US First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID, the White House has said. The 71-year-old had tested negative on Monday during a regular testing session, but developed cold-like symptoms that evening. She tested negative on a rapid antigen test before a PCR test came back positive. Spokesperson Elizabeth Alexander said that, like husband
Donald Trump has accused the FBI of seizing his passports during a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate. Describing it as an “assault on a political opponent”, the former US president claimed agents “stole” three of his passports. The FBI searched his home last week after officials discovered boxes containing classified information were taken to his
Sir Salman Rushdie brought a stabbing attack that left him with “life-changing” injuries on himself, Iran has said. The foreign ministry said on Monday that “Salman Rushdie and his supporters are to blame for what happened to him”. Its spokesperson, Nasser Kanaani, said: “Freedom of speech does not justify Salman Rushdie’s insults upon religion and
Sir Salman Rushdie suffered “life-changing” injuries when he was stabbed, but has been “able to say a few words” and retains his “usual feisty and defiant sense of humour”, his son has said. The 75-year-old author was airlifted to hospital and underwent hours of surgery following the attack on stage in Chautauqua, New York state,
The suspect in the stabbing attack on Sir Salman Rushdie has been charged with attempted murder – as new footage shows the immediate aftermath of the assault. The video shows the chaotic minutes after the attack in Chautauqua, New York state, on Friday that left the 75-year-old author severely wounded. The alleged attacker, 24-year-old Hadi
The US attorney general has said he “personally approved” to seek a search warrant on Donald Trump’s Florida residence. In a statement made in Washington DC, Merrick Garland said the Justice Department did “not take the decision lightly”. He confirmed that federal agents searched Mr Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday to probe whether he illegally
The US Republicans have had many opportunities to move into the post-Trump era of politics but they have consistently refused to take them. Such is the ex-president’s threatening and manipulative grip on his party that he has turned each potentially devastating setback into a comeback. In November 2020 the Republican leadership could have stood against