President Trump has pledged $1 million of his personal money to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey in both Texas and Louisiana, the White House said Thursday. “The president is pledging a million dollars of personal money to help,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters in the press briefing Thursday. Sanders said that the […]
A US judge in Ohio has fatally shot a gunman who critically wounded him in an ambush-style attack outside court.
Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr was shot several times just after 08:00 local time (12:00 GMT) in Steubenville on Monday morning. Sheriff Fred Abdalla told reporters the attacker and the judge exchanged about five shots each. A court officer also fired several shots at the suspect. The Jefferson County prosecutor identified the attacker as Nathaniel Richmond, […]
Spanish police say they have shot dead five suspected terrorists in the town of Cambrils in a second vehicle attack, hours after another in Barcelona killed 13 people and injured dozens. Police said the men were linked to the Barcelona attack, which so-called Islamic State said it had carried out. Police are still hunting the […]
Steve Bannon, the chief strategist to President Trump, is expected to leave the White House, a source tells Fox News.
The New York Times also reported Friday that Trump has told aides he’s decided to remove Bannon, though it’s unclear when that might happen. The populist Bannon formally joined Trump’s team a year ago, when the former head of Breitbart News was tapped as chief executive of the campaign. After Trump won the presidential race, […]
Johannesburg – A court has ruled that former finance minister Pravin Gordhan’s application seeking declaratory relief from having to intervene with the banks has been dismissed. Judge Aubrey Ledwaba read out the order at the North Gauteng High Court on Friday. The application was dismissed, with costs to be carried by the Minister of Finance, […]
Johannesburg – One of the criminal trials against forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan was interrupted on Friday by an application for the magistrate to recuse herself because she is allegedly the aunt of President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward Zuma. Randburg Magistrate Ndivhuwo Sethusha denied the application, saying her relationship with Zuma was distant. O’Sullivan has opened […]
At least 80 people also wounded after vehicle mounts pavement in busy Las Ramblas area of Catalan city.
At least 13 people have been killed and scores were injured after a white van ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona’s busy tourist area, officials said. Joaquim Forn, Catalonia’s interior minister, confirmed the death toll on Twitter. At least 80 people have been hospitalised, Catalonia’s regional head Carles Puigdemont told a news conference. Police said […]
Former Presidents George HW Bush and George W Bush have called on the US to "reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms".
They are the latest Republican figures to weigh in on the backlash to Donald Trump’s latest remarks blaming “both sides” for violent clashes in Virginia. It culminated with a woman’s death and nearly 20 wounded when a car ploughed into a crowd at the far-right rally. On Wednesday, Mr Trump disbanded his jobs councils amid […]
US President Donald Trump has again blamed both sides for the violent unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one protester dead and others injured. In a statement on Monday, he had condemned white supremacists. But in New York on Tuesday he also blamed left-wing supporters for charging at the “alt-right”. He also defended the time […]
Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has so far failed to appear in a South African court over an assault case despite officials saying she would do. South African police said in the late afternoon they did not know where Mrs Mugabe was. A 20-year-old South African woman has accused Mrs Mugabe of hitting her on […]