US President Donald Trump

Trump, Chinese leader face North Korea dilemma

As Trump and President Xi Jinping meet for their first summit, Pyongyang's aggressive pursuit of nuclear and missile expertise will top the agenda. US officials warn that the era of what's known as strategic patience is over.

White House promises not to repeat claims UK spy agency wiretapped Trump

Theresa May's spokesman, James Slack, said the claim that the UK's signals intelligence agency GCHQ helped then-president Barack Obama eavesdrop on Mr Trump was "ridiculous".

"We've made clear to the administration that these claims are ridiculous and they should be ignored and we've received assurances that these allegations will not be repeated," he said.

Trump hits back on Russia contacts

Mr Trump accused the National Security Agency (NSA) and FBI of giving out information illegally.

Some US media say top Trump aides were in constant communication with Russian officials during the election campaign.

Intelligence officials previously said they believed Russia tried to influence the vote in favour of Mr Trump.

Moscow has dismissed the claim as unsubstantiated.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the latest reports of contacts with Trump aides were "not based on any facts".