Ice storms, heavy snow and freezing rain knocked out power, closed roads and saw 1,000 cancelled flights in southern Texas. Bad winter weather is extremely rare as far south as the Gulf Coast. President Joe Biden has declared a federal emergency. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Multi-vehicle crash in Oklahoma
In rural Maryland, Scorpion Brewery is hosting a weekend event to drum up business. It is the sort of combination in which America delights – special offers on very strong beer, allied with the opportunity to take up the sport of axe-throwing. This is Calvert – a Republican county, set within a Democrat state. Among
The father of singer-rapper Nicki Minaj has died after being struck by a car in New York, police have said. Robert Maraj, 64, had been walking along a road in Long Island on Friday evening when he was hit by the car, before the car continued on its journey. Mr Maraj was taken to hospital,
The news of a second child for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex brings with it the likelihood that this baby will be born in the United States of America. This creates a ‘first’ for a number of reasons and some of them are constitutionally interesting for both the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced they are expecting their second child. A spokesperson for the couple said: “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.” The pair have shared a black and white picture
Boris Johnson has backed Joe Biden’s calls for China to turn over all information to the World Health Organization (WHO) for its investigation into how the coronavirus pandemic began. The prime minister said “we need to know exactly what happened” and threw his support behind the new US president, whose administration has questioned the impartiality
Tensions have risen in Myanmar following mass protests and speculation of an impending internet blackout. Security forces opened fire on protesters at a power plant on Sunday and armoured vehicles rolled into major cities as the new army rulers faced a ninth day of anti-coup demonstrations. Soldiers were deployed to power plants in the northern
A White House official who threatened to “destroy” a journalist seeking to cover his relationship with another reporter has resigned. TJ Ducklo was less than a month into his role as deputy press secretary in Joe Biden’s administration – and his departure came a day after he was suspended for a week without pay. According
It all felt terribly preordained. A Senate trial with next to no jeopardy – apart from a sudden jolt of it on the final day, when Democrats toyed with calling witnesses and the whole process looked like it could take weeks to conclude. In the end, it finished as we knew it would – with
Boris Johnson is to urge world leaders to unite and work together to defeat the “common foe” of the COVID-19 pandemic. His comments come as he hosts his first meeting of the G7, a virtual one, with the UK occupying the organisation’s rotating presidency this year ahead of a major summit scheduled to be held
Former US president Donald Trump has been found not guilty in his impeachment trial. A total of 43 senators voted ‘not guilty’ which passed the two thirds majority required for his acquittal. Seven members of Mr Trump’s own party voted ‘guilty’. In a statement after the trial, Mr Trump said it was “a sad commentary
France’s top health authority has recommended that people who’ve had coronavirus only get one vaccine dose. Those who have recovered from the virus have built an immune response similar to that brought on by a vaccine, said the High Authority of Health (HAS). It said a single shot would “play the role of reminding” the
The theory that COVID-19 originated from a laboratory in Wuhan has not been dismissed by investigators, the head of the World Health Organisation has suggested. Earlier this week, a WHO-led mission in China said it was not looking further into the question of whether the virus escaped from a lab, which it considered highly unlikely.
The head of the Tokyo Olympics has announced his resignation over sexist comments. Yoshiro Mori had said women talk too much during an online meeting of the committee’s board of trustees earlier this month, where he also said women are driven by a “strong sense of rivalry”. The former Japanese prime minister, 83, had previously
In 2012, the Eurozone was facing an existential crisis, with the future of the euro itself in doubt. Investors were seeking an ever-greater premium to lend to countries like Spain and Italy and there was real concern in European capitals that at least one country might have to be ejected from the single currency zone.
A team of Mossad officers spent months learning the minute-by-minute routine of a top Iranian nuclear scientist – before killing him with a remote-controlled machine gun. Some of the 20-strong Israeli team smuggled the gun – which weighed a tonne – piece by piece into the country, while others watched every move Mohsen Fakhrizadeh made.