Trump extends Iran deal, issues allies ultimatum to ‘fix’ it

US President Donald Trump has signed sanction waivers, upholding Washington’s commitments to former president Barack Obama’s deal with Iran. He did, however, issue a warning that he still wants to see the deal “fixed”. “Despite my strong inclination, I have not yet withdrawn the United States from the Iran nuclear deal,” Mr Trump said in…

Cuba blames crickets for “sonic attacks” on US embassy

Cuba has responded with an official explanation to the alleged sonic attacks that caused the US to withdraw most of its diplomats last month, blaming cicadas and crickets. A half hour special, titles Alleged Sonic Attacks, was broadcast in Cuba, claiming that sufficiently loud insect noises can result in “hearing loss, irritation and hypertension” after…

Trump to announce new Iran strategy next week

US President Donald Trump is set to withdraw his endorsement of the nuclear deal his predecessor, Barack Obama, negotiated. Saying the deal does not in America’s national security interests, Mr Trump will reportedly release a new strategy for dealing with Iran. “He’s looking at all of the bad behaviour of Iran, not just the nuclear…

Trump appear to confirm investigation into his firing of Comey

A Tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump appears to confirm reports that he is being investigated for obstruction of justice in regards to his firing of James Comey. The investigation relates to the inquiry into whether Russians acted to interfere with the election, and an examination of ties between the Trump administration and Russia. “I…

Child’s life taken is one too many

The US government needs to get a grip on itself. In Chicago, the most recent victim of homicide is 15 year old Hadiya Pendleton, a bright student who had performed for President Barack Obama. The teenager was hanging out in a park with friends before being shot in the back by a gunman during the…