Trump ends shutdown without money for his border wall
President Trump is facing a backlash from conservatives dismayed that he’s agreed a temporary end to the record 35-day US government shutdown – without funding for his border wall. Mr Trump insisted his deal was “in no way a concession” – but Democratic leaders say they’ve got the upper hand – relishing a rare victory…
Surprise summit in Korea
Leaders from the North and South Korea meet again on the border for a surprise second summit. Could peace in the peninsula – and Donald Trump’s planned talks with Kim Jong Un – all be back on again?
Is Iran really ‘the world’s leading state sponsor of terror’?
President Trump has claimed that Iran is the world’s “leading state sponsor of terror”. But is that fair? Before he became president, Trump said the “world’s biggest funder of terrorism” was Saudi Arabia – not Iran. So is his latest claim is just political rhetoric?
Jesmyn Ward on life in the Deep South
We speak to American author Jesmyn Ward about the gritty realities of life in the Deep South portrayed in her new novel ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’. It is an intimate portrait of a Mississippi family in crisis taking in race, drugs and poverty.
Over 40 killed in suspected poison gas attack in Douma, Syria activists say
Syrian activists say at least 40 people have been killed in a poison gas attack on Douma – the last rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus… rescue teams described finding families suffocated in their homes. Relief workers in the town said hundreds more people had been brought into clinics, with symptoms…
Sebastian Gorka: ‘It’s the left that have normalised violence’
He was part of President Trump’s inner circle – outspoken, controversial, on the fringes of the conservative right. But last week Sebastian Gorka was out of the White House – the latest in a slew of high profile departures.
Former EPA boss: Trump’s ‘denial’ of climate change is ‘dangerous’
Former New Jersey governor Christine Todd Whitman – who was head of the US Environmental Protection Agency under President Bush – says President Trump’s ‘denial’ of climate change is ‘dangerous for our future’.