FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe fired two days before retirement

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has fired Andrew McCabe from his former position as FBI Deputy Director, just two days before he was eligible to retire. Mr McCabe, who would have been eligible to retire on his 50th birthday in two days, was heavily involved in the investigations into Hillary Clinton and Russia’s role in…

Russian ties with west strained following nerve agent attack

Russia is facing more backlash after an alleged military grade nerve agent attack on British soil, with the UK, US, Germany and France releasing a joint statement blaming Moscow for the attack. Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal, 66 and his daughter Yulia Skripal, 33, were the targets of the attack, which used a nerve agent developed…

Mexico hit by 7.2 earthquake, no deaths but power cut and homes damaged

Nearly a million homes and businesses have been left without power in Mexico following a prolonged 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the capital and four southwest states. So far no deaths have been reported and no buildings have collapsed. The quake caused panic though, with the region still suffering the consequences of to powerful quakes…

South Korean President meets with Kim Jong Un’s sister

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has met with Kim Yo Jong, the influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, seeking to utilise the Olympic détente to further diplomatic relations. The pair met face-to-face for the first time at the opening ceremony, where they shook hands and cheered for Korean athletes marching under a unified…

Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI about Russia contact

Michael Flynn, former US national security adviser and a senior member of the Trump campaign team, admitted that he gave false statements to the FBI about contact with Russia’s ambassador at the time, Sergei Kislyak. Mr Flynn has agreed to cooperate with the investigation into alleged interference in the 2016 election by the Russians. The…

FBI Deny ISIS’ Links To Las Vegas Shooting

This breaking news article will be updated as details comes to hand. After the ‘Islamic State’ has claimed responsibility for the Las Vegas shooting, the FBI has released a brief statement denying ISIS’ claims. The incident happened at the Las Vegas’ strip, where approximately 22,000 people are attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival. At least…

South Korea preparing for more North Korean missile tests

South Korea is preparing for North Korea to conduct more missile tests, with the north celebrating its foundation day this weekend. North Korea held a missile test last year on its September 9th anniversary, and South Korea has warned that it expects another missile test despite UN sanctions. There are reports that solar storms may…

Hurricane Harvey hits land over Texas

Hurricane Harvey, predicted to be the worst storm in a decade to hit mainland US, has made landfall over Texas. It made second landfall around 1am Texas time, hitting near the shore of Corpano Bay, after making its first landfall at 10pm local time between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor. The category four storm has…

Trump pardons Joe Arpaio, “toughest sheriff in America”

US President Donald Trump has pardoned Joe Arpaio, former sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona, who had been convicted of criminal contempt in a case about racial profiling.  Mr Arpaio, seen as the face of the crackdown on illegal immigrants, was found to be in defiance of a court order to stop detaining Latino motorists…