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WASHINGTON – ‘Greatest witch hunt’

WASHINGTON – ‘Greatest witch hunt’

WASHINGTON –– President Donald Trump on Thursday assailed the Justice Department’s appointment of a special counsel to probe possible ties between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, calling it “the single greatest witch hunt” in US history and a move that “hurts our country terribly”. Trump also said he was close to selecting a new […]

WISCONSIN/OKLAHOMA – Tornadoes pummel central US

WISCONSIN/OKLAHOMA – Tornadoes pummel central US

ELK CITY — Storms whipped through a wide swath of the central US, forming tornadoes that flattened a Wisconsin mobile home park and an Oklahoma subdivision and killing at least two people and injuring dozens of others. The storms hit Wisconsin late Tuesday afternoon and into the evening, leveling the Prairie Lake Estate Mobile Park […]

WASHINGTON – Trump shrugs off crisis

WASHINGTON – Trump shrugs off crisis

WASHINGTON – The crisis-battered White House battled to avert what one top GOP senator warns is a “downward spiral” on Tuesday, following reports that President Donald Trump divulged highly classified information to two top Russian visitors to the Oval Office. Rising concern and mystification among senior Republicans on Capitol Hill about the chaos raging at […]

Trump says he could name FBI head by next week

Trump says he could name FBI head by next week

U.S. President Donald Trump says he could name a new FBI director by late next week, before he departs on his first foreign trip. Trump spoke with reporters travelling with him on his way to give a commencement address at a Virginia college. The president was asked whether he could announce an FBI candidate by […]

WASHINGTON – US to arm Kurds

WASHINGTON – US to arm Kurds

WASHINGTON – Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) would be equipped to help drive IS from its stronghold, Raqqa, a spokeswoman said. The US was “keenly aware” of Turkey’s concerns about such a move, she added. Turkey views the Kurdish rebels as terrorists and wants to stop them taking more territory in Syria. […]

CALIFORNIA – Bumble Bee on the hook for bilking customers

CALIFORNIA – Bumble Bee on the hook for bilking customers

CALIFORNIA – Tuna giant Bumble Bee has agreed to plead guilty for its role in a conspiracy to fix the prices of cans and pouches of tuna in the U.S., the Justice Department announced on Monday. Bumble Bee will also pay a $25 million criminal fine. “[We] will continue to hold these companies and their […]

Texas policeman charged with murder over teenage death

Texas policeman charged with murder over teenage death

A police officer has been charged with murder after shooting a teenager who was a passenger in a car as it drove away from a house party in Dallas. Roy Oliver opened fire on the vehicle, killing Jordan Edwards, 15, with a single bullet in the head last Saturday. Police initially said the car reversed […]

WASHINGTON – Victory for Trump

WASHINGTON – Victory for Trump

WASHINGTON –– In a major victory for President Donald Trump, the House has voted to dismantle the pillars of the Affordable Care Act and make sweeping changes to the nation’s health care system. The bill now heads to the Senate where it faces daunting challenges because of the same ideological splits between conservative and moderate Republicans […]

Trump fears ‘major, major conflict’ with North Korea

Trump fears ‘major, major conflict’ with North Korea

US President Donald Trump has said he would like to solve the North Korea crisis diplomatically, but that a “major, major conflict” is possible. In an interview with Reuters, he praised China’s President Xi Jinping for his handling of North Korea, calling him “a very good man” who loved his country. Mr Trump also said […]

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