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US pulling out of ‘Open Skies’ arms control deal

The US has announced it will withdraw from a major accord that permits unarmed aerial surveillance flights over dozens of participating countries. The Open Skies Treaty came into ...

Coronavirus: Which countries does US think handled it best?

Americans have praise for South Korea and Germany’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic but give poor marks to Italy and China. What other attitudes do Americans hold when ...

Emptier US roads more lethal in coronavirus pandemic, report says

US roads have become more lethal even though Americans are driving less due to coronavirus quarantine and stay-at-home orders, a new report has found. Early data indicate a year-on-year ...

Mika Brzezinski: TV host blasts ‘sick’ Trump’s conspiracy theory

A US TV host has furiously rebuked President Donald Trump for falsely suggesting her husband and co-presenter may have got away with murder. In tweets, Mr Trump has appeared to link ...

Coronavirus: All 50 US states move toward reopening

As the country’s death toll surpasses 92,000, all 50 US states have partially reopened after a two-month shutdown. On Wednesday, Connecticut became the final state to lift restrictions ...

Michigan floods: Evacuations after Edenville and Sanford dams breached

About 10,000 residents have been evacuated in the US state of Michigan after two dams breached following days of heavy rain, officials say. The National Weather Service issued a flash ...

Gilgamesh tablet: Bid to confiscate artefact from Museum of the Bible

US prosecutors are seeking to confiscate a rare ancient tablet from a Christian museum co-founded by the president of retailer Hobby Lobby. The 3,500-year-old artefact, from what is ...

Trump says US topping world virus cases is ‘badge of honour’

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has argued it is “a badge of honour” that the US has the world’s highest number ...

Canada Facebook fines $6.5m over ‘false’ privacy claims

Facebook will pay a multi-million dollar penalty for making “false” privacy claims in Canada. The C$9m ($6.5m; £5.3m) fine is part of a settlement over the company’s ...

Twilight actor Gregory Tyree Boyce and girlfriend Natalie Adepoju found dead

Gregory Tyree Boyce, who appeared in the first Twilight film in 2008, has been found dead alongside his girlfriend in Las Vegas. Boyce was 30 and his girlfriend, Natalie Adepoju, ...