01 December 2018 5:02 PM Former US president George H.W. Bush in 10 dates
- June 12, 1924: George Herbert Walker Bush is born in Milton, Massachusetts. - June 12, 1942: Bush enlists in the US Navy on his 18th birthday, and becomes its youngest pilot, flying 58 combat missions in a torpedo bomber during World War II. He is shot down over the Pacific and rescued at sea. - January 6, 1945: Following his discharge from the Navy, Bush marries 68
07 November 2018 8:29 PM Obama: change 'won't come in one election cycle'
Former US president Barack Obama spoke of his pride on Wednesday over Democratic gains made in the midterm congressional elections - but warned the battle for much-needed reforms had only just begun. Democrats won the House of Representatives on Tuesday but Republicans increased their majority in the Senate in an election which revealed a country still 46
07 November 2018 10:07 AM LIVE: Several firsts made history in midterm election
Nevada's newest senator, Jacky Rosen, 61, decided to take on incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller last year when she was only six months into her first term as congresswoman from the Las Vegas area. Democrat Claire McCaskill's good fortune finally ran out on Tuesday when Republican Josh Hawley flipped a crucial Senate seat in Missouri. Before launching 75
25 October 2018 7:12 PM Pentagon to send 'several hundred' troops to US-Mexico border: US official
The Pentagon is expected to deploy "several hundred" troops to the US-Mexico border, a US official told AFP on Thursday, after President Donald Trump said the military would be used to tackle a "national emergency" on the border. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said the troops would be used mainly to provide logistical support including 57
23 September 2018 12:03 PM German government seeks to end standoff over spy chief
Berlin — The leaders of German chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition are trying to resolve a standoff over the future of the country's domestic intelligence chief and stabilise their six-month-old alliance. A deal last week to remove Hans-Georg Maassen as head of the BfV spy agency but give him a new job as a deputy interior minister — technically 68
14 April 2018 7:05 AM US recognises contributions of 3 Polish WWII veterans
The United States has presented US flags to three Polish veterans of World War II to honour their struggle for Poland and the Allies against Nazi Germany. The US defence attaché in Warsaw, Colonel John Downey, presented the flags to Colonel Halina Jedrzejewska, who was a nurse during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the German occupation, and to two fighters 43
02 April 2018 5:57 AM Trump says deal for young immigrants is 'NO MORE'
Palm Beach — President Donald Trump has declared "NO MORE" to a deal to help "Dreamer" immigrants and threatened to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does more to stop people from crossing into the US. He claimed they're coming to take advantage of protections granted certain immigrants. "NO MORE DACA DEAL!" Trump tweeted on Sunday 61
25 February 2018 12:04 PM Democrats release memo rebutting GOP on Russia probe
Washington - Two weeks after US President Donald Trump blocked the full release of a classified Democratic memo, the House intelligence committee published a redacted version of the document that aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have promoted for months - that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they investigated 90
22 February 2018 8:37 PM Pence urges conservatives to 'defend' Trump accomplishments
Maryland — Donald Trump's candidacy jumbled the conservative movement. But more than a year into his presidency, the onetime Democrat holds what seems to be a near-total grip. The largest annual gathering of conservatives has all the looks of a Trump festival, with Republican critics shut out from the event outside the nation's capital. Vice President 47
08 February 2018 10:05 AM Pelosi speaks for record 8 hours in favour of 'Dreamers'
Washington - US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting "Dreamer" immigrants - and to demonstrate to increasingly angry progressives and Democratic activists that she has done all she could. Wearing 10cm heels and forgoing any breaks, Pelosi, 77, spent 68