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Hunter Biden to step down from China board amid Trump attacks

The son of US presidential contender Joe Biden is to step down from the board of a Chinese company amid fierce attacks by President Donald Trump. Hunter Biden’s lawyer said ...

Black woman shot dead by Texas police through bedroom window

Media playback is unsupported on your device A black woman was shot dead by police through her own bedroom window in the early hours of Saturday morning, after a request ...

Harry Dunn crash: US Diplomat’s wife ‘devastated’ by his death

The US diplomat’s wife granted immunity after the crash which killed teenager Harry Dunn is “devastated by the tragic accident”, her lawyer has said. Anne Sacoolas’ ...

California becomes first US state to ban animal fur products

California has become the first US state to ban the manufacture and sale of animal fur. Residents will no longer be able to sell or make clothing, shoes or handbags from fur as of ...

Kevin McAleenan: US Homeland Security chief steps down

Media playback is unsupported on your device The acting head of US Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, has resigned after six months in the post. In a tweet, President ...

Mastercard, eBay and Stripe pull out of Facebook’s Libra

Mastercard, eBay and payments firm Stripe have pulled out of Facebook’s embattled cryptocurrency project, Libra. Their move, first reported in the Financial Times, follows the ...

Trump impeachment: Marie Yovanovitch says she was ousted over ‘false claims’

The former US ambassador to Ukraine has told lawmakers she was sacked over “unfounded and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives”. Marie Yovanovitch said ...

Saudi Arabia oil attacks: US to deploy thousands of extra troops

The Pentagon has announced the deployment of thousands of additional troops to “enhance the defence of Saudi Arabia”. US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper says he has authorised ...

Saddleridge fire: Thousands flee wildfire raging round Los Angeles

A fast-moving wildfire has razed over 4,000 acres, forcing thousands to flee just north of Los Angeles, California. The Saddleridge fire has led to a mandatory evacuation for 25,000 ...

US Republicans seek sanctions on Turkey over Syria

Republicans in the US House of Representatives have announced plans to introduce a sanctions bill against Turkey for its offensive in Syria. Congresswoman Liz Cheney said Turkey must ...