US regulators hit Wells Fargo with $1bn fine

A leading US bank is to pay $1bn - the largest fine imposed since Donald Trump became president - as punishment for selling customers car insurance...

North Korea offers to denuclearise without demanding withdrawal of US troops from peninsula

As a planned summit between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un approaches, Pyongyang has indicated it would abandon its nuclear programme without requiring American...

Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen drops lawsuits against BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, has dropped his libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and research firm Fusion GPS but still continues to face other legal troubles.  Mr...

Smallville actor Allison Mack charged with trafficking over ‘involvement in sex cult’

Allison Mack, an actor best known for her role in the US TV show Smallville, has been charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy. She has been accused...

Swaziland king officially renames country Kingdom of eSwatini to mark 50th anniversary of independence

Swaziland’s king has officially renamed the country the Kingdom of eSwatini to mark 50 years since independence from British rule. The name Swaziland has angered some in the...

‘I’ve never seen protests like this’: Former Columbine principal says Parkland students are leading...

Nineteen years after two teenage gunmen shocked the US by entering Columbine High School and killing 13 people, the former principal who helped guide his students through the...

Trump takes first step in aggressive effort to drill for oil in Arctic National...

The Trump administration has taken the first step towards an aggressive effort to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - one of the country’s most pristine and...

Eric Greitens: Missouri governor embroiled in sex scandal faces new charges over political fund-raising

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, already facing an invasion-of-privacy trial next month in connection with an extramarital affair, was charged separately on Friday with felony computer tampering...

Syria: Chemical weapons inspectors are entering Douma, Russia says

Chemical weapons inspectors from the international watchdog are on their way to the site of an alleged gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma, Russia...

Dying 700-year-old tree put on insecticide drip in final attempt to save it from...

A 700-year-old tree in India has been put on a drip in a last-ditch attempt to save it from being eaten by termites. Pillalamarri, said to be...

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