Tennis

Teen tennis prodigy Gauff surges into top 100 of world rankings

The 15-year-old Cori Gauff gained 39 places to 71st in the latest standings released by the governing WTA.

Teen tennis prodigy Gauff surges into top 100 of world rankings

United States

Video meme shows Trump violently attacking media and critics: NYT

The mocked-up video shows Trump opening fire at media critics and political opponents, according to a NYT report.

Video meme shows Trump violently attacking media and critics: NYT

AJ Impact

Sealed with a handshake: But US, China remain far apart on trade

Without a signed document, economists are sceptical that Trump's handshake with China's Liu He will ease trade tensions.

Sealed with a handshake: But US, China remain far apart on trade

US & Canada

Hunter Biden to step down from Chinese company board

Son of Democratic presidential hopeful has faced numerous unsubstantiated attacks from US President Donald Trump.

Hunter Biden to step down from Chinese company board

US & Canada

US officer kills black woman inside her home after welfare call

Police fatally shoot 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson through window of her home after request to check on her welfare.

US officer kills black woman inside her home after welfare call

Opinion

Is 'love and desire in Iran' a threat to US national security?

What is really behind the US Department of Education's fury over a Middle East studies programme?

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Weather

Tens of thousands evacuated as California wildfires rage

Red flag warnings issued as more than 1,000 firefighters battle blazes and Santa Ana winds fan flames near Los Angeles.

Tens of thousands evacuated as California wildfires rage

Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Trump impeachment inquiry: All the latest updates

All the latest updates as US House launches official impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Trump impeachment inquiry: All the latest updates

Migrants

'Repugnant': US judge blocks Trump immigration rule

Ruling temporarily blocks Trump administration rule that would deny green cards to immigrants on public aid.

 'Repugnant': US judge blocks Trump immigration rule

Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Ex-envoy to Ukraine defies Trump, testifies he pushed to oust her

Marie Yovanovitch appears for closed-door deposition in the House, despite State Department directing her to not show.

Ex-envoy to Ukraine defies Trump, testifies he pushed to oust her

Turkey-Syria border

US defence chief: We're not abandoning the Kurds in Syria

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper responds to criticism, says US did not 'green-light' Turkey offensive.

US defence chief: We're not abandoning the Kurds in Syria

AJ Impact

'Phase one deal': Trump says China trade talks have succeeded

Negotiations in Washington made significant progress, as markets were calmed amid growing hopes of a broad agreement.

'Phase one deal': Trump says China trade talks have succeeded

AJ Impact

US Treasury Secretary: 'We can shut down the Turkish economy'

Steven Mnuchin threatens 'very significant' sanctions if Ankara targets civilians in campaign against Kurdish forces.

US Treasury Secretary: 'We can shut down the Turkish economy'

Donald Trump

US court clears way for House to obtain Trump's financial records

In a blow to Trump's efforts to block oversight of business dealings, US appeals court backs House request for records.

US court clears way for House to obtain Trump's financial records

United States

Esper criticises Turkey's offensive in Syria as 'impulsive'

Defense Secretary Mark Esper says 'dramatic harm' is being done to the relationship between US and Turkey.

Esper criticises Turkey's offensive in Syria as 'impulsive'