Democrats aim to keep focus on Trump's meeting with Russians

Preet Bharara, who was the USA attorney in Manhattan at the time said the spy was under "the guise of being a legitimate banker, gathered intelligence as an agent of the Russian Federation in NY". (Nota bene: The FBI has never said Kushner is a target of their investigation and Kushner has volunteered to testify in front of congressional committees looking into Russian Federation and the 2016 election.) The point is that a weekend Donald Trump was hoping would be dominated by ...

Car bomb explodes outside Baghdad ice cream shop killing 13, injuring 24

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. Officials said the bombing was specifically targeted toward the popular ice cream shop in the central part of Iraq's capital. The Islamic State group-linked Amaq propaganda agency said the suicide bomber targeted a "gathering of Shiites". At one point, a young girl is spotted walking around in a daze as fires burn and bodies lay all around her.

Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election, apologizes for violence against reporter

Gianforte used part of his victory to apologize to Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs . Since the incident with Jacobs, Gianforte has been charged with assault . House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin denounced the attack and called on Mr Gianforte, 56, to apologise. "Look, Montanans spoke very clearly who they want to represent them in Washington", Taylor said Friday on CNN's "New Day".

China funding multibillion-dollar railway in Kenya

China funding multibillion-dollar railway in Kenya

Activists have blocked the railway's second phase with a court order because of concerns about the impact on wildlife as it cuts across Nairobi National Park. Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Mombasa, Kenya. Chen added that the Belt and Road Initiative proposed by China, which aims to build a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along and beyond the ancient Silk Road trade routes, will also provide vast opportunities for African countries, and ...

Almost half Trump's Twitter followers are fake - audit site

Twitter on Tuesday sought to tamper down a theory that went viral in left-leaning circles over the weekend - that President Donald Trump had gained millions of followers - a lot of them being bots - in a matter of days. Of Trump's 7 million new followers, 4 million of them are egg avatars, who are disproportionately likely to be fake. And numerous followers aren't following anybody except Trump.

President Trump poised to pull out of Paris climate deal

Trump issued a tweet on the topic: "I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!" "Like you I've seen the reports but I don't have any information beyond that", German government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer told reporters.