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#US

# us - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Virginia Governor now says he wasn't in KKK and blackface photo on his yearbook page Racism Row This post contains videos

Virginia Governor now says he wasn't in KKK and blackface photo on his yearbook page

Ralph Northam on Friday apologised for the photo.

# us - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Russia is now pulling out of a key nuclear weapons treaty after the US did so first

Putin announced today that the country is responding to the move by the Trump administration.

# us - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

US charges Huawei in technology theft and sanctions violations, angering China

China has claimed there are “strong political manipulations” behind the case.

# us - Monday 28 January, 2019

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company in bid to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro

Washington wants to “hold accountable those responsible for Venezuela’s tragic decline”.

# us - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Police search for 'armed and dangerous' man accused of killing parents and 3 others in shootings

Dakota Theriot was being sought on first-degree murder and other charges.

# us - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

US Supreme Court allows for Trump's restrictions on transgender troops to come into effect

The high court today reversed lower-court orders preventing the Pentagon from implementing its plans.

Kamala Harris joins crowded field of Democrats taking on Trump US President This post contains videos

Kamala Harris joins crowded field of Democrats taking on Trump

The senator is seeking to become the first African-American woman to hold the office of US president.

# us - Monday 21 January, 2019

Man who killed four members of his family shot by police in Oregon

Mark Leo Gregory Gago killed his parents, girlfriend and their infant daughter, police said.

# us - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Man wanted in US on manslaughter charge claims life at risk if extradited from Ireland

Samuel Joseph Tucker is wanted to stand trial in the US on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.

# us - Saturday 12 January, 2019

US teen crashes car while driving blindfolded as part of 'Bird Box' challenge

A Netflix film has led to a viral challenge in which people attempt complete tasks while blindfolded.

Sacking of James Comey led FBI to open inquiry into Donald Trump's collusion with Russia - report

The investigation was launched after the president fired FBI director James Comey in May 2017.

Government shutdown becomes longest in US history

The shutdown has entered its 22nd day – eclipsing a 21-day shutdown under Bill Clinton.

# us - Friday 11 January, 2019

US-led coalition starts withdrawing from Syria amid fears about Isis rebuilding

Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw troops last month.

# us - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Poll: Do you care if a wall is built along the US-Mexico border? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you care if a wall is built along the US-Mexico border?

Many people have questioned if the wall is necessary or will ever be completed.

# us - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Trump confirms that US military has killed architect of 2000 USS Cole bombing

Trump confirms that US military has killed architect of 2000 USS Cole bombing

The military said Friday that Al-Qaeda operative Jamal al-Badawi was believed to have been killed in a precision strike in Yemen.

Trump says 'not much headway made' as US government shutdown enters third week

An impasse with lawmakers over Trump’s demand for billions of dollars to pay for a border wall has shut 25% of the government since 22 December.

# us - Monday 31 December, 2018

Russia detains American man suspected of espionage Spy

Russia detains American man suspected of espionage

It’s the latest in a series of espionage cases between Russia and the West.

Lion kills young worker in US conservation park

Alexandra Black had spent just 10 days as an intern in the facility.

# us - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Cyber attack delays printing and delivery of major US newspapers

The attack appears to have originated outside the US.

# us - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

China expected to overtake US as world's largest economy by 2032

Meanwhile, Brexit is due to have a negative impact on British growth next year.

# us - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church

The state’s attorney general said it was clear from its investigation that the “Catholic Church cannot police itself”.

# us - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Yemeni mother granted leave to enter US to see dying two-year-old son

Abdullah Hassan, a US citizen like his father, suffers from a rare genetic brain condition and is on life support.

# us - Monday 17 December, 2018

North Korea condemns US sanctions, says they could 'block the path to denuclearisation'

The warning from the North yesterday came days after the US said it was imposing sanctions on three senior North Korean officials.

# us - Friday 14 December, 2018

7-year-old girl dies in custody after Border Patrol arrest

The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested.

# us - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Canadian court grants Huawei executive bail in ongoing diplomatic spat between China and US

Meng Wanzhou has been held since 1 December in Canada on an American extradition request.

# us - Friday 7 December, 2018

Donald Trump expected to announce former Fox News journalist as ambassador to the United Nations

Heather Nauert was a reporter for Fox News before becoming State Department spokeswoman last year.

'We have an independent judiciary': Justin Trudeau defends arrest of Chinese executive at request of US

Meng Wanzhou was arrested last week as she changed flights in Vancouver.

# us - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

'There's not a smoking gun but a smoking saw': US senators oppose Trump on Saudi journalist's murder

The CIA’s director briefed a small group of senators about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi yesterday.

Former US security advisor Michael Flynn may not go to jail after giving 'substantial' evidence to Russia probe

Flynn admitted to lying about his contacts with Russians last year, following Trump’s November 2016 election.

# us - Sunday 2 December, 2018

Everything you need to know about the new US work visas for Irish people

It’s not a done deal yet, but advocates are cautiously optimistic about a big win.

Donald Trump plans meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2019

The pair are hoping to follow-up their historic summit in Singapore in June.

# us - Saturday 1 December, 2018

'We have lost a great American': Michael D Higgins, former US presidents pay tributes to George H.W. Bush

The 41st US President died on Friday at the age of 94.

US archdiocese to file for bankruptcy as it faces litany of lawsuits over sexual assault by priests

It is among several American to have filed for bankruptcy protection in recent years.

Former US President George H.W. Bush dies aged 94 RIP

Former US President George H.W. Bush dies aged 94

The 41st President helped steer America through the end of the Cold War.

# us - Friday 30 November, 2018

Women in Central American migrant caravan go on hunger strike to put pressure on US authorities

More than 6,000 people are currently in the Mexican city of Tijuana hoping to apply for asylum.

# us - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Irish workers could get access to thousands of US visas as bill passes House of Representatives

It now needs to pass through the Senate to make over 10,000 US visas available to Irish citizens.

# us - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Trump's ex-campaign chair Paul Manafort 'lied to prosecutors'

According to a court filing, Manafort does not believe he’s breached the government agreement.

# us - Monday 26 November, 2018

Can anyone stop the Saints from marching to the Super Bowl?

They might not have the best offence or defence but nobody is more complete than New Orleans, writes Steve O’Rourke.

# us - Saturday 24 November, 2018

From The42 Joe Schmidt strongly hints that he's leaving Ireland after the 2019 World Cup Future

Joe Schmidt strongly hints that he's leaving Ireland after the 2019 World Cup

The 53-year-old is out of contract after next year’s World Cup in Japan.

Who are the North Sentinelese? The story behind the remote island at the centre of an American's death

The remote Indian island has a fascinating history.