Canadian PM Trudeau: ‘Trump keeps me on my toes’

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Autistic teen’s Lego Titanic replica on display in US

Autistic teen’s Lego Titanic replica on display in US

Image copyright Titanic Museum Image caption The replica took over 700 hours to build A 26ft-long (8m) Lego cube model of the Titanic built by an autistic boy from Iceland has been unveiled at a Tennessee museum. Brynjar Karl Birgisson, 15, used actual blueprints of the doomed ship to decide how many Lego bricks it […]

Trump hails CIA chief Mike Pompeo’s secret trip to N Korea

Trump hails CIA chief Mike Pompeo’s secret trip to N Korea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The aim Mr Pompeo’s mission was to pave the way for a Trump-Kim summit CIA director Mike Pompeo forged a “good relationship” with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un when they met last week, US President Donald Trump has tweeted. Confirming media reports of the secret meeting in Pyongyang, Mr Trump […]

‘Confused’ UN envoy Nikki Haley hits back at White House

‘Confused’ UN envoy Nikki Haley hits back at White House

Image copyright EPA Image caption Nikki Haley is a major figure in US foreign policy US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has fired back after a White House aide accused her of “momentary confusion” over new sanctions against Russia. “With all due respect, I don’t get confused,” Ms Haley told Fox News television. She […]

Southwest Airlines jet engine ‘explosion’ leaves woman dead

Southwest Airlines jet engine ‘explosion’ leaves woman dead

Media captionJennifer Riordan died after being partially sucked out of the window A woman who was partially sucked out of a window of a US passenger plane after an engine exploded in mid-air has died. Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after a window, wings and fuselage were damaged. Seven passengers […]

Justin Trudeau wants ‘seamless’ UK trade deal after Brexit

Justin Trudeau told the BBC’s Yalda Hakim that he wanted a deal that would “flip over the day after Brexit”. The Canadian prime minister is in London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). An EU-Canada trade deal, known as CETA, came into force last year. Justin Trudeau wants ‘seamless’ UK trade deal after […]

Mike Pompeo: CIA chief ‘made secret trip to North Korea’

Mike Pompeo: CIA chief ‘made secret trip to North Korea’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Pompeo’s mission reportedly was to prepare for the Trump-Kim summit CIA director Mike Pompeo travelled to Pyongyang for a secret meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US media report. The meeting to prepare for direct talks between US President Donald Trump and Mr Kim took place on about […]

‘Confused’ UN envoy Nikki Haley hits back at White House

‘Confused’ UN envoy Nikki Haley hits back at White House

Image copyright EPA Image caption Nikki Haley is a major figure in US foreign policy US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has fired back after a White House aide accused her of “momentary confusion” over new sanctions against Russia. “With all due respect, I don’t get confused,” Ms Haley told Fox News television. She […]

Southwest Airlines jet engine ‘explosion’ leaves woman dead

Southwest Airlines jet engine ‘explosion’ leaves woman dead

Media captionOne of the pilots told air traffic control: “There’s a hole and someone went out” A woman who was partially sucked out of a window of a US passenger plane after an engine exploded in mid-air has died. Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after a window, wings and fuselage […]

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

Media captionBarbara Bush, matriarch of US political dynasty, dies at 92 Barbara Bush, the former US first lady and literacy campaigner, has died at the age of 92. She was the matriarchal figure of a political dynasty that included two presidents – her husband George HW Bush and son George W Bush. Mrs Bush, who […]