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    Fund-raiser 'took measles from New York to Michigan'

    Fund-raiser 'took measles from New York to Michigan'


    The measles epidemic gripping the US was spread to Michigan last month by a New York man who was travelling across the country to raise money for charity, health officials have...

    The measles epidemic gripping the US was spread to Michigan last month by a New York man who was travelling across the country to raise money for charity, health officials have revealed.
    White House screening of anti-abortion film delights conservatives

    White House screening of anti-abortion film delights conservatives


    AN ANTI-ABORTION film that major Hollywood studios refused to fund was screened at the White House last night, amid jubilation from conservatives who believe its success will act as a wake-up call to liberal-minded movie...

    AN ANTI-ABORTION film that major Hollywood studios refused to fund was screened at the White House last night, amid jubilation from conservatives who believe its success will act as a wake-up call to liberal-minded movie executives.
    Netanyahu is 'racist' and wants to 'defy' peace prospects - O'Rourke

    Netanyahu is 'racist' and wants to 'defy' peace prospects - O'Rourke


    Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "racist" whose outreach to far-right interests as he seeks to hang on to political power has seriously damaged the chances of peace in the Middle...

    Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "racist" whose outreach to far-right interests as he seeks to hang on to political power has seriously damaged the chances of peace in the Middle East.
    Trump staff repeat his threats over US border

    Trump staff repeat his threats over US border


    The Trump administration has doubled down on its threat to shut the border with Mexico, a day after it cut aid to Central American countries that President Donald Trump accused of deliberately sending migrants to the...

    The Trump administration has doubled down on its threat to shut the border with Mexico, a day after it cut aid to Central American countries that President Donald Trump accused of deliberately sending migrants to the US.
    Saudis hacked phone of Amazon boss Bezos, claims investigator

    Saudis hacked phone of Amazon boss Bezos, claims investigator


    A SECURITY expert acting for Jeff Bezos has accused Saudi Arabia of obtaining private information from the Amazon chief executive after allegedly hacking his...

    A SECURITY expert acting for Jeff Bezos has accused Saudi Arabia of obtaining private information from the Amazon chief executive after allegedly hacking his phone.
    Biden forced to defend himself over claims of candidate kiss

    Biden forced to defend himself over claims of candidate kiss


    Former US vice-president Joe Biden has said he does not believe he ever acted inappropriately towards women but will "listen respectfully" to suggestions he...

    Former US vice-president Joe Biden has said he does not believe he ever acted inappropriately towards women but will "listen respectfully" to suggestions he did.

    Mueller hands in report over Trump’s links with Russia


    Special Counsel Robert Mueller yesterday handed in a long-awaited report on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential wrongdoing by US President Donald Trump, setting off a clamour from lawmakers in both...

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller yesterday handed in a long-awaited report on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential wrongdoing by US President Donald Trump, setting off a clamour from lawmakers in both parties for the document's release.

    Code Red: Is AOC the new face of US politics or a step too far to the left?


    The left's awake - and in America, no less. 'Socialism' - for decades a dirty word in US politics - is becoming fashionable, at least among the young. Last year, a poll from Gallup sent tremors through the political world. It indicated that 51pc of...

    The left's awake - and in America, no less. 'Socialism' - for decades a dirty word in US politics - is becoming fashionable, at least among the young. Last year, a poll from Gallup sent tremors through the political world. It indicated that 51pc of Americans aged 18-29 saw socialism favourably. Just 45pc felt the same way about capitalism. A clear majority of Democratic-leaning voters also had a more positive view of socialism than capitalism, 57pc to 47pc.
    Biden's slip tells Democrats he's ready to run in 2020 election

    Biden's slip tells Democrats he's ready to run in 2020 election


    Joe Biden, one of the favourites to win the 2020 Democratic nomination, appeared to announce his presidential candidacy over the weekend - before retracting his...

    Joe Biden, one of the favourites to win the 2020 Democratic nomination, appeared to announce his presidential candidacy over the weekend - before retracting his remarks.

    Raiders who beat North Korea embassy staff have links to CIA - report


    SPANISH investigators believe two assailants who broke into the North Korean embassy in Madrid last month and took hostages have links to the CIA, according to...

    SPANISH investigators believe two assailants who broke into the North Korean embassy in Madrid last month and took hostages have links to the CIA, according to reports.
    Trump aide Manafort faces nearly seven years in prison

    Trump aide Manafort faces nearly seven years in prison


    US PRESIDENT Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been jailed for a further three-and-a-half by a judge who attacked him over his lies and criminal...

