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# 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.

# us - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

US ambassador to EU worked with Ukraine at 'express direction' of Donald Trump

Gordon Sondland said he worked with Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on the case.

# us - Monday 18 November, 2019

US will no longer consider Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories illegal

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the change in position today.

Three dead following shooting at Walmart store in US

The shooting happened in the state of Oklahoma.

# us - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

'Not our problem': Suspected jihadist trapped in no-man's land at border after being expelled from Turkey

President Erdogan said that the man was not Turkey’s problem.

# us - Friday 8 November, 2019

US and EU warn of 'danger of Russia and China' on Berlin Wall anniversary

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the West “can never take … things for granted”.

# us - Monday 4 November, 2019

McDonald's CEO fired for dating company employee

Steve Easterbrook served as the company’s chief executive since 2015.

# us - Saturday 2 November, 2019

US ‘launches review of popular China-owned video app TikTok’

TikTok claims to have more than 500 million active users in some 150 countries and regions.

# us - Friday 1 November, 2019

Beto O'Rourke pulls out of 2020 US presidential race

It follows months of stagnant polling numbers and dwindling finances.

# us - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Explainer: What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'?

Recognition of the killings as ‘genocide’ is the subject of a dispute between Turkey and Armenia.

# us - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Trump confirms ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US military raid

Baghdadi ignited an explosive vest after being chased into a tunnel by US forces.

# us - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

UK police travel to US to interview diplomat's wife at centre of Harry Dunn fatal crash row

Anne Sacoolas left the UK for the US shortly after the crash.

# us - Friday 18 October, 2019

Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight 'like two kids'

More than 500 people have been killed including dozens of civilians, mostly on the Kurdish side.

# us - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

British family detained for almost two weeks after 'accidentally crossing border into US'

A three-month-old and two-year-old twins are among those being detained.

# us - Friday 11 October, 2019

Death toll from vaping-related lung injury in US rises to 26 as health officials name mystery illness

Earlier this week, a 17-year-old became the youngest person to die from the illness.

# us - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Four dead and five injured in shooting at Kansas bar overnight

Authorities said the shooting stemmed from an earlier altercation.

Second whistleblower claims to have first-hand knowledge of Trump's phone call to Ukraine

Reports from the USA say that the legal team representing the first whistleblower is also representing this second person.

# us - Friday 4 October, 2019

US Supreme Court to hear challenge to controversial Louisiana abortion law

The case is seen as a test for two new judges appointed by Donald Trump.

# us - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Irish man jailed in US for trafficking rhino horns

Richard Sheridan, who pleaded guilty, was sentenced to 14 months in prison.

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of nuclear talks with US

Washington and Pyongyang are set to resume long-stalled talks in the coming days.

Phil Hogan is planning a trip to Washington to convince Donald Trump to work with the EU

Hogan told RTÉ in recent weeks that he aimed “to get Mr Trump to see the error of his ways” on trade.

# us - Monday 30 September, 2019

'I deserve to meet my accuser': Donald Trump offers to meet whistleblower at centre of Ukraine scandal

The US president made the call in a series of tweets last night.

# us - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Varadkar meets Jimmy Fallon while on US trade mission

The Taoiseach said the TV host is “very proud of his Irish heritage”.

# us - Monday 23 September, 2019

Police officer suspended after arresting two 6-year-olds in Florida school

The grandmother of one of the children said the child was arrested after she threw a temper tantrum and kicked somebody.

# us - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Trump sacks John Bolton as national security adviser

Trump announced the news on Twitter.

# us - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Hurricane Dorian death toll rises to 43 in the Bahamas as it moves north to Canada

Authorities say the number of fatalities will rise further.

# us - Friday 6 September, 2019

New preclearance services at Irish airports 'will make it easier to travel to US'

Dublin and Shannon are the only airports in Europe that offer US preclearance.

# us - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Hurricane Dorian strengthens to category 3 storm as it heads up the US coastline

The storm has already claimed at least 20 lives in the Bahamas

# us - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Five members of same family among 34 presumed dead in California scuba diving boat fire

Authorities say they have ended their search for survivors.

Hurricane Dorian claims the lives of at least seven people in the Bahamas

The storm caused mass destruction and continues to move up the US coastline.

# us - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

US Catholic school removes Harry Potter books from its library following consultation with exorcists

The school’s priest said the books could be used to ‘conjure evil spirits’.

# us - Saturday 31 August, 2019

US woman left to give birth alone in jail cell sues city of Denver

After almost six hours of labour, Diana Sanchez gave birth to a boy.

# us - Friday 30 August, 2019

Brother of gymnast Simone Biles charged over triple murder in US

Three people were killed in a shooting at a New Year’s Eve party in Ohio.

Donald Trump launches new military centre to protect 'America's dominance in space'

US military chiefs claim the move is necessary to defend the country’s ‘way of life’.

# us - Thursday 29 August, 2019

MythBusters star killed during attempt to break 824km/h land-speed record

39-year-old Jessi Combs appeared in 12 episodes of the show.

# us - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

US television presenter apologises after comparing black colleague to a gorilla

“I said something yesterday that was inconsiderate, it was inappropriate, and I hurt people,” anchor Alex Housden said.

US judge blocks state law that would ban abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy

A judge in Kansas City said the law violates a previous Supreme Court ruling.

# us - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Explainer: Why a US court ruling could be a turning point in one of the country's worst-ever drug epidemics

A landmark ruling against Johnson & Johnson was made in Oklahoma yesterday.

# us - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Trump's attempt to buy Greenland follows a long history of the US buying territory with cash

The idea was soundly rebuffed this week.