BREAKING: Shots Fired Near US Capitol

BREAKING: Shots Fired Near US Capitol

Shots were fired this morning near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. U.S. Capitol Police responded to the area at Washington Ave and Independence Ave, which is located near the U.S. Botanic Garden and the Rayburn House Office Building. The female suspect apparently struck a Capitol Police cruiser and then tried running over several officers […]

Ex-CIA Operative Freed In Portugal, Escapes Extradition To Italy

Ex-CIA Operative Freed In Portugal, Escapes Extradition To Italy

A former CIA officer convicted of involvement in the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in Italy was released by authorities in Lisbon, Portugal on Wednesday after winning a last-minute reprieve from extradition. Sabrina de Sousa, a dual U.S.-Portuguese citizen, was waiting at Lisbon airport to be flown to Italy early on Wednesday when word […]

Mugabe Praises Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy

Mugabe Praises Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy

U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” policy has an admirer in Zimbabwe’s longtime president, who says the policy resonates with his own thinking. President Robert Mugabe, who turned 93 on Tuesday and is the world’s oldest head of state, spoke in a birthday interview with state-run media. “When it comes to Donald Trump, on the […]

Trump Knew For Weeks Ex-Adviser Flynn Lied

Trump Knew For Weeks Ex-Adviser Flynn Lied

U.S. President Donald Trump knew for weeks that national security adviser Michael Flynn had misled the White House about his contacts with Russia but did not immediately force him out, an administration spokesman said on Tuesday. Trump was informed in late January that Flynn had not told Vice President Mike Pence the whole truth about […]

Netanyahu Prepares To Meet Trump, Seeks Policy Alignment

Netanyahu Prepares To Meet Trump, Seeks Policy Alignment

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, preparing for his first meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, will work with advisers on Tuesday to align Israeli and U.S. thinking on the Middle East and ensure “no gaps” remain. Staff have cleared most of Tuesday for discussions with Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, […]

Cheating French Businessman Sues Uber

Cheating French Businessman Sues Uber

A businessman in southern France is suing ride-hailing company Uber over his wife’s discovery of rides he took to see his lover, his lawyer said. The man says he once requested an Uber driver from his wife’s phone. Despite logging off, the application continued to send notifications to her iPhone afterwards, revealing his travel history […]

Hundreds of Immigrants Arrested in ‘Routine’ U.S. Enforcement Surge

Hundreds of Immigrants Arrested in ‘Routine’ U.S. Enforcement Surge

U.S. federal immigration agents arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least four states this week in what officials on Friday called routine enforcement actions. Reports of immigration sweeps this week sparked concern among immigration advocates and families, coming on the heels of President Donald Trump’s executive order barring refugees and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim […]

Donald Trump’s inauguration breaks live streaming records

Donald Trump’s inauguration breaks live streaming records

US President Donald Trump’s inauguration was the most watched news event streamed online to date, analysts suggest. At its peak, a record 8.7Tbps of live video was streamed, according to content delivery network Akamai Technologies. The previous record of 7.5Tbps was set during US election day coverage on 8 November 2016. The figures reflect the […]

California not to follow Trump agenda – Governor Brown

California not to follow Trump agenda – Governor Brown

California’s Governor Jerry Brown has forcefully defended the state’s efforts to curb global warming, protect immigrants and expand health care, vowing in his State of the State address Tuesday to fight the Trump administration if it tries to roll back the state’s accomplishments. “California is not turning back. Not now, not ever,” he declared. The Democratic […]

President Trump signs US out of massive TPP

President Trump signs US out of massive TPP

U.S. President, Donald Trump has signed an executive order to withdraw the country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal (TPP). The deal which was an initiative of former President Barack Obama was signed by 12 countries and covered 40 per cent of the World’s economy. The massive trade deal was negotiated in 2015 by nations […]