US president Donald Trump has chosen Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sending the nomination to the Senate in the hope of a quick confirmation fewer than 40 days before the presidential election.
The US Commerce Department has said it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from US app stores on Sunday.
President Donald Trump has intensified efforts to appeal to his core base of white voters by downplaying the historical legacy of slavery in the United States and blasting efforts to address systemic racism as divisive.
A Norwegian MP has said he has nominated US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in the Middle East.
A Kentucky motorist was caught while driving with a DIY hand-drawn number plate.
US president Donald Trump has clashed with the Democrats over measures to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, accusing his rivals of “disparaging” for political gain a vaccine he has said could be available before the election.
President Donald Trump has said that US defence chiefs want to carry on waging wars in order to keep defence contractors “happy”.
Rescuers in military helicopters airlifted 207 people to safety over the weekend after an explosive wildfire trapped them in a popular camping area in California’s Sierra National Forest.
The notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman wants his US conspiracy conviction thrown out.
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has become the highest ranking US official to visit Sudan since its autocratic leader, Omar al-Bashir, was ousted last year.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency as major wildfires ravage the region. Fires burning across the state have been exacerbated by the unprecedented heatwave in the West Coast area, as well as sustained high winds.
Israel and the United Arab Emirates have announced they are establishing full diplomatic relations in a US-brokered deal that requires Israel to halt its plan to annex occupied West Bank land sought by the Palestinians.
China has announced unspecified sanctions against 11 US politicians and heads of organisations promoting democratic causes, including senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.
The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the US has reached 5 million, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.
A traditional council has met in Kabul to decide whether to release a final 400 Taliban prisoners.
Mexico now has the third most Covid-19 deaths in the world, behind Brazil and the United States, where a hurricane bearing down on the East Coast is threatening to complicate efforts to contain the virus.
Three people, including a 19-year-old from Britain, have been charged in the United States over a hack of high profile Twitter users earlier this month.
Thousands of radical Islamists have rallied in Pakistan in support of a man who walked into a courtroom in Peshawar and gunned down a US citizen on trial for blasphemy.
Russia has rejected accusations it is spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic in the US.
Iran has launched underground ballistic missiles as part of an exercise involving a mock aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz, state television reported.
US President Donald Trump’s long awaited campaign shake-up has rearranged some big job titles but has not affected its most influential figure – Jared Kushner.
The European Court of Justice has ruled an agreement that allows thousands of companies to transfer data to the United States is invalid because its Government can snoop on people’s data.
The Trump administration has said it will impose travel bans on employees of Huawei and other Chinese companies the US determines are assisting authoritarian governments in cracking down on human rights.
Countries in eastern Europe are facing rising waves of coronavirus infections, leading to new restrictive measures such as the mandatory use of face masks in Croatia and travel bans or quarantines to be imposed by Hungary.
Federal officials were so worried Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime friend Ghislaine Maxwell might take her own life after her arrest that they took away her sheets and made her wear paper clothes while in custody, it has been claimed.
Spike Lee has said the world will be “in peril” if Donald Trump is re-elected as US president.
An Aberdeen family has shared entries from the wartime diaries of a woman who had a front-row seat when the guns fell silent in the European theatre of the Second World War.
Boeing has landed its crew capsule in the New Mexico desert after an aborted flight to the International Space Station.
The first-ever Amy Winehouse exhibition in the United States will debut at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles next month.
Wakanda, the fictional home of Marvel superhero Black Panther, was briefly listed as an official free trade partner of the United States.