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USA – Steve Bannon vows to ‘go to war’ for Trump agenda

USA – Steve Bannon vows to ‘go to war’ for Trump agenda

Donald Trump’s former chief strategist has vowed to go to war against the president’s opponents, after being fired from his job at the White House. Steve Bannon, who has returned as head of ultra-conservative website Breitbart News, said he would fight for the agenda that won Trump the election. “I’ve got my hands back on […]

Trump criticised over response to far-right

Trump criticised over response to far-right

US President Donald Trump is facing criticism for his response to the violence at a white supremacist rally. A woman was killed and 19 people injured when a car ploughed into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump condemned violence by “many sides” – but stopped short of explicitly condemning the far-right. Republican Senator […]

NEW YORK – Guilty!

NEW YORK – Guilty!

NEW YORK –– Martin Shkreli, who gained national notoriety two years ago for jacking up the price of an AIDS drug, was convicted of securities fraud Friday for mismanaging two investment funds. A jury in Brooklyn deliberated almost five days before returning guilty verdicts against Shkreli, 34, on two counts of securities fraud and a single […]

NEVADA – Man arrested for WannaCry cyber-attack

NEVADA – Man arrested for WannaCry cyber-attack

LAS VEGAS – The British cyber-security researcher who was praised for stalling the worldwide WannaCry cyber-attack has been arrested in Las Vegas. Marcus Hutchins, 23, has been charged for involvement with Kronos – a separate piece of malware used to steal banking logins from victims’ computers. Fellow cyber-security researchers have expressed surprise at the indictment. […]

MINNESOTA – School building collapses after explosion

MINNESOTA – School building collapses after explosion

MINNESOTA – Two people were unaccounted for and nine were hospitalized Wednesday after a natural gas explosion shook Minnehaha Academy and collapsed part of a building, officials in Minneapolis said. One witness said two men yelled “gas!” shortly before the blast. Fire crews were searching for possible victims in the debris at the private school, […]

USA – Trump ‘dictated’ son’s statement on Russian lawyer meeting

USA – Trump ‘dictated’ son’s statement on Russian lawyer meeting

President Donald Trump personally dictated the statement his son gave on his talks with a Russian lawyer during the election campaign, US media report. It said Donald Trump Jr and the lawyer had mostly discussed the adoption of Russian children in June 2016. Trump Jr later revealed he had agreed to meet her after being […]

WASHINGTON – McCain votes ‘no’

WASHINGTON – McCain votes ‘no’

WASHINGTON — John McCain seemed poised to be the saviour of the GOP health bill when he returned to the Capitol despite a brain cancer diagnosis. He turned out to be the executioner. The longtime Arizona senator stunned pretty much everyone Friday by turning on his party and his president and joining two other GOP […]

North Korea threatens US with nuclear strike

North Korea threatens US with nuclear strike

WASHINGTON – North Korea threatened a nuclear strike on “the heart of the US” if it attempts to remove Kim Jong Un as Supreme Leader, Pyongyang’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Tuesday. The threat was in response to comments from CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who said last week that the Trump administration needed […]

WASHINGTON – ‘Nothing to hide’

WASHINGTON – ‘Nothing to hide’

WASHINGTON — Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner denied Monday that he colluded with Russians in the course of President Donald Trump’s White House bid and declared he has “nothing to hide”. Behind closed doors, Kushner spoke to staff members of the Senate intelligence committee for nearly three hours at the Capitol, then made a […]

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