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  • The jury begins deliberations

    The jury began deliberations yesterday in the tax and bank fraud trial of Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort after 12 days of riveting testimony featuring hidden bank accounts, betrayal and lavish spending on homes, cars and clothes.

  • Rogue White House ex-aide releases Trump tape

    Former White House staffer and TV celebrity Omarosa Manigault Newman has released a recording of a private conversation with President Donald Trump after she was fired.

  • US courts UK to ditch support for Iran deal

    The United States yesterday urged Britain to ditch its support for a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and instead join forces with Washington to

  • No room in US for 'neo-nazism'

    Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's daughter and a White House adviser, explicitly condemned "white supremacy, racism and neo-nazism" late Saturday in a manner her father seems reluctant to do.

  • 'Suicidal' man steals, crashes empty plane from Seattle airport

    A "suicidal" mechanic stole an empty passenger plane from the Seattle-Tacoma airport, took it for a brief flight then crashed it in an incident officials say is unrelated to terrorism.

  • US jury orders Monsanto to pay $290mn to cancer patient

    A California jury orders chemical giant Monsanto to pay nearly $290 million for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that its weed killer Roundup might cause cancer.

  • Melania’s parents get citizenship in US using 'chain migration'

    The Slovenian-born parents of Melania Trump became US citizens at a naturalization ceremony in New York on Thursday, reportedly taking advantage of a family reunification program President Donald Trump has vehemently denounced.

  • Time has come to prepare for next battlefield

    Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday unveiled details of plans to build a US Space Force that would become the sixth branch of America's massive military, saying the time has come to prepare for "the next battlefield."

  • Melania Trump's Slovenian parents get US citizenship

    The Slovenian-born parents of US First Lady Melania Trump become US citizens at a naturalization ceremony in New York, their immigration lawyer Michael Wildes confirms to AFP.

  • NY Times to pass 4m subscribers 'soon'

    The New York Times, the most prestigious newspaper in the United States, announced Wednesday that it expects to "soon" cross the threshold of four million subscribers, even if growth is slowing.

  • Bachelet picked to replace Zeid as UN rights chief

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has chosen former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be the world body's new human rights chief, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

  • US hits Russia with sanctions over Britain nerve agent attack

    The United States says it is imposing new sanctions on Russia over Moscow's involvement in the use of a "lethal" nerve agent in the attempted killing of a former spy in Britain.

  • Ominous signs for Trump, GOP

    A hotly contested race in Ohio for a US House of Representatives seat that has gone Republican for more than 30 years remained too close to call yesterday, in an encouraging sign for Democrats and an ominous sign for the president and Republicans ahead of November's midterms.

  • Monsanto faces 'day of reckoning'

    The lawyer for a California groundskeeper dying of cancer urged jurors Tuesday to make Monsanto pay hundreds of millions of dollars for failing to warn about the health risks of weed killer Roundup.

  • New York sues Trump administration

    New York files a lawsuit seeking to compel the Trump administration to turn over more information about a pilot program allowing employers to resolve violations of federal overtime and minimum wage laws without penalties.

  • Iran slams US 'psychological warfare'

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says that Washington's call for new nuclear negotiations at the same time as it reimposes crippling sanctions "doesn't make sense" and is an attempt at "psychological warfare".

  • 5 killed, dozens shot in Chicago 'violent night'

    Forty-four people were shot across the Midwestern US city of Chicago Sunday, US media reported, with five killed in a wave of violence

  • It was 'totally legal'

    US President Donald Trump acknowledged on Sunday that his son met with Russians in 2016 at Trump Tower to get information on his election opponent Hillary Clinton, saying it was "totally legal" and "done all the time in politics."

  • Trump son sought information on Clinton from Russians in 2016

    US President Donald Trump acknowledges that his son met with Russians in 2016 at Trump Tower to get information on his election opponent Hillary Clinton, saying it was "totally legal" and "done all the time in politics."

  • Scattered protests in Iran as US sanctions loom

    Sporadic protests were taking place in cities in Iran for a fourth day, with demonstrators attacking a Shia seminary west of Tehran, according to Iranian news agencies and social media yesterday, as Iranians brace for a return of US sanctions.

  • US pledges $300m for Southeast Asia

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday pledged to provide nearly $300 million in new security funding for Southeast Asia, as China forges ahead with plans to bolster its engagement in the region.

  • Migrant family separations a 'low point'

    Ivanka Trump distanced herself Thursday from some of her father's most controversial policies and strident rhetoric, saying she is "vehemently against" family separations and that journalists are not the enemy.

  • Russia still carrying election meddling

    Russia yesterday called new US election meddling claims "hysteria" that "makes a mockery" of America after Washington accused Moscow of a continued campaign to influence its public opinion.

  • US Senate passes huge defense spending bill

    The US Senate easily passed a $716.3 billion defense authorization bill Wednesday that ramps up military spending and bolsters

  • 'Thank you to Kim'

    US President Donald Trump said yesterday he looked forward to meeting Kim Jong Un soon and thanked the North Korean leader for sending the suspected remains of US soldiers killed in the 1950-1953 Korean War back to the United States.

  • US-Turkey ties hit new low

    Turkey was yesterday drawing up retaliatory measures after Washington slapped sanctions on two Turkish ministers in the one of the biggest crises between the two Nato allies in recent years.

  • Trump 'looking into' rules on printed guns

    US President Donald Trump said yesterday he was "looking into" whether Americans should be able to print their own guns, dipping his

  • Don't 'walk away' on AIDS

    Bill Clinton pleaded with the world Friday not to abandon the campaign to rein in the HIV virus which still kills nearly a million people every year and infects twice as many.

  • Teen burglar wakes up California couple

    Burglar wakes up homeowner couple, asks for Wi-Fi access

    An elderly couple in California of the US are surprised by a burglar who asked for their Wi-Fi password.

  • Trump delays second Putin summit to next yr

    US President Donald Trump on Wednesday delayed a second summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, while his top diplomat insisted there was no let up against Moscow following the two leaders' controversial meeting in Helsinki.