Migrant children: Pentagon asked to house migrant minors

Media captionMelania Trump: “I want to help reunite children with their families” The Pentagon has been asked to supply up to 20,000 beds at old military bases for migrant children held after illegally entering the US. Beds will be for migrant children who crossed the border unaccompanied, as well as those separated from parents. The […]

Melania wears ‘I really don’t care do u?’ coat on migrant visit

Media captionLauren Wright, politics and public affairs expert, on the significance of Melania Trump’s “I don’t care” jacket First Lady Melania Trump has been criticised for the choice of her coat worn on a trip to a migrant child detention centre in Texas. Mrs Trump was spotted in the coat, which featured graffiti writing on […]

Confusion reigns over fate of detained migrant children

Media captionMelania Trump: “I want to help reunite children with their families” The fate of hundreds of undocumented children taken from parents remains unclear a day after President Donald Trump moved to roll back his policy. He ordered on Wednesday that the children be held with their parents while they are detained on charges of […]

Melania wears ‘I don’t really care do u?’ coat on migrant visit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Melania Trump was spotted in the jacket while boarding her flight to Texas First Lady Melania Trump has been criticised for the choice of her jacket worn on a trip to a migrant child detention centre in Texas. Mrs Trump was spotted in the jacket, which featured graffiti writing […]

US office worker fired by a machine

Image copyright Ibrahim Diallo Image caption Ibrahim Diallo found himself jobless for three weeks with no idea why “It wasn’t the first time my key card failed, I assumed it was time to replace it.” So began a sequence of events that saw Ibrahim Diallo fired from his job, not by his manager but by […]

US court backs states over web sales tax

Image copyright Getty Images The top court in the US has ruled that states can force online companies to collect sales tax from their customers. Previously, companies without a physical presence in a state were exempt from sales tax collection requirements. The Supreme Court said the physical presence rule was “unsound and incorrect”. The 5-4 […]

Canadian tycoon’s son Blake Leibel convicted of brutal murder

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Iana Kasian was killed just weeks after giving birth The son of a Canadian property tycoon has been found guilty by a Los Angeles jury of murdering his girlfriend. Blake Leibel, 37, was convicted of torturing and murdering Iana Kasian, mother of his three-week old daughter. Police found Leibel barricaded […]

Migrant children: US battle moves to Congress

Media captionDonald Trump: “You’re going to have a lot of very happy people” The US political battle over migrant children separated from parents has shifted to Congress, after Donald Trump signed an order ending the practice. The House of Representatives will vote on broader immigration bills which fund President Trump’s proposed border wall and reduce […]

Charlottesville far-right rally organiser plans Washington DC event

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jason Kessler organised the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia The organiser of last year’s Unite the Right march that turned deadly in the US town of Charlottesville is planning to hold another event in Washington DC. Jason Kessler’s application for a two-day “white civil rights rally” has […]

US envoy Nikki Haley berates human rights groups

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley said rights groups tried to “thwart reform” of the UNHRC US envoy Nikki Haley has attacked rights groups for trying to “thwart reform” of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). In a letter, Ms Haley said groups worked “opposite the United States” […]

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