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From racism to rabble-rousing: Trump’s rally proves his fans are more loyal than ever – despite threat of impeachment

It was Donald Trump’s first rally since Democrats launched an impeachment investigation – the first since he was accused of asking a foreign leader to dig up dirt on a rival. → Read More

Trump launches blistering attack on Ilhan Omar by repeating conspiracy theories from right-wing blog

Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on congresswoman Ilhan Omar, accusing her of being anti-semitic and anti-American, during a rally in her home city. → Read More

Rihanna brands Trump the ‘most mentally ill person in America’

Rihanna has launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump’s refusal to address gun violence, suggesting he may be “the most mentally ill human being in America”. → Read More

Isis 'Beatles' moved from Syrian prison to face trial in US

Two British men accused of being part of a notorious Isis cell dubbed “the Beatles” and which were filmed executing hostages, have been transferred into US custody to be tried in America. → Read More

Rihanna slams Trump as 'most mentally ill person in America' in controversial attack

Rihanna has launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump’s refusal to address gun violence, suggesting he may be “the most mentally ill human being in America”. → Read More

Trump defends diplomat's wife who killed teenage Briton in crash: 'It happens'

Donald Trump has defended the wife of a US diplomat who killed a British teenager in a road accident, suggesting it is difficult to drive on the other side of the road and that "it happens". → Read More

Joe Biden breaks silence to call for Trump's impeachment for first time

Joe Biden has for the first time directly called for Donald Trump’s impeachment, claiming the president has “indicted himself”. → Read More

Trump claims ‘UK is thrilled’ and he ‘consulted with everyone’ in rambling defence of decision to let Turkey invade Syria

Donald Trump has issued a strange, rambling defence of his controversial decision to green light Turkey’s invasion of Syria, insisting he had consulted with everyone before acting and that Britain was among those parties “thrilled by the decision. Just hours after the White House announced, in what represented a major policy shift in the Middle East, that it was withdrawing US → Read More

Trump's top economic advisor 'doesn't know' if president was serious about China investigating Biden

Donald Trump’s top economic advisor has said he does not know if the president was joking or being serious, when he called upon Ukraine and China to investigate political rival Joe Biden. → Read More

US Supreme Court to decide if employers can legally fire staff because they are gay or transgender

The US’s highest court is set to rule whether an employer can fire a worker because they are gay or transgender, a vastly important test case that Laverne Cox used the Emmys’ Red Carpet to publicise. → Read More

Defending the indefensible? The 10 ways Trump and his supporters are fighting back against impeachment

The president has placed himself front and centre of his own defence, but how will that play out? → Read More

White House subpoenaed by Democrats as Trump impeachment pressure intensifies

Democrats have issued a subpoena to the White House, demanding it hand over documents relating to Donald Trump’s controversial Ukraine phone call as they sharply turned up the pressure of their → Read More

Trump admits Democrats could easily impeach him: 'Unfortunately they have the votes'

Donald Trump has for the time admitted that Democrats in the House of Representatives have enough votes to “easily” impeach him. → Read More

Trump's Ukraine envoy 'warned Giuliani that Biden corruption claims were not credible'

A top US diplomat reportedly told Donald Trump’s personal lawyer that claims about Joe Biden having acted corruptly in Ukraine “were not credible”. → Read More

Trump demands China investigate Biden family over business dealings as Congress told corruption claims ‘not credible’

Donald Trump has openly called on China and Ukraine to launch investigations into Joe Biden, one of his 2020 political rivals, just days after Congress launched an impeachment inquiry alleging he abused his power to aid his reelection campaign. → Read More

Trump falsely calls impeachment probe ‘a coup’ designed to strip citizens of rights in wild Twitter tirade

Donald Trump has issued his most inflammatory condemnation yet of the impeachment investigation against him, labelling it “a COUP” designed to strip Americans of their freedoms. The president is being investigated over a phone call to Ukraine‘s Volodymyr Zelensky in which it is said he appeared to attempt to leverage military aid for personal political gain. → Read More

Trump administration officials agree to testify about Ukraine call for impeachment investigation

Two members of the Trump administration have agreed to testify to Congress’ impeachment investigations into the president’s allegedly inappropriate outreach to the leader of Ukraine – apparently rejecting → Read More

Edward Snowden claims private contractors responsible for US intelligence’s 'creeping authoritarianism'

Whistleblower Edward Snowden, currently promoting a new memoir, has claimed a surge in the use of private contractors by US intelligence agencies, has led to a “creeping authoritarianism”. → Read More

Trump pushed Australian prime minister Morrison to help gather information against Mueller inquiry

Donald Trump pressed the prime minister of Australia to dig up information he hoped would discredit Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, Australian officials have confirmed. → Read More

Sikh police officer killed during 'cold blooded' shooting in Texas

A Sikh policeman described by senior officers as a “trailblazer”, has been shot and killed during a traffic stop in Texas. Sandeep Dhaliwal, who had been an officer for ten years, was fatally injured after being shot from behind when he pulled over a vehicle in the Houston area. → Read More