White House locked down after a man set fire outside

By Helene Fung The White House went into lock down mode local time 3:15pm local time Friday (3:15am Perth time Saturday 13th April) after a man in a wheelchair scooter lit his jacket on fire, on Pennsylvania Avenue just outside the White House in Washington, D.C., in the United States of America. Secret Service officers…

US inundated with asylum seekers, Trump threatens to shut border with Mexico

By Helene Fung The US Department of Homeland Security is struggling with a surge in asylum seekers from Central American countries who enter through Mexico, with tens of thousands fleeing violence and economic hardship in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. US President Donald Trump threatened to close the border with Mexico next week if Mexico…

No deal reached as second Trump-Kim Summit cut short

By Helene Fung, Picture Courtesy: White House The high profile summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Kim Jong-un in Vietnam collapsed, as the parties failed to reach agreement over US sanctions on the North Korea. In a news conference afterwards, Mr Trump said the breakdown occurred over North Korea’s insistence that all…

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un Meet For Second Summit in Vietnam

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have arrived in Vietnam, ahead of their second summit. Mr Trump landed at Noi Bai airport in the capital Hanoi on board Air Force One hours after Mr Kim reached the city by train and car, for meetings that will take place beginning on Wednesday…

Trump to declare national emergency to fund Mexico border wall

By Helene Fung The White House confirmed that US President Donald Trump intends to declare a national emergency, so that he can bypass Congress with emergency powers to access funds to build a border wall with Mexico. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced the move, and has not ruled out a legal challenge to…

Trump Needs Proof of Border “Crisis” to Build Mexico Wall: Expert

Donald Trump will need to establish that a security and humanitarian “crisis” exists to build a wall on the United States-Mexico border, a politics commentator has claimed, following the US president’s ongoing consideration to declare a national emergency. Murdoch University Senior Politics and Policy Lecturer Ian Cook said Mr Trump would have to prove to…

OPINION: Trump, Media, Public Engagement And Where It’s Heading

OPINION BY: Martin Turner, Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance WA Media Section President  Donald Trump controls the media, so if you’re someone who uses media (and you’re engaging with the media right now), welcome to Trump Land. You may wonder why this has happened in a very short time. Trump is barely out of his presidential diapers…