    US PRESIDENT Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been jailed for a further three-and-a-half by a judge who attacked him over his lies and criminal behaviour.

    Six pupils among 10 killed as gunmen storm Brazil school


    Two armed men wearing face masks entered a Brazilian elementary school yesterday and shot and killed at least six children who were on their snack breaks, as well as two school officials, before fatally turning their guns on themselves, police...

    Two armed men wearing face masks entered a Brazilian elementary school yesterday and shot and killed at least six children who were on their snack breaks, as well as two school officials, before fatally turning their guns on themselves, police said.
    Venezuelans struggle to get food and water as blackout continues

    Venezuelans struggle to get food and water as blackout continues


    Venezuelans yesterday converged on a polluted river in Caracas to fill water bottles and held scattered protests in several cities as a growing sense of chaos took hold in a country where people have had little power, water and communications for...

    Venezuelans yesterday converged on a polluted river in Caracas to fill water bottles and held scattered protests in several cities as a growing sense of chaos took hold in a country where people have had little power, water and communications for days.
    More woe for Trudeau as top minister quits

    More woe for Trudeau as top minister quits


    Justin Trudeau has said he is disappointed after a top minister resigned from his cabinet as the Canadian prime minister was plunged deeper into...

    Justin Trudeau has said he is disappointed after a top minister resigned from his cabinet as the Canadian prime minister was plunged deeper into crisis.
    Republican to fight against 'schoolyard bully' Trump

    Republican to fight against 'schoolyard bully' Trump


    Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld told an audience in New Hampshire yesterday that he will try to take on US President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican presidential primary, offering the first high-profile challenge to the president's...

    Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld told an audience in New Hampshire yesterday that he will try to take on US President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican presidential primary, offering the first high-profile challenge to the president's re-election effort.

    Trump to declare emergency in bid to beat congress and build his wall


    US President Donald Trump will sign a border security bill to avert another government shutdown, but also declare a national emergency to try to obtain funds for his promised US-Mexico border wall, a White House spokeswoman said last...

    US President Donald Trump will sign a border security bill to avert another government shutdown, but also declare a national emergency to try to obtain funds for his promised US-Mexico border wall, a White House spokeswoman said last night.
    US trying to spur mutiny in military against Maduro

    US trying to spur mutiny in military against Maduro


    The United States is holding direct communications with members of Venezuela's military, urging them to abandon leader Nicolas Maduro, and is also preparing new sanctions aimed at increasing pressure on him, a senior White House official...

    The United States is holding direct communications with members of Venezuela's military, urging them to abandon leader Nicolas Maduro, and is also preparing new sanctions aimed at increasing pressure on him, a senior White House official said.
    Youth team players among 10 killed in blaze at training centre of leading Brazilian soccer team

    Youth team players among 10 killed in blaze at training centre of leading Brazilian soccer team


    A fire swept through the training centre and lodgings of Rio de Janeiro soccer club Flamengo yesterday, killing 10 people, including members of the club's youth team, firefighters and news reports...

    A fire swept through the training centre and lodgings of Rio de Janeiro soccer club Flamengo yesterday, killing 10 people, including members of the club's youth team, firefighters and news reports said.
    'Enquirer' denies bid to blackmail Amazon boss Bezos with sexually explicit photos

    'Enquirer' denies bid to blackmail Amazon boss Bezos with sexually explicit photos


    The publisher of the 'National Enquirer' said yesterday it will look into claims of extortion and blackmail made by Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, who said the tabloid threatened to publish intimate photos of him unless he stopped investigating how...

    The publisher of the 'National Enquirer' said yesterday it will look into claims of extortion and blackmail made by Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, who said the tabloid threatened to publish intimate photos of him unless he stopped investigating how the 'Enquirer' obtained his private exchanges with his mistress.
    EU countries part of 'a gringo plot' against Venezuela, Maduro claims

    EU countries part of 'a gringo plot' against Venezuela, Maduro claims


    Britain, Germany and Spain were among 15 European nations to officially recognise Juan Guaido as the "interim president" of Venezuela yesterday, a move that was swiftly denounced by Nicolas Maduro as a "gringo plot to overthrow the...

