Opinion

Trump is winning the political spin game

The US president is finding a way to turn the coronavirus into something that will rally his base.

Anna Jacobs

by Anna Jacobs

Anna Jacobs

Coronavirus pandemic

Merkel declines Trump invite for in-person G7 summit

Spokesman says German chancellor cannot agree to travel to Washington 'considering the overall pandemic situation'.

Merkel declines Trump invite for in-person G7 summit

Donald Trump

Trump says US 'terminating relationship' with WHO amid pandemic

US president accuses WHO of failing to adequately respond to the coronavirus because China has 'total control'.

Trump says US 'terminating relationship' with WHO amid pandemic

Twitter

Twitter flags and hides Trump's tweet that 'glorified violence'

Trump tweeted 'when the looting starts, the shooting starts', referring to protests about deadly arrest of George Floyd.

Twitter flags and hides Trump's tweet that 'glorified violence'

United States

Trump escalates Twitter, social media war after fact-check move

The move appears to be more about politics than substance, Trump critics warned.

Trump escalates Twitter, social media war after fact-check move

AJ Impact

US indicts 28 North Koreans alleging a $2.5bn scheme

Prosecutors unsealed a 50-page indictment alleging North Korea's state-owned bank was used to process illegal payments.

US indicts 28 North Koreans alleging a $2.5bn scheme

Inside Story

Why is the US president aiming his anger at social media?

Donald Trump criticises Twitter after his tweets are flagged with a fact-check warning.

United States

US Democrats pull surveillance bill after Trump veto threat

The legislation that would have extended United States foreign surveillance tools.

US Democrats pull surveillance bill after Trump veto threat

United States

After silence, Trump marks 100,000 US coronavirus deaths in tweet

Trump calls the grim milestone 'very sad', but continues to shift blame to China calling the virus its 'very bad gift'.

After silence, Trump marks 100,000 US coronavirus deaths in tweet

Donald Trump

Trump offers mediation in China-India dispute

US president proposal comes in the wake of confrontations between Chinese and Indian soldiers earlier this month.

United States

Trump preparing order targeting social media protections

The order is expected to instruct the FCC to review laws that shield social media from responsibility for user content.

Trump preparing order targeting social media protections

Coronavirus pandemic

More than 100,000 people now dead from coronavirus in the US

The US continues leads the world in both deaths and infections, with more than 1.69 million confirmed cases.

More than 100,000 people now dead from coronavirus in the US

Hong Kong

Pompeo declares Hong Kong 'no longer autonomous' from China

Announcement sets the stage for the US to potentially withdraw preferential trade, financial status given to Hong Kong.

Pompeo declares Hong Kong 'no longer autonomous' from China

Coronavirus pandemic

WHO creates foundation to tap new funding sources

WHO foundation will be an independent grant-making entity addressing the most pressing global health challenges.

WHO creates foundation to tap new funding sources

Donald Trump

Trump threatens social media after Twitter fact-checks him

Trump can't unilaterally regulate or close social media companies, which would require action by the US Congress or FCC.

Trump threatens social media after Twitter fact-checks him