Clinton leaves question mark over 2016 election legitimacy

Clinton leaves question mark over 2016 election legitimacy

Image copyright Getty Images Hillary Clinton says she would not “rule out” questioning the legitimacy of the US presidential election if Russia is found to have deeply meddled. The former secretary of state told NPR’s Fresh Air programme, however, she did not believe there was a “mechanism” in place to challenge the outcome. US intelligence […]

Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz shot dead by police

Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz shot dead by police

Media captionFootage shows Schultz refusing to obey police commands, and the moment the student was shot University police in the US state of Georgia have shot and killed an LGBT student activist, sparking an inquiry. Police encountered Scout Schultz, 21, outside a campus dormitory in Atlanta after a call about “a person with a knife […]

St Louis: Police ‘chanted’ after clearing violent protests

St Louis: Police ‘chanted’ after clearing violent protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The protests began on Friday over the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley Police in St Louis, Missouri, have come under fire for chanting after clearing protests over the acquittal of an officer who shot dead a black man. The chant, “whose street, our street”, is a phrase often […]

Emmys 2017: The Handmaid’s Tale and Big Little Lies the main winners

Emmys 2017: The Handmaid’s Tale and Big Little Lies the main winners

Media captionYour round-up of the Emmys 2017 in two minutes Dystopian TV series The Handmaid’s Tale has scooped the top drama honours at this year’s Emmy Awards. The show won five awards including best drama series, best actress for Elisabeth Moss and best supporting actress for Ann Dowd. Big Little Lies took five prizes in […]

Donald Trump: The UN has not reached its potential

Donald Trump: The UN has not reached its potential

Media captionTrump is to make his debut at the UN General Assembly: Will he listen or lecture? The United Nations is not living up to its potential, US President Donald Trump has said in his first speech at the United Nations. “Focus more on people, less on bureaucracy,” he told a special meeting on reform […]

Paris climate deal: Trump open to staying in, Tillerson says

Paris climate deal: Trump open to staying in, Tillerson says

Media caption“We want to be productive, we want to be helpful,” said Mr Tillerson Donald Trump is open to staying in the Paris accord on climate change, his secretary of state has said, just hours after the White House insisted there would be “no change” to US policy. Rex Tillerson said the US would stay […]

US says it is considering closing its embassy in Cuba

US says it is considering closing its embassy in Cuba

Image copyright AFP Image caption More than 20 US embassy staff have been affected by the mysterious attacks. The US is considering closing its embassy in Cuba after diplomatic staff reported health problems which Washington blames on a “sonic attack”. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said a decision whether to shut to the mission in […]

Toronto Film Festival: ‘Three Billboards’ wins top prize

Toronto Film Festival: ‘Three Billboards’ wins top prize

Image copyright Toronto International Film Festival Image caption Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri stars Frances McDormand Dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has won top prize at the Toronto Film Festival. Winning the People’s Choice award is seen as a significant boost to the Martin McDonagh-directed film’s chances in the awards season. The award […]

St Louis police killing: Fresh protest breaks out in city

St Louis police killing: Fresh protest breaks out in city

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Demonstrators chanted “Black lives matter!” during a second day of protests New protests have broken out in the US city of St Louis, where a white former policeman was found not guilty of murdering a black suspect in 2011. Hundreds have marched in the Missouri city for a second day, […]

Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord

Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Paris deal commits the signatories to keeping rising global temperatures “well below” 2C above pre-industrial levels The US has insisted it will leave the Paris climate accord, despite reports that it may be softening its stance. Officials who met a White House representative on Saturday said afterwards the US […]