Tag: US

Trump impeachment probe claims ‘dramatic progress’

by Paul HANDLEY The leader of the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump said Tuesday that witnesses had provided substantial support for allegations that Trump illegally tried to force Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. While the White House and Trump's personal lawyer Rudy...

Apple slams EU as epic court battle over tax bill begins

by Catherine KURZAWA Apple went on the offensive against Brussels in an EU court on Tuesday, fighting the European Commission's landmark order that the iPhone-maker reimburse Ireland 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes. The EU's tax demand, made three years ago, "defies reality and...

Experts to criticize US aviation authority over 737 MAX: source

A panel of global civil aviation authorities is expected to criticize the US Federal Aviation Administration's approval of Boeing's 737 MAX, which has been grounded for six months following two crashes, a source familiar with the matter said Monday. The panel, known as the Joint...

Almost 50,000 GM workers on strike, auto-maker shares slide

by Joseph Szczesny Almost 50,000 US auto workers went on strike on Monday in a pay dispute with General Motors, the largest industrial action to hit the carmaker in more than a decade. Workers from 31 plants opted to walk out after talks between the company...

Years later, cancer cases linger over 9/11 anniversary

by Catherine TRIOMPHE Jacquelin Febrillet was 26 years old on September 11, 2001 when jihadist hijackers flew two passenger jets into the World Trade Center just two blocks from where she worked. Fifteen years after the attacks that day, Febrillet, by then a mother of three,...

Clashes after peaceful crowd takes Hong Kong message to US consulate

by Jerome TAYLOR / Yan ZHAO Pro-democracy activists jammed Hong Kong streets in a march to the United States consulate on Sunday in a bid to ramp up international pressure on Beijing, but hardcore protesters later clashed with riot police across the city's core. Millions have demonstrated...

Even as a rival says he is ‘declining,’ Biden keeps poll lead

by Brian KNOWLTON Former vice president Joe Biden continues to hold a lead among Democratic presidential aspirants, a new poll showed Sunday, despite recent questions about his age and mental clarity. Biden's lead among Democratic voters has remained relatively steady, as he and senators Bernie Sanders...

Rapper Nicki Minaj announces retirement

by Maggy DONALDSON Rap queen Nicki Minaj on Thursday shocked fans by announcing her retirement from music, saying she was going to focus on family. The provocative 36-year-old known for hits like "Super Bass" is engaged to music executive Kenneth Petty, and she recently said a...

US venue cites Christian ‘beliefs’ in refusing mixed race wedding

An event venue in the southern United States refused to host a mixed race couple's wedding, stating that the union went against its "Christian beliefs," in a viral video that has drawn a barrage of criticism. The husband-and-wife-to-be -- he black and she white --...

Pentagon frees $3.6 bn for wall construction on Mexican border

The US Defense Department said Tuesday it was freeing up $3.6 billion in funds budgeted for other projects to build a wall on the Mexican border as ordered by President Donald Trump. Six weeks after being confirmed by Congress, Defense Secretary Mike Esper has signed...