Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. Photo courtesy of Mick Thompson; creative commons. After nearly disappearing from most of the United States decades ago, the bald eagle is now flourishing across the nation, and particularly in the upper Midwest. Here, bald eagle sightings are often common during both the nesting season and over winter.
Permits are available for some activities and actions that involve or impact bald and golden eagles. A link for more information about how eagles are protected and the eagle permits program is provided below. Bald eagles are no longer an endangered species, but bald and golden eagles are still protected under multiple federal laws and regulations. Eagles, their feathers, as well as nest and roost sites are all protected. Many states tracked the number of bald eagle nests over time. But, as numbers of eagles have grown, monitoring techniques have changed.
Eagles may gather in number at certain times and locations. Google's decision to suspend business with Huawei has sparked confusion and uncertainty among owners and vendors of the Chinese smartphone — but how will current devices and Australian businesses be affected? Some questions answered. Donald Trump takes Republican congressman Justin Amash to task, labelling him a "loser" after he called the US President's behaviour impeachable. Global stock markets dive as China defies Washington by announcing retaliatory tariffs, the latest salvo in the two countries' increasingly belligerent trade dispute, sending investors fleeing shares for less risky assets.
Pete Buttigieg is young, openly gay and the mayor of a town the size of Ballarat, but this Democratic underdog is now racing up the polls and could be the one to take on Donald Trump. Democrats and Republicans are gearing up for another battle over the Mueller Report. It might take an election to see a resolution, writes Zoe Daniel.
A New York Times report questions Donald Trump's boasts about his business savvy, suggesting his companies lost so much money between and that the now-US President avoided paying income tax for eight years. Golfing great Tiger Woods, a long-time business associate of Donald Trump, now has a Presidential Medal of Freedom to add to his trophy cabinet. The Trump administration is digging up a year-old policy to justify possible military intervention in Venezuela, writes Zoe Daniel. William Barr pushes back at special counsel Robert Mueller's complaints about his handling of Trump-Russia investigation report and rails against criticism by Democrats who accuse him of spinning the report in the US President's favour.
The letter exposes a rift on whether Attorney-General William Barr adequately conveyed the gravity of the Mueller report's findings on Russian meddling in the US election. President Donald Trump proposes charging asylum seekers a fee to process their applications as he continues to try to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants seeking to cross into the United States. Last week Donald Trump met with Twitter's chief executive to reportedly vent about losing followers.
But that isn't the figure the President should really be worrying about. A US judge sentences Maria Butina to 18 months in prison for conspiring with a Russian official to infiltrate a gun rights group and influence US conservative activists and Republicans. The German vehicle maker says it has not had business dealings with North Korea for more than 15 years, but that it also has no control over or responsibility for third-party sales. To beat Donald Trump, Democrats are going to have to face the reasons why he won in and good ol' Uncle Joe might not cut it, writes Zoe Daniel. Mr Biden, 76, had been wrestling for months over whether to run, and he faces questions over his behaviour with women, with several coming forward saying he made them uncomfortable.
The last time Mr Trump visited the UK, tens of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets in protest, flying a six-metre high balloon depicting Mr Trump as a screaming baby. There is enough material in the special counsel's report to fatally damage the prospects of most normal, Western politicians. Yet Donald Trump, who has endured a number of difficult moments, seems likely to be an exception, writes James Glenday.
US President Donald Trump dismisses questions about his staff's reluctance to carry out his orders and the chances of impeachment proceedings in Congress, days after the Mueller report highlighted both issues. As Democrats weigh their options, Hillary Clinton remains curiously restrained, despite the Mueller report laying bare the attempts to undermine her presidential campaign, writes Micheline Maynard. The much-anticipated probe found no evidence of conspiracy with Russia, but Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says the House can not ignore the US leader's attempts to obstruct the investigation.
The page report into Russian interference does not paint the Trump team in a good light and gives the Democrats plenty of opportunities to keep digging, writes James Glenday. US President Donald Trump tried to have special counsel Robert Mueller fired and there's a "reasonable argument" Donald Jr violated campaign finance laws, the report found.
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US Attorney General William Barr offered a spirited defence of Donald Trump, but revealed the Mueller report detailed 10 episodes of potential obstruction of justice by the President. Kim Jong-un has overseen the testing of a new type of tactical guided weapon with "a powerful warhead", in the country's first public weapons test since the US-North Korea summit in Hanoi, North Korean state media says. Joe Biden grabbed Amy Lappos' face and rubbed her nose with his.
