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…

US Boeing 737 Max 8 Plane Ferried to California Makes Emergency Landing

A US Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 plane has been forced to make an emergency landing shortly after departing Florida. Southwest Flight 8701 took off from Orlando International Airport at 2:50pm on Tuesday local time, but returned to the airport 10 minutes later after pilots reported an engine problem. The plane was being ferried…

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…

US warns Assad against delaying process to end Syrian war

US special representative for Syria, Jim Jeffrey, declared that the US will impose sanctions to pursue “a strategy of isolation” with its allies if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad holds up the political process aiming to end the Syrian war. Mr Jeffrey warned that Washington would work with allies in Europe, Asia and the Middle East…

US planning actions in response to Venezuelan crisis

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the US is planning a series of actions designed to put pressure on the Venezuelan government. “You’ll see in the coming days a series of actions that continue to increase the pressure level against the Venezuelan leadership folks, who are working directly against the best interest…

White House optimistic about China trade despite no date for talks

China has cancelled upcoming trade talk with the US according to a Wall Street Journal report, as a trade war between the two nations continues to develop. China announced an additional $US60 billion of US products to be subject to import tariffs in response to a US announcement of $US200 billion of Chinese good to…

Russia undermining North Korea sanctions, says Pompeo

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has accused Russia of undermining the international sanctions on North Korea. Mr Pompeo said the sanctions are necessary to maintain pressure on North Korea to convince Pyongyang to stop its nuclear program and give up its nuclear weapons. “Russia has actively attempted to undermine the U.N. Security Council resolutions,…

Five dead after Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina

Photo Courtesy: national oceanic and atmospheric administration, NOAA Five people have died after Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, bringing strong winds and heavy rains. Residents of western North Carolina have been warned they may see flooding and landslides, with some weather models predicting more than 50 inches of rain for parts of North Carolina.…