Trump orders flag lowered after criticism

The White House flag has once again been lowered to half mast after US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation to honour John McCain, after much criticism of the way Trump responded to the Arizona senator’s death.

McCain’s last words: ‘Put aside rivalries’

US Senator John McCain implored Americans to put aside ‘tribal rivalries’ and focus on what unites in his final letter.

Florida shooter ‘had been hospitalised’

A man accused of killing two people and then himself at a video gaming competition in Florida had been hospitalised for mental illness, court records show.

Rival protests after German man is killed

Hundreds of police officers have worked to keep right-wing and left-wing demonstrators apart in an east German city where an Iraqi and a Syrian citizen were arrested over the killing of a German man.

US and Mexico poised to change trade deal

The Trump administration and Mexico have reached a preliminary accord to end the North American Free Trade Agreement and replace it with a deal the administration wants to be more favourable to the US.

Russia jails Kremlin critic for 30 days

A Russian court has sentenced opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 30 days in jail after convicting him of breaking public protest laws.

Putin keeps shirt on hiking in Siberia

Russian President Vladimir Putin typically seeks out exciting, rugged, sometimes shirtless activities on his summer vacations. This year he was more laid back.