She is one of eight women accusing the former US vice-president of inappropriate touching. America's new climate policy proposal aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse emissions and create millions of jobs. Here s why it is become a lightning rod for criticism. Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump may talk about their "excellent" relationship, but the North Korean leader warns "hostile policies" will not work in trying to get his country to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
William Barr spars with politicians over whether "unauthorised surveillance" occurred during the US President's election campaign, and says a redacted version of the report on Russian interference will be released soon. The US President lashes out on Twitter after a judge blocks his administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico while they apply to legally stay in the United States, saying the ruling is "unfair to the US".
The US President orders the firing of Randolph "Tex" Alles amid a shake-up in the upper echelon of the Department of Homeland Security that has been described by one official as "a near-systematic purge". Mick Mulvaney says a "political hit job" is not a reason for the US President's tax returns to be reviewed, re-opening an ongoing confrontation between the Trump administration and Congress. In a last-minute election announcement that is bound to anger Palestinians and its allies, the Israeli Prime Minister says he will annex disputed Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank if he's re-elected.
The US President says he hasn't read the report investigating contacts between his campaign and Russia because he "knows the conclusions" and there was "no collusion". Is it weird that the best ice hockey player in the US capital is a close ally and supporter of Russia's President Vladimir Putin? Washington DC doesn't seem to mind.
Joe Biden is seen as the Democrats' best chance to beat Donald Trump in the next election, but will they support him now that seven women have come forward? The former US vice-president posts a video to Twitter promising to be "much more mindful" of respecting personal space after acknowledging his tendency toward physical displays of affection made some women uncomfortable. US Democrats have stepped up efforts to see the full Robert Mueller report, as Washington continues to sift the findings of a two-year investigation looking at the links between Russia and the Trump campaign.
United States President Donald Trump takes a shot at former vice-president Joe Biden, a possible Democratic rival in next year's election, mocking him over allegations of unwanted physical contact with women. A woman carrying two Chinese passports, four mobile phones and malicious software breached security checkpoints while the President was at Mar-a-Lago, telling Secret Service agents she was a member and wanted to use the pool, according to court documents. Britain's Brexit drama has plenty of parallels in the US.
No wonder the US president is watching closely, says Micheline Maynard. A new book reveals the ongoing influence of golf in relation to the US President's leadership, and a slew of celebrities and professional golfers say that Mr Trump has consistently played dirty. The former United States vice-president responds to allegations of inappropriate behaviour after he made a female Nevada politician feel "uneasy" by kissing the back of her head in US Attorney-General William Barr says he will release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation to Congress within a fortnight.
Here's what that could mean. In a move that could potentially disrupt billions of dollars in trade, the American President says he is "not playing games" and that he is considering closing the southern frontier if Mexico does not make efforts to stop asylum seekers from reaching US soil. In clandestine businesses known as click farms spread out across the world, fake profiles, likes, shares, and views are being manufactured and sold to social media influencers, businesses, and even politicians. James Comey's firing is at the core of the Democrats' push for the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's full report into Russian collusion, writes Washington bureau chief Zoe Daniel.
US President Donald Trump, buoyed by the delivery of the Mueller report and its determination that his campaign did not collude with Russia, begins hitting back at unnamed enemies who did "evil" and "treasonous things". From the first turbulent moments of Donald Trump's presidency some Democrats have found solace in thinking that he might be impeached. But it's time to move on to Plan B, writes Micheline Maynard. A week after signalling the dramatic reversal of more than half a century of American foreign policy, the United States President recognises the Golan Heights as Israeli territory.
US Attorney-General William Barr has released a summary of the "principal conclusions" reached in special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian meddling in the presidential election. Here are the five main takeaways. The Attorney-General's summary of the report into Russian meddling in the election says Robert Mueller found no evidence that Donald Trump's campaign coordinated with them, despite multiple offers from individuals. It's broad, complex, and hard to understand. But there are points where all the threads of Robert Mueller's investigation come together. Here are the significant moments which changed the course of the alleged conspiracy.
Robert Mueller's investigation ran for more than 18 months with seven convictions so far and many more people facing charges. Here are the key players in the investigation that has haunted the Trump presidency. Spring has sprung in Washington and Donald Trump has been tweeting with a vengeance.
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Gun Reform? It took less than 48 hours for Trump to turn impeachment into a multi-million-dollar opportunity All eyes are on the US President, and he's using that attention to rake in fundraising money and solidify his Republican base, writes Washington bureau chief Zoe Daniel. Hockey rejects Republican's claim Australian diplomat was part of anti-Trump set-up Australia's ambassador to the United States disputes a claim by a Republican senator that the former high commissioner to the UK was "directed" to seek a meeting with a former adviser to Donald Trump, which helped spark the Mueller inquiry.
