Al Gore meets Donald Trump and Ivanka for climate talks

Al Gore meets Donald Trump and Ivanka for climate talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Gore arrived alone to Trump Tower and did not speak to the media before his meeting Former Vice President Al Gore has met President-elect Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump to discuss climate policy. The meeting “was a sincere search for areas of common ground,” said Mr […]

Jimmy Kimmel to host 2017 Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel to host 2017 Oscars

Image copyright AP Image caption Jimmy Kimmel has hosted his own talk show since 2003 Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2017 Oscars, it has been announced. It will be the first time the US comedian and talk show host has fronted the ceremony, which takes place on 26 February. He confirmed on Twitter: “Yes, I […]

Oakland fire: Death toll rises to 36 and ‘will increase’

Media captionOakland residents held a vigil for victims of the fire Officials have said 36 people are now confirmed dead from a fire at a warehouse party in Oakland, California, and have opened a criminal inquiry. Eleven victims have already been identified, with the families of those still missing being asked to submit DNA samples […]

Oakland fire: Criminal investigation opens into deadly blaze

Oakland fire: Criminal investigation opens into deadly blaze

Image copyright AP Image caption The fire caused the roof to collapse Officials have opened a criminal inquiry into a fire that killed at least 36 people at a warehouse party in Oakland, California. The premises had already been under investigation prior to the fire over possible building code violations. The warehouse had no sprinklers […]

Trump cabinet: Ben Carson nominated for housing secretary

Trump cabinet: Ben Carson nominated for housing secretary

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ben Carson backed Donald Trump after pulling out of the presidential race US President-elect Donald Trump has named Ben Carson, his former rival for the Republican nomination, as secretary of housing and urban development. “Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities”, the president-elect said […]

Canadian woman, 96, becomes a great-great-great grandmother

Canadian woman, 96, becomes a great-great-great grandmother

Image copyright Caroline Wagner/CBC Image caption Vera Sommerfeld, 96, cherishes time with her great-great-great-grandaughter, Callie Marsh, aged two months With the holiday season round the corner, many of us will be catching up with loved ones over a festive tipple or two. And for Vera Sommerfeld of Lethbridge, Canada, this year brings a special reason […]

Standing Rock protest: Companies attack Dakota Pipeline ruling

Standing Rock protest: Companies attack Dakota Pipeline ruling

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A Native American tribe has been celebrating the decision Two firms behind a controversial oil pipeline in the US have accused the White House of political interference for failing to approve its completion. The US Army said it would not authorise the final section of the Dakota Access Pipeline […]

Trump attacks China in Twitter outburst

Trump attacks China in Twitter outburst

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump spoke directly with Taiwan’s president last week US President-elect Donald Trump has posted a series of tweets criticising China for its monetary policy and its operations in the South China Sea. “Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency” and “build a massive […]

Standing Rock: US Army refuses N Dakota pipeline access

Standing Rock: US Army refuses N Dakota pipeline access

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Native Americans have been celebrating the US Army’s move The US Army has decided not to allow an oil pipeline to cross under a reservoir on land it controls in North Dakota in a move praised by protesters. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe hailed an “historic decision” and said it […]

Oakland fire: 30 confirmed dead as search continues

Media captionOakland residents held a vigil for victims of the fire Thirty-three bodies have so far been recovered from a warehouse in Oakland, California, following a deadly fire during a party, officials say. Only about 20% of the building has been searched and “a significant number” of people are still missing, they said. It is […]