William Roberts

William Roberts

United States

Political talks stall in US on next round of coronavirus spending

President Trump, Senate Republicans and House Democrats are 'very far apart' on key goals for any spending package.

Political talks stall in US on next round of coronavirus spending

United States

US AG Barr tells Congress violent US protests must be stopped

Agitators use lasers, slingshots, fireworks and kerosene against US officers defending US courthouse, Barr says.

US AG Barr tells Congress violent US protests must be stopped

Travel ban

US House approves bill reversing Trump's 'Muslim ban'

The 'NO BAN Act' has broad support among Democratic legislators but is unlikely to advance in the Republican Senate.

US House approves bill reversing Trump's 'Muslim ban'

United States

Analysis: Trump's push to reopen the US economy backfires

Behind Biden in public opinion polls, Trump is in a 'precarious' political position as 2020 re-election campaign begins.

Analysis: Trump's push to reopen the US economy backfires

Migrants

Deaths of migrant children in US custody could have been averted

Guatemalan migrants Felipe Gomez Alonzo, 8, and Jakelin Caal, 7, died in 2018 after being detained by US border patrol.

Deaths of migrant children in US custody could have been averted

United States

US Supreme Court rulings open path to President Trump's finances

Court opinions reject the argument that president has immunity from prosecution, but unclear if finances released soon.

US Supreme Court rulings open path to President Trump's finances

United States

US Democrats, rights groups warn against West Bank annexation

Ocasio-Cortez, Jewish students urge Trump administration to withhold US military aid if Israel annexes the West Bank.

US Democrats, rights groups warn against West Bank annexation

United States

House votes in favour of Washington DC statehood in symbolic move

US House votes 232-180 to approve long-denied rights for 711,000 residents of the US capital city in a symbolic move.

House votes in favour of Washington DC statehood in symbolic move

United States

US House passes sweeping police reform bill amid protests

Trump threatens a veto as civil rights groups and police unions square-off over changing rules for use of force.

US House passes sweeping police reform bill amid protests

United States

US Democrats, Republicans far apart on police reform

Civil rights groups reject Republican proposal amid protests as Trump slams Democrats as weak on law and order.

US Democrats, Republicans far apart on police reform

Donald Trump

Trump renews his assault on states, Democrats over mail-in voting

Trump claims without evidence that foreign countries will rig the election by printing "millions of mail-in ballots".

Trump renews his assault on states, Democrats over mail-in voting

Donald Trump

US Coronavirus: face masks deepen political divide

Shouting matches erupt in the halls of US Congress after leaders mandate that lawmakers cover their faces in public.

US Coronavirus: face masks deepen political divide