Hoda Muthana: Trump says IS woman barred from US return

Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump says a woman who left the US to become a propagandist for the Islamic State (IS) group will not be allowed to return. On Twitter, he said he had instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the country”. Mr Pompeo had earlier […]

Jussie Smollett suspected of filing a false report – police

Image copyright EPA Image caption The actor is known for playing Jamal Lyon in Fox’s drama Empire Chicago police say that US actor Jussie Smollett is suspected of filing a false police report. The Empire star had said he was subjected to a homophobic and racist physical attack by two men in January. Doubt was […]

Trump seeks to recoup ‘wasted’ California high-speed rail funds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump has frequently been at-odds with the more liberal state President Donald Trump has continued to escalate tensions with California by calling on the state to return billions in federal funds for a high-speed rail. His administration plans on cancelling $929m (£711m) in grants for what Mr Trump […]

Trump seeks to recoup ‘wasted’ California high-speed rail funds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump has frequently been at-odds with the more liberal state President Donald Trump has continued to escalate tensions with California by calling on the state to return billions in federal funds for a high-speed rail. His administration plans on cancelling $929m (£711m) in grants for what Mr Trump […]

House launches probe of US nuclear plan in Saudi Arabia

Image copyright MANDEL NGAN VIA GETTY IMAGES Image caption President Trump at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh in 2017 The US is rushing to transfer sensitive nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia, according to a new congressional report. A Democratic-led House panel has launched an inquiry over concerns about the White House plan […]

Bernie Sanders announces second US presidential bid

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The 77-year-old ran for the Democratic nomination in 2016 but lost out to Hillary Clinton US Senator Bernie Sanders says he will run again for president in 2020, making a second attempt to win the Democratic Party’s nomination. The 77-year-old Vermont senator became a progressive political star in 2016 […]

Trump to seek to raise pressure on Venezuela military

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump is set to give a speech in Miami, Florida US President Donald Trump will try to apply further pressure to Venezuela’s military during a speech on Monday. In Florida, Mr Trump is expected to say the US “knows where military officials and their families have money hidden […]

Trump lashes out at ‘treasonous’ officials after McCabe interview

Media captionMcCabe: “There were concerns about Trump’s intent” US President Donald Trump has issued an angry response after a TV interview on Sunday alleged that officials had held discussions to have him removed. Mr Trump tweeted of “illegal and treasonous” behaviour and an “illegal coup attempt”. In the interview, ex-acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe said […]

50 Cent: Claims police told to ‘shoot’ rapper investigated

Image copyright Getty Images Police in New York are investigating claims a senior officer told members of his team to “shoot” the rapper 50 Cent. It’s alleged Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez made the remark in June last year at a police roll-call for a boxing match which the star was due to attend. 50 Cent […]

Anthony Weiner leaves prison for halfway house in Brooklyn

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in jail in September 2017 Ex-New York congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after serving about 15 months for sending explicit messages to a minor. Weiner has been transferred to a halfway house in Brooklyn where he will remain […]

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