Steve Bannon out of white house

Steve Bannon was fired from his role as chief strategist by President Donald Trump on Friday, after a controversial run as part of the Trump administration. White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, released a statement confirming the firing, after rumours that Mr Bannon would be fired soon had already started spreading. “White House Chief…

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Trump faces continued backlash over Charlottesville response

All 17 members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH) have resigned as a rebuke to US President Donald Trump’s handling of the Charlottesville attack, where he refrained from condemning white supremacists after one drove a car into a group of counter-protestors. The mass resignation letter cites the Trump administration’s “refusal to…

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Terror attacks in Spain, 16 dead and hundreds injured

By Jacinta Payne ISIS have reportedly claimed responsibility for a terror attack in Spain that has left 16 reported dead, and hundreds injured. A van has ploughed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas, a popular tourist street in Barcelona, in an attack similar to London earlier this year and Nice, France last year. Witnesses report seeing…

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Trump and North Korea continue to escalate rhetoric

Tensions continue to flare as US President Donald Trump and North Korea maintain inflammatory rhetoric against each other. In a tweet the president said the US military was “locked and loaded”, and has said he is considering a new round of “very strong” sanctions against North Korea. Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged restraint in…

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