Trump says US is not getting along with Russia at all

Trump says US is not getting along with Russia at all

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (12 April) that the US was not getting along with Russia at all and that the relationship between the two countries were at an all-time low. His remarks came during a press conference with Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House. The presidents comments echoed statements made earlier by his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, who is currently in Moscow holding talks. Trump said Tillersons meeting with Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was better than anticipated. Apr 13, 2017
Trump reverses stance on Nato, says it is no longer obsolete

Trump reverses stance on Nato, says it is no longer obsolete

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (12 April) that Nato is no longer obsolete - a noted reversal of past comments where he described the long-standing western military alliance as being exactly that. Trump was speaking during a press conference with Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House, where he also reiterated his concerns that other Nato member states should pay the agreed 2% of GDP on defence. Apr 13, 2017
Dalai Lama visits monastery in disputed Arunachal Pradesh region

Dalai Lama visits monastery in disputed Arunachal Pradesh region

The Dalai Lama visited 17th-century Tawang monastery to speak to thousands of worshippers. The monastery is the largest in India for the Tibetan diaspora. It lies in the disputed Arunachal Pradesh region also claimed by China as South Tibet.As a reaction, China summoned India’s ambassador to warn him of damaging their relationship. India asked China to avoid artificial controversy over the Dalai Lamas purely spiritual visit. Apr 8, 2017
Elephants are aware of their own bodies

Elephants are aware of their own bodies

Asian elephants are aware of their bodies, scientists from the University of Cambridge have said. They are able to recognise their bodies as obstacles to success in problem-solving, further strengthening evidence of their intelligence and self-awareness. Apr 12, 2017
Rex Tillerson: The reign of the Assad family is coming to an end

Rex Tillerson: The reign of the Assad family is coming to an end

The US hopes Russia will abandon its support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad because actions such as last weeks chemical attack have stripped him of all legitimacy, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during the G7 meeting in Italy on 11 April. Apr 12, 2017
Sean Spicer: Hitler didnt even sink to using chemical weapons during WWII

Sean Spicer: Hitler didnt even sink to using chemical weapons during WWII

In an effort to shame Russia for its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assads government and its alleged use of chemical weapons in a recent attack, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer falsely claimed that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler didnt even sink to using chemical weapons during World War II. In fact, millions of Jews were slaughtered during the Holocaust by the Nazi regime, which used the deadly pesticide gas Zyklon B. Spicers remarks prompted widespread outrage and condemnation, forcing him to apologise. Apr 12, 2017