President Donald Trump can do many things on Twitter. He can call a former FBI director "slippery" and a former president "cheatin'." He can spontaneously SWITCH TO ALL CAPS and claim media organizations are "fake news."
A missing girl who failed to turn up to school in Wimbledon on Friday has travelled to Poland, police believe. Serena Alexander-Benson, 13, told her father she was going to school when she left their south-west London home at 7.50am on Friday. In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: "Active lines of inquiry are being pursued by officers, working with the National Crime Agency and the Polish authorities.
Rudy Giuliani speaks to reporters. Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that his repeated imputations of a supposed scandal at the heart of the Robert Mueller investigation – which Donald Trump calls “Spygate” – amounted to a tactic to sway public opinion and limit the risk of the president being impeached. “Of course we have to do it to defend the president,” Trump’s lawyer told CNN State of the Union host Dana Bash, who accused him of being part of a campaign to undermine the Mueller investigation.
States along America’s Gulf Coast have declared emergencies as the region prepares to be battered by the season’s first subtropical storm. Heavy downpours are expected to lash Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama from Sunday as Storm Alberto arrives. The National Hurricane Center, in Miami, issued weather warnings and told residents to take precautions.
Hours after leaving military service behind in 1946, a decorated African-American World War II veteran still wearing his uniform was removed from a Greyhound bus while heading home, beaten by a white South Carolina police chief and left permanently blind. Sgt. Isaac Woodard's brutal encounter with the small-town police official horrified many Americans and prompted cries for justice on behalf of the 26-year-old former soldier. Now, Woodard's supporters are seeking to erect a civil rights marker honoring him in the town where he was attacked, saying his ferocious beating helped draw U.S. attention to the discrimination and mistreatment of blacks returning home from war.
Irish people paid homage on Sunday to an Indian immigrant woman whose death inspired a historic vote to repeal Ireland's strict abortion laws while the Catholic Church rued the outcome saying it showed indifference to its teachings. In a referendum on Friday, the once deeply Catholic nation voted to scrap a prohibition on abortion by a margin of two-to-one, a landslide victory that astonished campaigners as citizens of every age and background demanded the change they had spent decades fighting for. The vote overturns a law which, for decades, has forced over 3,000 women to travel to Britain each year for terminations that they could not legally have in their own country.
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) — Police say a North Texas woman falsely reported that her car had been stolen with her 10-month-old baby inside so that officers would more quickly hunt down her missing vehicle.
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials crossed into North Korea on Sunday to hold talks on preparations for a possible summit, a U.S. newspaper reported, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump. Both Pyongyang and Washington are pressing ahead on plans for a meeting between the two leaders after Trump pulled out of the scheduled June 12 summit on Thursday, only to reconsider the decision the next day.
Fifty years ago Stanley's Kubrick's masterwork, "2001: A Space Odyssey," debuted, expanding the horizons of science fiction in cinema, and inspiring generations of moviemakers and moviegoers. Susan Spencer talks with Michael Benson, author of a new book about the making of the film, "Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke and the Making of a Masterpiece."
The eurosceptic professor whom Italy's would-be coalition partners want as their economy minister sought on Sunday to allay concerns about his views on the European Union, which have held up the formation of a government. President Sergio Mattarella has so far refused to accept 81-year-old economist Paolo Savona for the pivotal post, stymieing efforts to end a political deadlock that has dragged on since an inconclusive election in March. Formally, the president must endorse Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte's proposed list of cabinet ministers.
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a showdown with ministers and members of parliament in her Conservative party after refusing to back reform of Northern Ireland's highly restrictive abortion rules after neighbouring Ireland's vote to liberalise its laws. Voters in Ireland, a once deeply Catholic nation, backed the change by two-to-one, a far higher margin than any opinion poll in the run up to the vote had predicted. The prime minister is facing calls from within her cabinet to scrap the strict rules on abortion in Northern Ireland and bring the law in line with the rest of the United Kingdom.
Frustrated by red tape and visa limits on foreign workers, tourism businesses from Maine to Missouri are turning to Puerto Ricans who are fleeing a shattered economy and devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Bob Smith, owner of Sebasco Harbor Resort in Phippsburg, hired a half-dozen Puerto Ricans last summer for housekeeping, landscaping and kitchen work, providing relief to his overworked staff.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Insurgents excavated graves in a cemetery in a refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus in search of the remains of three Israeli soldiers who have been missing since Israel's invasion of Lebanon 36 years ago, a Syria-based Palestinian official said.