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U.S. envoy: Trump’s tweet at U.K. leader “probably misinterpreted”

Ambassador Woody Johnson hopes for presidential visit despite dispute over Trump's retweets of far-right group's videos

UK snow: Travellers struggle as icy conditions persist

Wintry conditions continue to cause delays for travellers as hundreds of schools remain closed. Source: BBC

UK inflation rate rises to 3.1%

Inflation hits its highest rate for nearly six years, as the squeeze on households continues. Source: BBC

Trump UK visit expected in new year, US ambassador says

Woody Johnson says the president will visit in 2018 despite "ruffled feathers" over recent tweets. Source: BBC

Electromagnetic water cloak eliminates drag and wake

Engineers have developed a realistic proposition for creating a water cloak that moves water around an object by applying forces on dissolved ions through a carefully designed electromagnetic field.

How do you track a secretive hawk? Follow the isotopes

A study has found that the rare Henst's goshawk of Madagascar hunts lemurs in low-lying areas that are most at risk to deforestation. Researchers could use this isotope analysis to study the habitat and prey needs of other threatened species that are difficult to track.

Single-dose vaccine could provide faster protection in cholera epidemics

Each year there are more than three million cases of cholera worldwide. Research now shows that giving a stronger single-dose of a live oral vaccine could be an effective tool in controlling outbreaks more quickly.

France announces winners of climate change grants

The majority of applicants for the "Make Our Planet Great Again" grants, and 13 of the 18 winners, were U.S.-based researchers

Macron says it was “aggressive” for U.S. to decide to leave Paris climate accord

"CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor sat down with French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday

Tensions over North Korea worsen rights violations, U.N. says

North Korea's leadership has cracked down further on human rights as tensions have escalated over its nuclear missile tests

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U.S. envoy: Trump’s tweet at U.K. leader “probably misinterpreted”

Ambassador Woody Johnson hopes for presidential visit despite dispute over Trump's retweets of far-right group's videos