Hundreds Dead as Powerful Earthquake Hits Mexico

A powerful earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing 248 people and leaving rescuers frantically searching for survivors. The 7.1 magnitude quake struck around lunchtime, toppling 44 buildings including at least one primary school in the Mexican capital. Millions of people fled into the streets when the disaster occurred, many concerned about their welfare and the…

Hurricane Irma hits Bahamas and Haiti, Florida next

Parts of Florida are being evacuated and officials are warning that hurricane Irma will “devastate the United States”. Currently a category four storm, Irma has already hit a series of islands in the north-east Caribbean, including Barbuda, the British and US Virgin Islands, and the French St Martin and St Barthelemey islands. The storm is…

Trump meets with South Korean President over North Korea

US President Donald Trump has met with South Korean President Moon Jae-In, discussing ways they can apply pressure to North Korea to try avoid a war. The two presidents discussed continued economic sanctions and diplomatic pressure to try keep North Korea in check. They also agreed to increase South Korea’s missile capabilities, and the US…

Iran Dismisses US Calls for UN’s Military Site Access

Iran has rejected the United States’ demand for United Nations (UN) nuclear inspectors to visit its military bases, claiming they are “off limits”. The nation rejected access after the UN’s US ambassador pressed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to ensure they were not concealing activities banned by the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and…

Trump pardons Joe Arpaio, “toughest sheriff in America”

US President Donald Trump has pardoned Joe Arpaio, former sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona, who had been convicted of criminal contempt in a case about racial profiling.  Mr Arpaio, seen as the face of the crackdown on illegal immigrants, was found to be in defiance of a court order to stop detaining Latino motorists…

North Korea fires missiles into Sea of Japan

In a move likely to continue the recent escalation of tensions between North Korea and the US, North Korea has test fired several missiles into the Sea of Japan. Three short-range missiles were fired into the sea off the east coast, likely in response to joint military exercises being conducted by South Korea and the…

US Pleased By North Korea’s Missile Launch “Restraint”

The United States Secretary of State has praised Kim Jong-un for showing restraint over its missile program, since the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted new sanctions against North Korea. Rex Tillerson said there had been no missile launches or other provocative acts by North Korea, just weeks after North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic…

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…