US Presidential race: Meet Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s running mate

August 11, 2020 BBC 0

Months after her own presidential dreams sputtered to a halt, Kamala Harris will now get another shot at the Democratic ticket. A year ago, the California senator had surged to the front of a crowded field of candidates on the back of a series of strong debate performances – and a searing critique of her rival Joe Biden over race. Read More

Breaking: Gunshots rock White House as Trump flees briefing in US

August 11, 2020 BBC 0

US President Donald Trump was abruptly led out of a news briefing by a Secret Service agent, after shots were fired outside the White House. The agent walked on stage as Mr Trump was speaking and whispered in his ear. Mr Trump was heard to say “Oh!” and “What’s happening”, as he left the room. The White House was placed Read More

Breaking: Over 3 million Coronavirus cases hit US, more than 161,000 dead

July 8, 2020 BBC 0

More than three million people in the US have tested positive for Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. Over 131,000 deaths have been reported, and on Tuesday the US broke its record for most new cases reported in one day. Despite the rise, the White House wants to press forward on some reopenings, including for schools. US Vice-President Mike Pence, Read More

Kanye West enters bid for US presidential race

July 5, 2020 AFP 0

Kanye West, the entertainment mogul who urges listeners in one song to “reach for the stars, so if you fall, you land on a cloud,” claimed Saturday he is challenging Donald Trump for the US presidency in 2020. “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for Read More

George Floyd: Pandemonium as protest escalates in US, curfew imposed

May 31, 2020 BBC 0

Curfews have been ordered in cities across the US in an attempt to stem the violent clashes between protesters and police over the death of George Floyd. Widespread demonstrations have taken place, with riot police using tear gas and rubber bullets after their vehicles were set alight in several cities. President Donald Trump blamed looters and anarchists for the violence. Read More

Breaking: At last, Trump reveals where, how Covid-19 originated

April 30, 2020 Editor 0

US President Donald Trump claims he has seen evidence that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 originated in a Wuhan laboratory. Speaking at a White House news conference he said China either could not stop spread of the virus, or let it spread, Skynews reports. He declined to say whether he holds the Chinese President Xi Jinping responsible for what he Read More

US counts near 50,000 Covid-19 deaths, records over 800,000 cases

April 23, 2020 Reuters 0

U.S. coronavirus deaths topped 47,000 on Wednesday after rising by a near-record single-day number the previous day, according to a Reuters tally, according to Reuters. A University of Washington model here often cited by the White House, projected a total of nearly 66,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths by Aug. 4, an upward revision from its most recent previous estimate of 60,000 deaths. At Read More

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Trump survives impeachment, stays on as US President

February 6, 2020 Editor 0

President Donald Trump has been cleared in his impeachment trial, ending a congressional bid to oust him from office that bitterly divided the US. The Senate, run by the president’s fellow Republicans, voted to acquit him 52-48 on charges of abuse of power and 53-47 on obstruction of Congress. Democrats charged Mr Trump in December with pressuring Ukraine to smear Read More

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Iran: US House clips Trump’s wings

January 10, 2020 Editor 0

In a rebuke to President Donald Trump, the US House voted Thursday to restrict his future military action against Iran, as lawmakers sought to claw back congressional war powers from the White House. The non-binding resolution was introduced by Democrats after Trump’s order to kill an Iranian commander and retaliatory missile strikes by the Islamic republic dramatically escalated tensions and Read More

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Trump goes wild on Twitter

October 17, 2018 Editorial III 0

President Donald Trump’s standout act Tuesday was to brand porn star Stormy Daniels “Horseface.”  He also launched tweets about “Pocahontas” Elizabeth Warren, a liberal senator seen as a potential 2020 presidential candidate. Trump had ridiculed the senator  for trying to prove she is part Native American. But the equine insult was the most startling moment of a day when the White Read More

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We won’t allow killings of Nigerian Christians – Trump

May 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Says Nigeria has a massive reputation for corruption FG remains committed to human rights – Buhari ‘I won’t pressure US to buy Nigeria oil’ ‘I’d like to visit Nigeria’ President Donald Trump has declared that the United States “will not condone the on-going killings across central Nigeria,” adding that efforts would be made to end the carnage. He stated this Read More

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White House to announce cuts in ‘security assistance’ for Pakistan

January 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has been informing members of Congress that it will announce as soon as Wednesday plans to cut off “security assistance” to Pakistan, congressional aides said on Wednesday, a day after the White House warned Islamabad it would have to do more to maintain U.S. aid. Aides in two congressional offices said the State Department called Read More