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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 […]

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 […]

Donald Trump’s first 100 days in 100 of his own words

The story of Donald Trump’s first 100 days as president using 100 of his own words – in order, from January to April. Video by Charlotte Pamment Donald Trump’s first 100 days in 100 of his own words

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 […]

US government shutdown: How did we get here again?

US government shutdown: How did we get here again?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Monuments and parks closed for more than two weeks in 2013 Outsider observers would be forgiven for being a little mystified at news that the US is – yet again – days away from a potential government shutdown. What is going on? When is the deadline? A spending bill […]

Arkansas set for rare US double execution

Arkansas set for rare US double execution

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jack Jones (L) and Marcel Williams Arkansas will become the first US state in 17 years to hold two executions on the same day, if two inmates are put to death as planned on Monday evening. Lawyers for Jack Jones and Marcel Williams are seeking stays of execution on grounds […]

Trump calls record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson

Peggy Whitson has broken the record for the cumulative time a US astronaut has spent in space. On her 534th day not on Earth, she got a call from President Trump. When she revealed details about what she has to do in space, he responded: “Better you than me.” Trump calls record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson

Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks new space record

Peggy Whitson has broken the record for most days in space by a US astronaut. Dr Whitson already holds records for the most spacewalks carried out by a woman astronaut and is the first woman to command the International Space Station (ISS) twice. Now she’s beaten the record previously set by Jeff Williams, who had […]