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US president enjoyed phone call with Philippines president, who is accused of overseeing the deaths of 7,000 people as part of his war on drugs US president Donald Trump has invited Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte to the White House during a phone call that also addressed concerns over North Korea, the White House said in […]

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In the absence of star guest Donald Trump, the usually celebrity-filled soiree took a more serious turn to focus on defence of journalistic freedom The White House press corps has gathered for its annual black-tie dinner, a toned-down affair this year after Donald Trump snubbed the event, becoming the first incumbent US president to bow […]

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Rapper says event, which has been likened to Lord of the Flies, was not a scam as co-organiser admits he was a little naive The organisers of a luxury music festival in the Bahamas have apologised after the event descended into chaos, drawing comparisons to The Hunger Games and The Lord of The Flies. Fyre […]

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Peoples Daily says US president could endanger the global economy and damage export-oriented countries Chinese leaders are worried about Donald Trump engaging in a tax war with Beijing, potentially fuelling tensions between the two countries already strained by problems such as North Korea, trade and the South China Sea. A commentary in the Peoples Daily, […]

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This great Beatles album is as thrilling a listen as ever on its 50th anniversary: but its a melancholy time for the one-world counterculture the record soundtracked At the time Sgt Pepper was released, the American writer recalled, I happened to be driving across the country on Interstate 80. In each city where I stopped […]

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Donald Trump has given a wide-ranging interview to Reuters about geopolitics, trade and how his personal life has changed since assuming office On the presidency I loved my previous life. I had so many things going. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier. Youre really into your […]

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Double shooting a stark reminder of dangers facing agents who monitor hunting and fishing and protect endangered species Paco Morales brings his patrol car to a halt on a windy and almost deserted stretch of road smack in the heart of Spain. In the hot spring sky overhead, eagles, vultures and kites wheel, idly scanning […]

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The carrier announces shakeup of booking policy after outrage at the forcible removal of a passenger United Airlines will offer passengers up to $10,000 (7,700) for giving up their seats on overbooked flights as part of the carriers efforts to repair the damage from the said in the statement. United has been embroiled in controversy […]

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Pope Francis heads to Cairo for peace mission after spate of church bombings, as Isis proclaims Christians its favourite prey Rami Yasser Labib was at home when he heard gunshots in the street. His friend Wael Youssef, the owner of the downstairs grocery store, had been targeted by Islamic State militants. Three bullets killed him […]

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Warship is due to go into service in 2020 when it will join existing carrier, the Soviet-era Liaoning, bought secondhand from Ukraine China has launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier, which will join an existing one bought secondhand from Ukraine, amid rising tensions over North Korea and worries about Beijings assertiveness in the South […]

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