The United States' President Donald Trump said Friday that fellow Republicans will set aside resistance to restricting access to firearms by supporting background checks for people buying weapons in the wake of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas.
Puerto Rico's Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez Garced was sworn in Wednesday afternoon as the third governor that the financially and politically troubled island has had in less than a week. The move came just a few hours after the highest court declared unconstitutional the governorship of disgraced former Gov. Ricardo Rossello's handpicked successor - a move certain to prolong the political crisis on the US territory.
President Donald Trump late Monday signed an executive order imposing a harsh, Cuba-style economic embargo on Venezuela as part of Washington’s broad push to force leader Nicolás Maduro out of power. The embargo freezes assets of the government of Venezuela and associated entities and prohibits economic transactions with it, unless specifically exempted. Exemptions include official business of the federal government and transactions related to the provision of humanitarian aid.
An US Department of Defense delegation is planning to meet in Ankara on Monday in an effort to calm tensions amid a threatened military offensive by Turkey in Kurdish-held territory in Syria, the Washington Post reported Sunday.
Two mass shootings that killed 30 people in Texas and Ohio reverberated across the United States’ political arena on Sunday as Democratic presidential candidates called for stricter gun laws and accused President Donald Trump of stoking racial tensions. Dozens were also wounded Saturday and early Sunday in shootings within just 13 hours of each other in carnage that shocked a country that has become grimly accustomed to mass shootings and heightened concerns about domestic terrorism.
A man armed with a rifle opened fire at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday, killing 20 people and wounding 26 others as panicked shoppers and employees scurried for cover before the gunman surrendered to police at the scene.
A federal judge in the District of Columbia on Friday threw out a Trump administration policy barring migrants who illegally crossed the border from seeking asylum, finding that it violated the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Today the United States is to formally withdraw from the 1987 landmark nuclear missile pact with Russia after determining that Moscow was in violation of the treaty and had no plans to come into compliance with it. Some experts believe the deal’s collapse could undermine other arms control agreements and speed an erosion of the global system designed to block the spread of nuclear arms.
The US Senate has failed to override a series of vetoes issued by President Donald Trump, allowing the administration to move forward with plans to sell billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, news wires reported.