Donald Trump publicly calls on China to investigate Joe Biden Already caught up in an impeachment inquiry for allegedly pressuring Ukraine to investigate former vice-president and possible election rival Joe Biden, the US President tells reporters China should also conduct a probe David Rowe drew a viral cartoon of Donald Trump. Then the hate mail started No political figure is safe from starring in one of David Rowe's grotesque, highly detailed cartoons.
Trump lashes out in profane tirade as Democrats accuse him of inciting violence Donald Trump calls House intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff a "fraud" and a "low-life" as Democrats warn that any effort to interfere with the impeachment investigations would be considered evidence of obstruction. Bernie Sanders halts US presidential campaign after unexpected heart procedure The year-old senator's hopes of challenging Donald Trump at next year's US presidential election suffer a setback after he felt discomfort at a Las Vegas campaign event and was found to have a blocked artery.
North Korea fires submarine missile days before US talks North Korea fires a submarine ballistic missile a day after it announces the resumption of talks with the United States. Scott Morrison insists helping Donald Trump is acting in Australia's interest The Prime Minister describes a call in which he agreed to help a US Justice Department inquiry as "uncontroversial" but declines to detail the extent of Australia's participation.
The Trump affair is now politically messy for Morrison on two levels While the dramatic phone call revelation may not indicate any wrongdoing, it shows how Scott Morrison's bromance with US President Donald Trump brings its political embarrassments along with all that glitz and warmth, writes Michelle Grattan. Morrison facing pressure to release transcript of Trump call Labor intensifies its demands for the Prime Minister to release the transcript of a conversation with Donald Trump, accusing Scott Morrison of cosying up to the US President at the expense of Australia's national interest.
Trump rang Morrison to ask for help. Trump tweets warning of 'civil war', calls for arrest of impeachment inquiry lead for 'treason' In a stream of complaints on his Twitter account, the US President shares a pastor's warning that impeachment would spark a "civil war-like fracture" in the country, while also suggesting Democrat Adam Schiff should be arrested. A professor made a prediction during Clinton's impeachment — and it's coming to pass for Trump As Donald Trump becomes only the fourth president in history to stare down the barrel of impeachment, it's worth going back to take a close look at the last time this happened, writes Emma Shortis.
Former Ukraine prosecutor says no reason to investigate the Bidens A former Ukrainian prosecutor whose name surfaced in the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump said there was no reason for his country to investigate the President's political rival Joe Biden, the BBC reports. Some say it could be in the trillions When Melisande Short-Colomb learned her ancestors were slaves, she helped start a reparations movement.
Democrats subpoena Mike Pompeo for failing to produce Ukraine documents Democrats in the US House of Representatives who are pursuing an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump issue a subpoena to the Secretary of State for documents concerning contact with the Ukrainian Government. Watching Trump up close gives you a few clues on how he controls Washington The Prime Minister's team hatched a plan to remove him from the stage should an event with the US President become an election-style rally.
US slashes refugee limit to all-time low of 18, per year The Trump administration announces plan to cap US refugee admissions to 18, per year — the lowest number since the resettlement program was created and an 80 per cent drop since Barack Obama's presidency. The whistleblower complaint against Trump is out. Here's what you need to know It's nine pages long, has only minor redactions and contains new details on the scandal that launched the impeachment probe.
The whistleblower's complaint gave Democrats serious ammunition. They missed their shot The nine-page document contains damaging allegations against President Donald Trump but members of Congress hardly raised them in hearing with the Director of National Intelligence. Think you're noticing China in the media a lot?
You'd be right Coverage of China by Australia's major media outlets more than doubles since this time last year, and you might not be surprised to learn that it's not all good news. Trump attacks complaint, whistleblower sources amid impeachment controversy US President Donald Trump likens the sources behind a whistleblower complaint to "spies" before saying that things used to be handled "a little differently than we do now". Eight reasons why impeaching Trump will fail and three why that doesn't matter Impeaching Donald Trump is fraught with risk for the Democrats but it is the right thing to do, writes Timothy J Lynch.
Trump asked for a 'favour' from the Ukrainian President. Here's why he might regret it The White House has released a transcript of the President's call with his Ukranian counterpart. Impeachment proceedings against Trump have been announced, but what took so long? Donald Trump described Greta Thunberg as a 'very happy young girl'. Washington reacts to Democrats' impeachment inquiry into Trump Democrats are launching a formal impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump over his call with the Ukraine President. Morrison, Modi try to show their worth to transactional Trump These appearances seemed an attempt by both leaders to show their worth to Mr Trump but getting close to this President comes with some risk, writes James Glenday.
