Trump backs Putin on no election meddling

Standing side-by-side with Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump has refused to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 elections, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home.

US lawmakers call Trump ‘weak’ in summit

US lawmakers from both parties have criticised President Donald Trump for failing to issue a stern warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin about meddling in American elections, calling Trump’s message to Putin weak and a missed opportunity.

Protester kicked out of press conference

An apparent protester has been escorted out of a joint press conference between US president Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

Russian woman agent arrested in Washington

A 29-year-old Russian woman living in Washington has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian government while developing ties with American citizens and infiltrating political groups, the US Justice Department says.

May bows to Brexit pressure in parliament

British Prime Minister Theresa May has bowed to pressure from Brexit supporters in her party, accepting changes to her plans for leaving the European Union in an attempt to salvage her over-arching strategy.

US challenges retaliatory tariffs in WTO

The United States has launched five separate World Trade Organisation dispute actions challenging retaliatory tariffs imposed by China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey following US duties on steel and aluminium.