US President Donald Trump

Donald Trump's brother Robert Trump dies aged 72

"It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight. He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again. His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace," Trump said in a statement.

Robert Trump, who at 72 was two years younger than the president, was a business executive and real estate developer.

Fury's dad tells him to visit Trump

A seventh-round stoppage of Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on Saturday ensured Fury won the WBC belt and became a world heavyweight champion for the second time in his career.

The 31-year-old previously beat Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 but vacated the IBF, WBA and WBO titles while he fought depression and drug addiction.

He made his return to the ring in June 2018, shedding more than seven stone in six months, and completed his remarkable turnaround by beating Wilder two and a half years later.

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Guam praises US-North Korea deal

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The Governor of Guam Eddie Calvo says the territory can breathe more easily after an agreement between North Korea's Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump

 

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French outrage after Trump mimics Paris attackers

He mimicked gunmen summoning and shooting victims one by one, saying "Boom! Come over here!" and using his hand to imitate a gun being fired.

In reality, the attackers sprayed many of their 130 victims with semi-automatic fire and set off bomb belts.

The French foreign ministry called for the victims' memory to be respected.

"France expresses its firm disapproval of the comments by President Trump about the attacks of 13 November 2015 in Paris and asks for the memory of the victims to be respected," the foreign ministry said.

Trump 'supportive' of better gun background checks

He spoke with Republican Senator John Cornyn about a bipartisan bill that seeks to improve the checks in place before someone can buy a gun.

The suspect in last week's Florida school shooting, in which 17 people died, bought his gun legally. Nikolas Cruz appeared in court on Monday.

Students from the school have demanded action on gun control.

Trump praises US-India relations after talks with Modi

In a joint news conference, he said he looked forward to improving the trading relationship between the two countries.

Mr Modi said he and Mr Trump had agreed to improve co-operation on fighting terrorism.

The talks at the White House were the first time the two leaders had met face to face.

"The relationship between India and the United States has never been stronger, never been better," President Trump told the news conference in the White House Rose Garden.

Cuba denounces Trump's policy rollback

However, Cuba said it would still cooperate with its larger neighbour.

Speaking earlier in Miami, Florida, Mr Trump said he was reimposing certain travel and trade restrictions eased by the Obama administration, condemning a "completely one-sided deal".

But he is not reversing key diplomatic and commercial ties.

"The government of Cuba denounces the new measures toughening the embargo," Cuban state TV said.

But it also reiterated "its willingness to continue the respectful dialogue and cooperation".

Trump insists he's not under FBI investigation

Mr Trump also told NBC News it was his decision alone to sack James Comey.

Mr Comey was leading an inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the US election and possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and Moscow.

Mr Trump has dismissed the probe as a "charade", a claim directly contradicted by Mr Comey's successor.

In his first interview since firing the FBI director, Mr Trump told NBC News on Thursday he had asked Mr Comey whether he was under investigation.

'I love Australia' Trump says as leaders meet after refugee row

It is their first encounter since an acrimonious phone call in February.

"We get along great. We have a fantastic relationship, I love Australia, I always have," the AFP news agency quoted Mr Trump as saying.

Protesters also gathered in Mr Trump's home city, the first time he has returned there since his inauguration.

Mr Trump said the two leaders had "reaffirmed ties" between their two countries, and discussed economic, trade, and national security co-operation, as well as migration issues.

Syria war: US weighs military action following gas 'attack'

His exact intentions remain unclear but the US is reportedly considering a military response.

The BBC's North America editor says a US strike could be imminent.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said Bashar al-Assad should have no role in a future Syria.

His comments signal an apparent U-turn for the US - only last week the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said Washington was no longer prioritising the removal of the Syrian president.