I am all alone in White House, says Trump

Bored at the White House on Christmas Eve, a lone Donald Trump spent the day slamming his critics, as the government entered its third day of partial shutdown initiated by a rift with Democrats over the President’s long-promised wall along the US-Mexico border. Continue Reading

First Central American migrant caravan crosses border

Hundreds of Central Americans arrived at the United States’s southern border Wednesday, defying visiting US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, as the rest of a migrant caravan dramatically accelerated its pace to join them. Continue Reading

White House suspends press credentials of CNN reporter

In an unprecedented move, the White House has suspended the press credentials of a CNN journalist terming his behaviour as “disgusting and outrageous,” hours after he engaged in a heated argument with President Donald Trump during a press conference. Continue Reading

US sanctions on Iran come into force

The Trump administration has said it is confident that “the toughest ever” sanctions against Iran, which came into effect on Monday, will have the intended effect to alter the Iranian regime’s behaviour, even as it dodged a question on whether the US has firm commitments from India and China to stop all oil purchases from Tehran within six months. Continue Reading