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US President Donald Trump (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin

Russia is ready to expel about 30 US diplomats and seize US state property in retaliation for Washington's sanctions, Russian officials say.

The threat came from Russian foreign ministry sources, quoted by the daily Izvestia. Other Russian officials have made similar statements recently.

In December the Obama administration expelled 35 Russian diplomats and shut down two intelligence compounds.

Donald Trump Jr said "no meaningful information" on Mrs Clinton was provided

US President Donald Trump's son has admitted meeting a Russian lawyer last year who, he says, promised to reveal damaging material on Hillary Clinton.

But Donald Trump Jr insisted that Natalia Veselnitskaya had provided "no meaningful information" on his father's rival for the presidency.

The president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and then-campaign head, Paul J Manafort, were also at the meeting.

President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan at an African Union summit meeting in South Africa in 2015

The president of Sudan, who is wanted on charges of genocide and war crimes against his people, could soon find it harder to travel abroad.

Judges at the International Criminal Court strongly criticized South Africa on Thursday for failing to arrest the president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, when he visited Johannesburg for an African Union meeting in 2015.

The court explicitly rejected South Africa’s argument that Mr. Bashir was immune from arrest as a head of state leading his country’s delegation to the meeting.

US President Donald Trump is to argue that the future of Western Civilisation is at stake in a keynote speech in the Polish capital Warsaw.

Holding up Poland as an example of a country ready to defend Western freedoms, he will warn against the threats of “terrorism and extremism”.

Poland’s conservative government shares Mr Trump’s hostile view of immigration and strong sense of sovereignty.

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