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…

Trump-Kim romance reverses North Korea sanctions

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he intends to reverse a decision by the US Treasury to impose additional sanctions on North Korea. The reason is because he “likes” North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and doesn’t think sanctions are necessary. Mr Trump did not specify which sanctions would be reversed.…

Former Trump Campaign Chairman prison-bound

By Helene Fung Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for US President Donald Trump, has been sentenced to 47 months in jail due to tax fraud and bank fraud charges. He’s also been ordered to pay fines of more than US$24 million. Manafort has hidden earnings he made in the Ukraine from the US Inland…

200 US soldiers to be left behind in Syria post-withdrawal

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump bucked under pressure, and back-flipped away from a complete withdrawal of the US forces from Syria. The White House announced in a statement that “a small peacekeeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for a period of time”. No details have been provided regarding how long the…

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…

Florida man charged over US mail bombs

By Cassandra Elliott Cesar Sayoc, a 56-year-old man from Florida was arrested on Friday. He is suspected of sending 14 mail bombs and has been arrested and charged with multiple offences. DNA and fingerprints found on packages sent to the former president Barack Obama and Democratic congress-woman Maxine Waters matched those of Sayoc’s previous police…

Nikki Haley Quits As United States Ambassador To The UN

Picture Courtesy: White House Nikki Haley becomes the latest to quit the Trump Administration, following an announcement with President Donald Trump at the White House. Ms Haley made the announcement during a press conference this morning at the Oval Office, saying her resignation will take affect at the end of the year. She was accompanied…

FBI to investigate Kavanaugh, delaying confirmation by one week

US President Donald Trump has relented to intense pressure, including from moderate Republicans, and ordered a one-week FBI investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Mr Trump addressed the announcement on Twitter, appearing confident Mr Kavanaugh will be cleared. “Just started, tonight, our 7th FBI investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh,”…