President Obama has rejected the charge that he has been outmanoeuvered by Russian president Vladimir Putin, arguing that the Russian president is presiding over "a huge economic contraction" due to the Ukraine crisis.
Speaking on CNN, he rejected the notion that Putin "is the chess master and outmaneuvering the West and outmanoeuvering Mr. Obama and this and that and the other".
"Right now, he's presiding over the collapse of his currency, a major financial crisis and a huge economic contraction," Obama said in the interview recorded on Friday.
"That doesn't sound like somebody who has rolled me or the United States of America."
Hartlepool United have said they will definitely not be signing convicted rapist Ched Evans, following comments from manager Ronnie Moorethat suggested he would be interested in a deal.
A statement from the club said Moore's comments were only meant to be "hypothetical" and there were no plans whatsoever to sign the player.
Labour's shadow cabinet ministers should clearly set out how they will cut spending and the party must remain anchored in the centre ground of British politics, Lord Mandelson has said.
The former Cabinet minister, one of the architects of New Labour, said the party had to position itself in the centre and not be swayed by the rise of "marginal parties" like Ukip.
Lord Mandelson praised Ed Miliband for speaking out on the deficit, but also indicated he would like to see the leader's older brother - and former rival - David return to British politics.
He told BBC1's Andrew Marr Show that the Labour leader and shadow chancellor Ed Balls had set out a "sensible and reasonable" position on reducing the deficit, but the rest of the party needed to back him up.
Barack Obama has said the US will review whether to put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism. The US President said he does not consider the Sony hack an act of war, but said it was cyber vandalism.
Police have recovered over £2 million of counterfeit cash in an operation targeting fraudsters.
Officers investigating a multi-million pound jewellery fraud stopped four men at the Portland Thistle Hotel shortly after 2pm on Saturday 20 December 2014.
They were in possession of over £2 million of counterfeit Euros, around £50,000 of legitimate Euros and over £100,000 of high value watches.
The men were subsequently arrested on suspicion of fraud and remain in police custody for questioning.
Anyone who believes they have been a victim of fraud should contact police on 101.
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have now legally married, with the musical legend posting a picture on his Instagram of the pair with their marriage certificate.
The couple have already had a civil partnership in 2005 but decided early this year to get married, following the passage of legislation on equal marriage earlier this year.
A Sunday Times source close to the Home Secretary told the newspaper that Theresa May wants anyone in the UK on a student visa to have to "leave the country" to apply for a new visa:
The newspaper reported that the Home Secretary wants a Conservative government to "move towards zero net student migration".
From January every prisoner coming into custody in England and Wales will be asked whether they have served in the armed forces as part of an effort to improve the way veterans are treated in the justice system.
The move follows a review by Tory MP and QC Stephen Phillips, who found that knowledge about the needs of former service personnel in the justice system was "patchy" and appropriate training was "a matter of luck".
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said veterans would now be identified at an early stage and offered a "tailored approach" to turn them away from crime.