Landmark ruling hits opioid firm with $572m fine

Image copyright Getty Images Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson must pay $572m (£469m) for its part in fuelling America's opioid painkiller addiction crisis, a judge in Oklahoma has ruled. The company said immediately after the judgement…

Kennedy grandson eyes Massachusetts Senate seat

Image copyright Scott Eisen/Getty Images Image caption Joe Kennedy is eyeing a bid for US Senate Massachusetts congressman Joseph Kennedy III, grandson of assassinated presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, is considering a run for Senate. "I'm…

Trump suggests hosting next G7 at his Miami…

Image copyright EPA US President Donald Trump has suggested hosting next year's G7 meeting at his golf resort in Miami, Florida. Speaking as this year's meeting of world leaders wrapped up, he told reporters that…

Trump would meet Rouhani if circumstances right

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump: 'We're not looking for leadership change in Iran'US President Donald Trump says he is open to meeting Iran's President Hassan Rouhani under the right circumstances. It…

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to new charges

Image copyright DON EMMERT/Getty Images Film producer Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to two additional charges of predatory sexual assault. Mr Weinstein, 67, entered the plea in a Manhattan federal court. He has already…

Macron decries Bolsonaro’s ‘rude’ jibe at wife

Image copyright EPA Image caption Emmanuel Macron said Jair Bolsonaro's comments about his wife Brigitte Macron (R) were "extraordinarily rude" French President Emmanuel Macron has lashed out at Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro for endorsing "rude" remarks…

Israeli strikes hit Palestinian group in Lebanon

Image copyright AFP Image caption Israeli forces in the occupied Golan Heights are on high alert The Israeli military carried out air strikes on a Palestinian militant group backed by Syria's government in eastern Lebanon…

Leonardo DiCaprio gives $5m for Amazon rainforest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Leonardo DiCaprio says he's "deeply concerned" about the crisis. Leonardo DiCaprio's environmental organisation is putting $5m (£4.1m) towards helping the Amazon rainforest after the recent surge in fires there.…