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#US

# us - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Trump says 'China should not retaliate' in trade war... it retaliates anyway with tariffs on $60 billion worth of exports

Both sides have left the door open, however, to try to reach a deal.

# us - Monday 13 May, 2019

Justice minister orders ban on anti-LGBT preacher from speaking in Ireland

Countries including the UK have already enacted bans on the controversial figure.

# us - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Actress Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike to protest abortion laws in Georgia

A list of Hollywood stars had threatened in late March to refuse to work in Georgia if it adopted the new abortion restrictions.

# us - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Landmark pact to regulate plastic waste signed by 180 nations - but not the US

The framework “is historic in the sense that it is legally binding, said Rolph Payet of the United Nations Environment Programme.

US sends amphibious ships and missiles to the Gulf amid reports of Iran 'threat'

Iran said this week that it had stopped respecting limits on its nuclear activities agreed under a 2015 deal with major powers.

# us - Friday 10 May, 2019

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from US prison

Manning was jailed in early March for refusing to testify in a grand jury investigation .

# us - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Row breaks out in Alabama senate over 'foetal heartbeat' abortion law

If Alabama’s new laws are challenged, pro-life politicians are hoping it will eventually be brought before the Supreme Court.

# us - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Venezuela claims to have stopped a coup attempt, but tensions there are rising: so what exactly is going on?

The world will be watching as a series of May Day rallies take place in the country today.

US policeman who fatally shot woman who attempted to report possible rape found guilty of murder

The 40-year-old victim was shot after calling emergency services twice.

Two people killed and four injured in shooting at US university

Shots were reported on campus shortly before 6:00pm yesterday evening.

# us - Friday 26 April, 2019

Man throws phone at Trump during gun rally NRA This post contains videos

Man throws phone at Trump during gun rally

In his speech, Trump told the NRA he is withdrawing the US from the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

Jeremy Corbyn turns down invitation to state banquet for Donald Trump

Corbyn said May “should not be rolling out the red carpet for a state visit”.

New York socialite who falsely claimed to be an heiress convicted of stealing over $200,000

Anna Sorokin deceived friends and financial institutions into believing she had a fortune.

# us - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Irish measles cases rise over 200% as experts blame increase on misinformation about MMR vaccine

A new report has revealed that global rates of the disease are on the rise.

US executes white supremacist for lynching black man in Texas in 1998

John William King was put to death last night.

# us - Friday 19 April, 2019

'What was taxpayers' money get spent on?' Russia dismisses report into its meddling in US election

Russia has consistently rejected any claims of interference in the election.

# us - Thursday 18 April, 2019

North Korea test-fires weapon with 'powerful warhead' in first since US nuclear talks broke down

The country’s news agency reported that Kim Jong-Un guided the test-fire.

# us - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Bono pays a visit to the Dáil to hear US Speaker Nancy Pelosi speak

She repeated that a US-US trade deal is off the table post-Brexit if the Good Friday Accord is compromised.

# us - Monday 15 April, 2019

US justice department to publish 'redacted' version of Mueller report into Russian collusion on Thursday

‘The report could feature allegations that Trump tried to obstruct the investigation.’

# us - Friday 12 April, 2019

Trump's 'indefensible' transgender military ban has taken effect

The policy has been widely criticised by rights activists and repeatedly challenged in court.

# us - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Trump '100% ready' to shut down US-Mexico border despite being warned of 'catastrophic economic impact'

“Sure it’s going to have a negative impact on the economy. Security is more important to me than trade.”

# us - Friday 29 March, 2019

US Attorney General confirms he will release a redacted version of the Mueller report to Congress

The US special counsel finished his investigation last week.

'We are distraught': Liverpool band Her's killed in US crash RIP This post contains videos

'We are distraught': Liverpool band Her's killed in US crash

The British duo had recently released their debut album.

# us - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Explainer: Why is Donald Trump asking the FBI to look into an alleged hate crime against a TV actor?

Jussie Smollett achieved notoriety after being accused of fabricating a hate crime.

US man pleads guilty to kidnapping girl and killing her parents

The 13-year-old victim was held captive in a remote cabin for three months.

# us - Monday 25 March, 2019

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels' former lawyer, has been arrested on suspicion of fraud

Avenatti is accused of threatening to “take $10 billion off your client’s market cap … I’m not f***ing around,” according to the complaint.

To impeach or not to impeach? What the Mueller report means for Democrats

The report hasn’t recommended any more indictments, but that’s not the end of it.

# us - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

US says 'no basis' to ban Boeing 737 Max jets despite Ireland and rest of EU grounding planes

Two deadly crashes involving the model of plane have happened in the past five months.

# us - Thursday 7 March, 2019

First US female fighter pilot to fly in combat claims she was raped while serving in Air Force

Martha McSally made the claim at a Senate hearing yesterday.

Huawei takes US government to court over law that bars use of its products

The US fears that Huawei’s products could be used by the Chinese government for spying.

# us - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

US to scrap special status for Turkey and India in attempt to end trade war with China US

US to scrap special status for Turkey and India in attempt to end trade war with China

Certain products from the two countries will no longer be imported to the US duty-free.

# us - Monday 4 March, 2019

'The devastation is incredible': At least 23 killed after tornadoes sweep through Alabama

A local sheriff said that children are among the dead.

# us - Sunday 3 March, 2019

SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station

The announcement was met with applause at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

# us - Friday 1 March, 2019

US offers $1 million reward for information about Osama Bin Laden's son

Hamza bin Laden is seen as a growing force in global extremism.

North Korea offers to hold more nuclear talks with US despite this week's summit breakdown

A meeting between the two countries this week ended unexpectedly early.

# us - Thursday 28 February, 2019

'We had to walk': Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un summit ends with 'no agreement reached'

Trump and Kim were meeting in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi for talks.

# us - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

'The potential is awesome': Donald Trump set to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam

Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam today and tomorrow.

# us - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

A vote on revoking Trump's emergency US-Mexico wall funds takes place today

If the Democrats’ attempted funding block succeeds, Trump can use a veto to kill the measure.

# us - Sunday 24 February, 2019

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will meet for the second time this week: here's what to expect

The two leaders will hold talks in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi on 27 and 28 February.

# us - Thursday 21 February, 2019

'She is not a US citizen': Trump requests block on US-born woman who joined IS from returning

The US generally grants citizenship to everyone born on its soil; Hoda Muthana was born in the US and raised in Alabama.