Harvard University ‘discriminates against Asian-Americans’

Harvard University ‘discriminates against Asian-Americans’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvard is one of the world’s most prestigious universities Harvard University is discriminating against Asian-American applicants, a non-profit group suing the flagship US academic institution has claimed. Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) said Harvard preferred white, black and Hispanic applicants, some less qualified than Asian-American ones. It said Harvard […]

US child migrants: 2,000 separated from families in six weeks

US child migrants: 2,000 separated from families in six weeks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Children separated from their parents at the border are classed as unaccompanied minors Almost 2,000 migrant children were separated from their families at the US border over six weeks, officials say. Following a Trump administration crackdown on illegal border crossings from Mexico, adults are being detained, meaning the children […]

Locked up in Canada for eight months ‘over name mix-up’

Locked up in Canada for eight months ‘over name mix-up’

Image copyright Olajide Ogunye A Canadian citizen was held by immigration authorities for eight months in a top-security prison when he was mistaken for a refugee with a different name. Now, he’s suing the Canadian government for C$10m ($760,000, £571,000). When 47-year-old Olajide Ogunye, born in Nigeria, woke up on the morning of 1 June […]

Trump dossier author Christopher Steele fights defamation case

Trump dossier author Christopher Steele fights defamation case

Image copyright PA Image caption Christopher Steele, a former MI6 agent, wrote a series of reports for political opponents of Donald Trump about Trump and Russia. A former British spy who compiled a dossier alleging links between Donald Trump and the Kremlin is asking a US court to throw out a defamation case against him […]

US slaps 25% tariff on Chinese goods

US slaps 25% tariff on Chinese goods

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump is to impose 25% tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods, accusing Beijing of intellectual copyright theft. Tariffs that affect more than 800 products worth $34bn in annual trade are due to come into effect on 6 July. The White House said it would consult on tariffs […]

Paul Manafort jailed by judge for alleged witness tampering

Paul Manafort jailed by judge for alleged witness tampering

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Mr Manafort faces charges of money laundering and conspiracy against the US Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort has had his bail revoked by a Washington DC judge. Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian election interference, accused Mr Manafort of trying to tamper with potential witnesses before the […]

Trump puts 25% tariff on Chinese goods

Trump puts 25% tariff on Chinese goods

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump is to impose 25% tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods, accusing Beijing of intellectual copyright theft. Tariffs that affect more than 800 products worth $34bn in annual trade are due to come into effect on 6 July. The White House said it would consult on tariffs […]

James Comey broke norms as FBI director but was not biased – watchdog

James Comey broke norms as FBI director but was not biased – watchdog

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Comey has come under fire from both Democrats and Republicans A highly anticipated US Department of Justice report accuses ex-FBI director James Comey of being “insubordinate” but not politically biased. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Mr Comey had broken “dramatically from FBI and department norms” in handling an […]

AT&T completes its takeover of Time Warner

AT&T completes its takeover of Time Warner

Image copyright Reuters US telecoms giant AT&T has completed its takeover of entertainment firm Time Warner after winning a court battle earlier this week. The more than $80bn (£60.34bn) deal, which has been two years in the making, led to one of the largest US anti-trust lawsuits in decades. But a US district court judge […]

Canadian clarinet player sues ex for deleting his scholarship offer

Canadian clarinet player sues ex for deleting his scholarship offer

Image copyright Reuters A young Canadian clarinettist has been awarded C$350,000 (£200,000) in damages after his girlfriend sabotaged his music career by impersonating him. In 2014, Eric Abramovitz’s then-girlfriend sent emails in his name to turn down a valuable scholarship. She did so apparently to keep him from leaving her. Mr Abramovitz later realised the […]