Russia seizes model who made Trump claim

Russia seizes model who made Trump claim

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rybka pleaded guilty to soliciting in Thailand A Belarusian model who said she had evidence of Russian collusion with Donald Trump’s election campaign is now in Russian police custody. Nastya Rybka (real name Anastasia Vashukevich) was detained at Moscow’s main airport after being deported from Thailand for soliciting. Her lawyer…

Pelosi cancels trip over Trump ‚leak’

Pelosi cancels trip over Trump ‚leak’

Image copyright Getty Images US Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has cancelled plans to visit American troops in Afghanistan due to claims the White House „leaked” her security plan. The news comes one day after Mr Trump banned the Democratic delegation from using a military aircraft for the trip. Mrs Pelosi’s spokesman said on Friday that…

Carey and ex-manager accused of abuse

Carey and ex-manager accused of abuse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stella Bulochnikov (left) was Mariah Carey’s manager until 2017 Mariah Carey’s ex-personal assistant has accused the singer and her former manager of subjecting her to „severe sexual harassment and discrimination”. Lianna Shakhnazaryan has filed a legal case against the pop star and Stella Bulochnikov in Los Angeles. She accuses…

Ice-Age antelope poachers kill ranger

Ice-Age antelope poachers kill ranger

Image copyright OSPAN ALI Image caption Yerlan Nurgaliev holding a baby saiga On 13 January two Kazakh rangers were on their usual patrol when they saw something strange – fresh car tracks. In the remote uninhabited steppe, this could mean only one thing – poachers. Yerlan Nurgaliev and Pyotr Nitsyk quickly gave chase, firing warning…

Pence condemns LGBT criticism of his wife

Pence condemns LGBT criticism of his wife

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Pence has long been politically opposed to expanding LBGT rights US Vice-President Mike Pence has called criticism of his wife’s decision to resume teaching at an anti-LGBT school „deeply offensive”. In an interview with a Catholic TV network, Mr Pence said it amounted to an „attack” on religious…

Australia boils in record-breaking heat

Australia boils in record-breaking heat

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Australians have flocked to beaches and watering holes to cool off Australia has just sweltered through at least five of its 10 warmest days on record, authorities estimate. An extreme heatwave has afflicted the nation since Saturday, causing wildlife deaths, bushfires and an increase in hospital admissions. Australia’s Bureau of…

Outcry over Trump obstruction allegation

Outcry over Trump obstruction allegation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump’s attorney general nominee William Barr is quizzed about obstructionUS President Donald Trump has hit back over a news report that he directed his then personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress. Buzzfeed News said Mr Trump had instructed Cohen to lie about plans to build…

How will history judge President Trump?

How will history judge President Trump?

Hostile historians may come to regard Donald Trump’s presidency as an aggregation of the lesser traits of his predecessors. The bullying of Lyndon Baines Johnson, who demeaned White House aides and even humiliated his Vice-President Hubert Humphrey – forcing his deputy once to recite a speech on Vietnam while he listened, legs akimbo, trousers round…