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  • Followed Trump’s orders on Ukraine: US envoy

    The US ambassador to the European Union yesterday told an impeachment hearing that he was following the orders of President Donald Trump in seeking a “quid pro quo” from Ukraine.

  • ‘That’s really the holy grail’

    A secretive startup backed by Bill Gates has achieved a solar breakthrough aimed at saving the planet.

  • Several hurt in California school shooting, gunman caught

    Several people are injured during a shooting at a Southern California high school and the gunman is in custody, authorities say.

  • Trump impeachment probe goes public

    The impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump was set to reach a critical juncture yesterday when lawmakers launch their first televised public hearings, marking a new, high-stakes phase of proceedings that could determine the fate of his tumultuous presidency.

  • Top Trump aides tried to subvert him: Nikki Haley

    Two top advisers to President Donald Trump ignored or undermined him because “they were trying to save the country,” former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley writes in a new book.

  • Leaders snub US meeting after Trump skips Asean

    Several Southeast Asian leaders snubbed a meeting with US officials yesterday after President Donald Trump decided not to attend a regional summit in Bangkok.

  • Trump wades into UK politics

    `US President Donald Trump on Sunday urged British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage to come together to safeguard prospects for expanded US-UK trade after Britain leaves the European Union.

  • Emergency declared as California fire rages

    Thousands of firefighters battled into the early hours yesterday, losing ground to the huge blaze burning through the famed Sonoma wine region in northern California.

  • IS jihadist danger still lurks

    Eliminating the Islamic State’s elusive leader gives President Donald Trump a new argument for leaving Syria, but the US military campaign against the extremists is far from finished.

  • Millions face power cuts as California fires spread

    Californian officials yesterday warned that “extreme” wind conditions were set to fan wildfires across the north of the US state as residents were ordered to evacuate and millions faced power cuts.

  • Trump abandons plan to host G7 summit at his resort

    US President Donald Trump said on Saturday the next G7 summit will not be at one of his own Florida golf clubs, reversing a decision that had sparked corruption accusations.

  • US committed to Afghan peace

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday Washington remained committed to peace and stability in Afghanistan as police searched for bodies in the rubble of a mosque in eastern Nangarhar province where bomb blasts killed at least 69 people.

  • Fierce gun battles as El Chapo's son arrested in Mexico

    Mexican security forces arrest one son of jailed drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in an operation that trigger intense fighting.

  • Let ‘Napoleon’ rescue Kurds

    Donald Trump suggested Monday that Syria’s formerly US-allied Kurds could look to 19th century French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte for protection after the US president ordered the departure of nearly 1,000 US troops from the country.

  • Trump defends his lawyer Giuliani

    US President Donald Trump defended his attorney Rudy Giuliani on Saturday as a “legendary crime buster” and “wonderful lawyer” after a media report that prosecutors are investigating whether the former New York mayor broke lobbying laws in his dealings in Ukraine.

  • US detained nearly 1m migrants in 12 months

    US border agents arrested or stopped nearly one million undocumented migrants at the southern border with Mexico in the last 12 months, the most in more than a decade, a top official said Tuesday.

  • 30 Afghans died in May US strikes: UN

    At least 30 civilians were killed when the US bombed several drug-making facilities in western Afghanistan in May, a UN agency said in a report yesterday, though the US military immediately disputed the findings.

  • Hillary hits back after Trump’s election taunt

    President Donald Trump sometimes seems to have not got over his defeat of Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016. He wants to do it again.

  • White House rules out cooperation

    A defiant White House declared war Tuesday against the impeachment investigation of Donald Trump, blasting the process as partisan, illegitimate and unconstitutional and saying neither the president nor his administration will cooperate.

  • Trump to block immigrants unable to pay for healthcare

    The US will block the entry of immigrants without health insurance or the ability to pay for medical bills, President Donald Trump reveals.

  • Cuba decries US Castro ban at UN

    Cuba slammed the United States at the United Nations Saturday for barring former president Raul Castro and his family from entering the

  • ‘Our country is at stake’

    President Donald Trump, the target of an impeachment inquiry over alleged abuse of power, warned supporters Saturday that “our country is at stake like never before.”

  • Trump’s bid to detain migrant kids blocked

    A federal judge in California on Friday blocked a bid by the Trump administration that would have allowed for undocumented migrant

  • White House restricted access to Putin, MBS transcripts: report

    The White House restricted access to the transcripts of US President Donald Trump’s calls containing sensitive conversations with his

  • ‘They are threatened by us’

    Teenage activist Greta Thunberg hit back at critics including US President Donald Trump on Friday, saying their mockery of children

  • ‘Howdy, Modi!’

    Donald Trump yesterday headed to Houston, Texas, to join a major rally of tens of thousands of Indian-Americans, but the US

  • Trump ‘a serial abuser’

    Joe Biden accused Donald Trump of “an overwhelming abuse of power” and called for an investigation into accusations the US leader

  • US, El Salvador sign asylum agreement

    The United States and El Salvador reached an agreement Friday aimed at curbing illegal migration, opening the door for the US to

  • ‘Nothing was wrong’

    US President Donald Trump lashed back at his critics yesterday, as questions swirled in the latest scandal to hit his extraordinarily

  • Trump sees progress

    US President Donald Trump has said that he would meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan’s Prime Minister