Myanmar Rejects Claims of Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar claims the United States’ (U.S.) declaration the country is carrying out ethnic cleansing was “without any proven facts”. Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s spokesperson Zaw Htay said U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “failed to mention” Muslim militants’ alleged killings of Hindus and other innocent civilians, after attaching the label to a military…

Bowe Bergdahl dishonourably discharged but not prison sentence

US soldier Bowe Bergdahl has received a dishonourable discharge for abandoning his post in Afghanistan in 2009 after facing military court. He has managed to avoid a prison sentence for desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy though. The military judge ordered that Mr Bergdahl be demoted from sergeant to private, and be fined $1000 a…

Republicans seek to remove Mueller from Russia investigation

Three Republican lawmakers have introduced a resolution calling for special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference during the 2016 election. They claim that there is a conflict of interest, as Mr Mueller was director of the FBI when approval was given for an agreement granting a Russian company access to US uranium. Approval…

Trump Calls to End Immigration Visa Program in Wake of New York Terror Attack

President Donald Trump has called for tighter immigration measures, wanting Congress to “immediately” stop a visa program that resulted in an immigrant accused of a New York City terrorist attack to enter the country. Mr Trump said he wants to terminate the Diversity Visa Lottery, a program that distributes around 50,000 visas to countries where…

North Korea Warns to Take It’s Hydrogen Bomb Threat “Literally”

A senior North Korean official has warned the world it needs to take his country’s threat to test a nuclear weapon above ground “literally”. Official Ri Yong Pil told CNN in Pyongyang that the threat made last month by North Korea’s foreign minister should not be dismissed, claiming the country has “always brought its words…

U.S. Introduces Tougher Vetting in Executive Order After Ban Expiry

The Trump administration will resume admitting refugees into the country after its temporary ban ended on Wednesday, but has introduced tougher new vetting measures following a new executive order. President Donald Trump has signed the order to allow the measures, which will allow the U.S. to consider biographic data from refugee applicants as well as…

Trump’s UK VIP Trip Downgraded to “Working Visit”

Donald Trump will visit Britain in 2018 but the trip will be a scaled down version than a VIP visit originally offered to the US President. Mr Trump’s visit will no longer be a red carpet event to showcase the special relationship between the US and Britain, but will likely form part of a tour…