Silverado wildfire rages in California

A wildfire has forced evacuation orders for 100,000 people in southern California. The Silverado Fire broke out just before sunrise on Monday in Orange County, south of Los Angeles. By late afternoon, the blaze had burned about 7,200 acres (2,915 hectares), reported the state fire agency. About 5,000 firefighters are battling wildfires across the state. […]

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Covid: Spain imposes national night-time curfew to curb infections

Spain has declared a national state of emergency and imposed a night-time curfew in an effort to help control a new spike in Covid-19 infections. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said the curfew, which came into force on Sunday night, would be in place between the hours of 23:00 and 06:00. Under the measures, local authorities […]

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Polish police battle protests after abortion ruling

Police in Poland have used pepper spray against hundreds o people protesting in Warsaw against a court ruling that almost completely bans abortions. Protesters clashed with riot police outside the home of Deputy Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski. This follows Thursday’s ruling from the top court that ending the life of a deformed foetus is unconstitutional. It […]

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FBI says Iran and Russia have US voter information

US national security officials say Iran was responsible for sending threatening emails to Democratic voters. The emails appeared to come from a far-right pro-Trump group were meant to “incite unrest”, said National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe. Ratcliffe also said US officials found Iran and Russia had obtained “some voter registration information”. The announcement comes 13 […]

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Trump maintains bank account in China, says NY Times

Washington – US President Donald Trump has a Chinese bank account and spent years pursuing business projects in the country, reported the New York Times. The account is controlled by Trump International Hotels Management and paid local taxes between 2013 and 2015. It was set up “to explore the potential for hotel deals in Asia”, […]

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French police target Islamist networks after teacher’s beheading

Paris – French police have conducted a series of raids targeting Islamist networks, three days after the beheading of a history teacher who had shown his pupils a cartoon of Prophet Mohammed. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin vowed there would be “not a minute’s respite for enemies of the Republic”, after tens of thousands took part […]

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Whitmer says Trump ‘inciting’ domestic terrorism as Trump campaign adviser dismisses President’s incendiary rhetoric as ‘having fun’ at rallies

Washington – Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer called out President Donald Trump on Sunday for incendiary comments he made about her during a weekend campaign rally, saying the President’s heightened rhetoric just days after authorities foiled a plot by extremists to kidnap her is “inciting this kind of domestic terrorism.” But as Whitmer, a Democrat, pleaded […]

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Mexico’s ex-defence minister arrested in the US

A former Mexican defence minister has been arrested in the US. Gen Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda was detained at Los Angeles Airport, Mexico’s foreign minister announced in a tweet late on Thursday. The Mexican government has confirmed that he was arrested on a warrant issued by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. The foreign minister said he […]

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Covid: Trump’s son Barron had coronavirus, says first lady

Washington – US President Donald Trump’s 14-year-old son Barron contracted coronavirus but has since tested negative, First Lady Melania Trump revealed. Mrs Trump said her “fear came true” when Barron tested positive for Covid-19. But, she said, “luckily he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms”. The president and first lady also tested positive […]

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Justice Department accuses author of Melania Trump’s tell-all book of breaking non-disclosure pact

Washington – The US Justice Department on Tuesday accused Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, author of a tell-all book about first lady Melania Trump, of breaking their non-disclosure agreement and asked a court to seta side profits from the book in a government trust. In a lawsuit filed in US District Court, Justice Department lawyers said Winston […]

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