Syria Pledges to Sign Paris Climate Change Agreement

Syria has revealed it will sign the Paris climate agreement, which will leave the United States as the only country to not be a part of the emissions-cutting deal if it makes good on its promise to leave. The nation took a break from its six-year civil war to announce plans at the 23rd Conference…

Trump Warns Kim Jong Un of “Grave Danger” Over Missile, Weapons Program

United States President has issued further warnings to North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, telling him his weapons “are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger.” Mr Trump said to South Korean lawmakers on Wednesday Kim Jong Un’s regime has “interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness” claiming it “would…

Trump Calls to End Immigration Visa Program in Wake of New York Terror Attack

President Donald Trump has called for tighter immigration measures, wanting Congress to “immediately” stop a visa program that resulted in an immigrant accused of a New York City terrorist attack to enter the country. Mr Trump said he wants to terminate the Diversity Visa Lottery, a program that distributes around 50,000 visas to countries where…

Truck Driver Kills Eight in New York Terror Attack

At least eight people have been killed and 11 others injured after a 29-year-old man drove down a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center site in New York City’s lower Manhattan. Police and witnesses said the man deliberately drove a rented truck onto a busy bicycle path on Tuesday local time, crashing it…

North Korea Warns to Take It’s Hydrogen Bomb Threat “Literally”

A senior North Korean official has warned the world it needs to take his country’s threat to test a nuclear weapon above ground “literally”. Official Ri Yong Pil told CNN in Pyongyang that the threat made last month by North Korea’s foreign minister should not be dismissed, claiming the country has “always brought its words…

U.S. Introduces Tougher Vetting in Executive Order After Ban Expiry

The Trump administration will resume admitting refugees into the country after its temporary ban ended on Wednesday, but has introduced tougher new vetting measures following a new executive order. President Donald Trump has signed the order to allow the measures, which will allow the U.S. to consider biographic data from refugee applicants as well as…

US Judge Blocks Latest Version of Trump Travel Ban

A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration’s travel ban just hours before it was to be implemented. U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson authored the ruling on Tuesday, arguing the updated ban is a continuation of Trump’s “promise to exclude Muslims from the United States.” He granted Hawaii’s…

Trump “Most Notable Loser” on Forbes’ Wealthy List

Donald Trump’s net worth has dropped by $600 million according to Forbes Magazine, causing him to fall 92 spots on the magazine’s rich list. The president fell to number 248 this year with an estimated net worth of $3.1 billion in the magazine’s new rich list released on Tuesday. Forbes wrote that Trump was “the…

Trump’s UK VIP Trip Downgraded to “Working Visit”

Donald Trump will visit Britain in 2018 but the trip will be a scaled down version than a VIP visit originally offered to the US President. Mr Trump’s visit will no longer be a red carpet event to showcase the special relationship between the US and Britain, but will likely form part of a tour…

Russia-Trump Campaign Collusion Remains an “Open Question”

The US Senate Intelligence Committee’s panel chairman claims the investigation into Donald Trump’s election campaign collusion with Russia remains open as the panel intensifies its probe. Republican Chairman Richard Burr said the committee plans to conduct 25 more interviews with witnesses this month, aiming to complete the main congressional investigation into Russian meddling in the…