AJ Impact

US Fed chair: Trade war is bad for economy

Central bank chief Jerome Powell promises at Jackson Hole gathering to 'act as appropriate’ in sustaining expansion.

US Fed chair: Trade war is bad for economy

Earthquake

US marks eight years since Virginia's strong earthquake

The earthquake was felt as far away as in Canada, shaking buildings, delaying flights, and sending thousands of frightened workers into the streets.

US Elections 2020

Who are the 2020 US Democratic presidential candidates?

The pool of candidates vying for their party's nomination in 2020 is among the largest and most diverse in US history.

Who are the 2020 US Democratic presidential candidates?

US & Canada

UN Security Council: Meeting discusses US missile test

Missile launcher used in Sunday's test same model that US has deployed in Romania and Poland, but with modifications to allow it to launch offensive intermediate nuclear missiles.

AJ IMPACT

US billionaire David Koch, conservative donor, dies at age 79

David Koch and his brother spent hundreds of millions of dollars to back conservative causes and Republican candidates.

US billionaire David Koch, conservative donor, dies at age 79

AJ Impact

China to impose tariffs on $75bn in US soya beans, cars and oil

Import taxes to take effect in two stages in September and December, including 25 percent hike for American automobiles.

China to impose tariffs on $75bn in US soya beans, cars and oil

US & Canada

Money Laundering: US crackdown on Venezuelan cash

In 2018, a Venezuelan banker was convicted of operating a $1.2bn money-laundering scheme funded with stolen government money. Investigators say most cash was used to buy real estate in Florida.

AJ IMPACT

US charges 80 people, mostly Nigerians, in $46m internet scam

Seventeen people arrested after unearthing of 'one of the largest cases of its kind in US history'.

US charges 80 people, mostly Nigerians, in $46m internet scam

Hong Kong

Canada bars consulate staff from travelling outside Hong Kong

Advisory comes days after China confirmed it has arrested British consulate worker Simon Cheng.

Canada bars consulate staff from travelling outside Hong Kong

Russia

US, Russia blame each other for abandoning key missile treaty

Countries' exit from the INF Treaty has stoked fears of a new nuclear arms race, which could include China.

US, Russia blame each other for abandoning key missile treaty

Africa

Ghana: Homecoming for African Americans

African Americans find new home in Ghana - gateway of the brutal African slave trade to the US that began 400 years ago.

Ghana: Homecoming for African Americans

AJ Impact

Sanders proposes $16.3 trillion Green New Deal to woo 2020 voters

Climate plan by Democratic candidate would commit massive US economic resources to transitioning off fossil fuels.

Sanders proposes $16.3 trillion Green New Deal to woo 2020 voters

Gun violence

Alleged workplace attack threats prompt arrests in two US states

Authorities in California and Wisconsin arrest individuals who allegedly made threats to attack their workplaces.

Alleged workplace attack threats prompt arrests in two US states

AJ Impact

China says it hopes US stops wrong tariff action

China's commerce ministry says Beijing will retaliate if the US places new import levies on Chinese goods.

China says it hopes US stops wrong tariff action

United Nations

Russia, China seek Security Council meeting after US missile test

Moscow and Beijing warn of 'threats to international peace and security' after latest US test of new cruise missile.

Russia, China seek Security Council meeting after US missile test