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  • UK envoy said Trump ditched Iran deal to spite Obama

    Britain's ambassador to Washington believes US President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal because it was associated with his predecessor Barack Obama, according to leaked documents.

  • 'Life-threatening' Tropical Storm Barry grinds toward Louisiana

    City officials warn New Orleans residents on Friday to secure their homes, stock up on supplies and prepare to huddle indoors with Tropical Storm Barry poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019.

  • Facebook to pay $5b as settlement over privacy issues

    The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc over its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, a source familiar with the situation says.

  • Trump unloads on Paul Ryan, calls him ‘a lame duck failure’

    President Donald Trump unloads via Twitter on former GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan, calling him a “lame duck failure.”

  • Majority of US veterans against Afghan war: poll

    A majority of US military veterans say the nearly 18-year war in Afghanistan was “not worth fighting,” according to poll results released

  • Prosecutors seek life in prison for El Chapo

    US prosecutors on Wednesday called for “ruthless” drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to be jailed for life plus 30 years for trafficking

  • Trump escalates war on social media

    Escalating his attacks on Silicon Valley, President Donald Trump yesterday hinted at new regulations on social media as he gathered critics of major online platforms at a White House “summit.” Trump invited conservative activists who have been curbed or banned on

  • Nicki Minaj pulls out of S Arabia concert

    US rapper Nicki Minaj yesterday said that she was pulling out of a planned concert in Saudi Arabia next week, citing her support for the

  • Ross Perot passes away

    Ross Perot, the self-made billionaire and computer industry giant whose two runs for president as an outsider shook up American politics, died yesterday at 89, his family said.

  • Powerful S California quake causes damage, injuries

    A magnitude 7.1 earthquake shakes Southern California, triggering fires, buckling part of a highway, damaging buildings but causing few reported injuries despite striking with eight times more force than the initial quake in the same area a day earlier.

  • Satirists mourn as Mad folds

    Mad Magazine has amused and outraged readers for nearly seventy years but now it is being pulled from newsstands, triggering testimonials from comedians and cartoonists.

  • Trump brushes off migrant centre criticism with a tweet

    President Donald Trump brushed off reports of overcrowding and squalid conditions in migrant detention centres Wednesday by saying the

  • Imran Khan to meet Trump

    Prime Minister Imran Khan will travel to Washington to meet US President Donald Trump on July 22, the Pakistani foreign ministry said

  • US hell-bent on hostility

    North Korea’s mission to the United Nations accused the United States on Wednesday of being “more and more hell-bent on hostile acts” against Pyongyang, despite President Donald Trump wanting talks between the two countries.

  • US hell-bent on hostile acts despite wanting to talk: NKorea

    North Korea’s mission to the United Nations accuses the United States of being “more and more hell-bent on hostile acts” against Pyongyang, despite President Donald Trump wanting talks between the two countries.

  • Trump admin abandons controversial census change

    President Donald Trump’s government on Tuesday gave up a controversial attempt to put a question about citizenship on next year’s

  • ‘Help, 40 days here’

    Government investigators warned of dangerous overcrowding at more migrant facilities on the southwest US border, publishing photos on Tuesday of packed cells in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley where some children have no access to showers or hot meals.

  • US govt staff told to treat Huawei as blacklisted

    A senior US official has told the Commerce Department's enforcement staff this week that China's Huawei should still be treated as blacklisted, days after US President Donald Trump sowed confusion with a vow to ease a ban on sales to the firm.

  • US federal judge blocks use of some funds for border wall

    A US federal judge has blocked the Trump administration's use of $1 billion in funds to construct a wall along the southern border with Mexico, but declined to issue a permanent injunction.

  • Trump says he could meet NKorea’s Kim at DMZ

    Eyeing a history-making photo opportunity, President Donald Trump has issued a Twitter invitation to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to join him for a hand shake during a visit to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) with South Korea.

  • Warren emerges unscathed

    A lot could have gone wrong for Elizabeth Warren at Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate. It didn’t.

  • US, China agree tentative trade truce ahead of G20 summit

    The United States and China agree to a tentative truce in their trade dispute ahead of a meeting between leaders of the two nations at the G20 summit this weekend, the South China Morning Post reports, citing sources.

  • House passes $4.5b aid bill, Trump vows veto

    The US House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a $4.5 billion aid package to address the migrant surge along the US-Mexico border, including new standards for migrants in custody following reports of poor conditions facing young children at overcrowded facilities.

  • e-cigarettes

    San Francisco first major US city to ban e-cigarette sales

    San Francisco becomes the first major US city to effectively ban the sale and manufacture of electronic cigarettes, as concerns grow over a sharp rise in vaping among youths.

  • US border chief quits amid outcry over child detainees

    The acting head of the US Customs and Border Protection agency announces his resignation amid a public outcry over alarming detention conditions of migrant children in Texas.

  • New White House press secretary

    President Donald Trump yesterday named Stephanie Grisham -- until now the spokeswoman for his wife Melania -- as chief White House

  • US Senate blocks Saudi arms sales

    The US Senate on Thursday voted to block the sale of billions of dollars in military sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, rejecting President Donald Trump’s decision to sidestep Congress’ review of such deals by declaring an emergency over Iran.

  • Himalayan glaciers melting alarmingly

    Himalayan glaciers are melting twice as fast now as they were before the turn of the century, according to a new study that relied on recently declassified Cold War-era satellite imagery.

  • Trust in vaccines low in rich nations: survey

    People in Europe have the lowest levels of trust in vaccines, according to a global survey of public attitudes toward health and science published yesterday.

  • ‘I will never ever let you down’

    President Donald Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign on Tuesday by presenting himself as the same political insurgent who shook up the Washington establishment four years ago and who is now a victim of an attempted ouster by Democrats.