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#US

# us - Monday 16 October, 2017

Donald Trump says 'he hears' Ireland is about to drop its corporation tax rate to 8%

The US president made the unscheduled remarks at the White House this evening.

Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies

The US-led coalition against the Islamic State has urged the two sides to focus on fighting the extremists.

'Landfall near Trump property': The world is watching Ireland as Ophelia rages in

US news outlets are providing extensive coverage of the storm’s arrival.

# us - Saturday 14 October, 2017

'We're not out of this emergency, not even close': California wildfire death toll rises to 33

An estimated 5,700 structures have been destroyed by the wildfires.

# us - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Israel joins United States in withdrawing from UNESCO

The move will take effect from 21 December.

# us - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Utah police officer fired after being caught on camera handcuffing and dragging nurse

A video went viral in August of Detective Jeff Payne handcuffing a nurse who refused to draw a patient’s blood.

Trump threatens to 'challenge licence' of NBC after critical reports about nuclear weapons

NBC reported that Trump wants a tenfold increase to US nuclear weapons.

# us - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Trump says 'only one thing will work' when dealing with North Korea

The US President has been trading insults with Kim Jong-un amid rising tensions.

# us - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Gun stocks rise following mass shooting in Las Vegas

Many investors who never directly purchased shares of gun companies may have them in their retirement savings plan.

# us - Friday 6 October, 2017

Anti-nuclear weapons campaign wins Nobel Peace Prize for 'groundbreaking' work

There were 318 candidates for this year’s prize.

'Calm before the storm' - is Trump about to abandon the Iran nuclear deal? Trouble Brewing This post contains videos

'Calm before the storm' - is Trump about to abandon the Iran nuclear deal?

Trump must make a decision on the Iran nuclear accord by 15 October.

# us - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Hotel gunman previously booked rooms overlooking two other concerts in Las Vegas and Chicago

Investigators have zeroed in on a weapon-buying binge Paddock went on in the year before the attack.

Three American special forces troops among several killed in ambush

The US Africa command confirmed in a statement that a joint US and Nigerien patrol came under fire in Niger.

# us - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Trump lauds Las Vegas victims, doctors and police as 'some of the most amazing people'

The Sunday night rampage killed at least 59 people and injured 527, some from gunfire and some from a chaotic escape.

Steven Avery denied a request for a new trial

Avery’s conviction was the subject of a popular Netflix documentary.

# us - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Trump calls Las Vegas shooter 'sick' and 'demented man'

Trump has labelled the Sunday night shooting at an outdoor music festival an “act of pure evil”.

After berating San Juan's mayor, Trump is visiting Puerto Rico

Trump wants to show that the federal government is on top of the daunting recovery effort.

'We were walking towards the hotel when I heard this pop, pop, pop sound': Irish honeymoon couple caught up in Las Vegas attack

The attack left at least 50 people dead, with over 400 transported to hospitals with injuries.

# us - Monday 2 October, 2017

Trump: Las Vegas shooting was 'an act of pure evil'

The US president addressed the nation following the worst mass shooting in modern US history.

# us - Friday 29 September, 2017

US health secretary Tom Price quits

Price left the post after it emerged that he took private planes at taxpayers’ expense.

US withdraws diplomatic staff in Cuba over mystery 'sonic attacks'

The attacks of an unknown nature have targeted at least 21 US embassy staff in Havana over the past few months, the US said.

'I'm back' - politician returns to work in Washington after being shot and left at death's door in June

Steve Scalise made his way into congress on crutches for the first time in three months and hailed his survival as a ‘miracle’.

# us - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Two toddlers shot by playmate at Michigan daycare

The three-year-olds were hospitalised following the incident.

# us - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

North Korea prisoner was blind, deaf, 'jerking violently' and howling when released, parents say

Fred and Cindy Warmbier said their son was tortured.

DUP not one bit happy with US decision that could cost Northern Ireland thousands of jobs

The US is hitting aircraft constructors Bombardier with massive tariffs after rival firm Boeing alleged it sold jets to Delta Airlines at below-cost prices.

# us - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

'Absurd': White House denies declaring war on North Korea

North Korea’s foreign minister said the statement from Trump was “clearly a declaration of war”.

# us - Monday 25 September, 2017

Former US congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

Weiner, weeping as he read from a written statement on a page he held in front of him, called his crime his “rock bottom”.

# us - Sunday 24 September, 2017

As US warplanes fly off North Korea, Trump says the country's leaders 'won't be around much longer'

The war of words between the two powers shows no sign of abating.

# us - Saturday 23 September, 2017

'A horrible, horrible thing': Trump slams McCain for blocking Obamacare repeal

McCain’s opposition is likely to doom the effort to repeal.

# us - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

'Cold, calculated, planned': US man could face death penalty after murdering two black people

Kenneth James Gleason, from Louisiana, killed two black men last week.

# us - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Caribbean islands hit by 'potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Maria

“So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace,” Dominica’s Prime Minister said.

# us - Saturday 16 September, 2017

One of Hollywood's legendary supporting actors has died at the age of 91

Harry Dean Stanton had a long career in film.

# us - Friday 15 September, 2017

# us - Thursday 14 September, 2017

'Bad boy of pharma' Martin Shkreli jailed over Hillary Clinton threat

Shkreli said that his comments were just a joke and apologised for his “poor judgement”.

Democrats say they've reached a deal with Trump over the fate of immigrant children

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi said they had a “very productive” dinner meeting with Trump.

# us - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

One killed and three injured at high school shooting in tiny US town

The shooter has been arrested.

US Supreme Court upholds Trump's refugee restrictions in travel ban case

The order was not the court’s last word on the travel policy that President Donald Trump first rolled out in January.

# us - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Pictures: Residents of Florida return home to survey wreckage from Hurricane Irma

Many buildings escaped major damage, according to a Key West resident.

North Korea warns US will face 'greatest pain' it ever experienced following UN sanctions

The move by the Security Council bans textile exports and restricts shipments of oil products to punish Pyongyang for its sixth and largest nuclear test.

Video: Pilot escapes with minor injuries after small plane smashes into a tree

An aviation investigation has been launched.

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