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Maduro warns US, EU against new sanctions after election win

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has warned the United States and the European Union (EU) against imposing new sanctions on his country over alleged fraud in recent regional elections in which his socialist party claimed a landslide victory. Maduro’s party said it had won 17 of the 23 governorships in the country ...

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Republicans dismiss new Senate deal on Obamacare subsidies

A bipartisan Senate deal that could bolster Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers has been dismissed by Republicans. The deal, which had been worked out by Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democratic Senator Patty Murray of Washington, would restore $106 million in funding for ...

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Felony cop killings up 61% in 2016: FBI report

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has revealed that the number of US police officers feloniously killed on the job in 2016 is up 61 percent year-on-year. The law enforcement agency said a total of 118 police officers lost their lives in line of duty last year, 52 were accidental ...

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Hawaii federal judge blocks Trump’s new travel ban

A federal judge in the US state of Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump’s latest version of travel ban, saying it “plainly discriminates based on nationality.” Derrick K. Watson, the judge of US Federal District Court in Honolulu, issued a nationwide order on Tuesday and blocked the third version of ...

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Rights groups seek to stop Trump’s third travel ban

Human Rights groups in the US have sought a court order to suspend President Donald Trump’s latest version of a controversial travel ban, which they argue discriminates against Muslims. Continuing a long-running legal battle, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and others took their case before a federal judge in ...

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US ‘not taking sides’ in Iraqi-Kurdish dispute: Trump

The United States is not taking sides in an Iraqi-Kurdish dispute, claims President Donald Trump, as Iraqi forces have taken control of the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk. On Monday, Iraqi forces recaptured military bases, an oil field and other infrastructure held by the Kurdish troops, removed Kurdish flags from top ...

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