Donald Trump defends Ukraine phone call as Democrats mull impeachment US President Donald Trump says he spoke to Ukraine's new President about alleged corruption stemming from people "like vice-president Biden and his son", but stops short of admitting he discussed his potential election rival on the call. Despite the state dinner, Australia and the US aren't in lock-step on major issues With big differences between Scott Morrison's Australia and Donald Trump's America when it comes to how to approach relations with China and Iran, what is the state dinner supposed to achieve, writes Andrew Probyn.
Flatter-o-meter has been turned to 11 for Morrison — but at home, things aren't looking good Scott Morrison's pilgrimage to Washington for Donald Trump's state dinner is, predictably, sure to turn heads — and that's welcome news for the Federal Government, which has been rocked by a rough few weeks, writes Laura Tingle.
Morrison is getting the red carpet treatment — but there's always strings attached Australian PMs go to Washington all the time — but this isn't a standard visit. Did you know the US has million barrels of crude oil stored under Texas? US 'locked and loaded' to hit back after Saudi oil strikes, as Iran slams 'blind accusations' Donald Trump says he's talking to Saudi Arabia about just who was behind a drone strike on the world's biggest oil processing plant, with one expert warning "the genie is out of the bottle" amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran. State dinners at the White House prove 'some relationships are far more important than others' From George HW Bush fainting on Japan's prime minister, to the Real Housewives gatecrashers, state dinners are memorable affairs.
Biden suggests children should have a 'record player on at night' in rambling debate answer In a question during the third Democratic presidential primary debate, Joe Biden defends his record on race, before suggesting children listen to a 'record player' at night. Trump has three big dramas to solve now Iran is on the backburner John Bolton's sacking has moved the Iran problem to the US back burner but Donald Trump has plenty more foreign policy problems on the boil, writes Micheline Maynard.
Trump never liked Bolton's warmongering — or his moustache The image-conscious President hesitated to hire the tough-talking hawk as his national security adviser. Trump an 'orange fat blob' with 'very low self-esteem', Scaramucci says Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is now fundraising against his former boss Donald Trump, labelling him an "orange fat blob" and a "malignant narcissist" who needs the spotlight.
Donald Trump says he called off planned Taliban peace talks US President Donald Trump says he cancelled peace talks with Afghanistan's Taliban leaders after the insurgent group said it was behind an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people. There's a very good reason Trump hasn't been impeached 'Impeachment August' is over, but no shame if you didn't know it was a thing.
Australia unwise to put soldiers 'in hands of a fool like Trump', says Iranian hostage taker Australian troops risk being "killed far from their lands in a place they didn't have to be in the first place" after Scott Morrison's decision to join a US-led effort in the Strait of Hormuz, says a key figure in Iran's long conflict with the US. Trump made a false claim about a hurricane's path — then produced a doctored map to back it up US President Donald Trump answers "don't know" when asked why a weather map he showed to reporters in the Oval Office had apparently been altered to back up his claims about the path of Hurricane Dorian.
China's ambassador labels US trade war bullying A rare public statement from the ambassador warns the US that China is not afraid of fighting back in the trade war between the two countries. Not everyone at G7 failed to get along — Morrison and Johnson talked Brexit, cricket and space As the G7 leaders struggled to reach consensus on trade and the environment, the Australian and British prime ministers pledge closer trading ties and a willingness to work together on space activity.
Trump's 'second thoughts' on China and Johnson's 'sheep-like' rebuff, as G7 wraps up Once upon a time, it wasn't this hard — the leaders of the largest industrialised economies could spend a weekend discussing the world's problems and reach a consensus. US companies 'hereby ordered' by Trump to look for alternatives to China Stocks tumble on Wall Street as US President Donald Trump escalates his trade war with China, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there.
Forget Greenland: China is at the heart of Trump's latest big idea It is wrong to view the US President's expression of interest in Greenland as just another gaffe. Trump puts off meeting with Danish PM because she has 'no interest' in selling Greenland After Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said she would not cut a deal to sell Greenland to the United States, President Donald Trump postpones a meeting with the Scandinavian leader planned for next month.
Morrison says world will need to get used to US-China trade war The Prime Minister says countries around the world need to accommodate, absorb and find opportunities in the high levels of tension created by the ongoing trade spat between the United States and China. Iranian tanker released after Gibraltar rejects US request to detain it The Iranian tanker caught in a stand-off between Tehran and the West leaves Gibraltar hours after the British territory rejects a US request to detain the vessel for a longer period.
