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Mexico border wall: Trump confirms 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 emergency as a “gross abuse of […]

Jussie Smollett: ‘No evidence’ Empire actor attack was staged

Image copyright Getty Images Chicago Police have dismissed reports that an attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax. The US TV star needed hospital treatment last month after a suspected racist and homophobic attack. Local media reports about the attack being staged are “unconfirmed”, Chicago police’s chief communications officer said. “We have no […]

John Legend: Grammys boycott ‘doesn’t fix the problem’

John Legend: Grammys boycott ‘doesn’t fix the problem’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John Legend on the Parkland survivors: “This is really a tribute to their activism”. On Tuesday night, John Legend headlined a Motown tribute concert, celebrating the record label’s 60th anniversary. Alongside Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder, the star performed a selection of Marvin Gaye hits, including the timeless, socially-conscious […]

General Joseph Votel breaks rank with Trump over Syria

Image copyright EPA Image caption Joseph Votel is the top general overseeing US military actions in the Middle East As President Donald Trump is due to declare the end of Islamic State (IS), the top US general in the Middle East says he disagrees with the decision. Gen Joseph Votel told CNN that IS militants […]

Trump to declare emergency over Mexico border wall

Media captionSenator McConnell supports the president; Speaker Pelosi warns it sets a dangerous precedent Democratic and Republican politicians have sharply criticised President Trump’s plan to use emergency powers to pay for a border wall with Mexico. The rarely-used move would enable Mr Trump to bypass Congress, which has refused to approve the money needed. Senior […]

Trump to declare ’emergency’ over Mexico border wall

Media captionSenator McConnell supports the president; Speaker Pelosi warns it sets a dangerous precedent US President Donald Trump is to declare a national emergency to fund his planned border wall with Mexico, the White House has said. He will sign a border security bill to avert a government shutdown – but also act to bypass […]

Trump to sign border security bill and declare emergency over wall

Media captionSenator McConnell supports the president; Speaker Pelosi warns it sets a dangerous precedent US President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency to fund his planned border wall with Mexico, the White House says. He is to sign a border security bill to avert a government shutdown – but also act to bypass Congress […]

Trump ‘to declare emergency’ over wall

President Donald Trump will sign a bi-partisan funding bill and then declare a national emergency to fund his wall, top Republican Mitch McConnell says. Doing so would allow Mr Trump to use military funds for a US-Mexico wall. Speaking on the Senate floor, the majority leader announced Mr Trump’s plan just before the upper chamber […]

Ex-US Air Force officer ‘spied for Iran’

Image copyright FBI Image caption Monica Witt (pictured) allegedly underwent an “ideological” shift before defecting to Iran. US prosecutors have accused a former US Air Force officer of spying for Iran in an elaborate operation that targeted her fellow intelligence officers. Monica Witt, who allegedly defected to Iran in 2013, had previously worked as a […]

FBI releases serial killer Samuel Little’s drawings of victims

Image copyright FBI Image caption The FBI released Samuel Little’s drawings in the hope that the victims could be identified. The FBI has released the portraits a serial killer drew of his victims in the hope that they can be identified. Samuel Little, 78, confessed to killing 90 people over three decades last year, while […]