OPINION: Trump, Media, Public Engagement And Where It’s Heading

OPINION BY: Martin Turner, Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance WA Media Section President  Donald Trump controls the media, so if you’re someone who uses media (and you’re engaging with the media right now), welcome to Trump Land. You may wonder why this has happened in a very short time. Trump is barely out of his presidential diapers…

Florida man charged over US mail bombs

By Cassandra Elliott Cesar Sayoc, a 56-year-old man from Florida was arrested on Friday. He is suspected of sending 14 mail bombs and has been arrested and charged with multiple offences. DNA and fingerprints found on packages sent to the former president Barack Obama and Democratic congress-woman Maxine Waters matched those of Sayoc’s previous police…

Explosive Devices Sent to Obama, Clinton, CNN in “Act of Terror”

US President Donald Trump has warned political violence has “no place in the United States, after suspected explosive devices were sent to a number of public figures including former president Barack Obama. A series of suspicious packages were intercepted by police targeting Mr Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN reporter Eric Holder and the office of…

Trump to Meet Putin Amid Ongoing US-Russia Nuclear Arms Conflict

US President Donald Trump will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Paris next month, as disputes continue over a nuclear arms treaty. Mr Trump and Mr Putin will meet at World War One centenary commemorations amid growing tensions around the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), with both nations threatening to increase nuclear weapons if…

Nikki Haley Quits As United States Ambassador To The UN

Picture Courtesy: White House Nikki Haley becomes the latest to quit the Trump Administration, following an announcement with President Donald Trump at the White House. Ms Haley made the announcement during a press conference this morning at the Oval Office, saying her resignation will take affect at the end of the year. She was accompanied…

China claims no cause to panic as trade war tensions escalate

China’s top diplomat, Wang Yi, said the escalating tensions between Beijing and Washington were “no cause to panic”. He also warned China will remain defiant to Washington’s attempts to pressure China on trade. US President Donald Trump accused China of attempting to interfere with the upcoming November 6 midterm elections due to his trade policies…

Trump Backflips Over “Misspoken” Presidential Election Comments

Donald Trump has backtracked on comments over Russia’s involvement in the 2016 US presidential election, after facing bipartisan criticism over the remarks made during a news conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The US President said that he had “misspoken” during the joint conference on Monday (local time) and had meant to say that he…

Trump to announce Supreme Court pick July 9, has shortlist ready

US President Donald Trump has said that he will announce his nominee for the Supreme Court on July 9, and that he has a shortlist of about five candidates. The nominee will replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and the decision is likely to have a decades-long impact. Mr Trump has been secretive about…

Trump Hails Supreme Court Upholding Travel Ban Ruling a “Tremendous Success”

The US Supreme Court has upheld Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries, handling the US President one of the biggest victories of his presidency. The court ruled in favour of the ban 5-4 in a conservative majority ruling, despite lower courts considering the ban unconstitutional. It held challengers had failed to show that…

OPINION: Donald Trump’s Big Gamble On North Korea

Only time will tell us whether the meeting between Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump was a success for those of us living in Australia. Most of us want to see fewer nuclear weapons in the world and in our region and, if their number can’t be reduced, less of a threat that those missiles will…