George Bush Snr accused of groping by eighth woman

Image copyright Supplied Image caption An interpreter, second left, says Mr Bush, centre, groped her in 2004 An eighth woman has come forward with claims that former US president George HW Bush groped her. An interpreter, whom the BBC has agreed not to name because of the sensitive nature of her job, claims Mr Bush […]

Senators: Kushner ‘withheld WikiLeaks and Russia emails’

Senators: Kushner ‘withheld WikiLeaks and Russia emails’

Image copyright EPA White House senior aide Jared Kushner failed to disclose emails he received about WikiLeaks and “a Russian backdoor overture” in 2016, senators have said. Two senators sent Mr Kushner a letter demanding additional documents as part of an ongoing investigation into Russia’s alleged election meddling. The lawmakers said they became aware of […]

Senators: Kushner ‘withheld WikiLeaks and Russia emails’

Image copyright EPA White House senior aide Jared Kushner failed to disclose emails he received about WikiLeaks and “a Russian backdoor overture” in 2016, senators have said. Two senators sent Mr Kushner a letter demanding additional documents as part of an ongoing investigation into Russia’s alleged election meddling. The lawmakers said they became aware of […]

The Pentagon accidentally retweets call for Trump to resign

Image copyright Getty Images It holds nuclear missile codes, it’s in charge of the security of the United States, and its ultimate boss, the US president, is a prolific tweeter. But when it comes to handling its own Twitter account, the Pentagon could do with improving its skills. On Thursday the US Department of Defense […]

Serena Williams marries Alexis Ohanian in star-studded bash

Serena Williams marries Alexis Ohanian in star-studded bash

Serena Williams has married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in one of the biggest showbiz weddings of the year. A-listers including Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria were at the star-studded bash which took place in New Orleans on Thursday. The event had a Beauty and the Beast theme and included 200 people on the guestlist, […]

Trump attacks Senator Al Franken after grope allegation

Media captionFranken accuser: I was disgusted President Donald Trump has criticised Senator Al Franken on Twitter after the Democrat admitted to groping a woman during a 2006 overseas comedy tour. Mr Trump called him “Al Frankenstien” – a misspelled reference to the undead monster – and mocked his previous advocacy for women’s’ rights. Mr Franken […]

US senator Al Franken apologises after grope allegation

Media captionFranken accuser: I was disgusted US Senator Al Franken has responded to a woman’s allegations that he groped her as she slept and “forcibly” kissed her in a rehearsal for a comedy skit. Leeann Tweeden says the two incidents happened in December 2006 on a tour to entertain US troops overseas, before Mr Franken […]

US senator Al Franken apologises for grope caught on camera

Media captionFranken accuser: I was disgusted US Senator Al Franken has responded to a woman’s allegations that he groped her as she slept and “forcibly” kissed her in a rehearsal for a comedy skit. Leeann Tweeden says the two incidents happened in December 2006 on a tour to entertain US troops overseas, before Mr Franken […]

House Republicans pass $1.4tn tax overhaul bill

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Republicans are poised to pass the most sweeping rewrite of the US tax code since 1986 House Republicans have passed a controversial overhaul of the US tax code that slashes corporate rates. Thursday’s vote came after US President Donald Trump made a rare visit to Congress to rally lawmakers […]

Diplomat dies in NY ‘trust game’ fall

Image copyright CBS New York Image caption The Manhattan balcony from which Julian Simpson fell An Australian diplomat has died after falling from a New York City balcony while socialising with friends. Julian Simpson, 30, accidentally slipped from a seventh-floor ledge of his Manhattan building and fell to a landing on the second floor, New […]

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