China asks US to 'meet halfway' after Donald Trump threatens to cut ties over virus barbs

2020-05-15 17:37

China has urged the United States to meet it halfway and strengthen cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic after President Donald Trump threatened to sever bilateral ties.

US Democrats could allow remote voting in Joe Biden nomination

2020-05-12 11:45

The Democratic Party could adopt rules allowing delegates to vote remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic to nominate Joe Biden for the 2020 US presidential race, a party official has said.

'I just hope he's doing fine' - Trump on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

2020-04-22 11:09

US President Donald Trump has wished North Korea's Kim Jong Un 'well' but stopped short of directly commenting on the reclusive leader's health amid reports he underwent surgery.

Biden, Sanders go virtual as virus freezes US Democratic race

2020-03-29 13:20

Three weeks ago, Joe Biden and rival Bernie Sanders were hosting rallies that attracted thousands. The pair often visited two states a day in their fierce and spirited battle for votes.

Revived Joe Biden earns endorsement from three ex-rivals in bid to halt Bernie Sanders

2020-03-03 10:39

Joe Biden's White House campaign has received a dramatic boost after three of his ex-rivals, including former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke, endorsed him for president on the eve of the crucial Super Tuesday primaries.

Biden backtracks on claims of being 'arrested' while trying to visit Mandela - reports

2020-02-27 13:04

US presidential candidate hopeful Joe Biden makes an about-turn on claims that he was arrested "on the streets of Soweto" on his way to Robben Island while trying to meet with Nelson Mandela.

Pence's linkage of Soleimani to 9/11 hijackers is challenged

2020-01-05 10:06

An assertion by US Vice President Mike Pence that Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, who died Friday in an American attack in Iraq, had helped the September 11 terrorists has been sharply challenged in the US press.

WATCH | 'I like peace' - Trump says he does not expect war with Iran

2020-01-01 14:32

US President Donald Trump has said he does not foresee war with Tehran, after pro-Iranian demonstrators stormed the US embassy in Iraq.

US President Donald Trump impeached for abuse of power

2019-12-19 06:17

US President Donald Trump has been impeached for abuse of power in a historic vote in the House of Representatives, setting up a Senate trial on removing him from office after three turbulent years.

Google tightens political ads policy to thwart abuse

2019-11-21 11:45

Google has updated how it handles political ads as online platforms remain under pressure to avoid being used to spread misleading information intended to influence voters.


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accuses Iran of trying to 'foment terror' during pandemic

2020-05-13 13:59

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused Iran of using its resources to 'foment terror' even as its people face the Middle East's deadliest coronavirus outbreak.

'Mark my words' - Joe Biden predicts Donald Trump will try to postpone US elections

2020-04-24 11:08

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has predicted that US President Donald Trump will try to postpone the country's November election in an attempt to win.

Amid pandemic, Joe Biden mostly sidelined by omnipresent Donald Trump

2020-04-02 12:29

One month on from historically reclaiming Democratic presidential frontrunner status, Joe Biden is in physical and political isolation, basement-bound and largely unheard as President Donald Trump commands Americans' attention.

Trump feels the heat as coronavirus stalks US

2020-03-10 09:11

US President Donald Trump has felt the full brunt of the coronavirus crisis as US stock prices went into a tailspin and it emerged that several lawmakers were exposed to the virus before meeting the president.

Surprise hit 'Mayor Pete' Buttigieg ends White House bid

2020-03-02 10:10

Pete Buttigieg has closed his US presidential campaign much the same way he started it: with a reminder he began with just four staff, a big idea and an unknown – and unpronounceable – last name.

Of snubbed handshakes, a ripped speech, cheers and jeers: Trump's SOTU and a house divided

2020-02-05 13:26

One half of the chamber was on its feet, roaring its approval for Donald Trump. The other sat in sullen silence, broken by boos and occasional hisses, until their leader Nancy Pelosi ultimately ripped up the president's speech.

Pro-Iran factions ramp up pressure on US in Iraq with missiles, warnings

2020-01-05 08:05

Pro-Iran factions have ramped up pressure on US installations across Iraq with missiles and warnings to Iraqi troops, after tens of thousands mourned an Iranian general killed in a US strike.

Trump presses Republican allies for swift exoneration in Senate after impeachment

2019-12-20 11:21

US President Donald Trump has pressed his Republican allies to exert rigid control of his Senate trial and ensure a swift exoneration, a day after he was impeached in a historic rebuke by the House of Representatives.

Trump warns North Korea's Kim has 'everything' to lose through hostility

2019-12-09 13:50

US President Donald Trump has warned that North Korea's Kim Jong Un had 'everything' to lose through hostility towards the United States, after Pyongyang said it had carried out a major new weapons test.

Trump impeachment probe: Republicans target respected military witness during testimony

2019-11-20 11:59

A US Army officer and key impeachment witness has seen his loyalty called into question by Republicans, as he testified that President Donald Trump made inappropriate demands on his Ukrainian counterpart for dirt on rival Democrats.

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