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‘They desire to prefer away your hamburgers’

‘They desire to prefer away your hamburgers’

Image copyright Getty Images Is nothing sacred? Democrats want to take away hamburgers from the American people, an ex-Trump aide has warned. The wild claim about a supposed plot to ban the national food came from onetime White House aide Sebastian Gorka at a conservative political jamboree. The humble ground-beef patty has become ammunition in…

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Joe Biden reverses ‘first rate Pence’ remarks

Joe Biden reverses ‘first rate Pence’ remarks

Image copyright Win McNamee Image caption The Obama-era vice-president made the remarks at a foreign policy conference Former Vice-President Joe Biden has had to clarify his praise of Vice-President Mike Pence as a "decent guy" amid criticism from LGBT advocates online. Mr Biden made the remark at a foreign policy conference on Thursday, later tweeting:…

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Pakistan frees captured Indian pilot

Pakistan frees captured Indian pilot

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian officials near a border crossing with Pakistan Pakistan has freed an Indian fighter pilot captured after his plane was shot down in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian officials on Friday at the…

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‘Why ought to not I love him?’ – Trump on Kim

‘Why ought to not I love him?’ – Trump on Kim

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWas Kim Jong-un really clueless about US student Otto Warmbier's ordeal? The family of a US student who died after he was jailed in North Korea have implicitly rebuked President Donald Trump's lauding of Kim Jong-un. Otto Warmbier's parents said they had been "respectful" during Mr Trump…

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First US governor joins White Home urge

First US governor joins White Home urge

Image copyright Karen Ducey/Getty Images Image caption Governor Inslee after speaking at a rally during the March for Science on April 22, 2017 in Seattle, Washington Washington State's Democratic Governor Jay Inslee has announced his 2020 bid for the US presidential nomination, joining a lengthy list of contenders. Mr Inslee, 68, will make climate change…

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Feminine job titles get dash-ahead in France

Feminine job titles get dash-ahead in France

Image copyright French fire brigade Image caption Women firefighters are already often called sapeuses-pompières Decades after other French-speaking countries adopted feminine names for professions, the official guardians of the language in France have also backed the change. The Académie française, whose members are known as "immortals", has said it has no obstacle in principle to…

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