    Britain, Germany and Spain were among 15 European nations to officially recognise Juan Guaido as the "interim president" of Venezuela yesterday, a move that was swiftly denounced by Nicolas Maduro as a "gringo plot to overthrow the revolution".
    Jury deciding fate of notorious Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo'

    Jury deciding fate of notorious Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo'


    Jurors in the U.S. trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, accused of running one of the world's most infamous drug cartels, ended their first day of deliberations in Brooklyn federal court on Monday without reaching a...

    Jurors in the U.S. trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, accused of running one of the world's most infamous drug cartels, ended their first day of deliberations in Brooklyn federal court on Monday without reaching a verdict.
    'US won't invade Venezuela ... yet'

    'US won't invade Venezuela ... yet'


    American military intervention in Venezuela is not imminent, US President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton has said - but he reiterated that all options remain on the...

    American military intervention in Venezuela is not imminent, US President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton has said - but he reiterated that all options remain on the table.
    On song: Beyoncé and Jay-Z offer tickets for life to fan who goes vegan

    On song: Beyoncé and Jay-Z offer tickets for life to fan who goes vegan


    MUSIC superstars Beyoncé and Jay-Z are offering fans a chance to win free tickets for life to their concerts in exchange for adopting a vegan diet for a...

    MUSIC superstars Beyoncé and Jay-Z are offering fans a chance to win free tickets for life to their concerts in exchange for adopting a vegan diet for a month.

    Skier (72) sues Paltrow over collision on slopes


    Gwyneth Paltrow has been accused in a lawsuit of breaking a man's ribs and leaving him with a concussion when she smashed into him from behind while skiing at a Utah ski...

    Gwyneth Paltrow has been accused in a lawsuit of breaking a man's ribs and leaving him with a concussion when she smashed into him from behind while skiing at a Utah ski resort.

    Clinton will not run for president again, says former campaign aide


    Hilary Clinton's former campaign manager has poured cold water on speculation she is planning to launch another bid for the White...

    Hilary Clinton's former campaign manager has poured cold water on speculation she is planning to launch another bid for the White House.
    Brazil sends fugitive back to Italy as 'gift'

    Brazil sends fugitive back to Italy as 'gift'


    A left-wing Italian militant who spent decades on the run after being convicted of four murders committed in the 1970s has been captured in Bolivia and will be extradited to Italy as a "little gift" from Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro to the...

    A left-wing Italian militant who spent decades on the run after being convicted of four murders committed in the 1970s has been captured in Bolivia and will be extradited to Italy as a "little gift" from Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro to the populist Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

    Weinstein to face sex assault trial in May, says his lawyer


    Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein will go on trial in Manhattan on May 6 on charges of sexually assaulting two women, his lawyer said...

    Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein will go on trial in Manhattan on May 6 on charges of sexually assaulting two women, his lawyer said yesterday.
    Vegetative patient gives birth in care

    Vegetative patient gives birth in care


    The chief executive of a private health care facility in Phoenix has resigned following reports a patient gave birth despite being in a vegetative state for more than a...

    The chief executive of a private health care facility in Phoenix has resigned following reports a patient gave birth despite being in a vegetative state for more than a decade.
    Trump may declare an emergency to build wall

    Trump may declare an emergency to build wall


    Trump administration officials made an urgent case that the situation at the US-Mexico border has reached a crisis level, laying the groundwork for President Donald Trump to possibly declare a national emergency that would empower him to construct a...

    Trump administration officials made an urgent case that the situation at the US-Mexico border has reached a crisis level, laying the groundwork for President Donald Trump to possibly declare a national emergency that would empower him to construct a border wall without congressional approval.
    Spacey claims 'grope' accuser spent night with him in 'mutual flirting'

    Spacey claims 'grope' accuser spent night with him in 'mutual flirting'


    Kevin Spacey has denied sexually assaulting an 18-year-old in a Nantucket bar in 2016, insisting in court filings they spent an enjoyable night together and engaged in "mutual and consensual...

    Kevin Spacey has denied sexually assaulting an 18-year-old in a Nantucket bar in 2016, insisting in court filings they spent an enjoyable night together and engaged in "mutual and consensual flirting".

    Man charged with girl's drive-by murder


    A black man has been charged with murder in the killing of a seven-year-old black girl in a drive-by shooting in Houston prosecutors said was a case of mistaken...

