December 6, 2023

US: Trump impeachment evidence overwhelming – House report

From BBC Evidence for impeaching Donald Trump for misconduct in office is “overwhelming”, according to the panel leading the US impeachment inquiry. The president placed personal political interests “above the national interests of the United States,” it states in a key report to US House lawmakers. Evidence of misconduct was overwhelming “and so too is […]

Trump praises ‘extraordinary’ US-UK alliance on state visit

From BBC US President Donald Trump has said the US and UK have the “greatest alliance the world has ever known”. In a news conference with Theresa May, he promised a “phenomenal” trade deal after the UK leaves the European Union, but added that “everything is on the table” – including the NHS. Mrs May […]

UK: Donald Trump praises ‘eternal friendship’ at state banquet

From BBC President Donald Trump has praised the “eternal friendship” between the UK and US as he joined a state banquet at Buckingham Palace. The Queen said the countries were celebrating an alliance which had ensured the “safety and prosperity of both our peoples for decades”. The president is in the UK for a three-day […]

Trump-Kim summit breaks down after North Korea demands end to sanctions

From BBC A summit between Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended with no agreement after the US refused North Korean demands for sanctions relief, the US president has said. “It was all about the sanctions,” Mr Trump told reporters. “They wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety and we couldn’t do […]

State of the Union: Moments that got social media talking

From BBC As US President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address to Congress, many people took to social media to discuss the event. Among the political analysis and partisan debate, a number of altogether more light-hearted talking points came up. The #PelosiClap It is perhaps unsurprising that Nancy Pelosi became the subject […]

GoFundMe refunds more than $20 million of donations after campaign to pay for border wall fails

From The Independent UK The crowdfunding platform GoFundMe said more than $20 million (£15.5 million) in donations were slated to be refunded after a campaign to raise $1 billion for the Trump administration to build a wall on the border with Mexicofell well short of its goal. The fundraising campaign, which began last month, had gone viral as President Donald Trump’s […]

US government shutdown: Where do we go from here?

From BBC President Donald Trump has called the US-Mexico border a national security crisis while Democrats accuse him of holding America hostage over a fake threat. As a result of their standoff over funding Mr Trump’s wall, the US government has been partially shut down for 19 days. Both sides continued to dig their heels […]

Amphibian that buries head in sand named after Donald Trump

From BBC US presidents tend to receive their fair share of honours, but Donald Trump may want to ignore his latest one. A newly discovered amphibian that buries its head in the sand has been named after him, apparently in response to his comments about climate change. The Dermophis donaldtrumpi, which was discovered in Panama, […]

Brett Kavanaugh nomination: Victory for Trump in Supreme Court vote

From BBC The US Senate has voted to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, after weeks of rancorous debate. The Senate backed Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination by 50 votes to 48. Mr Kavanaugh had been embroiled in a bitter battle to stave off allegations of sexual assault. But after an 11th-hour investigation by […]

New York Times Trump op-ed denied by senior officials

From BBC A number of top US officials have denied that they are the author of a damning anonymous editorial that attacks President Donald Trump. The New York Times article, said to be written by a senior White House official, says Mr Trump’s appointees are trying to stifle his agenda. There is fierce speculation over […]