US & Canada

Vancouver PhD student gives used chopsticks new life as furniture

It's estimated more than 80 billion disposable bamboo chopsticks are thrown away around the world every year. That's more than ten for every person on the planet. And now a Canadian man has come up with a way to recycle them.

US & Canada

Challenges await Trump's return to US

US President Donald Trump will get back to work in Washington on Monday, after his first foreign trip won mixed reviews.

Opinion

The United States of insanity

Trump's America may seem like a cruel new psychology experiment but US society has been sick for quite some time.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

US & Canada

Southern rock music pioneer Gregg Allman dies

Gregg Allman, considered an American rock music pioneer by many, has died aged 69. Allman and his brother Duane founded the Allman Brothers band and inspired the southern rock scene.

US & Canada

Trump wraps up first foreign trip as US president

Donald Trump is concluding his first international trip as a US president, during which he signed a major arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

US & Canada

White House shrugs off concerns over Kushner's 'secret line' with Russia

HR McMaster, the US national security adviser, says he is not worried by reports that US President Donald Trump's son-in-law had tried to set up a secret communication line with Russia.

US & Canada

Suspect identified in double killing on Portland train

Man suspected of fatally stabbing two people who tried to stop him yelling anti-Muslim slurs had spent time in prison.

Suspect identified in double killing on Portland train

US & Canada

Two killed on US train after 'defending Muslims'

Two men stabbed to death as they tried to stop suspect bullying Muslim women on light-rail train, Oregon police say.

Two killed on Portland train after 'defending Muslims'

US & Canada

Trump's son-in-law wanted 'bug-proof line to Russia'

Trump's son-in-law tried to create a secure communications channel with Russia in December, Washington Post reports.

Jared Kushner sought secret line to Russia: report

Europe

Tense discussions dominate G7 summit in Italy

Leaders of biggest economies make no effort to hide their divisions on some topics, but unite against armed attacks.

Tense discussions dominate G7 summit in Italy

Business & Economy

7 things you need to know about the G7 summit

What does the G7 stand for, who are the key players and what are the potential bust-ups this year?

Seven things you need to know about the G7 summit

War & Conflict

Week in pictures: From Manchester attack to Trump visit

A photo round-up of some of last week's key events, including an attack in Manchester and Trump's first foreign trip.

Week in pictures: From Manchester attack to Trump visit

Opinion

When basketball does hijab, because it can

FIBA's decision to overturn its hijab ban demonstrates that the veil is not an obstacle for Muslim women athletes.

Adama Juldeh Munu

by Adama Juldeh Munu

Adama Juldeh Munu

US & Canada

Trump plan to cut social programmes defended

US budget director Mick Mulvaney has defended plans to cut trillions of dollars from social programmes over the next decade. He says President Donald Trump's proposals are morally justified and will increase economic growth.

United States

Trump budget cut to make UN peacekeeping 'impossible'

Proposed cuts would severely impact the world body's ability to continue its work, a spokesman for the UN chief says.

US & Canada

US army 'lost track of $1bn worth of arms'

Amnesty International urges the US and other countries to stop arms transfers that could fuel atrocities.

US army 'lost track of $1bn worth of arms'