australia - 14 hours into his epic journey. The youngster was picked up in the mining city of Broken Hill, more than 1,000km (621 miles) from his starting point.He had apparently[...]

Conservationist shot by cattle herders in Kenya

Sunday  15:45,   23 april 2017
Sky News

An Italian-born author and conservationist has been shot in the stomach by suspected cattle herders in northern Kenya. Kuki Gallmann was patrolling her conservation park in Laikipia when she was attacked by the gunmen, who were searching for[...]

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

Sunday  15:25,   23 april 2017
Reuters

North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrierU.S. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to rising tension over the North's nuclear and missile tests,[...]

Man killed by thieves who stole his car

Sunday  14:35,   23 april 2017
Sky News

A man has been killed by thieves who stole his car in Chorlton, Manchester. Police believe Michael Samwell had been run over by his Audi A3 at about 3am on Sunday morning, and he was discovered with serious injuries.The 35-year-old was taken to[...]

Nearing 100 days, Trump’s approval at record lows but his base is holding

Sunday  14:35,   23 april 2017
The Washington Post

Compared to other presidents, Trump is judged lower than most on attributes.Trump’s first months in office have produced some tangible successes. Beyond the continued enthusiasm of his most loyal supporters, a small majority of Americans see him as[...]