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100 days: America in a time of Trump

100 days: America in a time of Trump

Image copyright Chris Kindred Presidential elections are always something of a national Rorschach test. The reaction to candidates, like the perception of inkblots, helps to divulge the nation’s character, underlying disorders and emotional condition. Donald Trump’s unexpected victory showed that America had a split personality. It also revealed that, among his 62 million supporters, rage […]

First Americans claim sparks controversy

First Americans claim sparks controversy

Image copyright San Diego Natural History Museum Image caption Purported stone tools can be seen alongside broken mastodon bones at the excavation site near San Diego A study that claims humans reached the Americas 130,000 years ago – much earlier than previously suggested – has run into controversy. Humans are thought to have arrived in […]

US parks may lose federal protection

US parks may lose federal protection

Media captionIs Trump threatening the US wilderness? President Donald Trump has signed an executive order requiring a review of environmental protections given to lands owned by the federal government. The order aims to shrink the borders of national monuments created by previous presidents, which Mr Trump called an “egregious abuse of federal power”. Unlike national […]

Trump seeks tax windfall for business

Trump seeks tax windfall for business

Image copyright Getty Images The Trump administration has proposed slashing the rate of corporation tax with the aim of spurring economic growth, the Treasury Secretary said. Steven Mnuchin unveiled President Trump’s blueprint, which aims to cut the business tax rate from 35% to 15%. Economists say the policy would add trillions of dollars to the […]

First bison calves born in Banff National Park in 140 years

First bison calves born in Banff National Park in 140 years

Image copyright Adam Zier-Vogel/Parks Canada Image caption This calf’s first steps in Banff’s backcountry are part of a project to reintroduce wild bison The first bison calves to be born in 140 years in Canada’s oldest national park are taking their first steps. Conservation staff at Banff National Park in the western province of Alberta […]

Trump ‘considering draft order to scrap Nafta’

Trump ‘considering draft order to scrap Nafta’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Signed by President Bill Clinton, Nafta came into force in 1994 The Trump administration has drafted an executive order that would withdraw the US from the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), US media say. It is unclear whether President Donald Trump will follow through and strike down the […]

Dairy wars: Why is Trump threatening Canada over milk?

President Trump has slapped tariffs on Canadian lumber – now he’s going after their dairy farmers. Why? Video by Olivia Lace-Evans. Extra filming by Dan Lytwyn Dairy wars: Why is Trump threatening Canada over milk?

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 […]

China convicts US woman Sandy Phan-Gillis for spying

China convicts US woman Sandy Phan-Gillis for spying

Image copyright SaveSandy.org Image caption Phan-Gillis (C) travelled to China to promote business opportunities in her hometown of Houston A Chinese court has convicted American businesswoman Sandy Phan-Gillis for spying and ordered her deportation. Phan-Gillis was sentenced to three and a half years in prison by a court in Nanning, but it is unclear if […]

United Airlines investigates giant bunny death

United Airlines investigates giant bunny death

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This is not Simon. But giant rabbits like this one can be valuable United Airlines is investigating the death of a giant rabbit which was being transported on one of its planes. The 90cm-long bunny, called Simon, was found dead in the cargo hold when the flight arrived at […]

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