United States

New poll sheds light on effect of US government shutdown

A new survey finds that four in 10 Americans either are affected by partial shutdown or know someone who is affacted.

New poll sheds light on effect of US government shutdown

Honduras

'We live in a crisis in Honduras': New US-bound caravan forms

Over 1,000 Hondurans set off for US border, calling on Trump to give them asylum after fleeing 'crisis' at home.

Mueller Probe

Trump's justice nominee: Mueller probe no 'witch-hunt'

Barr vows to allow Russia probe to continue despite president's claim that the investigation is a 'witch-hunt'.

Barr hearing: Trump's AG pick says Mueller probe no 'witch-hunt'

The Far Right

After white nationalism defence, lawmaker Steve King faces rebuke

US House Republicans strip Iowa Congressman Steve King of his committee assignments after uproar.

After white nationalism defence, lawmaker Steve King faces rebuke

The Oligarchs

Oligarch 'made threat' after Trump inauguration

Pavel Fuchs, who once negotiated with Trump, accused of making a threat of violence over bad seats at 2017 inauguration.

Oligarch 'made threat' after Trump inauguration

US-Mexico border

Frustration swells as Trump rejects proposal to reopen government

Record-breaking partial shutdown entered its 24th day on Monday, as Trump was set to address hard-hit farmers.

Opinion

More 'modest proposals' to resolve Donald Trump's border problem

There are a number of options Mr Trump has to deal with the crowd of children at his southern border.

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North Korea

US, North Korea 'to hold talks this week' after nuclear impasse

Two sides to reportedly finalise second Trump-Kim summit details, as South Korea report doesn't refer to North as enemy.

US, North Korea 'to hold talks this week' after nuclear impasse

Business & Economy

China's exports fall in December amid ongoing US-China trade war

Despite the lagging exports, China announced it had recorded a trade surplus with the United States of $323bn in 2018.

China's exports fall in December amid ongoing US-China trade war

Syria's War

US warns Turkey of economic 'devastation' if it hits Kurd forces

Threat by Trump draws response from Ankara telling Washington not to conflate Syrian Kurds with 'terrorist groups'.

US warns Turkey of economic 'devastation' if it hits Kurd forces

United States

Trump concealed details of Putin meeting: Report

US president reportedly asked a translator not to disclose or discuss details of his conversation with Vladimir Putin.

The Listening Post

William Arkin and the US media's 'Trump circus'

Former NBC News reporter William Arkin blasts the US mainstream media for their anti-Trump and pro-war agenda.

Netherlands

Dutch PM: 'White wine sipping elites' don't give Trump fair shake

Mark Rutte said 'white wine sipping elites in Amsterdam' are not giving US President Trump a fair chance.

Dutch PM: 'White wine sipping elites' don't give Trump fair shake

Jamal Khashoggi

Pompeo: Khashoggi's killers must be held 'accountable'

Here are the latest developments related to the Saudi journalist's murder inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.

Jamal Khashoggi case: All the latest updates

The Listening Post

Conspiracy theories and the media

A look at the consequences that conspiracy theories have in the real world.