• 13 Jan 2018

    African leaders have demanded that Donald Trump apologise over his alleged use of a vulgar term to describe their nations. The Ghanaian president called the words he is said to have used “extremely unfortunate” and 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations condemned what they said were his “outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks”. The US…

  • 12 Jan 2018

    Some critics are already calling it one of the most important films of modern times. Steven Spielberg’s powerful new movie ,The Post, might be set in the Nixon years, but it could hardly be more timely, with much to say about truth, the free press, and the power of the US Presidency.

  • 12 Jan 2018

    Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, discusses the President’s alleged remarks about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.  

  • 12 Jan 2018

    David Miliband,  former foreign secretary and current president of the International Rescue Committee, says America’s “moral standing is under severe strain” with President Trump in power.

  • 12 Jan 2018

    “Hate-filled, vile and racist” – that’s how President Trump’s comments on immigration have been described by a leading Democratic Senator who heard him refer to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as “shitholes”. It’s not just Democrats either. House Speaker Paul Ryan described the remarks as “very unfortunate, unhelpful.” From President Trump himself, there has…

  • 11 Jan 2018

    If you believe the headlines that followed the publication of the White House exposé Fire and Fury last week then Donald Trump is incompetent with the attention span of a toddler. But what do the people who voted for him make of his first year in office? We’ve been to a Trump heartland in West…

  • 11 Jan 2018

    There are deep divisions among mental health professionals regarding questions about Donald Trump’s mental health. FactCheck looks into the details.

  • 5 Jan 2018

    Just a handful of excerpts from Fire and Fury enraged the US President so much he threatened legal action. Now Michael Wolff’s entire book is out, published four days early, and it’s just as damning of Trump’s White House as the administration must have feared. The author claims Trump’s entire staff think he is “like…

  • 4 Jan 2018

    The eastern U.S. has been in the grip of a big freeze for more than a week. It’s been so cold that Niagra Falls has frozen over and snow has fallen as far south as Florida. If all that wasn’t enough, the eastern seaboard is now braced for a ‘bomb-cyclone’ that’s set to bring blizzards,…

  • 4 Jan 2018

    Journalist Joshua Green is the author of “Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency”, which details how Mr Bannon helped deliver the presidency for Donald Trump. He discusses the relationship between the President and his former Chief Strategist.

  • 4 Jan 2018

    First, Donald Trump’s lawyers have demanded that a book painting a deeply unflattering portrait of the president and his administration be stopped. Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury” isn’t due out until next week, but excerpts in the press have already provoked unbridled rage in the Oval Office. Paraic O’Brien reports from Washington.

  • 2 Jan 2018

    Hundreds of Hollywood writers, directors and actresses have launched a fighting fund to help American women sexually harassed at work take legal action. The Time’s Up campaign, backed by British stars including Emma Watson and Thandie Newton – is designed to help women in low paid industries who can’t afford to pay for their own…

  • 23 Dec 2017

    US President Donald Trump has praised the United Nations Security Council after it voted to impose new fuel sanctions on North Korea. All 15 nations backed the measures which aim to cut North Korea’s petrol and oil imports by 90 per cent in an attempt curb its missile programme.

  • 21 Dec 2017

    By an overwhelming majority of 128-9, the United Nations General assembly has declared America’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as “null and void”. Dozens of countries abstained but it’s unclear how many were deterred by President Trump’s threat to cut off funding to states which opposed his declaration. And the United…

  • 17 Dec 2017

    In the heart of the Nevada desert, Area 51 has become the holy grail of conspiracy theorists – home, they say, to a top secret US military base for the study of extra-terrestrials. But now it has emerged that the theorists might not have been that far off. It has been reported that the Pentagon…