Democrat Elizabeth Warren to seek US presidency in 2020

Tuesday, 01 January 2019 17:16
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, one of the most prominent faces among Democrats, announced the formation of a committee to weigh a bid for the party’s 2020 nomination for president of the United States. “America’s middle class is under attack,” she…

Thousands welcome 2019 in New York’s Times Square

Tuesday, 01 January 2019 17:11
Thousands of people bid farewell to 2018 and welcomed 2019 amid rain at the emblematic Times Square in New York, accompanied by a colourful cloud of confetti and the drop of the iconic crystal ball. The ball, which is more…

Trump touts advances in trade talks with China

Sunday, 30 December 2018 16:53
US President Donald Trump on Saturday said that great progress has been made in trade negotiations between the US and China, though he gave no specific details. “Just had a long and very good call with President Xi of China.…

US shutdown impasse over Trump’s border wall drags on

Friday, 28 December 2018 16:11
The partial shutdown of the US federal government is set to drag into next week after lawmakers made little progress in resolving a budgetary stalemate over funding for the border wall proposed by President Donald Trump. A nearly empty Senate…

Trump presses Democrats on border wall funding ahead of Senate meeting

Friday, 28 December 2018 09:22
As the US Senate is set to reconvene on Thursday, President Donald Trump continued to blame Democrats for the budget impasse and again criticised Democrats’ opposition to funding a US-Mexico border wall. “Have the Democrats finally realised that we desperately…

Trump defends Syria pullout, says US can’t be world’s policeman

Thursday, 27 December 2018 09:43
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria and said that his country cannot be the world’s policeman in a surprise visit to troops deployed in Iraq. Trump made his remarks to reporters…

‘Poor’ Trump ‘all alone’ on Christmas amid wall impasse

Tuesday, 25 December 2018 16:42
With the US government shutdown entering its third day, President Donald Trump took to Twitter and lamented how he was “all alone” in the White House and aired his many grievances. “I am all alone (poor me) in the White…

US envoy Brett McGurk quits over Trump’s Syria pullout

Sunday, 23 December 2018 14:56
A top US official in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) militant group has quit over President Donald Trump’s decision to pull troops from Syria, reports say. Brett McGurk, the US special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to…

UN condemns twin blasts in Somalia

Sunday, 23 December 2018 09:42
The UN top envoy in Somalia has condemned the twin bombings in the Somali capital Mogadishu. According to officials, 15 people were killed on Saturday when suicide car bombs exploded near Somali National Theatre in the vicinity of the presidential…

US Supreme Court rejects Trump request to enforce asylum ban

Saturday, 22 December 2018 10:01
The US Supreme Court has rejected a request from the Donald Trump administration to begin enforcing a ban on asylum for immigrants who illegally cross the US-Mexico border. The narrow 5-4 ruling on Friday, with Chief Justice John Roberts siding…