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US: Synagogue massacre suspect pleads not guilty to new charges

White nationalist Robert Bowers pleads not guilty to new federal charges related to 2018’s Pittsburgh synagogue shooting The white nationalist accused of massacring 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue last year in the deadliest attack on a Jewish institution in the United States pleaded not guilty on Monday in a federal court to a dozen […]

Trump delivers unlikely call for unity, vows to end foreign wars

In State of the Union address, US president calls for bipartisan cooperation and pledges to withdraw US troops. Washington, DC – In his annual State of the Union address, President Donald Trump issued a call for unity and bipartisan cooperation to a Congress in the United States deeply divided over issues confronting the nation from immigration […]

Jury to begin deliberations in trial of drug lord 'El Chapo'

After 200 hours of testimony over nearly three months, the Mexican drug lord faces the prospect of life behind bars. After nearly three months of testimony about a vast drug-smuggling conspiracy steeped in violence, a jury is due to begin deliberations on Monday at the US trial of the infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El […]

Pompeo: Putin threatening democracies worldwide

On Central Europe tour, top US diplomat says Moscow and Beijing seeking to erode sovereignty, freedom in the region. Russian President Vladimir Putin poses a threat to democracies worldwide and China is manipulating European political systems, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.  The top American diplomat’s comments came as he continued his Central […]

Row deepens as Virginia attorney general admits he wore blackface

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring wore blackface at a costume party in 1980, he admitted amid spate of scandals. Attorney General Mark Herring of the US state of Virginia wore blackface at a college costume party in 1980, he said in a statement Wednesday as the crisis sparked by a racist photograph on the governor’s medical yearbook page […]

US spy agencies monitor coronavirus spread, concerned about India: Sources

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – US intelligence agencies are monitoring the global spread of coronavirus and the ability of governments to respond, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday (Feb 27), warning that there were concerns about how India would cope with a widespread outbreak. While there are only a few known cases in India, one […]

Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren launches 2020 presidential bid

The 69-year-old from the US state of Massachusetts has already become a main target of President Donald Trump. Senator Elizabeth Warren has said she will run for president, adding a fierce advocate of economic populism to an already crowded field of Democrats in the United States vying for the presidency in 2020. The Massachusetts Democrat, […]

Democrats push for a Green New Deal to combat climate change

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey lay out plan to fight climate change and create jobs. Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic Senator Ed Markey on Thursday laid out the goals of a Green New Deal to transform the US economy to combat climate change while creating thousands of jobs in renewable energy. Ocasio-Cortez and […]

Trump to tap World Bank critic to lead the institution: reports

US president is expected to nominate David Malpass, a Trump loyalist and World Bank critic, to head the institution. US President Donald Trump is expected to nominate David Malpass to head the World Bank, a known vocal critic of the institute’s lending to China, according to several reports, citing senior administration officials. A European diplomatic source […]

US: Shutdown looms as talks stall over detention policies

Possibility of new government shutdown emerges as Republican and Democrat lawmakers clash over immigration enforcement. Bipartisan border-security negotiations seeking to avert another government shutdown in the United States have broken down in a dispute over immigration detention policies, according to lawmakers and aides. “The talks are stalled right now,” Republican Senator Richard Shelby told the […]