US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib refuses Israel's offer to visit due to 'oppressive conditions' Rashida Tlaib rejects an offer by Israel to let her travel to the West Bank, saying she will not visit her family there because the Israeli Government has imposed conditions in order to humiliate her. Donald Trump could lose the one thing that's protecting his approval rating Much has been made of the inverted yield curve that signals a US recession is likely coming, usually within 15 months.
August has left a shadow across America, but there is light on the horizon No matter what happens next in the Trump presidency, August is bound to be a chapter in any post-administration book, writes Micheline Maynard. What led to Epstein's death and why are conspiracy theories flourishing? Movie about liberals 'hunting' conservatives on hold in wake of US mass shootings Universal Pictures cancels the planned release of its controversial satire The Hunt — a gory, R-rated thriller that tells a tale of liberal elites hunting people for sport — in the wake of recent mass shootings and criticism from Donald Trump.
Trump receives 'really beautiful letter' from Kim before North Korea fires more missiles into sea Saturday's launch comes shortly after US President Donald Trump said he had received a "very beautiful letter" from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. El Paso's residents say Donald Trump is not welcome after mass shooting As US President Donald Trump prepares to travel to El Paso to offer his condolences to the city hit by a mass shooting, local Latino residents say they blame him for stirring up racism against them.
Trump blames 'fake news' for spate of gun violence in US, offers few solutions The US President condemns shootings in Texas and Ohio as "barbaric" attacks and crimes "against all humanity", but avoids any new commitment to changing the nation's gun laws. US announces withdrawal from Soviet-era nuclear missile pact with Russia via Twitter The United States formally withdraws from a landmark nuclear missile pact with Russia saying Moscow was in violation of the treaty, something the Kremlin has repeatedly denied.
Trump's White House is overrun with stink bugs, cockroaches and mice In his latest tweetstorm, Donald Trump accused a critic of living in a rat infested city. Five key takeaways from the Democrats' second presidential primary debates Between two nights, 20 Democrats took to the stage in Detroit, Michigan.
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Sanders and Warren to take centre stage in upcoming Democratic debates Progressive allies Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are set to headline the first night of the second Democratic presidential debates — but Donald Trump says he thinks "sleepy" Joe Biden will be his opponent. Trump's prickly relationship with intelligence director to end with Coats resignation US director of national intelligence Dan Coats is leaving his job next month, ending a two-year tenure marked by President Donald Trump's clashes with intelligence officials.
At a Trump child migrant centre, kids get two tearful phone calls home a week US immigration policy has been in flux since Donald Trump ended the "catch and release" policy. Donald Trump appears in front of fake presidential seal with two-headed eagle White House officials are left baffled after a doctored presidential seal, featuring an eagle clutching golf clubs in its talons instead of arrows, is projected on stage at an event featuring US President Donald Trump. These sisters were feared dead. Then their new husbands paraded them online Hindu girls keep vanishing in Pakistan and re-emerging as the wives of Muslim men.
Five things we learned from Mueller's testimony on the Russia investigation Donald Trump is still not exonerated, there was no Russian hoax and neither Republicans nor Democrats came out as winners, writes Washington bureau chief Zoe Daniel. Why did Donald Trump say he could wipe Afghanistan 'off the face of the Earth'? Former soldier and lobbyist sworn in as US Defence Secretary US Army Secretary Mark Esper, a former soldier and lobbyist for defence contractor Raytheon, is sworn in as Defence Secretary, ending the longest period the Pentagon had been without a permanent top official.
Morrison becomes just second world leader to get state dinner with Trump The White House says Prime Minister Scott Morrison will be given a state dinner — the first to an Australian leader since John Howard in — during an official visit in September. British Royal Navy 'too small' to stop Iran from seizing oil tanker New audio reveals how the British navy failed to prevent the British oil tanker Stena Impero being seized by Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday.
Two disturbing images show how depressing our political debate has become A rapid and alarming deterioration in the US political debate comes at a time when our own political leaders have gone into something of a hibernation, writes Laura Tingle. Trump's role in hush money payments to porn star revealed in FBI papers FBI documents suggest that Donald Trump was actively involved in engineering a hush-money payment shortly before the election to porn actress Stormy Daniels, who said she had a sexual encounter with him, as his aides scrambled to head off a scandal.
Trump's disavowal of 'send her back' feels like 'lock her up' all over again US President Donald Trump says he tried to stop his supporters from chanting "send her back" about a Somali-born US congresswoman.
Trump supporters chanted 'send her back'. After Trump doubles down, congresswomen hit back in resolute press conference The US President escalates his attacks against four Democratic congresswomen, labelling them "anti-Semitic" and "anti-American" and asking them to apologise to him, Israel and the United States. Trump responds to criticism after telling congresswomen to go back to 'original' countries The US President tells a group of prominent Democratic congresswomen to go back to the "totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came", despite them all being American citizens and all but one being born in the US.
