Trump immigration court defeat is ‘bananas’, says White House

Trump immigration court defeat is ‘bananas’, says White House

Image copyright Reuters Image caption San Francisco officials announce the lawsuit against the White House in January The White House has labelled “bananas” a ruling that blocks President Donald Trump’s order barring funding for cities that shelter illegal immigrants. A San Francisco judge has placed January’s executive order in limbo, but the White House is […]

Trump backs down on border wall funding

Trump backs down on border wall funding

Media caption‘Build that wall’ says border resident Donald Trump has indicated he will ditch plans to find cash for his border wall in this week’s spending bill. The president’s close adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said funding for the wall would be left out of a budget measure that must pass by Friday. Building the wall, paid […]

White House blocks Flynn document request

White House blocks Flynn document request

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Congressman Jason Chaffetz said there could be ‘repercussions’ if Flynn broke the law The White House has told a US congressional committee it will not comply with a request to release files related to a controversial former aide. The House Oversight Committee is looking into payments to fired National […]

Beyonce to offer US college scholarships to female students

Beyonce to offer US college scholarships to female students

Beyonce has announced she will be offering four US students scholarships to mark a year since her album release. The singer is commemorating the release of Lemonade by giving college places in the creative arts, music, literature and African-American studies. In a statement on her website, Beyonce said the scholarships are designed to “encourage and […]

Has the US started a lumber trade war with Canada?

Has the US started a lumber trade war with Canada?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Softwood lumber is used mainly in homebuilding The United States is slapping hefty new tariffs on the import of Canadian softwood lumber. The US Commerce Department says that Canada is improperly subsidising its exports of the forestry product. This is just the latest volley in the long-running lumber trade […]

Shea Moisture apology after ad backlash and Chinese navy poster criticised

Shea Moisture apology after ad backlash and Chinese navy poster criticised

Image copyright Facebook/SheaMoisture Image caption African-American customers lambasted Shea Moisture’s recent ad, forcing the company to apologise A hair company issues an apology after its ad prompted an online backlash from its African-American customers, and Chinese social media users criticise their defence ministry for an “unpatriotic” poster. Upset over Shea Moisture ad Shea Moisture – […]

North Korea tensions: US submarine arrives in South Korea

North Korea tensions: US submarine arrives in South Korea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The USS Michigan, which has made a port call in Busan, is a nuclear-powered submarine A US submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid worries of another North Korean missile or nuclear test. The missile-armed USS Michigan is set to join an incoming group of warships led by aircraft carrier […]

US embassy ‘promotes Trump’s Florida resort’

US embassy ‘promotes Trump’s Florida resort’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump hosted his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the resort earlier this month Democrats have criticised a blog post on the website of the US embassy in London about President Donald Trump’s luxury Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The blog, published on 5 April, details the history of the 114-room […]

Ontario to try giving poor a basic income

Ontario to try giving poor a basic income

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a basic income pilot project in three communities across the province. Canada’s largest province is experimenting with giving poor people a basic income with no strings attached. The three-year study will test whether this basic income is better than current social welfare programmes. Randomly […]