US Government to start detaining children alongside parents

The US government said in a court filing that it has the right to detain children with their parents when caught illegally entering into the US while they face their immigration proceedings. Previously children were released from custody after 20 days due to a 1997 court settlement known as the Flores agreement, which was interpreted…

Trump Hails Supreme Court Upholding Travel Ban Ruling a “Tremendous Success”

The US Supreme Court has upheld Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries, handling the US President one of the biggest victories of his presidency. The court ruled in favour of the ban 5-4 in a conservative majority ruling, despite lower courts considering the ban unconstitutional. It held challengers had failed to show that…

US Quits UN Human Rights Council Claiming “Mockery of Human Rights”

The US have withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), claiming the international body is a “cesspool of political bias”. US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said during a media conference with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the body was “hypocritical and self-serving” while making “a mockery of human rights”.…

Nearly 2000 children separated from parents in two months at US-Mexico border

The US Government said that 1,995 children have been separated from 1,940 adults between April 19 and May 31 as part of the Trump administration’s stricter border control policies. This has occurred as the result of a ‘zero tolerance’ policy announced by US Attorney General Jeff Session under which criminal charges are placed against those…

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…

Will they or won’t they: US-North Korea summit back on

US President Donald Trump has reversed his earlier decision to cancel his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, saying the meeting is back on again. This announcement comes just eight days after Mr Trump cancelled the summit due to Pyongyang’s “open hostility”. The announcement comes following a meeting between Mr Trump and Kim Yong-Chol,…

High Level US-North Korea Summit Could Be Delayed: Trump

Donald Trump has claimed there is a “substantial chance” its historic diplomatic meeting between the US and North Korea will be delayed if it chooses not to engage in denuclearisation. The US President said hosting South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House there were doubts that the summit would happen, but the North…

Russian bombers intercepted by US fighter jets in international air space near Alaska

A pair of US fighter jets have reportedly intercepted two Russian bombers flying in international airspace near Alaska. The two Russian TU-95 “Bear” bombers were inside an ‘Air Defense Identification Zone’ about 320km off Alaska’s west coast, according to North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman Andrew Hennessy, a Canadian Army Major. They entered the zone…

US promises to help build North Korea’s economy if it denuclearises

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced the US will help North Korea to achieve economic prosperity similar to South Korea if it denuclearises. Mr Pompeo has just returned from talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which he characterised as “warm” and “constructive. “We had good conversations about the histories of our two…

US accuses China of targeting pilots with lasers in Djibouti

The US has filed a formal complaint against China over lasers originating from a Chinese base in Djibouti being shined at US pilots. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White claimed the US knows that Chinese nationals are responsible for the lasers, and has asked China to investigate, with up to 10 incidents over the past few weeks.…