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  World   Americas  02 Aug 2017

World, Americas, 02 Aug 2017

Donald Trump signs bill to impose sanctions on Russia: White House officials

The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak publicly before an official statement.

02 Aug 2017 8:44 PM

US weighing 'all options' to stop N Korea from developing nuclear weapon:

The Trump administration is continuing to work with its allies on the issue and goals are to stop the nuclear program, stop the missiles.

02 Aug 2017 5:35 PM

US lawmakers urges Trump to crackdown outsourcing companies and reform H-1B visa

The lawmakers said their legislation provides protections for American workers and visa holders as it calls for more transparency.

02 Aug 2017 4:41 PM

Tillerson sends senior envoys to end Gulf diplomatic crisis

The parties to the dispute are still not in direct talks, and Washington is keen to pressure its allies in the region to mend ties.

02 Aug 2017 4:13 PM

Trump 'weighed in' on son's Russia statement, says White House

The scandal has overshadowed Trump's first six months in office and threatened to ensnare his whole administration in a legal thicket.

02 Aug 2017 3:30 PM


White House investigating British-based email prankster against top officials

House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says it takes cyber-related issues seriously and is looking into the incidents.

02 Aug 2017 3:03 PM

Despite Pak objection, India allowed to build water projects on Indus: World Bank

Pak had approached the World Bank last year and raised concerns over the designs of 2 hydroelectricity projects in Jammu and Kashmir.

02 Aug 2017 2:37 PM

17-year-old teen jumps out of plane from emergency door at San Francisco airport

San Francisco Airport spokesman Doug Yakel says the 17-year-old removed the door as the plane was heading to a gate on Tuesday.

02 Aug 2017 2:30 PM

We are not your enemy, says Tillerson to North Korea

Tillerson said the US does not think productive talks would result if N Korea came with the intention of maintaining their nuclear weapons.

02 Aug 2017 1:03 PM

US: Lawsuit accuses Fox of contrive 'fake news' for Trump over Russia probe

Fox retracted the article on May 23, but the lawsuit accuses the channel of not clearing Wheeler's name and that he had been misquoted.

02 Aug 2017 12:01 PM


US: Honolulu high-rise fire caused estimated $100M in damage

Honolulu Fire Captain David Jenkins said Tuesday the blaze is considered one of the most destructive in Honolulu's recent history.

02 Aug 2017 11:42 AM

Trump yet to sign Russia sanctions bill, says White House

Moscow responded to the White House statement last weekend by ordering a reduction in the number of US diplomats in Russia.

02 Aug 2017 11:32 AM

Ohio man hides corpse in freezer as new girlfriend moves in: police

Layton told police she bought the freezer from a Walmart store in early July, and supplied extension cord to plug it in at Novoa's building.

02 Aug 2017 11:24 AM

Pentagon may turn Russian Airline's 747s into Air Force One

The Air Force operates two military versions of the Boeing 747-200B aircraft that serve as Air Force One when the president is aboard.

02 Aug 2017 10:31 AM

US Senate confirms Christopher Wray as new FBI director

Comey's sacking had led to accusations Trump was attempting to impede an investigation into links between his aides and Russia.

02 Aug 2017 10:04 AM


Trump ready for war to destroy North Korea over ICBM test: US senator

World powers have been trying to stifle Pyongyang's weapons programme through United Nations-backed sanctions.

02 Aug 2017 8:45 AM

Won't 'break faith' with transgender members: US Coast Guard post Trump's ban

Admiral Paul Zukunft said the service had reached out to the 13 Coast Guardsmen who have come out as transgender.

02 Aug 2017 8:33 AM

US military to test ICBM following North Korea's missile launch

The first of these trials, which Kim described as a gift to 'American bastards,' showed the rocket had the potential range to hit Alaska.

02 Aug 2017 8:14 AM