American parents who abused their 13 children get life imprisonment

By Helene Fung, Photo: Facebook David and Louise Turpin were sentenced in a Californian court room to life imprisonment for keeping their 13 children captive and abusing them. They pleaded guilty to multiple charges including torture, child abuse and false imprisonmentback in February this year. The police raided the Turpins’ family home in January 2018…

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…

Trump-Kim romance reverses North Korea sanctions

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he intends to reverse a decision by the US Treasury to impose additional sanctions on North Korea. The reason is because he “likes” North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and doesn’t think sanctions are necessary. Mr Trump did not specify which sanctions would be reversed.…

Mass surrender of Islamic State fighters in last Syrian stronghold

By Helene Fung Approximately 1,000 Islamic State fighters have surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces from the last stronghold in Baghouz. Under negotiated terms, the injured would be given medical treatment in hospitals while the remainder are headed to jail. An Egyptian spokesman from the group claims that they had been sitting for days in…

Former Trump Campaign Chairman prison-bound

By Helene Fung Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for US President Donald Trump, has been sentenced to 47 months in jail due to tax fraud and bank fraud charges. He’s also been ordered to pay fines of more than US$24 million. Manafort has hidden earnings he made in the Ukraine from the US Inland…

No deal reached as second Trump-Kim Summit cut short

By Helene Fung, Picture Courtesy: White House The high profile summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Kim Jong-un in Vietnam collapsed, as the parties failed to reach agreement over US sanctions on the North Korea. In a news conference afterwards, Mr Trump said the breakdown occurred over North Korea’s insistence that all…

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un Meet For Second Summit in Vietnam

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have arrived in Vietnam, ahead of their second summit. Mr Trump landed at Noi Bai airport in the capital Hanoi on board Air Force One hours after Mr Kim reached the city by train and car, for meetings that will take place beginning on Wednesday…

200 US soldiers to be left behind in Syria post-withdrawal

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump bucked under pressure, and back-flipped away from a complete withdrawal of the US forces from Syria. The White House announced in a statement that “a small peacekeeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for a period of time”. No details have been provided regarding how long the…