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  • US: Kelly sworn in as Trump’s new chief of staff

    RETIRED general John Kelly took over as beleaguered US President Donald Trump’s chief of staff yesterday after his predecessor was sacked for allegedly leaking information to the press.

    Mr Trump gave Reince Priebus his marching orders on Friday, a day after his new communications...

    Tuesday 1st Aug 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • US-China: Trade official bats back Trump’s tweetings

    CHINA hit back at US President Donald Trump yesterday over comments linking trade to North Korea’s nuclear weapon and missile programmes.

    Vice Commerce Minister Qian Keming’s remarks came after Mr Trump complained that China had benefited massively from trade with the US...

    Tuesday 1st Aug 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • 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