Trump and Republicans push 2018 plans amid Wolff book row

Trump and Republicans push 2018 plans amid Wolff book row

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Trump left the White House for Camp David on Friday Donald Trump and leading members of the Republican party are meeting to thrash out their priorities for 2018. The two-day retreat at Camp David is expected to focus heavily on a strategy before crucial congressional elections in November. It […]

Iran protests: Russia berates US for UN talks on ‘internal affair’

Iran protests: Russia berates US for UN talks on ‘internal affair’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia spoke with his American counterpart Nikki Haley before the meeting Russia has fiercely criticised the US for convening the UN Security Council over protests in Iran. Russia’s envoy Vassily Nebenzia said involving the council in an “internal affair” damaged the top UN body. Minutes earlier, US […]

Trump: Michael Wolff book on administration is ‘full of lies’

Trump: Michael Wolff book on administration is ‘full of lies’

Media captionDozens queued for the midnight release of Fire and Fury Donald Trump says a newly released book containing damaging allegations about his administration is “full of lies”. The book cites former top aide Steve Bannon as describing a meeting with a group of Russians at which Mr Trump’s son was present as “treasonous”. It […]

Trump-Bannon row: White House lawyers threaten former aide

Trump-Bannon row: White House lawyers threaten former aide

Media captionFive things Trump thinks about Bannon now US President Donald Trump’s lawyers have written to his former strategist Steve Bannon, saying he has violated a non-disclosure agreement. The cease-and-desist notice accuses Mr Bannon of defaming the president in speaking to author Michael Wolff. Wolff’s forthcoming tell-all book describes the president as being unprepared for […]

Iran protests: US accused of ‘grotesque’ interference

Iran protests: US accused of ‘grotesque’ interference

Media captionIran protests: Why people have taken to the streets Iran has accused the US of “grotesque” interference in its internal affairs in a letter to the UN. It said the US leadership, in “numerous absurd tweets, [had] incited Iranians to engage in disruptive acts” which violated international law. Twenty-one people died in six days […]

Turkey minister Soylu tells police to break drug dealers’ legs

Turkey minister Soylu tells police to break drug dealers’ legs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Large quantities of Afghan heroin reach Turkey via Iran Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has been criticised for saying police should break the legs of drug dealers who are seen outside schools. The Turkish Human Rights Association (IHD) and secular opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet both accused Mr Soylu of incitement […]

Iran protests: Supreme leader Khamenei blames ‘enemies’

Iran protests: Supreme leader Khamenei blames ‘enemies’

Media captionFootage shows improvised roadblocks and street fires Iran’s supreme leader has accused the country’s enemies of stirring days of protests that have claimed at least 22 lives. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was speaking for the first time since clashes between protesters and security forces broke out last Thursday. Nine people, including a child, died overnight […]

Iran unrest: ‘Ten dead’ in further protests overnight

Iran unrest: ‘Ten dead’ in further protests overnight

Media captionVideo from the town of Dorud shows a crowd carrying what appears to be a wounded man Ten people have been killed overnight in anti-government protests sweeping Iran, according to state TV. “In the events of last night, unfortunately a total of about 10 people were killed in several cities,” it said. At least […]

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un issues threats and olive branch

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un issues threats and olive branch

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Residents of South Korea watched the speech from the North’s leader North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has said a nuclear launch button is “always on my table” and warned the US it will never be able to start a war. In a televised new year speech, he said the […]

Iran protests: ‘Iron fist’ threatened if unrest continues

Iran protests: ‘Iron fist’ threatened if unrest continues

Media captionVideo from the town of Dorud shows a crowd carrying what appears to be a wounded man Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have warned anti-government protesters they will face the nation’s “iron fist” if political unrest continues. Three days of demonstrations over falling living standards have become the biggest show of dissent since huge pro-reform rallies […]