    A black man has been charged with murder in the killing of a seven-year-old black girl in a drive-by shooting in Houston prosecutors said was a case of mistaken identity.
    No one can solve wall shutdown crisis but me, insists Trump

    No one can solve wall shutdown crisis but me, insists Trump


    Donald Trump has claimed that ongoing talks to end the US government shutdown are pointless, undermining his own negotiation team by saying only he could sort it out with...

    Donald Trump has claimed that ongoing talks to end the US government shutdown are pointless, undermining his own negotiation team by saying only he could sort it out with Democrats.
    Jimmy Osmond suffers stroke during panto performance

    Jimmy Osmond suffers stroke during panto performance


    AMERICAN pop singer Jimmy Osmond, who performed the chart-topping hit 'Long Haired Lover from Liverpool' as a child in 1972, has suffered a stroke and will take time away from the stage, a spokesperson for the singer said...

    AMERICAN pop singer Jimmy Osmond, who performed the chart-topping hit 'Long Haired Lover from Liverpool' as a child in 1972, has suffered a stroke and will take time away from the stage, a spokesperson for the singer said yesterday.
    Hollywood sees off Netflix threat in record year at global box office

    Hollywood sees off Netflix threat in record year at global box office


    FIVE years ago, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas said the traditional film industry was heading for a "meltdown", undercut by internet streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime...

    FIVE years ago, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas said the traditional film industry was heading for a "meltdown", undercut by internet streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.
    I'll shut border with Mexico if I don't get my wall - Trump

    I'll shut border with Mexico if I don't get my wall - Trump


    US President Donald Trump has threatened to close the US border with Mexico unless Congress agrees to provide $5bn (€4.37bn) for his controversial...

    US President Donald Trump has threatened to close the US border with Mexico unless Congress agrees to provide $5bn (€4.37bn) for his controversial wall.

    'Over my dead body' - Giuliani blocks attempt to question Trump


    Donald Trump and his lawyer have unleashed a fresh series of attacks on the probe into alleged Russian collusion, ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with special counsel Robert...

    Donald Trump and his lawyer have unleashed a fresh series of attacks on the probe into alleged Russian collusion, ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.
    Girl (7) dies of dehydration in custody of US Border Patrol

    Girl (7) dies of dehydration in custody of US Border Patrol


    A seven-year-old girl who crossed the US-Mexico border with her father last week died hours after being taken into the custody of the US Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities...

    A seven-year-old girl who crossed the US-Mexico border with her father last week died hours after being taken into the custody of the US Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed.

    Deadly California wildfires cost $9bn in insurance claims


    Insurance claims from last month's California wildfires already are at $9bn (€7.9bn) and expected to increase, the state's insurance commissioner has...

    Insurance claims from last month's California wildfires already are at $9bn (€7.9bn) and expected to increase, the state's insurance commissioner has said.
    'Year of siege warfare ahead' as Democrats pursue Trump on 'hush money'

    'Year of siege warfare ahead' as Democrats pursue Trump on 'hush money'


    Senior Democrats began talking openly yesterday about the imprisonment or impeachment of Donald Trump, amid fresh allegations linking the US president to hush money paid to two women ahead of the 2016...

    Senior Democrats began talking openly yesterday about the imprisonment or impeachment of Donald Trump, amid fresh allegations linking the US president to hush money paid to two women ahead of the 2016 election.
    Frat boys and girls in battle with Harvard

    Frat boys and girls in battle with Harvard


    A group of US fraternities and sororities are suing Harvard University, saying its crackdown on single-sex clubs amounted to sexual...

    A group of US fraternities and sororities are suing Harvard University, saying its crackdown on single-sex clubs amounted to sexual discrimination.
    Former Trump aide should be 'spared jail for co-operation'

    Former Trump aide should be 'spared jail for co-operation'


    US President Donald Trump's former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel's Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn't do any prison time, according to a court filing that describes Michael Flynn's...

    US President Donald Trump's former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel's Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn't do any prison time, according to a court filing that describes Michael Flynn's co-operation as "substantial".
    US agents fire tear gas as migrants reach border

    US agents fire tear gas as migrants reach border


    The United States closed its busiest border crossing with Mexico after Mexican police broke up a protest of Central American migrants massed in Tijuana, and US officers fired tear gas at...

    The United States closed its busiest border crossing with Mexico after Mexican police broke up a protest of Central American migrants massed in Tijuana, and US officers fired tear gas at them.
    Firefighters finally get devastating California inferno under control

    Firefighters finally get devastating California inferno under control


    The deadliest wildfire in California history that destroyed the mountain town of Paradise and killed at least 85 people was 100pc contained by yesterday, according to state fire...

    The deadliest wildfire in California history that destroyed the mountain town of Paradise and killed at least 85 people was 100pc contained by yesterday, according to state fire officials.
    Wildfires are now US state's deadliest ever as 31 are killed

    Wildfires are now US state's deadliest ever as 31 are killed


    The death toll from wildfires raging in California rose to 31 after six more people were found killed in what is poised to become the deadliest wildfire in state...

    The death toll from wildfires raging in California rose to 31 after six more people were found killed in what is poised to become the deadliest wildfire in state history.
    'Devil winds' fan the flames as death toll in California rises to 25

    'Devil winds' fan the flames as death toll in California rises to 25


    The grim task of recovering and identifying the victims of California's apocalyptic wildfires began yesterday as officials raised the death toll to 25, with more than 100 people unaccounted...

    The grim task of recovering and identifying the victims of California's apocalyptic wildfires began yesterday as officials raised the death toll to 25, with more than 100 people unaccounted for.
    Don't interfere in Mueller's Russia probe, Trump is told

    Don't interfere in Mueller's Russia probe, Trump is told


    Republicans and Democrats have warned US President Donald Trump against impeding the Russia investigation after attorney general Jeff Sessions was ousted in the immediate aftermath of the midterm...

    Republicans and Democrats have warned US President Donald Trump against impeding the Russia investigation after attorney general Jeff Sessions was ousted in the immediate aftermath of the midterm elections.
    Democrats disagree on just how aggressively to go after president

    Democrats disagree on just how aggressively to go after president


    House Democrats are prepared to open multiple investigations of President Donald Trump when they take control in January - but are wary of immediately pursuing...

    House Democrats are prepared to open multiple investigations of President Donald Trump when they take control in January - but are wary of immediately pursuing impeachment.
    Sessions fired as attorney general over Russia probe

    Sessions fired as attorney general over Russia probe


    US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was fired yesterday after unrelenting criticism from President Donald Trump over his recusal from an investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential...

    US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was fired yesterday after unrelenting criticism from President Donald Trump over his recusal from an investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential race.
    Democrats to 'restrain' Trump after House win

    Democrats to 'restrain' Trump after House win


    US President Donald Trump faced greater restraints on his presidency after Democrats won control of the House of Representatives and pledged to hold the Republican accountable after a tumultuous two years in the White...

    US President Donald Trump faced greater restraints on his presidency after Democrats won control of the House of Representatives and pledged to hold the Republican accountable after a tumultuous two years in the White House.
    Key states: battlegrounds that proved crucial as the election drama unfolded

    Key states: battlegrounds that proved crucial as the election drama unfolded


    West Virginia: Donald Trump won West Virginia's 3rd district by 30 points. But it is the Democratic candidate running in the district, which has a long history of coal mining, that is gaining national...

    West Virginia: Donald Trump won West Virginia's 3rd district by 30 points. But it is the Democratic candidate running in the district, which has a long history of coal mining, that is gaining national attention.
    President targets vulnerable seats in last-ditch campaign blitz as Obama urges voters not to be 'hoodwinked'

    President targets vulnerable seats in last-ditch campaign blitz as Obama urges voters not to be 'hoodwinked'


    US President Donald Trump yesterday went on an election-eve campaign blitz, holding three rallies targeting vulnerable Democrats in a bid to help the Republican party cling on to its majority in the...

    US President Donald Trump yesterday went on an election-eve campaign blitz, holding three rallies targeting vulnerable Democrats in a bid to help the Republican party cling on to its majority in the Senate.

    Eugene Scott :''Unqualified' tag is all to do with Abrams being a black woman'


    Stacey Abrams is hoping to make history as America's first black female governor. But to hear US President Donald Trump tell it, the Georgia Democrat is...

    Stacey Abrams is hoping to make history as America's first black female governor. But to hear US President Donald Trump tell it, the Georgia Democrat is unqualified.
    Tim Stanley: 'The best result for a divided America is if no one wins midterm election outright'

    Tim Stanley: 'The best result for a divided America is if no one wins midterm election outright'


    The weather in Washington DC is ugly; the flag on my neighbour's porch drips with rain. The TV is loud: everyone in news talks in capital letters nowadays. "THE MIDTERMS ARE ON AND IT'S A REFERENDUM ON TRUMP!" Fox says he's our last hope. MSNBC says he's...

    The weather in Washington DC is ugly; the flag on my neighbour's porch drips with rain. The TV is loud: everyone in news talks in capital letters nowadays. "THE MIDTERMS ARE ON AND IT'S A REFERENDUM ON TRUMP!" Fox says he's our last hope. MSNBC says he's the Antichrist. I wonder if Trump would be doing better if he wasn't Trump.

    Democrats fear failing to halt 'dangerous' Trump again


    For Democrats, the midterm elections have been a beacon in the dark, a chance to re-emerge from the political wilderness and repudiate a president they view as a dangerous...

    For Democrats, the midterm elections have been a beacon in the dark, a chance to re-emerge from the political wilderness and repudiate a president they view as a dangerous force.
    El Chapo fails in attempt to delay trial

    El Chapo fails in attempt to delay trial


    A judge in the US has turned down a last-ditch effort by accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to delay his trafficking trial, scheduled to begin next Monday in Brooklyn federal...

    A judge in the US has turned down a last-ditch effort by accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to delay his trafficking trial, scheduled to begin next Monday in Brooklyn federal court.

    Migrant caravan demands transport as new group enters Mexico


    The migrant caravan slowly advancing through southern Mexico is demanding the Mexican government help its 4,000 participants reach Mexico City even as a smaller group of Central Americans entered the country, presumably with the intention of joining...

    The migrant caravan slowly advancing through southern Mexico is demanding the Mexican government help its 4,000 participants reach Mexico City even as a smaller group of Central Americans entered the country, presumably with the intention of joining it.
    'He hasn't the face of villainy'

    'He hasn't the face of villainy'


    The man accused of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre appeared briefly in federal court in a wheelchair and handcuffs yesterday, to face charges he killed 11 people in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in US...

    The man accused of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre appeared briefly in federal court in a wheelchair and handcuffs yesterday, to face charges he killed 11 people in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in US history.
    Mother meets son 31 years after he was abducted as a toddler

    Mother meets son 31 years after he was abducted as a toddler


    The mother of a toddler abducted in 1987 said yesterday she was stunned when she learned he had been found and overcome with emotion at finally being reunited with him 31 years...

    The mother of a toddler abducted in 1987 said yesterday she was stunned when she learned he had been found and overcome with emotion at finally being reunited with him 31 years later.

    Undeterred migrants keep moving in hope of a better life in America


    Yonsi Marilu had not heard about the threat from American President Donald Trump to shut the US border - but the news made little difference to her...

    Yonsi Marilu had not heard about the threat from American President Donald Trump to shut the US border - but the news made little difference to her plans.
    It's a wonder these attacks took so long as Trump stirs up a spirit of fear and violence

    It's a wonder these attacks took so long as Trump stirs up a spirit of fear and violence


    This is what was happening yesterday: "The Secret Service said Wednesday that it had intercepted packages containing 'potential explosive devices' addressed to former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in New York and former president Barack Obama in...

    This is what was happening yesterday: "The Secret Service said Wednesday that it had intercepted packages containing 'potential explosive devices' addressed to former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in New York and former president Barack Obama in Washington.
    US tensions soar as Obama and Clinton targeted by bombs in post

    US tensions soar as Obama and Clinton targeted by bombs in post


    Police intercepted suspected pipe bombs sent to former US president Barack Obama, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and other high-profile Democrats yesterday, in what New York officials described as an act of...

    Police intercepted suspected pipe bombs sent to former US president Barack Obama, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and other high-profile Democrats yesterday, in what New York officials described as an act of terrorism.
    Gaga attacks Trump gender plan

    Gaga attacks Trump gender plan


    Lady Gaga has lashed out at Donald Trump after it emerged his administration had drawn up plans to change how gender is...

    Lady Gaga has lashed out at Donald Trump after it emerged his administration had drawn up plans to change how gender is defined.
    Migrant caravan pushes on

    Migrant caravan pushes on


    Donald Trump yesterday said he will "now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given" to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, after they failed to halt the progress of a migrant "caravan", heading towards the US...

    Donald Trump yesterday said he will "now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given" to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, after they failed to halt the progress of a migrant "caravan", heading towards the US border.
    'Muslims in US are now saying: OK, we're not going to be still'

    'Muslims in US are now saying: OK, we're not going to be still'


    Barring a freak result, Rashida Tlaib is set to be the first Muslim woman in US Congress, and for this she has to thank the unlikely figure of Donald Trump. "Trump was a bit of a Bat-Signal for women in general of being engaged," she says, talking while...

    Barring a freak result, Rashida Tlaib is set to be the first Muslim woman in US Congress, and for this she has to thank the unlikely figure of Donald Trump. "Trump was a bit of a Bat-Signal for women in general of being engaged," she says, talking while out on the campaign trail in Detroit.

    Front-runner in Brazil poll 'set up fake news network'


    Brazil's far-right election front-runner was accused of setting up a 'criminal network' with big businesses to spread fake news through...

    Brazil's far-right election front-runner was accused of setting up a 'criminal network' with big businesses to spread fake news through WhatsApp.

    Trump's takeover is complete as Democrats now a populist party


    What connects Brett Kavanaugh, Pocahontas and American health policy? The answer lies in the extraordinary way that Donald Trump's steamroller tactics have captured not just the Republican Party but reshaped the entire political battlefield in his own,...

    What connects Brett Kavanaugh, Pocahontas and American health policy? The answer lies in the extraordinary way that Donald Trump's steamroller tactics have captured not just the Republican Party but reshaped the entire political battlefield in his own, populist image with less than a month before midterm elections.
    Saudis vow to 'retaliate' if sanctioned over journalist

    Saudis vow to 'retaliate' if sanctioned over journalist


    Saudi Arabia yesterday warned against threats to punish it over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last week, saying it would retaliate against any sanctions with tougher measures, as international criticism...

    Saudi Arabia yesterday warned against threats to punish it over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last week, saying it would retaliate against any sanctions with tougher measures, as international criticism increased.
    Trump dumbfounded by Kanye's Oval Office rant

    Trump dumbfounded by Kanye's Oval Office rant


    It was a bravura performance by a supercharged ego, lecturing America as he banged his fist on the Resolute desk in the Oval...

    It was a bravura performance by a supercharged ego, lecturing America as he banged his fist on the Resolute desk in the Oval Office.

    Democrats accused of using 'a con game' to block Kavanaugh nomination


    US President Donald Trump accused Democrats of using a "con game" to try scuttle Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination and disparaged the account of the second woman accusing Mr Kavanaugh of sexual...

    US President Donald Trump accused Democrats of using a "con game" to try scuttle Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination and disparaged the account of the second woman accusing Mr Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

    'Sexually violent predator' Cosby to spend at least three years in jail


    Bill Cosby was sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison for his conviction for sexually assaulting a woman, capping the comedian's downfall from "America's Dad" to being branded a "sexually violent...

    Bill Cosby was sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison for his conviction for sexually assaulting a woman, capping the comedian's downfall from "America's Dad" to being branded a "sexually violent predator".
    Kavanaugh accuser to testify in hearing on sex assault claim

    Kavanaugh accuser to testify in hearing on sex assault claim


    Christine Blasey Ford will testify in an open hearing on Thursday about what she says was a sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a party decades...

    Christine Blasey Ford will testify in an open hearing on Thursday about what she says was a sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a party decades ago.
    Back president's agenda or quit, Pompeo tells White House staff

    Back president's agenda or quit, Pompeo tells White House staff


    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly warned administration staff yesterday that they needed to either work with the Trump agenda or leave their...

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly warned administration staff yesterday that they needed to either work with the Trump agenda or leave their positions.
    Prison guards find €18m of cocaine hidden in bananas

    Prison guards find €18m of cocaine hidden in bananas


    Bananas donated to a Texas prison turned out to have cocaine worth almost $18m (€15m) hidden inside the...

    Bananas donated to a Texas prison turned out to have cocaine worth almost $18m (€15m) hidden inside the boxes.
    Taoiseach will meet African leaders in push for UN Council Trump to focus on North Korea and Tehran in address to UN

    Taoiseach will meet African leaders in push for UN Council Trump to focus on North Korea and Tehran in address to UN


    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will use his appearance at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in New York today to canvass African leaders to support Ireland's bid for seat at the UN Security...

    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will use his appearance at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in New York today to canvass African leaders to support Ireland's bid for seat at the UN Security Council.
    US Justice official denies plotting to remove president from White House

    US Justice official denies plotting to remove president from White House


    Donald Trump's own deputy attorney general suggested secretly recording the president and discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from the White House, according to US...

    Donald Trump's own deputy attorney general suggested secretly recording the president and discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from the White House, according to US media.