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# 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.

# us - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Over 50 people killed in stampede at funeral procession of Iranian general killed by US

The incident happened in Kerman, the hometown of General Qassem Soleimani.

# us - Monday 6 January, 2020

Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East'

Crowds, estimated to be in the millions, gathered for the funeral of Soleimani today.

# us - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Iraqi parliament passes motion to expel US military from country following Qasem Soleimani killing

Pro-Iran factions have ramped up pressure on US forces in Iraq since Friday’s drone strike.

# us - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Iraq's prime minister joins mourners in Baghdad for funeral of top Iranian general killed by US

Thousands of Iraqis chanted “Death to America” as they joined the funeral procession for General Qassem Soleimani.

# us - Friday 3 January, 2020

'We've woken up to a more dangerous world': The world reacts to the US killing of a top Iran general

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden said we could be on the brink of a “major conflict across the Middle East”.

# us - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Date set for 'phase one' of US-China trade deal to be signed off

The truce offers Chinese President Xi Jinping breathing space as he faces a slowing economy and political trouble in Hong Kong.

# us - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Republican senator 'disturbed' at her party's closeness to Donald Trump ahead of impeachment

Republican senator 'disturbed' at her party's closeness to Donald Trump ahead of impeachment

“It means that we have to take that step back from being hand-in-glove with the defence,” Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski said.

# us - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'

It will initially have about 200 people and a first-year budget of $40 million.

# us - Friday 20 December, 2019

Boeing's Starliner capsule not in proper orbit after blast off from Cape Canaveral

It’s a huge moment for US spaceflight which is now dependant on private companies.

# us - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Pelosi says Trump gave Democrats 'no choice' as House heads for historic impeachment vote

The US President has this evening accused Democrats of waging an “assault on America”.

# us - Friday 13 December, 2019

China says it has reached 'phase one' trade deal with the US

The deal includes a progressive rollback of tariffs and the protection of intellectual property rights.

# us - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

New Jersey: Mayor says gunmen 'targeted' Jewish supermarket

A police officer, three bystanders and two suspects died in the shooting in Jersey City.

# us - Friday 6 December, 2019

'You're a damn liar, man': Joe Biden lashes out at Iowa voter who raises son's business activities

Biden also invited the man to do “push-ups” and “take an IQ test” to show that he wasn’t too old to run as US President.

# us - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Gunman kills two people in attack at US base at Hawaii's Pearl Harbor

Two shipyard workers were killed and a third was wounded, before the gunman took his own life.

# us - Sunday 24 November, 2019

New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg launches US presidential bid

The 77-year-old officially launched his campaign online this morning.

# us - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Dog rescued by police after driving unmanned car in Florida

The dog was trapped and clambering around in the car by locals in Port St Lucie.

It was an explosive week for the Trump impeachment - here's what happens next

From “no quid pro quo” to “two plus two equals four” – here are the crucial quotes from five days of Trump’s impeachment.

# us - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Larry Donnelly: Sondland's impeachment testimony was explosive, but don't expect it to change the outcome for Trump

Is this week’s explosive impeachment testimony simply water that will drip smoothly off Trump’s back?

Republicans asked to stop promoting 'politically driven falsehoods' at Trump impeachment hearing

It was the final day of a week of explosive testimony at the impeachment inquiry.