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…

High Level US-North Korea Summit Could Be Delayed: Trump

Donald Trump has claimed there is a “substantial chance” its historic diplomatic meeting between the US and North Korea will be delayed if it chooses not to engage in denuclearisation. The US President said hosting South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House there were doubts that the summit would happen, but the North…

North Korea Calls Off South Korea Talks, Threatens to Cancel US Summit

North Korea has cancelled high-level talks scheduled for Wednesday with South Korea, following joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the exercises, called “Max Thunder” air combat drills involving US stealth fighters and B-52 bombers were a “provocation” angering the North Korean government.…

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush Dies at 92

Picture Courtesy: Bush Presidential Library Former United States first lady Barbara Bush has passed at the age of 92. A statement from the Office of George H.W. Bush confirmed Mrs Bush’s death on Wednesday, calling her a “fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other.” “Laura, Barbara, Jenna and I are sad, but our…

US sanctions Putin’s allies over election meddling, ‘malign activity’

The United States are imposing heavy sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s allies as Washington seeks to put pressure on Russia for election meddling and other “malign activity”. The sanctions will freeze the assets US assets of seven Russian oligarchs, including close associate of Mr Putin aluminium tycoon Oleg Deripaska, and 17 Russian government officials.…

Police Identify YouTube Shooter Who “Hated” the Company

A woman who went on a shooting rampage at the headquarters of YouTube has been identified as a user who was disgruntled over the video-sharing website’s policies that limited her audience. San Bruno Police Department identified the woman as 39-year-old San Diego resident Nasim Najafi Aghdam in a statement. They said Ms Aghdam approached an…