US charges Russians with tampering in US election, Trump claims vindication

US special counsel Robert Mueller has charged 13 Russians and three Russian companies with attempting to influence the 2016 election campaign. Three Russian companies were also charged as part of the espionage conspiracy, which utilised social media trolling and other methods in an attempt to “sow discord in the US political system, including the 2016…

Stopgap bill ends second US Government shutdown this year

A stopgap funding bill was passed by the US House of Representatives and Senate, and signed into law by President Donald Trump in order to end the second government shutdown this year. Despite holding a majority in the House, the Republicans were unable to pass the bill due to 67 dissenting Republicans, including Rand Paul,…

Trump Orders Washington Military Parade Similar to Bastille Day Event

Donald Trump has ordered White House officials and the Pentagon to plan a military parade in Washington similar to the Bastille Day parade he saw while in Paris in July. The U.S. President said wanted a parade that would see soldiers marching and tanks rolling down the streets of Washington , according to The Washington…

Trump Calls for Unity in Maiden State of the Union Address

Donald Trump has called for unity in his maiden State of the Union Address, calling on Republicans and Democrats to work together in “building a safe, strong and proud America”. The US President said he was “extending an open hand” as a unifying figure, urging both sides to come together to build the nation. “Tonight,…

New U.S. Sanctions to Crack Down on North Korea Nuclear Weapons Development

The U.S. Government has issued new sanctions in a bid to curb North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat. The Treasury Department introduced the sanctions on Wednesday on North Korean financial and business networks in China and Russia, to cut off revenue for its nuclear and missile programs. Sanctions have targeted North Korean and Chinese trading…

UK Fights Fake News With New Response Unit

The UK government will launch a rapid response unit to battle “fake news” in the country. A spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said the dedicated “national communications unit” will monitor social media and challenge false stories to “combat disinformation.” “We are living in an era of fake news and competing narratives,” he said. “The…

Trump Lashes Out Against Immigrants in Foul-Mouthed Tirade

Donald Trump has hit out in frustration at immigrants coming to the U.S., during a meeting with bipartisan senators on immigration protections. The President lashed out when politicians suggested reinstating protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan deal, according to the Washington Post. “Why are we having…

China, Russia accused of illegally selling North Korea oil

China has denied reports it sold oil products to North Korea, while Russia has been accused of doing the same in a report by Reuters. China vetoed US efforts to have the UN blacklist six ships accused of illegal trade with North Korea, five of which were mainland China or Hong Kong owned. Mr Trump…

China Slams U.S. Security Plan Following Trump’s “Rival” Claims

China has criticised Donald Trump over its new national security strategy that claims China is a competitor that is challenging the U.S.’s interests. The country claimed the strategy demonstrated a “cold war mentality” after the U.S. president said in a speech announcing the strategy China was eroding the U.S.’s security and prosperity. “We urge the…