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Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks

Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks

Palm Beach – The White House said yesterday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people. Trump spoke to Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, on Friday about a bipartisan bill that he and Democratic Senator Chris Murphy introduced […]

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Porn star Stormy Daniels ‘free’ to discuss ties with Trump

Porn star Stormy Daniels ‘free’ to discuss ties with Trump

Washington – An American porn star who claims to have had an affair with Donald Trump before he became president now feels free to tell her story, her manager said yesterday. After Trump’s longtime personal lawyer admitted paying US$130,000 (RM506,025) to Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 election, the actress’s manager suggested a non-disclosure agreement […]

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Trump lawyer admits to paying porn star

Trump lawyer admits to paying porn star

Washington – Donald Trump’s personal lawyer has admitted paying US$130,000 (RM506,350) of his own money to a porn star who claimed to have had an affair with the now US president. Trump’s long-time aide and special counsel Michael Cohen refused to say why he paid actress Stormy Daniels the vast sum shortly before the 2016 […]

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Trump Jr’s wife hospitalised after suspicious powder scare

Trump Jr’s wife hospitalised after suspicious powder scare

New York – US President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law Vanessa Trump was taken to a New York hospital yesterday after she opened a piece of mail containing an unidentified white powder that was later determined to be non-hazardous, officials said. Vanessa Trump, the wife of the president’s eldest son Donald Jr, was hospitalised after she complained […]

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CIA denies report over mystery Russian who promised Trump info

CIA denies report over mystery Russian who promised Trump info

Washington – The CIA yesterday categorically denied reports that it was fleeced by a mystery Russian who promised compromising information on US President Donald Trump. The secretive agency rarely issues any kind of comment, but came out to deny the report in The New York Times and a similar one in The Intercept, an online […]

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Trump to nominate White House aide for drug czar

Trump to nominate White House aide for drug czar

Washington – US President Donald Trump intends to nominate White House aide Jim Carroll to serve as director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a post popularly known as the drug czar, the White House said in a statement today. Carroll, who currently serves as White House deputy chief of staff, must be […]

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Top Trump aide to leave after domestic abuse allegations

Top Trump aide to leave after domestic abuse allegations

Washington – White House staff secretary Rob Porter — a near-constant fixture at President Donald Trump’s side — has resigned from his post, after two ex-wives publicly accused him of domestic abuse. The White House said Porter denied the allegations and retains the confidence of Trump and his chief of staff John Kelly, but would […]

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Trump ‘seeking nuclear war’ with new policy, says N. Korean institute

Trump ‘seeking nuclear war’ with new policy, says N. Korean institute

Hong Kong – US President Donald Trump is “seeking nuclear war” through a controversial new push to revamp America’s nuclear arsenal, an institute attached to North Korea’s foreign ministry said yesterday. The Pentagon’s so-called Nuclear Posture Review, unveiled last week, outlined plans to develop new low-yield atomic weapons — a move it said was necessary […]

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American ‘IS fighter’ case challenges Trump

American ‘IS fighter’ case challenges Trump

Washington – The first and only US citizen caught on the battlefield allegedly fighting for the Islamic State is in a legal limbo, held in Iraq without rights as Washington grapples with his fate. Identified in court papers as “John Doe,” the man has been held for nearly five months, the military allowing him access […]

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Protest at White House over Trump travel ban

Protest at White House over Trump travel ban

Washington – Solidarity rang loud and clear in front of the White House yesterday, as about 100 people protested against President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The policy blocks entry into the US of people from six Muslim-majority countries… Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Activist Yasmine Taeb says: “We all know that this administration’s […]

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