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El Chapo trial: Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán found guilty

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Guzmán was extradited to the US in 2017 Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has been found guilty on all 10 counts at his drug trafficking trial at a federal court in New York. Guzmán, 61, has yet to be sentenced but the verdict could mean life in jail. […]

US border security deal reached to avert new shutdown

Media captionPresident Trump told supporters in El Paso, “we’re building the wall anyway” Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement in principle over border security to fund the US government and avert another partial shutdown. The agreement contains only a fraction of the money President Donald Trump wants for his promised border wall and does […]

Blackface governor Ralph Northam calls slaves ‘indentured servants’

Media captionVirginia Governor Ralph Northam calls slaves “indentured servants” Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has defended calling slaves “indentured servants” in his first TV interview since a racism scandal broke. Mr Northam, who has admitted to wearing blackface, told CBS a historian told him “indentured” was a more accurate term for America’s first slaves. Plans […]

Students around the world on US school shootings and their own fears

This week marks one year since the Parkland school shooting in Florida, where 17 people were killed. School shootings are feared by a majority of American teenagers, a study from Pew Research Center suggests. Students in Australia, India, Lebanon and the UK reveal their feelings on gun violence in US classrooms and their biggest personal […]

Fox host says he ‘hasn’t washed hands in 10 years’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pete Hegseth said not washing hands helps him to inoculate himself Fox News host Pete Hegseth has said on air that he has not washed his hands for 10 years because “germs are not a real thing”. Speaking on Fox and Friends, Hegseth said the infectious micro-organisms did not […]

Ilhan Omar: Congresswoman apologises for ‘anti-Semitic’ tweet

Image copyright EPA New Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar has apologised for tweets implying US lawmakers only support Israel because of lobby money. She faced widespread condemnation for suggesting the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Aipac) was buying influence for pro-Israel policies. Republicans and Democrats alike said the tweets stoked anti-Semitic tropes about Jews and money. […]

Blackface governor Ralph Northam calls slaves ‘indentured servants’

Media captionVirginia Governor Ralph Northam calls slaves “indentured servants” Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has defended calling slaves “indentured servants” in his first TV interview since a racism scandal broke. Mr Northam, who has admitted to wearing blackface, told CBS a historian told him “indentured” was a more accurate term for America’s first slaves. Plans […]

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam ‘overreacted’ on racist photo

Image copyright CBS Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam said he had “overreacted” when he apologised for appearing in a racist photo in his 1984 university yearbook. In his first TV interview since the image surfaced, Mr Northam said he later took a “step back” and determined it was not him in the photo. Plans have […]

US shutdown looms as border talks stall ahead of deadline

Media captionNick Kwek toured the border dividing the US state of Arizona and Mexico’s Sonora US congressional talks over a border security deal have stalled raising the chances of another government shutdown. Negotiators were hoping for a deal by Monday to give Congress time to pass legislation by Friday, when the federal funding agreement runs […]

Democrat Amy Klobuchar announces presidential bid

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amy Klobuchar joins the increasingly crowded race for the Democratic nomination Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar has announced she is running for president in the 2020 election. Ms Klobuchar, a former prosecutor, said she was running for “everyone who wanted their work recognised”. She made headlines for grilling Supreme […]