Trump calls Democratic impeachment inquiry a ‘joke’

Trump calls Democratic impeachment inquiry a ‘joke’

New York, A downbeat Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed as a “joke” the grounds laid out for the impeachment inquiry into him, as Democrats stood firm in accusing the US president of a “mafia-style shakedown” of his Ukrainian counterpart. Trump denied claims he abused his office by repeatedly urging President Volodymyr Zelensky to probe his […]

Demonstrators march in Hong Kong in new weekend of protest

Demonstrators march in Hong Kong in new weekend of protest

Hong Kong, Sep 21 (AP) Protesters marched through an outlying district of Hong Kong on Saturday in a renewed outpouring of grievances against the Chinese territory’s government. The march by several thousand people in Tuen Mun on Hong Kong’s northwest was relatively small compared with previous weekends. There was no violence, in contrast to previous protests […]

Trump calls new border wall a ‘world-class security system’  Share

Trump calls new border wall a ‘world-class security system’  Share

 San Diego,  President Donald Trump signed his name Wednesday on a newly constructed section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, calling it a “world-class security system” that will be virtually impenetrable. Trump toured a section of the border wall in San Diego’s Otay Mesa area. It was a return trip for the president, who traveled there […]

New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque massacre

Wellington,  New Zealand unveiled new legislation Friday aimed at ensuring only “fit and proper” people can own guns in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshippers. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had immediately banned military style semi-automatic rifles after the shootings in March but said further restrictions were needed to target […]

Parliament deals British PM Brexit blow before suspension

Parliament deals British PM Brexit blow before suspension

 London,  British MPs rejected a second attempt by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday to call an early election to break the Brexit deadlock, in a final show of defiance before he controversially suspends parliament. After a tumultuous few days that exposed Johnson’s weakness in the face of hostile lawmakers, the House of Commons again […]

Equities, yuan plunge as Trump escalates trade war with China

Equities, yuan plunge as Trump escalates trade war with China

Hong Kong, Asian equity markets tanked and the yuan hit an 11-year low Monday after Donald Trump ramped up his trade war with China by imposing more tariffs on more than half-a-trillion dollars worth of imports. The decision on Friday stunned investors, who ran for the hills, hammering European and Wall Street stocks, while safe […]

Trump accuses Jewish Democratic voters of ‘great disloyalty’

Trump accuses Jewish Democratic voters of ‘great disloyalty’

 Washington,  US President Donald Trump said Tuesday Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats display “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” sparking accusations that he is promoting and politicising anti-Semitism. His comments, which drew fierce rebuke from Jewish groups, came amid his ongoing dispute with Democratic Muslim congresswomen Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and […]

China doing very poorly as a result of trade war: Trump

China doing very poorly as a result of trade war: Trump

Washington, US President Donald Trump has said that China is doing very poorly as a result of the trade war and the “longer it goes on, the stronger we get”. Asserting that the United States is “having a very good discussion” on a trade deal with China, Trump told reporters at the Morristown airport in […]

‘P is for protest’: Hong Kong families join pro-democracy rally

‘P is for protest’: Hong Kong families join pro-democracy rally

Hong Kong,  Armed with balloons and strollers, several hundred families took to the streets in Hong Kong on Saturday to show support for pro-democracy protests that are now in their third month. The colourful and calm atmosphere at the rally was a far cry from the increasingly violent confrontations that have marked recent demonstrations by […]