Russia hacking claims: US intelligence chiefs brief Trump

Russia hacking claims: US intelligence chiefs brief Trump

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump has cast doubt on the findings of the intelligence agencies co-ordinated by Gen James Clapper (right) America’s top intelligence officials are briefing President-elect Donald Trump on Russian hacking claims related to the presidential election. They will make their strongest case yet that Russia interfered in the November […]

Trump election: US ‘identifies agents behind Russian hack’

Trump election: US ‘identifies agents behind Russian hack’

Image copyright Getty Images/AP Image caption Top US intelligence officials are briefing Mr Trump about alleged hacking on Thursday The US has identified the Russian agents behind alleged hacking ahead of the presidential election won by Donald Trump in November, reports say. The agents, whose names have not been released, are alleged to have sent […]

Texas Republicans fuel new row with transgender toilet bill

Texas Republicans fuel new row with transgender toilet bill

Image copyright AP Image caption Texas Lt Gov Dan Patrick and Senator Lois Kolkhorst introduced Senate Bill 6, known as the Texas Privacy Act Top Republicans in the US state of Texas have unveiled a bill that would ban transgender people from using the toilet of their choice. The Texas Privacy Act follows similar legislation […]

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds: Streep among stars at memorial

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds: Streep among stars at memorial

Image copyright AP Image caption Meryl Streep, Jamie Lee Curtis and Gwyneth Paltrow attended the memorial Family and friends of actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher have paid their respects to the mother and daughter at a private memorial service. Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow and Meg Ryan were among the guests at the ceremony at […]

Russian hacking claims: Joe Biden tells Trump to ‘grow up’

Media captionJoe Biden to Donald Trump: “Grow up, time to be an adult, you’re president” US Vice-President Joe Biden has told President-elect Donald Trump to “grow up” and criticised his attacks on the intelligence community. On Friday, Mr Trump will be briefed on allegations that Russia meddled in the US presidential election – claims he […]

Canadian ‘detained in Turkey for allegedly insulting Erdogan’

Canadian ‘detained in Turkey for allegedly insulting Erdogan’

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Canadian Ece Heper is being held in Turkey A Canadian dual national has reportedly been detained in Turkey for allegedly insulting the country’s president. Ece Heper, 50, was arrested on 30 December in the north-eastern town of Kars, her lawyer Sertac Celikkaleli told The Canadian Press. Canadian officials say they […]

Russian hacking claims: Joe Biden tells Trump to ‘grow up’

Media captionJoe Biden to Donald Trump: “Grow up, time to be an adult, you’re president” US Vice-President Joe Biden has told President-elect Donald Trump to “grow up” and criticised his attacks on the intelligence community. On Friday, Mr Trump will be briefed on allegations Russia meddled in the US presidential election – claims he has […]

Obama: Chicago live-stream hate crime is ‘despicable’

Obama: Chicago live-stream hate crime is ‘despicable’

Image copyright Chicago Police Image caption All four suspects have been charged with unlawful restraint and aggravated battery. President Barack Obama has described the torture of a mentally disabled man in Chicago, streamed on Facebook Live, as a “despicable” hate crime. The president said that while he did not believe US race relations had worsened, […]

Canadian ‘detained in Turkey for allegedly insulting Erdogan’

Canadian ‘detained in Turkey for allegedly insulting Erdogan’

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Canadian Ece Heper is being held in Turkey A Canadian dual national has reportedly been detained in Turkey for allegedly insulting the country’s president. Ece Heper, 50, was arrested on 30 December in the north-eastern town of Kars, her lawyer Sertac Celikkaleli told The Canadian Press. Canadian officials say they […]

Guantanamo Bay releases continue as Yemenis arrive in Saudi Arabia

Guantanamo Bay releases continue as Yemenis arrive in Saudi Arabia

Image copyright AP Image caption President Obama is keen to reduce the numbers at Guantanamo Bay before leaving office Four Yemeni inmates released from the US Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba have landed in Saudi Arabia. The releases signal a final push by President Barack Obama to reduce inmate numbers before he leaves office. […]