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# us - Saturday 29 April, 2017

As drug lord El Chapo awaits trial, his father-in-law is sentenced to 10 years

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman is facing charges in the US of running one of the world’s biggest drug empires.

First openly lesbian bishop in US Methodist Church may lose her job

Bishop Karen Oliveto’s civil marriage to another woman violates church law that bars clergy who are “self-avowed practicing homosexuals”.

# us - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

US trying to pressure North Korea into dismantling nuclear weapons

Officials said they want to bring North Korea back to the “path of dialogue”.

# us - Monday 24 April, 2017

'That's fantastic': Record-breaking astronaut receives congratulatory call from Donald Trump

The International Space Station’s commander surpassed the record of 534 days, two hours and 48 minutes for most accumulated time in space.

US blacklists Syrian chemists over deadly sarin gas attack

It is one of the US’s largest-ever sanctions announcements.

North Korea detains US citizen who was trying to leave the country

A total of three US citizens have now been held by North Korea in the last two weeks.

# us - Sunday 23 April, 2017

North Korea 'detains third US citizen' as tensions rise

US President Donald Trump has urged China to take stronger steps to press North Korea to curb its nuclear and missile programmes.

# us - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Check out these incredible images of US National Parks - from eye level and space Mother Nature This post contains images

# us - Friday 21 April, 2017

O'Reilly could get €23m payout from Fox after being ousted over sexual harassment allegations

He has been in the headlines since an 1 April New York Times investigation revealed that he and Fox had covered up allegations of sexual harassment against him for at least 15 years.

US forces say they have killed man responsible for Istanbul nightclub attack

The attack on1 January left 39 people dead.

Arrest of Julian Assange a 'priority' in US clampdown on all leaks

“Whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail,” US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said.

Despite public outcry, US state carries out first in series of executions

Ledell Lee’s execution was among eight inmates originally scheduled to be put to death before a lethal injection drug expires on 30 April.

# us - Thursday 20 April, 2017

US TV recreates Graham Dwyer murder case Tv Reconstruction This post contains videos

US TV recreates Graham Dwyer murder case

Dwyer was sentenced to life for the murder of Elaine O’Hara.

# us - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

The death of America's first female Muslim judge is now being treated as suspicious

Her body was found washed up on the shore near Harlem at around 1:45pm on 12 April.

# us - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

US fighter jets intercept two Russian bombers off Alaskan coast

The US planes intercepted the Russian bombers and helped escort them back.

North Korea threatens weekly missile tests as Trump says they 'gotta behave'

North Korea could react to a potential US strike by targeting South Korea or Japan.

# us - Monday 17 April, 2017

Donald Trump hosts Easter Egg Roll (and Sean Spicer met his rabbit replacement)

We’re sorry to say that Sean Spencer didn’t return to his role as the fluffy White House Easter Bunny.

# us - Friday 14 April, 2017

Halifax Explosion: The accidental blast that killed 2,000 people a century ago

In December 1917 a ship detonated in Nova Scotia, unleashing a blast equivalent to about 3,000 tonnes of TNT.

# us - Thursday 13 April, 2017

US drops biggest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

It’s the second attack they’ve launched this week.

Syrian president claims chemical attack was faked by US

‘We don’t know whether those dead children were killed there … Were they dead at all?’

America's first female Muslim judge found dead on New York riverbank

Sheila Abdus-Salaam was also the first black woman to be appointed to New York’s highest court.

# us - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

United Airlines boss apologises again after calling passenger 'disruptive and belligerent'

David Dao, aged 69 was dragged off the United Airlines flight on Sunday after it was was overbooked.

# us - Monday 10 April, 2017

Arkansas wants to execute a record seven men in 11 days

The US state wants to do it before its access to an execution drug is stopped.

# us - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Construction firms wanting to build Trump's border wall worried about being attacked

Protests are planned on both sides of the US-Mexico border.

# us - Friday 7 April, 2017

US abandons lawsuit to unmask owner of anti-Trump Twitter account

The American Civil Liberties Union said this was a “big victory for free speech and right to dissent”.

'Aggression against a sovereign state': Putin responds to Trump's Syria strikes

In the US, senior Democrats and Republicans have expressed support for the action.

# us - Thursday 6 April, 2017

'The nuclear option': Senate Republicans ditch tradition to ensure Trump's Supreme Court pick gets through

From this point on, any effort in the Senate to hold up a presidential nominee can be overcome with a simple majority.

# us - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Illegal crossings at US/Mexico border at 17-year-low and Trump is getting the credit

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says the numbers are “no accident”

Trump's secretary of state says US has 'no comment' after North Korea launches missile

“The United States has spoken enough about North Korea.”

# us - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

US teen 'inspired by IS' to plot assassination of Pope Francis pleads guilty

The 15-year-old had sought to enlist a sniper, who was actually an undercover FBI agent.

# us - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

US says civilian casualties in Mosul were 'an unintentional accident of war'

Hundreds of thousands of civilians are still inside west Mosul, caught up in deadly fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi forces.

Death row inmates file lawsuit to prevent executions of eight men in 10 days

Arkansas has scheduled the executions in order to use its supply of a lethal injection drug before it expires.

# us - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

US calls for 'free and fair' vote after soldiers evict MPs from Maldives parliament

Plainclothes troops evicted MPs as they attempted to impeach the speaker in the tiny state’s parliament.

# us - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

He called it 'obsolete', but Trump says he will reaffirm US commitment to Nato

The White House confirmed Trump will attend a Nato meeting in May.

North Korea's latest missile test 'explodes' upon launch

North Korea is under several sets of United Nations sanctions over its atomic and ballistic missile programmes.

# us - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Now Canada's considering a ban on large devices on Middle Eastern flights

Earlier today, the UK government confirmed the new measure, while US reports hinted at a similar ban.

# us - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Germany hits back at Trump claim that it 'owes vast sums of money'

“There is no account where debts are registered with NATO,” the German Defence Minister said.

The number of sexual assaults reported at US army and navy academies is on the rise

Vice Admiral Ted Carter said that “this kind of toxic behaviour cannot be tolerated”.

Man arrested after White House 'bomb scare'

President Donald Trump was away in Florida at the time of the incident last night.

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