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…

Explosive Devices Sent to Obama, Clinton, CNN in “Act of Terror”

US President Donald Trump has warned political violence has “no place in the United States, after suspected explosive devices were sent to a number of public figures including former president Barack Obama. A series of suspicious packages were intercepted by police targeting Mr Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN reporter Eric Holder and the office of…

Trump to Meet Putin Amid Ongoing US-Russia Nuclear Arms Conflict

US President Donald Trump will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Paris next month, as disputes continue over a nuclear arms treaty. Mr Trump and Mr Putin will meet at World War One centenary commemorations amid growing tensions around the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), with both nations threatening to increase nuclear weapons if…

Nahan Denies Owing Tax in US Amid Citizenship Renunciation

State Opposition leader Mike Nahan has denied owing tax in the US, following revelations he was denied a renunciation of his US citizenship because of a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Mr Nahan said in a statement he needed to clarify the dispute involving US tax laws, in which he believed he was…

US vetoes Security Council resolution to protect Palestinian civilians

The United States has vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution drafted by Kuwait that called for the protection of Palestinian civilians. The US was also the only nation to back its call to condemn Hamas for recent violence in the Gaza strip. The US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, criticised the UN for…

Zuckerberg to Meet European Parliament Over Facebook Data Scandal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to meet leaders of the European Parliament, to discuss the improper use of millions of the social network users’ data in Europe. The parliament’s president Antonio Tajani said in a statement that Mr Zuckerberg would travel to Brussels “hopefully” as soon as next week, to answer questions about Cambridge…

North Korea Calls Off South Korea Talks, Threatens to Cancel US Summit

North Korea has cancelled high-level talks scheduled for Wednesday with South Korea, following joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the exercises, called “Max Thunder” air combat drills involving US stealth fighters and B-52 bombers were a “provocation” angering the North Korean government.…

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…

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…

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…