Heather Nauert withdraws bid to be US envoy to UN

Heather Nauert withdraws bid to be US envoy to UN

Media captionWho is Heather Nauert? US President Donald Trump’s pick to be America’s new UN ambassador, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn her nomination for the post. Ms Nauert, a former Fox News presenter, said in a statement on Saturday that the decision was made “in the best interest of my family”. “The past two months have […]

Mexico border wall: Trump faces fight in the courts

Mexico border wall: Trump faces fight in the courts

Media captionTrump: ‘I’ve signed the order – now we’ll be sued’ President Trump faces legal challenges to his decision to use emergency powers to build a wall on the US border with Mexico. California and New York said they would take legal action to challenge his move to bypass Congress and secure funding for the […]

Texas detention centre stops force-feeding migrants

Texas detention centre stops force-feeding migrants

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US Border Patrol agents from El Paso conduct training exercises near the Mexico border A US immigration detention centre in the state of Texas has stopped force-feeding migrants, officials say. Six men on hunger strike at a centre in El Paso were being fed forcibly through plastic nasal tubes. Relatives […]

Paul Manafort should be jailed for 19-24 years – Mueller

Paul Manafort should be jailed for 19-24 years – Mueller

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Paul Manafort also faces a possible fine of between $50,000 and $24m US President Donald Trump’s former election campaign chief Paul Manafort should be jailed for up to 24 years, special counsel Robert Mueller says. Manafort was convicted of financial fraud on charges relating to his work as a political […]

Aurora shooting: Five killed by sacked man at Illinois firm

Aurora shooting: Five killed by sacked man at Illinois firm

Media captionPolice said the gunman was an ex-employee A man who was being fired from his job shot dead five people and injured several others at his workplace in the US state of Illinois, police say. The gunman was also killed during an exchange of fire with police officers. Five officers were shot and wounded. […]

Mexico border wall: Trump defends emergency powers move

Mexico border wall: Trump defends emergency powers move

Media captionTrump: ‘I’ve signed the order – now we’ll be sued’ President Trump has confirmed he will use emergency powers to build a wall on the US border with Mexico, saying “walls work”. Building the wall was a key pledge of Mr Trump’s campaign, but Democrats have described the move as a “gross abuse of […]

Aurora shooting: Five dead in Illinois workplace attack

Aurora shooting: Five dead in Illinois workplace attack

Media captionPolice said the gunman was an ex-employee Five people were killed and several others injured when a gunman opened fire at an industrial park in the US state of Illinois, police there say. The gunman was also killed during an exchange of fire with police officers. Five officers were shot and wounded. The shooting […]

Jussie Smollett: Brothers held over ‘attack’ on Empire actor

Jussie Smollett: Brothers held over ‘attack’ on Empire actor

Image copyright Getty Images Chicago police have arrested two brothers in connection with the alleged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett. The US TV star needed hospital treatment last month after a suspected racist and homophobic attack. Police said on Friday they were questioning two Nigerian brothers for a second day. The men had worked […]

Mexico border wall: Trump defends emergency move

Mexico border wall: Trump defends emergency move

Media captionTrump: ‘I’ve signed the order – now we’ll be sued’ President Trump has confirmed he will use emergency powers to build a wall on the US border with Mexico, saying “walls work”. Building the wall was a key pledge of Mr Trump’s campaign, but Democrats have described the move as a “gross abuse of […]

‘Several injured’ in Illinois factory shooting

‘Several injured’ in Illinois factory shooting

Media captionAerial footage of shooting scene in Aurora Illinois police are responding to a shooting at an industrial park in Aurora, a suburb about 40 miles (65km) from Chicago. An unknown number of people have been injured in the attack, according to unconfirmed reports. The Aurora Daily Herald says that police officers and several civilians […]

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