Chelsea Manning decision: Obama says justice was served

Media captionObama defends decision to free Manning President Barack Obama has defended his decision to free Wikileaks source Chelsea Manning, 29 years before her scheduled release. He told his final news conference that “justice has been served”. Manning was sentenced to 35 years for leaking diplomatic cables to the group, one of the largest breaches […]

Jewish centres across US evacuated after hoax bomb threats

Jewish centres across US evacuated after hoax bomb threats

Image copyright @MiamiBeachPD Image caption Police gave the all-clear on Wednesday after a threat to the Miami Beach Jewish Community Center in Florida The FBI is investigating a second wave of threats to Jewish facilities across the US in the last month. On Wednesday, 27 Jewish community centres in 17 US states reported receiving hoax […]

Johnny Wright: The Instagram star who cuts Michelle Obama’s hair

Johnny Wright has several celebrity clients but perhaps none is as famous as the First Lady. Throughout his time in the White House, Wright – Michelle Obama’s personal hairdresser – has become a flamboyant social media star, with nearly 24,000 Instagram followers. He admits he’s sometimes had to tone down his pics because of his […]

‘Canadian Trump’ makes leadership bid

‘Canadian Trump’ makes leadership bid

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Entrepreneur Kevin O’Leary is jumping into the Conservative leadership race Canadian businessman and reality TV star Kevin O’Leary is running for the leadership of the federal Conservative party. He joins 13 other contenders in the crowded race. Mr O’Leary, who appears on the reality show Shark Tank in the […]

George HW Bush and wife in hospital

George HW Bush and wife in hospital

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The former president and first lady are recovering in the Houston Methodist Hospital Former US President George HW Bush and his wife Barbara Bush have been admitted to a hospital in Houston, Texas, according to a spokesman. The 41st president was admitted on Saturday due to “an acute respiratory […]

Obama says justice was served on Manning

Media captionObama defends decision to free Manning President Barack Obama has defended his decision to free Wikileaks source Chelsea Manning, 29 years before her scheduled release. He told his final news conference that “justice has been served”. Manning was sentenced to 35 years for leaking diplomatic cables to the group, one of the largest breaches […]

Obama leaving with high approval rating

Media captionBarack Obama: What would he have done differently? Two new polls show President Barack Obama leaving office with one of the highest approval ratings for any departing US president. Separate polls conducted by The Washington Post/ABC and CNN/ORC both found Mr Obama with 60% approval. A majority approve of his economic policy, but polls […]

Chelsea Manning: Obama reduces sentence of Wikileaks source

Chelsea Manning: Obama reduces sentence of Wikileaks source

Image copyright AP Image caption Manning declared her new identity the day after sentencing US President Barack Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence for leaking documents to Wikileaks in 2010. The 29-year-old transgender US Army private, born Bradley Manning, will be freed on 17 May instead of her scheduled 2045 release. She was sentenced to […]

Obama administration gives $500m to UN climate change fund

Obama administration gives $500m to UN climate change fund

Image copyright AFP Image caption The signing of the Paris accord is considered a major achievement for Barack Obama The US government has given half a billion dollars to the UN’s Green Climate Fund, just three days before Donald Trump takes office. Barack Obama’s outgoing administration announced the contribution of $500m (£406m; €468m) on Tuesday, […]

Moth with ‘golden flake hairstyle’ named after Donald Trump

Moth with ‘golden flake hairstyle’ named after Donald Trump

Image copyright Vazrick Nazari/Getty Images Image caption The Neopalpa donaldtrumpi is a native of parts of Mexico A tiny moth with a very recognisable “hairstyle” has become the first creature named after the soon-to-be 45th president of the United States. The Neopalpa donaldtrumpi was discovered in California by researcher Vazrick Nazari, of Ottawa, Canada. The […]

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