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  • US: Congress mulls punishing Nicaragua for staying left


    THE US Congress opened debates yesterday on punishing left-wing Nicaragua with a block on development loans for up to five years.

    House of Representatives foreign affairs committee chair Ed Royce scheduled debate on a new draft of the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (Nica)...

    Friday 28th Jul 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • US: Senate votes narrowly to start Obamacare debate


    THE US Senate voted narrowly on Tuesday to start debate on a Bill to roll back Barack Obama’s healthcare amid protests in the chamber.

    Demonstrators in the visitors gallery chanted: “Kill the Bill” and “Shame,” temporarily halting proceedings before they...

    Thursday 27th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • US: Trump bans transgender people from military


    US PRESIDENT Donald Trump announced a bar on transgender people serving in the military “in any capacity” yesterday.

    Mr Trump did not say what would happen to transgender people already in the military.

    He tweeted that after consulting with “generals and...

    Thursday 27th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Irony is dead in the US


    Defending Lord Byron against high society’s disapproval of his marital arrangements, Baron Macauley exclaimed that “we know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.”

    These words spring to mind when contemplating the...

    Wednesday 26th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • US: Kushner meeting ‘not Kremlin’s doing’


    MOSCOW said yesterday a meeting between US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and the chair of a Russian bank “were not carried out on behalf of the Kremlin.”

    Jared Kushner told Congress on Monday that he met Russian individuals on four occasions last year.

    ...

    Wednesday 26th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • US: Eight bodies found in people-trafficking lorry


    AT LEAST eight dead bodies were found in the trailer of a lorry in the US state of Texas on Saturday night in what police called a horrific human trafficking case.

    The lorry’s driver was arrested and 28 survivors were taken to hospital. Twenty of those are said to be in extremely...

    Monday 24th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Senators mull ‘Trumpcare’ Bill


    US SENATE majority leader Mitch McConnell presented the latest draft of the “Trumpcare” Bill to fellow Republicans yesterday in an attempt to win agreement for a vote next week.

    With all 48 Democrats unanimously opposed to replacing the Affordable Care Act — or...

    Friday 14th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Trump Jnr ‘offered’ Russian dirt on Clinton


    THE US president’s oldest son released a series of emails yesterday detailing a Russian lawyer’s offer of incriminating material on election rival Hillary Clinton.

    Donald Trump Jr said he released the correspondence with music publicist Rob Goldstone “in order to be...

    Wednesday 12th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • US strikes terrorism deal with Qatar


    THE dispute between Qatar and its neighbours took another twist yesterday as the Gulf state made a counterterrorism deal with the US.

    Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani signed the memorandum of understanding with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who flew into Doha that...

    Wednesday 12th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Pyongyang tests missile capable of reaching the United States


    NORTH KOREA tested what it called an intercontinental ballistic missile yesterday and claimed it was capable of hitting the United States.

    China and Russia responded by calling for a return to international talks on Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.

    The North’s...

    Wednesday 5th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World


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