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…

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…

OPINION: Trump, Media, Public Engagement And Where It’s Heading

OPINION BY: Martin Turner, Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance WA Media Section President  Donald Trump controls the media, so if you’re someone who uses media (and you’re engaging with the media right now), welcome to Trump Land. You may wonder why this has happened in a very short time. Trump is barely out of his presidential diapers…

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…

US Judge Blocks Latest Version of Trump Travel Ban

A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration’s travel ban just hours before it was to be implemented. U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson authored the ruling on Tuesday, arguing the updated ban is a continuation of Trump’s “promise to exclude Muslims from the United States.” He granted Hawaii’s…

Steve Bannon out of white house

Steve Bannon was fired from his role as chief strategist by President Donald Trump on Friday, after a controversial run as part of the Trump administration. White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, released a statement confirming the firing, after rumours that Mr Bannon would be fired soon had already started spreading. “White House Chief…

YOU ARE FIRED: Trump Sacked Anthony Scaramucci In Just 10 Days

White House Chief Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci was reported sacked by U.S. President Donald Trump, just 10 days after he was appointed. It was reported that Mr Scaramucci had a verbal outburst against senior staffers within the White House just days before his sacking. In a statement, the White House has confirmed his departure. “Mr…

Sean Spicer Resigns as Trump’s Press Secretary

Sean Spicer, the White House Press Secretary has resigned from his post over objections to the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as the White House communications director. Mr Spicer is reported to have told Donald Trump that the appointment was a “major mistake”, resigning shortly after the announcement. Mr Spicer has previously been acting as White…

Donald Trump Announces US Withdrawal from Paris Climate Change Agreement

United States President Donald Trump has announced the US will withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate change agreement, claiming the deal is more “about other countries gaining an advantage over the United States.” The US would withdraw from the agreement immediately and would start negotiating a new deal “on terms that are fair to the…