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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin spoke by phone on Thursday evening about the threat posed by North Korea. A White House statement said the world leaders "discussed working together to resolve the very dangerous situation in North Korea". The Kremlin said in a...
In the 13th instalment of his marathon end-of-year press-conference, President Vladimir Putin displayed all the swagger of a man at ease. He straddled the same roles as in previous shows – world leader, national defender and benevolent agony aunt. But something of...
House Speaker Paul Ryan has pushed back against reports saying he has plans to leave Congress after the 2018 elections. “I ain't goin' anywhere,” Mr Ryan told reporters when asked about the retirement rumours. The Wisconsin Republican has reportedly told some of...
Credit card customers struggling with severe debt could save up to £1.3bn a year under new rules being put forward by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. If the proposals go ahead, it could see lenders waive or even cancel interest or charges...
An influential US think tank has warned that almost all possible trading relationships between the EU and the UK after Brexit would be less favourable for the British economy than if it were to stay in the trading bloc. The Rand Corporation, a...
Britain’s military has prioritised the protection of undersea cables from Russia because if they are cut or disrupted there would be an immediate and “potentially catastrophic” hit to the economy, the chief of defence staff has said. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart...
Eleven Conservative MPs took the tough decision to vote against their own party on Wednesday, even though many have the kind of loyal voting record a chief whip would pay good money for.  They did so knowing it would mean vitriol, abuse...
Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel's investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign described him with insults like "idiot" and "loathsome human" in a series of text messages last year, according to copies of the messages. One...
In the wake of the enormous Disney-21st Century Fox deal, Deadpool has hinted that he's not delighted about his new home. Ryan Reynolds, whose Twitter account very much bleeds into that of Deadpool's, posted a photo of the superhero being escorted to...
Theresa May’s male communications chief is being paid £15,000 more than the woman he replaced, despite the Prime Minister’s pledge to close the gender pay gap. Former BBC journalist Robbie Gibb is one of the highest paid special advisers in Government on...