Trump Cabinet member quits over handling of Epstein sex scandal As US attorney, Alex Acosta handled Jeffrey Epstein's first case involving sex with girls, which resulted in a punishment that critics say was far too lenient. Trump drops census citizenship question, vows to get data from government US President Donald Trump abandons his controversial bid to inject a citizenship question into next year's census, instead directing federal agencies to try to compile the information using existing databases.
You can bet shredders were running hot in Washington this week You can bet the delete button was getting a workout and shredders were running overtime in Washington and in capital cities around the world this week after the British ambassador to the United States was forced to resign, writes Zoe Daniel. British envoy says ambassador's resignation only strengthens resolve Britain's High Commissioner to Australia defends Sir Kim Darroch, who resigned as British ambassador to the United States after criticisms he made about Donald Trump were leaked.
It turns out this isn't the first president the UK's man in Washington has had a dig at Donald Trump and Theresa May are sparring over a leaked memo that described the Trump administration as dysfunctional. Ross Perot, eccentric billionaire and US presidential candidate, dies aged 89 The feisty Texas technology billionaire who rattled US politics with two independent presidential campaigns in the s that struck a chord with disgruntled voters dies "surrounded by his devoted family". Iran makes new threats as nuclear watchdog confirms enrichment breach Tehran has threatened to ramp up uranium enrichment to 20 per cent purity — an important stage on the path to creating a bomb — with the UN's nuclear watchdog confirming Iran has already passed a limit agreed in a nuclear deal.
Trump hammers British PM after 'malicious' leak of ambassador's scathing White House take-down Memos from Britain's US ambassador labelling Donald Trump's administration "dysfunctional" and "inept" were leaked to UK papers, and now Westminster is in damage control, offering a personal apology to the first daughter. Trump reportedly labelled 'clumsy and inept' in leaked cables from UK ambassador The US President says "we are not big fans" of the UK's ambassador, who according to a media report described Donald Trump's administration as "clumsy and inept" in leaked diplomatic cables, the authenticity of which the British Foreign Office has not challenged.
Iran announces plan to breach agreed uranium enrichment cap Iran says it will shortly boost its uranium enrichment above a cap set by a landmark nuclear deal, a major breach likely to draw a strong reaction from US President Donald Trump, who has pressured Tehran to renegotiate the pact. Trump says Americans fought the British for control of airports in the s, then backtracks US President Donald Trump blames wet weather and a teleprompter fault for his reference to 18th century airports in his Independence Day speech. Trump dreamed of pomp and ceremony.
Instead he got soggy tanks Donald Trump hoped for a parade to rival Bastille Day. Trump hails 'American freedom' at controversial Fourth of July parade Donald Trump becomes the first president in nearly seven decades to address a Fourth of July parade in Washington DC, in an event criticised by opponents as a waste of taxpayer dollars and a needless glorification of the US President. North Korea says US increasingly 'hell-bent on hostile acts' despite Trump-Kim meeting Pyongyang accuses the US and other countries of penning a joint letter urging UN member states to implement sanctions against North Korea on the same day Donald Trump tweeted he would like to shake Kim Jong-un's hand at the demilitarised zone on the Korean Peninsula.
Gasps have given way to eye rolls in Washington The fireworks in Washington on Fourth of July night won't just be a celebration of liberty — they'll symbolise the implosion of dignity in the White House, and the man who lit the fuse, writes Micheline Maynard.
Something extraordinary has happened in US politics and Trump should take note America's presidential debates were the beginning of a new style of political campaign: one in which women are finally well-represented, writes Micheline Maynard. It's not hard to see who's getting the most out of these meetings between Trump and Kim In this game of diplomatic chess, President Trump and Chairman Kim are both making bold moves, but it's the youthful dictator who is proving to be the more astute player, writes Bill Birtles. Donald Trump wants to meet Kim Jong-un at the border to 'say hello' The United States President says he would like to meet with the North Korean leader at the demilitarised zone on the border of North and South Korea this weekend "just to shake his hand and say hello".
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Trump jokes to Putin: 'Don't meddle in the election' With a smirk and a finger point, US President Donald Trump dryly tells Russia's Vladimir Putin "not to meddle" in the election in the wake of the Mueller probe concluding Russia interfered with the presidential campaign.
Five things we learned from the first Democratic debates Kamala Harris makes her mark, Joe Biden is haunted by the past, and Marianne Williamson becomes a meme. As Trump and Xi meet, the risk of a deadlier conflict looms in the background The other countries matter, but at this G20, there's only two countries that hold the fate of the world order in their hands, writes Stan Grant.
As the Democrats who want to beat Trump debated, the President tweeted from the skies Ten Democrat candidates hit the stage in Miami, debating why they should become the party's nominee to take on Donald Trump in — and the President was watching. Morrison will meet with Trump while at G20 to discuss US-China trade war In his first Summit meeting since being re-elected, Scott Morrison secures a "working dinner" with Donald Trump and his most trusted advisers in Osaka, Japan, on the eve of this year's G20 talks.
Robert Mueller to publicly testify before US Congress US special counsel Robert Mueller, who issued a report on Russia meddling in the US presidential election, set to testify in an open session before two congressional panels in July. America's super-rich urge presidential candidates to 'tax our wealth more' Dubbed the Billionaire's Club, a group which includes Facebook's co-founder and a Disney heiress, plead with US presidential hopefuls to make the ultra-rich do their "patriotic duty" by paying more tax, potentially helping to address climate change, improve the economy "and strengthen our democratic freedoms".
Trump hints at 'obliteration' after calling off strike on Iran with 10 minutes to go The US President says there will be "obliteration like you've never seen before" if the country does go to war with Iran, but adds that he is "not looking to do that". It's now pretty clear that Trump is trying to avoid direct confrontation with Iran Why do current tensions between the US and Iran feel like an elaborate game of chicken?
Donald Trump is trying to buy time as tensions with Iran near tipping point The US President says Iran made a "very big mistake" in shooting down a surveillance drone but later follows up with a very literal interpretation, saying the attack "probably" wasn't intentional and just someone being "stupid", writes Zoe Daniel. US denies 'spy' drone shot down by Tehran was in Iranian airspace Amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington, Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards say they have shot down a US "spy" drone that entered Iranian airspace — but the US military says the incident occurred in international airspace.
While Trump moves troops, the Pentagon gets cyber-ready A tweet-storm from Donald Trump suggests he's furious that the prospect of cyber war with Russia has been raised in a week where he hoped to paint Iran as the bad guy, writes Matt Bevan. Trump kicks off re-election campaign with promise to 'Keep America Great' Jabbing at the press and poking at the political establishment, President Donald Trump officially kicks off his re-election campaign at a Florida rally, exhorting thousands of supporters to keep advancing his political movement to put America's "own citizens first".
Trump denies asking Shanahan to withdraw from defence secretary race Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan abandons his quest for the top Pentagon job as after reports of domestic violence in his family emerge, plunging the leadership of the US military into new uncertainty just as tensions with Iran are rising. Democrats don't stand a chance — unless they follow this strategy Could the most unpopular president in modern American history win a second term?
Four years ago, Donald Trump was a long shot. She's everything that Trump's not. Could it help her snare his job? Trump calls London Mayor a 'disaster' after spate of killings US President Donald Trump launches a fresh attack on London Mayor Sadiq Khan, saying he will "only get worse" after three people are killed in the UK capital in less than 20 hours.
Saudis demand 'rapid and decisive response' to tanker attacks, as oil prices rise Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stokes tensions in the Middle East, blaming Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and saying his kingdom will not hesitate to deal with any threat to its interests. Donald Trump blames Iran for oil tanker attacks Iran accuses the US and its allies of warmongering while the US Defence Secretary says America's focus is on building international consensus, although they are always planning contingencies.
Donald Trump could be in re-election trouble. Or the polls could be wrong, again There's still 16 months left until the Presidential election, but the US is coming down with a bad case of poll fever, writes Zoe Daniel. Trump says 'nothing wrong' with accepting dirt on rivals, but colleagues disagree US President Donald Trump says he would see nothing wrong in accepting damaging information on future political opponents, drawing a strong rebuke from colleagues in Congress.
Two silver bullets collided in London last week and they hold a warning While calls to impeach Donald Trump are growing, there are those who feel that firing this supposed silver bullet would be a huge mistake, writes Micheline Maynard. China's threatening to restrict the metals that power our phones — here's what might happen From your next smartphone to your car, digital devices rely on rare earths, but a threat from China to strangle the global supply could reshape the world as we know it.
Trump denies calling Meghan Markle 'nasty' in spite of recording President Donald Trump insisted on Sunday that he never called Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and the wife of Prince Harry, "nasty", despite an audio recording to the contrary. Trump says latest dropout was the one he was 'really afraid of' A record field of Democrats have announced they'll run for president in Trump seemingly makes Russia admission in Twitter blast at Mueller United States President Donald Trump appears to admit on Twitter that Russia helped him get elected, but says it was a "crime that didn't exist" and backpedals when questioned by journalists.
Mueller appears at last … and leaves as nuanced and mysterious as ever Despite US President Donald Trump's claims of exoneration, special counsel Robert Mueller left live the possibility he was among the wrongdoers, but his message — like the man himself — is as opaque as ever, writes Conor Duffy. Trump is furious with Australia. Will Sinodinos walk into the fire? Trump needles Japan over trade imbalance during visit The US President tells a gathering of Japanese and American business leaders in Tokyo that Japan had long had a "substantial edge" in trade with the US, joking that might be the reason why he is so liked in the country.
Trump 'declassifies everything' to probe Australia's role in Mueller report The US President says he will declassify documents about the origin of the Mueller probe, including some that mention Australia. Pelosi says Trump threw 'temper tantrum', suggests intervention US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accuses the President of throwing a "temper tantrum" at a meeting with Democratic congressional leaders, suggesting a family or staff "intervention" after a dramatic blow-up at a White House meeting.
Papadopoulos and Downer tell us about the drink date that started the Mueller investigation It was a single drink in a London wine bar that tipped investigators to a possible connection between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. Trump storms out of meeting after Pelosi accuses him of Russia 'cover-up' The US President abruptly ends a meeting about infrastructure after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Mr Trump is "obstructing justice and engaged in a cover-up" and warns they could be impeachable offences. Former Trump aide won't testify in front of Congress after White House warning A former legal adviser to US President Donald Trump is set to defy a subpoena to testify before Congress about the Russia investigation, after the White House directed him not to appear.
Is this the man who could beat Donald Trump? Dow Jones plunges after China retaliates against Trump's tariffs Global stock markets dive as China defies Washington by announcing retaliatory tariffs, the latest salvo in the two countries' increasingly belligerent trade dispute, sending investors fleeing shares for less risky assets. Is this gay millennial couple destined for the White House? Trump's Attorney-General is in hot water. Here's five things that could happen next Democrats and Republicans are gearing up for another battle over the Mueller Report.
Trump tees up top civilian gong for golfer Tiger Woods Golfing great Tiger Woods, a long-time business associate of Donald Trump, now has a Presidential Medal of Freedom to add to his trophy cabinet.
Kerry implicitly acknowledges two states is all but a fantasy now
Why is Trump considering military action in Venezuela? US Attorney-General hits back at 'snitty' complaints over handling of Mueller report William Barr pushes back at special counsel Robert Mueller's complaints about his handling of Trump-Russia investigation report and rails against criticism by Democrats who accuse him of spinning the report in the US President's favour. Frustrated Mueller said summary of Russia meddling probe 'lacked context' The letter exposes a rift on whether Attorney-General William Barr adequately conveyed the gravity of the Mueller report's findings on Russian meddling in the US election.
Trump plans to charge an application fee for asylum seekers wanting refuge in US President Donald Trump proposes charging asylum seekers a fee to process their applications as he continues to try to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants seeking to cross into the United States. Donald Trump is right to be worried about his Twitter numbers — here's why Last week Donald Trump met with Twitter's chief executive to reportedly vent about losing followers. Russian agent jailed for attempting to infiltrate US politics A US judge sentences Maria Butina to 18 months in prison for conspiring with a Russian official to infiltrate a gun rights group and influence US conservative activists and Republicans.
How did Kim Jong-un get his limos? The manufacturer has no idea The German vehicle maker says it has not had business dealings with North Korea for more than 15 years, but that it also has no control over or responsibility for third-party sales. Democrats need something or someone to rally around. Joe Biden probably isn't it To beat Donald Trump, Democrats are going to have to face the reasons why he won in and good ol' Uncle Joe might not cut it, writes Zoe Daniel.
Biden announced he's running for president. Then he stopped for pizza Mr Biden, 76, had been wrestling for months over whether to run, and he faces questions over his behaviour with women, with several coming forward saying he made them uncomfortable. Would the Mueller report have sunk an Australian leader? Clinton has been vindicated, so why is she so quiet? Warren calls for Trump's impeachment after Mueller report The much-anticipated probe found no evidence of conspiracy with Russia, but Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says the House can not ignore the US leader's attempts to obstruct the investigation.
The Mueller report is here, but the drama is far from over The page report into Russian interference does not paint the Trump team in a good light and gives the Democrats plenty of opportunities to keep digging, writes James Glenday. Trump claims 'Game Over' as Mueller report released US Attorney General William Barr offered a spirited defence of Donald Trump, but revealed the Mueller report detailed 10 episodes of potential obstruction of justice by the President. The Mueller report drops tomorrow. But do Americans even care anymore?