Eric Garner: NY officer in ‘I can’t breathe’ death fired

Image copyright NY Daily News Image caption Eric Garner with wife Esaw The New York City police officer involved in the high profile 2014 chokehold death of an African-American man has been fired. Daniel Pantaleo was sacked over the death of Eric Garner, whose dying words “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry for protests […]

Trump calls for big rate cut and economic stimulus

Image copyright Getty Images The US central bank should consider cutting interest rates by one percentage point and introduce “some quantitative easing” stimulus measures, president Donald Trump has said. In a Twitter post he again complained about a strong dollar, which “is sadly hurting other parts of the world”. The remarks came hours after the […]

Trump plays down fears of US recession

Image copyright Getty Images Donald Trump has tried to reassure markets about the risk of the US falling into a recession by saying the economy is doing “tremendously well”. The US president said he did not see a recession – usually defined as when an economy shrinks for two consecutive quarters. White House economic adviser […]

US man arrested over alleged threat to Ohio Jewish centre

Image copyright EPA Image caption James Reardon, 20, espoused white nationalist views, police say Police in the US state of Ohio have arrested a man they believe threatened to carry out a shooting at a Jewish community centre. James Reardon, 20, posted a video online of a man firing a gun with a caption identifying […]

Portland rally: Far-right and antifa groups face off

Media captionFar-right protesters want the antifa declared a domestic terror organisation Police arrested 13 people as far-right groups rallying in the north-western US city of Portland, Oregon, skirmished with left-wing counter-protesters. A huge police operation kept the right-wing rally separated from supporters of the antifa (anti-fascist) movement. Small clashes that did take place occurred as […]

Portland braced for far-right rally and antifa counter-demo

Image copyright Getty Images Far-right groups are rallying in the north-western US city of Portland, Oregon, amid fears of clashes with left-wing counter-protesters. Police are mounting a major operation to keep the two sides apart. The stated aim of the far-right gathering is to urge that the antifa (anti-fascist) movement be declared a domestic terror […]

Jeffrey Epstein death ruled ‘suicide by hanging’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Epstein was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges when he was found dead in his cell Jeffrey’s Epstein’s death in a Manhattan jail cell has officially been ruled a suicide by hanging, according to the New York medical examiner. The well-connected financier, 66, was found dead on Saturday while awaiting federal […]

Israel bars Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (left) and Ilhan Omar Israel is blocking two US Democratic lawmakers and prominent critics of Israel from visiting. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were due to visit the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem next week. Both have supported the boycott movement against Israel, but Israeli […]

Philadelphia shooting: Mayor calls for gun control

Media captionPhiladelphia mayor responds after six police officers were shot The mayor of Philadelphia has joined growing calls for gun control after a shootout in his city left six officers injured as they served a drug warrant. “Our officers need help,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “They need help with keeping these weapons out of these […]

Philadelphia shooting: Gunman who injured six surrenders after stand-off

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The gunman opened fire as officers served a drug warrant at a home in Philadelphia A suspect has been taken into custody after injuring six officers in a shootout in the US city of Philadelphia. A gun battle broke out between police and a male shooter at about 16:30 local […]

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