US President Donald Trump has set off a firestorm of criticism for a series of tweets banning transgender troops from the US military. Can the ban, which throws the lives of 15,000 active service members into legal limbo, effectively be enforced?
The US president has claimed he is "the least racist person" after reportedly using an expletive to describe African countries and Haiti. Trump issued a vague defense, but has stopped short of denying the remark.
Norwegians have been quick to decline the offer from Donald Trump to move to the US. The president had said in less-than-polite terms that they would be more welcome than migrants from other American or African states.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is a key figure in world politics. "Without Putin there is no Russia,” says the vice-president of the Russian presidential administration.
The German military has been recruiting more and more minors, the Defense Ministry has admitted. Critics have accused the government of hypocrisy over opposition to the use of child soldiers.
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