United Nations

US issues visas for Iran's Rouhani, Zarif to travel to UNGA

Zarif says Pompeo tried to 'dodge the US obligation to issue visas for UN delegates'.

US issues visas for Iran's Rouhani, Zarif to travel to UNGA

AJ IMPACT

'Incapable of being a partner': US cuts $160m aid to Afghanistan

Pompeo accuses Afghanistan's government of failing to fight corruption a week before presidential election.

'Incapable of being a partner': US cuts $160m aid to Afghanistan

US & Canada

US abortion laws: Maine expands access to abortion

Since 2011, there has been a surge in laws that restrict abortion access in many states, setting up a possible Supreme Court battle that could redefine abortion rights nationwide.

Middle East

'All-out war': Iran warns Saudi and US not to attack

In an interview, Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran 'won't blink' to defend itself but doesn't want war after oil attacks.

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warns of 'all-out war'

Donald Trump

Trump sues in New York to try to block tax return subpoena

Trump asks federal judge to stop tax returns from being sent to New York prosecutors.

Trump sues in New York to try to block tax return subpoena

United States

Trump rejects report of complaint about call with foreign leader

Washington Post reports that a Trump promise to a foreign leader prompted US official to file whistle-blower complaint.

Trump rejects report of complaint about call with foreign leader

US & Canada

Trump's border wall ‘will threaten biodiversity’

The National Butterfly Center is fighting the Trump administration's plans to build an 11-metre wall through its property.

US & Canada

General Motors: 5,000 workers strike work for second day

Strike called by United Automobile Workers Union brings more than 50 factories and warehouses to a standstill.

AJ Impact

Trading blows: OECD slashes global growth forecast to decade low

Paris-based forum warns world is at risk of a new and lasting low-growth era due to the US-China trade war.

Trading blows: OECD slashes global growth forecast to decade low

Saudi Arabia

US supports Saudi 'right to defend itself': Pompeo

In meeting with Mohammed bin Salman, the secretary of state said Iran's behaviour would 'not be tolerated'.

US supports Saudi 'right to defend itself': Pompeo

AJ Impact

Purdue's opioid deal: Worth less than OxyContin maker promised?

Court documents show Purdue Pharma may provide less than half of the $10bn it estimated in its bankruptcy filing.

Purdue's opioid deal: Worth less than OxyContin maker promised?

Donald Trump

Who is Robert O'Brien, Trump's national security adviser pick?

Trump says he will name the lawyer and hostage negotiator as hawkish John Bolton's replacement.

Who is Robert O'Brien, Trump's national security adviser pick?

Climate Change

Greta Thunberg to US Congress on climate change: 'Wake up'

The Swedish teen activist tells US politicians to 'listen to scientists' and enact strong measures on climate change.

Greta Thunberg to US Congress on climate change: 'Wake up'

AJ Impact

Trump to stop California from toughening emissions standards

The Trump administration plans to revoke the state's authority to set rules that are stricter than Federal guidelines.

Trump to stop California from toughening emissions standards

AJ Impact

US Fed cuts interest rates but gives mixed signals on next move

The rate cut fell short of the more aggressive reduction in borrowing costs that Trump had demanded from Fed officials.

US Fed cuts interest rates but gives mixed signals on next move