In China, California governor calls for more climate action

US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement on climate change is galvanising US cities and states to take action on global warming, says California Governor Jerry Brown, as he seeks to fill the US leadership vacuum on climate change.

Life in fast lane began in village of Sherwood Content for Bolt

As Usain Bolt prepares to take part in his last race in Jamaica, his father talks about his son’s childhood and plans after retirement from the rugged and isolated Jamaican village of Sherwood Content where the global sports icon has its roots.

Comey tells hearing Trump administration defamed him

Testifying before the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, former FBI director James Comey describes as ‘disturbing’ the request by Donald Trump to drop an investigation into ex-national security advisor Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia. Comey also told the packed hearing that the Trump administration had ‘defamed’ him and the FBI.

Comey hearing a ‘spectator sport’ in Washington

People wait in line to get into Washington, DC’s Shaw’s Tavern, to watch fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. A highly charged Senate hearing opened with Comey testifying on his bombshell allegations suggesting President Donald Trump sought to interfere with a probe into Russian election meddling.

Comey arrives for much-anticipated Senate hearing

Fired FBI chief James Comey arrives for his Senate hearing. Comey takes center stage in a dramatic day of testimony on a probe into Russian meddling in the US election that is shaking the foundations of Donald Trump’s presidency. IMAGES

Brazil: the debate continues at court on President Temer’s fate

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) continues to examine on Thursday whether the 2014 re-election of President Dilma Rousseff and her then-vice president Temer should be invalidated because of corrupt campaign funding. If the court votes to scrap the election result, Temer — who took over only last year when Rousseff was impeached — would himself risk losing his office, forcing Brazil’s congress to pick an interim president. IMAGES of the opening of the third TSE session.