Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dies aged 90

Media captionChuck Berry: The man who invented rock and roll Chuck Berry, the guitarist and songwriter recognised as one of the fathers of rock ‘n’ roll, has died aged 90. Berry’s seven-decade career boasted a string of hits, including classics Roll Over Beethoven and Johnny B. Goode. He received a lifetime achievement Grammy in 1984 […]

Driver detained after White House ‘bomb scare’

Driver detained after White House ‘bomb scare’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Secret Service agents patrol the perimeter of the White House One person is in custody after a car drove up to a White House checkpoint on Saturday night, the US Secret Service has said. Security at the White House was immediately upgraded. CNN reported the driver claimed to have a […]

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dies

Media captionChuck Berry: the man who invented rock and roll Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died aged 90, police in the US state of Missouri report. The singer was found unresponsive at lunchtime on Saturday, St Charles County police said. Berry’s seven-decade career boasted a string of hits, including classics Roll Over Beethoven […]

Trump to Merkel: We were both wiretapped under Obama

Media captionMerkel handshake offer to Trump falls on deaf ears President Donald Trump has stood by claims he was wiretapped under Barack Obama, telling visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel: “At least we have something in common, perhaps.” US intelligence agencies under Mr Obama reportedly monitored Mrs Merkel’s phone, sparking an angry response. But both Republican […]

Merkel handshake offer to Trump falls on deaf ears

Donald Trump and Angela Merkel did shake hands – eventually – in their White House bilateral, after Mrs Merkel’s initial attempt to press the presidential flesh appeared to fall on deaf ears. The German chancellor and the US president were meeting for the first time after both had spent the past months criticising each other […]

US Secret Service laptop with Trump Tower plans stolen in New York

US Secret Service laptop with Trump Tower plans stolen in New York

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The laptop is protected by encryption and carries no classified information, the Secret Service said A US Secret Service laptop with Trump Tower floor plans and other sensitive material has been stolen from an agent’s vehicle in New York. The laptop was protected by encryption and carried no classified information, […]

Trump travel ban: Move to appeal against Maryland travel ban ruling

Trump travel ban: Move to appeal against Maryland travel ban ruling

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump’s latest travel ban has upset campaign groups in New York The US government has said it will appeal against a ruling by a judge in Maryland that has blocked President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban. Department of Justice officials have filed legal notices announcing their intention to […]

US tourists found dead after Canada avalanche

US tourists found dead after Canada avalanche

Image copyright EyeWire Image caption The Banff National Park stands in the Canadian Rockies The bodies of two US tourists have been located in Alberta, Canada, after they were caught in an avalanche in the Banff National Park. The bodies were recovered on Friday morning at around 10:30 (16:30 GMT), Parks Canada said. The two […]

Merkel and Trump begin key talks at White House

Media captionCOMING UP: Donald Trump and Angela Merkel hold a news conference German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting the White House for a key summit with President Donald Trump. Nato, trade and Ukraine are high on the agenda, but the focus is also on how two leaders with hugely contrasting ideas and leadership styles interact. […]

US Secret Service laptop ‘stolen’

US Secret Service laptop ‘stolen’

US Secret Service laptop with Trump Tower floor plans stolen from agent’s car in New York, US media say This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone […]