Category: Political News

  • US surpasses three million coronavirus cases

    US surpasses three million coronavirus cases

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption California and Texas each reported more than 10,000 new daily cases on Tuesday More than three million people in the US have now tested positive for Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University.Over 131,000 deaths have been reported, and on Tuesday the US broke its record for most new cases…

  • Frederick Douglass: Historic US black activist’s statue toppled

    Frederick Douglass: Historic US black activist’s statue toppled

    Image copyright Reuters Image caption Frederick Douglass, a former slave, was an American social reformer and abolitionist A statue of the 19th Century US black activist Frederick Douglass has been toppled in New York state. It appears to have been vandalised on 5 July – the anniversary of a famous speech the former slave gave…

  • In pictures: ‘Wall of Moms’ joins Portland’s anti-racism protests

    In pictures: ‘Wall of Moms’ joins Portland’s anti-racism protests

    Image copyright Reuters Anti-racism protests have been taking place in Portland, Oregon, for almost two months – but in recent days they have been joined by a growing number of “moms”.The “Wall of Moms” – as they have been dubbed – have been acting as a human shield between the protesters and the federal officers…

  • Portland protests: Mayor demands federal troops leave city

    Portland protests: Mayor demands federal troops leave city

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPortland protests: Calls for federal troops to leave US cityThe mayor of Portland in Oregon has renewed his call for federal officers to leave the US city, accusing them of abusive tactics against protesters.”They are sharply escalating the situation,” Mayor Ted Wheeler told CNN on Sunday.There have…

  • Roger Stone: President Trump’s clemency wipes fine and supervised release

    Roger Stone: President Trump’s clemency wipes fine and supervised release

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRoger Stone reacts to Trump’s decision to grant him clemencyUS President Donald Trump spared long-time ally Roger Stone other penalties when he commuted his prison sentence last week, court documents show.The published clemency order shows this includes the commuting of a $20,000 (£15,930) fine and a two-year…

  • Gettysburg ‘flag-burning hoax’ sees armed far-right groups assemble

    Gettysburg ‘flag-burning hoax’ sees armed far-right groups assemble

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Far-right groups, some armed, arrived at the historic grounds at Gettysburg Rumours that anti-fascist protesters planned to burn American flags on the Gettysburg Civil War battleground site led to armed far-right groups turning up in numbers on US Independence Day.Posts on social media by supposed antifa leaders urged members…

  • Kanye West again says he will run for president

    Kanye West again says he will run for president

    Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West are among the world’s wealthiest celebrities US rapper Kanye West has said he is running for president, potentially pitting him against a man he says he admires, Donald Trump. “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and…

  • Coronavirus clouds US 4 July Independence Day events

    Coronavirus clouds US 4 July Independence Day events

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Trump: “We are now in the process of defeating the radical left”US President Donald Trump has used an Independence Day address to vow to defeat the “radical left” as protests sweep the country.Striking a combative tone, Mr Trump said he would “fight… to preserve American way…

  • Stephanie Winston Wolkoff: Melania Trump’s former aide to publish book

    Stephanie Winston Wolkoff: Melania Trump’s former aide to publish book

    Image copyright AFP Image caption Melania and Me is due out on 1 September. A former aide to Melania Trump has written a memoir about her 15-year friendship with the US first lady.Stephanie Winston Wolkoff’s book, Melania and Me, is due out on 1 September.In 2018, Ms Winston Wolkoff was reportedly forced out of the…

  • Brad Parscale replaced as Trump’s campaign manager

    Brad Parscale replaced as Trump’s campaign manager

    Image copyright AFP Image caption Brad Parscale will remain part of Trump’s campaign Facing a tough re-election battle, US President Donald Trump has replaced his campaign manager.Mr Trump said Bill Stepien, a field director for his 2016 campaign, would take the place of Brad Parscale.Mr Parscale – who was reportedly blamed by Mr Trump’s inner…

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