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US government harming people home, abroad: Analyst

The United States government does not hesitate to harm people to protect its domestic and foreign interests, says a political analyst in Illinois, citing a violent crackdown on pipeline protesters in North Dakota as an example. The violent encounter occurred on Saturday, when hundreds of protesters gathered at one of ...

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Johnson lands endorsement from major US daily

US Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson has received an endorsement from a major newspaper in Virginia, a much-needed boost to the former New Mexico governor’s shaky bid for the White House. The Richmond Times-Dispatch wrote in a Sunday editorial that it would back Johnson because “neither [Republican nominee] Donald Trump ...

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No hate-crime charges after white supremacist runs over black teen

Authorities in the US state of Oregon have launched an investigation to determine whether the death of an African-American teenager at the hands of an alleged white supremacist is a hate crime. “That’s currently the subject of the ongoing active investigation,” Don Rees, the deputy district attorney for Multnomah County, ...

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Early release of Brock Turner prompts protest in California

Dozens of people have held a rally in the US state of California to protest against sexual violence after a former Stanford University student who raped an unconscious woman was released from prison after spending only three months behind bars. Hours after Brock Turner’s release on Friday, protesters chanted and ...

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Most Americans view Trump, Clinton unfavorably: Poll

A majority of Americans hold an unfavorable view of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, and consider them untrustworthy, a new poll shows. According to the Suffolk University/USA Today poll, released on Thursday, the former secretary of state is viewed negatively by 51 percent of ...

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US Treasury Department expands sanctions against Russia

The United States has expanded sanctions against Russia over its support for anti-Kiev fighters in Ukraine and the 2014 reunification of the Crimean peninsula with the Russian mainland. In an updated sanctions blacklist issued on Thursday, the US Department of the Treasury targeted companies building a multi-billion dollar bridge to ...

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US blasts Israeli settlement activities in Palestinian lands

The United States has blasted Israel over its illegal settlement activities in the Palestinian occupied territories, calling the settlements an obstacle to a two-state solution. “This significant expansion of the settlement activity poses a serious and growing threat to the viability of a two-state solution,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest ...

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Clinton’s unpopularity reaches new high, equals Trump: Poll

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s unpopularity among American voters has reached a new high, according to a new poll, putting her on par with her Republican rival Donald Trump. The latest findings by the ABC News/Washington Post poll solidify Clinton and Trump’s positions as the two most unpopular presidential ...

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US meets 10,000 Syrian refugees relocation target: IOM

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says the United States has admitted over 10,000 Syrian refugees to the country in 2016, achieving its goal one month ahead of the scheduled time. “As of 29 August 2016, 10,172 Syrian refugees were admitted in the United States as part of the Obama ...

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US examines Taliban video of kidnapped couple

The US State Department is reportedly evaluating a video released by the Taliban in Afghanistan that shows a Canadian man and his American wife warning that they will be killed unless their captors’ demands are met. John Kirby, the US State Department spokesman, made the announcement in a press briefing ...

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