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#US

# us - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Worldwide cases top 1 million as six-week-old dies from Covid-19 in the US

Half the planet is under some form of lockdown as governments struggle to tackle the virus.

# us - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Limerick man wanted for alleged rhino horn trafficking willing to surrender himself to US authorities, court told

The man is in custody awaiting his surrender to US officials but the handover cannot occur due to the Covid-19 crisis.

# us - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Ireland's ambassador to US urges those on J1 visas to return home

Dan Mulhall issued the advice in a video message last night.

# us - Monday 30 March, 2020

Trump says coronavirus death rate in US likely to peak in two weeks' time

The US president also extended “social distancing” guidelines until 30 April.

# us - Friday 27 March, 2020

'Just relax, stay home': The US now has more Covid-19 cases than either China or Italy

Over 83,000 people in the US have tested positive for Covid-19.

# us - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

US Senate and White House reach agreement on $2 trillion Covid-19 rescue package

The deal will see a sweep of new measures to provide Americans with healthcare and business supports.

# us - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

US could become Covid-19 epicentre after 'very large acceleration' in cases - WHO WHO

US could become Covid-19 epicentre after 'very large acceleration' in cases - WHO

In the past 24 hours, the World Health Organization said that 85% of new cases were in Europe and the US.

'Our country is meant to be open': Donald Trump could remove Covid-19 restrictions by next week

Trump said that state governors would have the final say on any measures he introduced.

# us - Friday 20 March, 2020

California governor urges state's 40 million residents to 'stay at home'

Similar restrictions are in place in virus hotspots like Italy, Spain and central China.

# us - Sunday 15 March, 2020

US President Donald Trump has tested negative for Covid-19

Trump agreed to be tested after coming into contact with a delegation who had tested positive for the virus.

# us - Saturday 14 March, 2020

US suspends J1 visa programme for some applicants in response to Covid-19 outbreak

The move could affect the travel plans of Irish students this summer.

# us - Friday 13 March, 2020

Donald Trump declares 'national emergency' over coronavirus US

Donald Trump declares 'national emergency' over coronavirus

Trump has faced criticism for his handling of the Covid-19 outbreak.

US launches air strikes against Iran-backed militia after Iraq base attack

A US official said multiple strikes targeted Kataib Hezbollah weapons facilities inside Iraq.

# us - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Donald Trump names his fourth chief of staff, and appoints special envoy for Northern Ireland

Mick Mulvaney had been serving as acting chief of staff since Trump fired John Kelly in December 2018.

# us - Friday 6 March, 2020

Mcdonald says she will not travel to US for St Patrick's Day 'due to current circumstances'

McDonald said earlier this week that she was staying close to home after a case of Covid-19 was confirmed at her children’s school.

US police name Irish woman killed in suspected murder-suicide in Nevada

Police in Reno said the 53-year-old died from gunshot wounds, along with her husband and two sons.

# us - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg ends $500m White House run following poor Super Tuesday showing

Bloomberg has endorsed former vice president, Joe Biden, as the man he now wants to take on Donald Trump in November.

# us - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

At least eight dead and 40 buildings collapse after tornadoes hit Tennessee US

At least eight dead and 40 buildings collapse after tornadoes hit Tennessee

Authorities are continuing to search the wreckage for injured people.

# us - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Employee kills five in shooting rampage at Molson-Coors brewing campus in US

Authorities offered no immediate motive for the attack.

# us - Monday 24 February, 2020

The downfall of Harvey Weinstein: a timeline

Here’s how things played out for the movie mogul since allegations against him arose.

# us - Saturday 22 February, 2020

Hundreds protest in London against extradition of Julian Assange

Assange is being held in Belmarsh Prison in south-east London as he awaits the start of next week’s full extradition hearing.

# us - Monday 17 February, 2020

Coronavirus: Cruise firm attempts to track down hundreds who left ship after one diagnosed with illness

Cambodia allowed the ship to dock on its southern coast on Thursday.

# us - Monday 3 February, 2020

Two killed in shooting at university residence in US

The shooting happened in a dormitory at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

# us - Thursday 30 January, 2020

US life expectancy is on the up - and the White House says it's thanks to Trump

The US government said that 2018 saw the first decline in drug overdose deaths in almost three decades.

# us - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

DeSouza to argue her case in US: 'Political pressure must be brought to bear on the British government'

Emma DeSouza will be asking the House of Representatives to pass a resolution supporting her case to self-identify as Irish.

Coronavirus latest: Japan, EU, US and South Korea to evacuate citizens from Wuhan

All cases had involved people who had been in or near Wuhan, but Japan and Germany have now reported human-to-human cases.

Coronavirus case confirmed in Germany as death toll reaches 106 in China

In the US, authorities have warned citizens against all non-essential travel to China.

# us - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Trump presents new Star Trek-style Space Force logo

Space Force is the first new US military service since the Air Force was created in 1947.

# us - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Late-night hearing sees Republicans block witness requests on first day of Trump impeachment trial

A 13-hour hearing saw Republicans push back attempts by Democrats to amend the procedures for the trial.

# us - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Donald Trump's lawyers ask for his immediate acquittal, as impeachment trial to begin today

The US President will be at the economic forum in Davos, Switzerland when his trial begins.

# us - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Phil Hogan says that US threats over Huawei are 'a bit of sabre-rattling'

The EU Trade Commissioner also said it was “just not possible” to agree a Brexit trade deal by the end of the year.

# us - Monday 13 January, 2020

Iranian police fire tear gas at people protesting against downing of passenger jet

US President Donald Trump warned Iran that the world and “more importantly, the USA is watching”.

# us - Sunday 12 January, 2020

UK ambassador to Iran summoned following arrest at anti-government protest

176 people were killed when the plane was shot down earlier this week.

Storms and tornadoes leave at least 10 dead across US

Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power from Texas to Michigan.

# us - Friday 10 January, 2020

Trump administration announces new sanctions on Iran as it pins blame for Ukrainian airline disaster

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the highest-level US official to point the finger at Iran today.

'Designed by clowns': Boeing staff mocked regulators before grounded 737 MAX was certified

Emails released by the company last night show staff bragging they could get the jet certified despite safety concerns.

# us - Thursday 9 January, 2020

'Insulting and demeaning': White House briefing on Soleimani killing criticised by some Republicans

Officials have repeatedly claimed a threat to Americans in the Middle East led to the killing.

# us - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

A 'least worst' and 'carefully calculated' tactic: Why Iran chose to carry out this morning's strikes on bases housing US troops

Trump has said that new economic sanctions will be imposed on Iran after the strike this morning.

UK, France and Nato condemn 'reckless' missile attack on Iraqi bases housing US troops

While condemning Iran’s attack, Boris Johnson said that slain general Qasem Soleimani “had the blood of British troops on his hands.”

What do we know about the Iraq air bases targeted by Iran?

Two US air bases were targeted by Iran.

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