Alan Fisher

Alan Fisher

US & Canada

Thousands evacuated as southern California fires spread

Thousands of people have been forced from their homes under mandatory evacuation orders in Southern California by wildfires fuelled by winds of almost 100 kilometres per hour.

Thousands evacuated as southern California fires spread

US & Canada

Is Trump putting golf before the White House?

US President Donald Trump criticised Barack Obama for golfing, but in Trump's first 100 days in office, he spent more time on the links than any other modern president and continues to spend nearly a quarter of his days as president playing golf.

Is Trump putting golf before the White House?

US & Canada

NFL team name causes outrage in the US

Washington's NFL team will host a traditional Thanksgiving day game for the first time in their history, but some Native American groups are using the occasion to protest against the team's 'Redskins' moniker.

NFL team name causes outrage in the US

US & Canada

Uber paid hackers to keep data breach quiet

Uber, the ride-sharing company, had a massive data breach one year ago that affected the information of 57 million people. But nobody heard about it. Turns out, they had paid the hackers to keep the news quiet.

Uber paid hackers to keep data breach quiet

Sexual assault

Charlie Rose sacked by CBS over harassment allegations

Many powerful Americans have faced accusations of sexual misconduct recently, but previously unpublished data from the Center for American Progress indicates sexual harassment is more common at lower-paying jobs.

Charlie Rose sacked by CBS over harassment allegations

Media

RT America forced to register as a ‘foreign agent’

The Russian network has been forced to register with the US justice department as a ‘foreign agent’. The US government has accused it of essentially being a propaganda arm for the Kremlin.

RT America forced to register as a ‘foreign agent’

US & Canada

Trump's election one year on: Many tweets, few big wins

The US president's social media strategy often seems to undercut his legislative strategy and without big political victories, Donald Trump appears to be losing popularity.

Trump's election one year on: Many tweets, few big wins

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico continues to struggle a month after Hurricane Maria

A month after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, many residents remain without basic essentials like electricity and running water.

Puerto Rico continues to struggle a month after Hurricane Maria

Haqqani Network

Trump praises Pakistani military on Haqqani rescue operation

US President Donald Trump has praised the Pakistani military for its role in the rescue operation of an American-Canadian family.

Trump praises Pakistani military on Haqqani rescue operation

US & Canada

GOP senator Corker and Trump engage in Twitter war

Trump's wish to withdraw from the nuclear deal has to be endorsed by the US senate. But his latest target on Twitter happens to be Bob Corker, the influential Republican senator.

GOP senator Corker and Trump engage in Twitter war

US & Canada

US politicians face questions over travel funds

A senior figure in US President Donald Trump's cabinet is fighting for his political future after a scandal over his use of private jets.

US politicians face questions over travel funds

Latin America

Mexico continues search for survivors after earthquake

Three days after an earthquake killed at least 286 people, Mexican rescuers are refusing to give up hope of finding survivors. That rescue operation has been extended, and foreign crews are helping sift through the rubble.

Mexico continues search for survivors after earthquake