Donald Trump has cancelled plans to send a delegation to Davos, owing to the continuing government shutdown. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, announced on Thursday evening that
Space is the new arena for war, Donald Trump said on Thursday as he announced a major drive to update America’s missile defence system and touted his “Space Force” proposal. The US president said that
Donald Trump has denied a military aircraft for the most senior Democrat in the House of Representatives shortly before she was due to embark on a series of overseas trips. The US president hit back at
Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, reportedly paid a tech expert to rig opinion polls in favour of his boss and create a Twitter account which praised Mr Cohen as a “sex symbol”. Mr
An American supporter of the Islamic State has been arrested after he plotted to blow a hole in the White House with an anti-tank rocket and storm the building. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, from the town Cumming,
The SAS soldier who saved “dozens of lives” in the Nairobi hotel massacre is in line to receive the George Cross for his “remarkable bravery”. The trooper was off-duty when he dashed to the scene of intense
A newborn baby girl has been found dead inside a women’s bathroom at an Amazon warehouse in Phoenix, Arizona. Local police said they received a call from the Amazon fulfillment facility on Wednesday evening.
The US government may have separated “thousands” more immigrant children from their parents than previously known but inadequate record-keeping means the exact number is still unclear, an internal watchdog
The death of a Syrian activist in a brutal killing in Hamburg has raised questions over whether he was targeted for his opposition to the regime of president Bashar al-Assad. Mohamed Joune was found on
More than 100 weapons including swords and machetes have been seized in a series of police raids across Germany against a group calling itself the National Socialist Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Deutschland.
'Tip-off from friendly intelligence service' led to arrest of suspected Iranian spy in German military
A tip-off from a friendly intelligence service led to the arrest of a German armed forces translator this week on suspicion of spying for Iran, according to reports on Thursday. A friendly intelligence
At least eight people were killed and another 10 injured in a car bombing at a police academy in Colombia's capital on Thursday, authorities said. The scene outside the General Santander police academy
A famous pizzeria in Naples that was bombed in a possible act of intimidation by the Camorra mafia has received messages of solidarity from around the world. Supporters placed a message on the damaged
A great white shark thought to be Deep Blue - the biggest great white in the world - has been spotted off the coast of Hawaii in a rare-sighting that was a "fun surprise" for divers. The shark was feeding
France has triggered contingency plans for a hard Brexit, as the prime minister warned a no deal scenario was "less and less unlikely”. After a cabinet meeting the wake of Theresa May’s parliamentary on
A journalist working for the largest Dutch financial newspaper has been deported from Turkey on suspicion of “links to terrorism”, the latest to be ousted from the country accused of stifling press freedom.
The US Government shutdown - now the longest in history - is causing Donald Trump's presidential approval ratings to slide to their lowest level since April last year, according to the Telegraph's poll
An Israeli woman who was killed in the Australian city of Melbourne had been on the telephone to her sister when she was followed from public transport and attacked close to the university where she was
North Korea has made dramatic strides in its development of the port of Wonsan into the “world-class” tourist resort that Kim Jong-un has demanded, with hotels, game arcades, a marina, theatres and funfairs
Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of Donald Trump, insisted he "never said there was no collusion" between the president's 2016 election campaign and Russia – only that Mr Trump himself was not involved.
Campaign for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe hinders her chances of early release, Iranian ambassador says
Iran's ambassador to Britain has said the publicity campaign to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has made the London mother's chances of early release from prison less likely. The intervention came three
Spanish rescuers working against the clock to find a two-year-old boy missing since Sunday yesterday discovered strands of his hair down a narrow, 100-metre deep borehole. The parents of toddler Julen
Japan's last remaining sumo champion is retiring after the worst run for an elite wrestler in several decades. A tearful Kisenosato Yutaka told a news conference he felt he had done "everything I could"
Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accused the US and the West of destabilising the Balkans with Nato expansionist policies as Serbia prepared a hero's welcome for the Russian president. Mr Putin arrives in on
Australia's conservative prime minister took the uncharacteristic step of advocating looser drug laws on Wednesday, backing greater imports of narcotic kava root in a symbolic gesture to court Pacific
Mexico’s former president took a $100 million (£78m) bribe from drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the cartel leader’s secretary has told a New York courtroom. Enrique Pena Nieto, who was president 2012
An Indian woman has shattered another gender barrier in the country this week after climbing a mountain from which women were previously banned. Dhanya Sanal, a spokesperson for India’s Ministry of Defence,
One in three Christians face persecution in Asia with situation in China worst in a decade, report finds
Asia is “the new hotbed of persecution of Christians,” a report has found, with one in three in the region - or nearly 140 million people - facing high levels of persecution. The annual report of the Doors
A member of the SAS helped save hundreds of lives when he charged into gunfire to rescue civilians trapped during a terrorist attack in Nairobi. A mission mounted by Kenyan forces on Wednesday ended a