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…

Three Wounded, Suspect Dead in YouTube Shooting

A woman has shot three people at YouTube’s headquarters in California before killing herself, police said. Police confirmed the woman wounded the three people before taking her own life at the San Bruno offices, in what was believed to be a domestic violence related incident. Officers did not identify the suspect but said the 30-year-old…

Kim Jong-un Meets Xi Jinping in Beijing in First Known Foreign Trip

Kim Jong-Un has made a surprise visit to China, confirmed as his first known foreign trip since assuming power. The North Korean leader made unofficial the trip at China’s request and met Chinese President Xi Jinping, where he discussed giving up the country’s nuclear weapons, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua. Xinhua reported Mr…

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces plan to ban bump stocks

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced a plan to legally recognise bump stocks as “machine guns”, effectively making them illegal. The plan seeks to put into law US President Donald Trump’s pledge to make bump stocks illegal, made in the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting. “Since the day he took office, President Trump…

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe fired two days before retirement

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has fired Andrew McCabe from his former position as FBI Deputy Director, just two days before he was eligible to retire. Mr McCabe, who would have been eligible to retire on his 50th birthday in two days, was heavily involved in the investigations into Hillary Clinton and Russia’s role in…

Trump Meets Florida Shooting Survivors, Promising Tougher Actions

US President Donald Trump has vowed to implement stronger background checks and  mental health checks for gun buyers, in the wake of the Florida school shooting. Mr Trump suggested the measures which also included arming teachers in a bid to prevent another massacre as he met with students, parents and teachers who survived last week’s…

Trump Bans Bump Stocks in Wake of Florida School Shooting

US President Donald Trump has announced a ban on “all devices” that turns semiautomatic guns into machine following mounting pressure over gun control following last week’s Florida school shooting. Mr Trump said he had ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a memo to ban the devices that include “bump stocks”, following protests for gun control…

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…