Trump aide’s wife Louise Linton sorry for ‘highly insensitive’ Instagram post

Trump aide’s wife Louise Linton sorry for ‘highly insensitive’ Instagram post

The Scot apologises for the way she reacted to a woman who criticised her “deplorable” post highlighting her designer clothing. The British wife of Donald Trump’s Treasury secretary has apologised for a “highly insensitive” Instagram post that saw her lash out sarcastically at another user. Scottish-born Louise Linton, who is married to Steve Mnuchin, posted a picture of herself getting off a US government jet, accompanied by hashtags of designer labels. Her post said: “Great…

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May accused of Brexit climbdown over role of European Court of Justice

May accused of Brexit climbdown over role of European Court of Justice

Britain could still be subject to some rulings by the European Court of Justice after Brexit, after an apparent climbdown by Theresa May. A Government blueprint on how the UK will treat rulings by the court will say its “direct jurisdiction” will end when Britain leaves the EU. That appears to fall short of the Prime Minister’s pledge in her Lancaster House speech on Brexit in January and will anger hardline Tory Brexiteers. The Government…

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Two charged over Spain terror attacks as suspect is released

Two charged over Spain terror attacks as suspect is released

One of the surviving suspects of last week’s terror attacks in Spain has told a court that a bigger atrocity was planned. According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Mohamed Houli Chemlal revealed the cell was planning to strike some of Barcelona’s best-known monuments – including the Sagrada Familia church. The 21-year-old was among four men who appeared at Madrid’s National Court to testify for the first time about the plot. Image: A police officer patrols…

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US Navy ‘to sack’ Fleet commander

US Navy ‘to sack’ Fleet commander

The US Navy is to dismiss Vice Adm Joseph Aucoin as commander of the Seventh Fleet following a string of collisions involving warships in Asia, US officials have said. Ten sailors are still missing after the USS John S McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore on Monday. Navy officials say human remains have since been found on the ship, which is now in port in Singapore. The crash was the fourth such incident…

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Kim Wall: Headless body identified as missing journalist

Kim Wall: Headless body identified as missing journalist

A headless torso found in waters off Denmark has been identified as missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, Danish police say. There was a “DNA match between [the] torso and Kim Wall”, Copenhagen police said early on Wednesday. Ms Wall was last seen alive on 10 August as she departed on a submarine trip with inventor Peter Madsen. The submarine sank hours after the search for Ms Wall began. Mr Madsen was charged with negligent manslaughter….

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Ischia earthquake: Last of three brothers freed from rubble

Ischia earthquake: Last of three brothers freed from rubble

Rescuers have freed the last of three brothers who were trapped under rubble after a deadly earthquake on the Italian holiday island of Ischia. The fire service confirmed they had rescued the 11-year-old at 14:12 local time (12:12 GMT) on Tuesday. The youngest brother, a seven-month-old baby, was rescued at around 04:00, several hours after the 4.0 magnitude tremor struck. His eight-year-old sibling was pulled free mid-morning. At least two women died and 39 people…

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Trump’s North Korea phone call defended by Guam governor

Trump’s North Korea phone call defended by Guam governor

President Trump predicted Guam’s tourism would be boosted by North Korea’s threats – but the island’s governor is not insulted. There should be a “more aggressive position from all countries” in dealing with North Korea, the governor of Guam has told Sky News. On the eve of military drills in the Asia-Pacific region which North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could view as provocative, Eddie Calvo also told us about his take on a phone…

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Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke on character’s ‘heartbreaking’ loss

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke on character’s ‘heartbreaking’ loss

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has commented on her character’s “heartbreaking” loss in last week’s episode. In an unexpected turn – even in a show known for its ruthless axing of characters – Daenerys Targaryen, mother of dragons, lost one of her children. Viserion was struck mid-air by the Night King’s spear, died and then returned to life – but apparently under the White Walker’s control. “It’s a heartbreak,” Clarke told Entertainment Weekly. “Not…

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Jay Z denies his latest song was written about Kanye West

Jay Z denies his latest song was written about Kanye West

Jay Z says he was hurt by remarks made on stage by Kanye, but that his song Kill Jay Z is not about his one-time collaborator. Jay Z has said his latest song is not aimed at Kanye West. In an interview with Rap Radar, the rapper spoke about allegations that his song Kill Jay Z is directed at his one-time collaborator. The track, from Jay Z’s latest album 4:44, features the lyrics: “You gave…

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Philadelphia train crash leaves more than 30 injured

Philadelphia train crash leaves more than 30 injured

More than 30 people have been injured in a train crash at a station in suburban Philadelphia. Authorities said a high-speed train pulling into the station in Upper Darby crashed into an unoccupied, parked train at about 12.15am on Tuesday. At least 33 people have been hurt, four seriously. A passenger told reporters at the scene that the conductor of the train was “all banged up” and that “there was blood everywhere” in the carriage….

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