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2 dead & 22 injured in massive blaze at France’s iconic Courchevel ski resort

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A massive house fire in the French ski resort of Courchevel has left two people dead and multiple injured, officials confirmed. Some people also had to jump out of windows to save themselves. The fire struck on early Sunday morning in a three-story building occupied by seasonal tourists including foreigners, local media report. The cause Read More

'Hostage-taking': Democrats reject Trump's offer to end shutdown

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Donald Trump has offered to extend temporary protection for people brought to the US illegally as children in a bid to end the government shutdown. The US president said he wanted to “break the logjam” but stuck to his demand for $5.7bn (£4.5bn) to fund his proposed wall on the US-Mexico border. He offered to Read More

EU must approve Siemens/Alstom deal, says French finance minister

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FILE PHOTO: French High Speed Train (TGV) made by French train maker Alstom stops next to a German High Speed Train (ICE) made by Siemens at Munich’s railway station June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Lukas Barth/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union must approve the tie-up between Germany’s Siemens (SIEGn.DE) and French group Alstom (ALSO.PA), said Read More

Trump says deal 'could very well happen' with China

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday there has been progress toward a trade deal with China, but denied that he was considering lifting tariffs on Chinese imports. FILE PHOTO: Shipping containers are seen at a port in Shanghai, China July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song “Things are going very well with China Read More

Trump says a deal 'could very well happen' with China

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U.S. President Donald Trump talks to the media, ahead of his departure to Dover, Delaware, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday progress is being made toward a trade deal with China and denied that he Read More

Ex-president turns pizza delivery man amid US shutdown

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Former US president George W Bush tried his hand at delivering pizza to treat unpaid Secret Service staff amid the ongoing government shutdown. The Republican posted a picture of himself on social media bringing a stack of pizzas to his security detail, who have not received a paycheck since the partial government shutdown began last Read More

White House adviser Kudlow says making progress on China trade talks

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FILE PHOTO: White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks about the upcoming G20 during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 27, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday that the United States and China were making progress on trade negotiations but Read More

Second summit: Trump and Kim set to meet in February

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Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are planning to meet for a second summit at the end of February, the White House says. The location of the meeting between the US and North Korea leaders is due to be announced at a later date. The White House said Mr Trump was “looking forward to a Read More

Second Trump-Kim summit planned in February – White House

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US President Donald Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the end of February, the White House has announced after talks with the North Korean envoy in Washington. North Korea’s Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol visited Washington on Friday and reportedly spent almost two hours at the White House. Trump met with Read More