A remarkable video taken from a car driving through wildfires in northern California gives a terrifying perspective of the blaze which has seen thousands evacuated.
Tobacco giants Imperial Brands and British American Tobacco (BAT) have suffered hefty share price falls following a report claiming US regulators are planning to ban menthol cigarettes.
Donald Trump has come under fire for cancelling a visit to a cemetery in France due to rain.
In a historic result 19 black female county judges have been elected in the US state of Texas.
Protesters across the US have called for the protection of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign.
The Trump administration has said it will deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, invoking extraordinary presidential national security powers to tighten the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States.
A huge lizard that has terrified residents of a suburban neighbourhood in Florida for months has been captured, authorities said.
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has said efforts must be taken to prevent a new arms race.
BAE Systems has maintained its outlook for 2018 and said Brexit is unlikely to have a major impact on its operations.
South Korea’s foreign minister quoted US officials as saying that it was North Korea that cancelled a meeting this week between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a senior North Korean official on nuclear issues.
US attorney general Jeff Sessions has been pushed out after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump.
A man has avoided prison after pleading no contest to charges of smashing Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star with a pickaxe.
Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum may have lost his gubernatorial election battle in Florida, US, but one of his young voters can at least take solace from a rib-tickling 15 minutes of fame.
Democrat Nancy Pelosi has said she is confident she will win enough support to be elected speaker of the US House of Representatives next year.
European shares moved a leg higher on Wednesday as positive sentiment in the US acted as a tonic to investor confidence, driving the FTSE 100 into positive territory.
The Kremlin has said Russia and the United States have agreed not to hold a summit in Paris to avoid diverting attention from weekend commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War’s end.
Nancy Pelosi has already enlisted an unlikely supporter to be speaker of the House of Representatives, a post that would put her second in line to the presidency after vice-president Mike Pence.
A senior North Korean envoy’s meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been delayed, throwing already deadlocked diplomacy over the North’s nuclear weapons into further uncertainty.
Both the Democrats and Republicans had reasons to be cheerful as the United States headed to the polls for the midterm elections. The Republicans maintained control of the Senate, while the House of Representatives looked as if it would come under Democrat control.
The Trump administration has said it is consulting with Congress about placing additional sanctions on Russia over the nerve agent poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury.