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Trump ‘to review’ Mathew Golsteyn Afghan murder case

Trump ‘to review’ Mathew Golsteyn Afghan murder case

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump’s tweet could complicate the case against Maj Golsteyn President Donald Trump has tweeted that he plans to “review” the case of US soldier Mathew Golsteyn, charged with murdering an Afghan civilian in 2010. The Army Green Beret Major allegedly shot someone he described as a suspected Taliban bomb-maker […]

Mulvaney called Trump ‘terrible human being’ in 2016, video shows

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mick Mulvaney has been praised by President Trump for doing “an outstanding job” while in the administration President Donald Trump’s choice of new acting White House chief of staff once described him as “a terrible human being”, it has emerged. A video shows Mick Mulvaney making the disparaging remark in […]

Mulvaney called Trump ‘terrible human being’ in 2016, video shows

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mick Mulvaney has been praised by President Trump for doing “an outstanding job” while in the administration President Donald Trump’s choice of new acting White House chief of staff once described him as “a terrible human being”, it has emerged. A video shows Mick Mulvaney making the disparaging remark in […]

Obamacare: Texas court rules key health law is unconstitutional

Image copyright Getty Images A federal judge in the US state of Texas has ruled that a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional. A coalition of 20 states argued the entire law had been invalidated by a change in tax rules last year which eliminated a penalty […]

Migrant caravan: Girl dies after being taken into custody at Mexico-US border

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Migrants have tried to jump over the metal barrier to gain entry into the US A seven-year-old girl who US officials say tried to cross the Mexico-US border illegally with her family has died hours after being taken into custody. The Guatemalan girl, who authorities there have named as […]

Senators vote to end US backing for Saudi war on Yemen

Image copyright Getty Images The US Senate has voted to withdraw US military aid for Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen and to blame the kingdom’s crown prince for the murder of a journalist. Members US President Donald Trump’s Republican party joined Democrats by 56-41 to rebuke the longtime US ally over reporter Jamal Khashoggi’s death. […]

Trump: ‘I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law’

Media captionCohen walked free from court – but will have to report to jail in March US President Donald Trump has said he never directed his former private lawyer to break the law, a day after he was was sentenced to prison. “He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law.” Mr […]

Michael Cohen blames Trump’s ‘dirty deeds’ as he is jailed

Media captionCohen walked free from court – but will have to report to jail in March US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, who once said he’d take a bullet for him, has lashed out at his ex-boss’ “dirty deeds” as he was given a 36-month prison sentence. Cohen is the first member of […]

Canadian Michael Spavor detained in China as Huawei row continues

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Spavor met North Korea’s Kim Jong-un during his 2013 visit to Pyongyang A second Canadian has been detained in China on the same accusation of harming national security, as tension continues between the two countries. It was confirmed on Thursday that Michael Spavor, a businessman, had been detained in […]

Michael Cohen blames Trump’s ‘dirty deeds’ as he is jailed

Media captionCohen walked free from court – but will have to report to jail in March US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, who once said he’d take a bullet for him, has lashed out at his ex-boss’ “dirty deeds” as he was given a 36-month prison sentence. Cohen is the first member of […]