US Judge permanently blocks Trump’s sanctuary city order

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The San Francisco City Attorney (right) called the ruling “a victory for the American people” A US judge has permanently blocked a presidential order that would have cut funding from US cities refusing to co-operate with immigration officials. The California judge, who temporarily blocked the order in April, ruled that […]

US to scrap Haitian immigrants’ protected status

Media caption‘Crying every day’: Haitians could be sent home under Trump The US is to terminate a programme that gives more than 50,000 immigrants from Haiti protection against deportation. Immigrants from the Caribbean nation received protected status in 2010 after a devastating earthquake. But the Trump administration says conditions there have now improved and its […]

US arrests ex-Hong Kong and Senegal officials in bribery case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former Senegal foreign minister, Cheikh Gadio (centre), is one of two men charged in the alleged bribery case US authorities have arrested a former home secretary of Hong Kong and Senegal’s ex-foreign minister on charges of bribing African officials. Patrick Ho and Cheikh Gadio are accused of leading a […]

Google to ‘derank’ Russia Today and Sputnik

Google to ‘derank’ Russia Today and Sputnik

Image caption RT has run a series of ad campaigns on the London Underground Google is to “derank” stories from Kremlin-owned publications Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik in response to allegations about election meddling by President Putin’s government. Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt said the search giant needed to deal with the spread of misinformation. RT […]

Whitefish Energy: Power company halts Puerto Rico work

Image copyright AFP Image caption Two hurricanes all but wiped out Puerto Rico’s power grid An energy firm is halting work restoring power in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico in a dispute over pay. Whitefish Energy says payments have been delayed from Puerto Rico’s bankrupt power authority. The power authority, known was Prepa, says it is reviewing […]

US moves to block AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner

Image copyright Getty Images The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to block telecoms giant AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, the owner of CNN and HBO. The department said the merger would lessen competition and lead to higher consumer prices. AT&T vowed to fight the move, calling it a radical departure from US […]

TV host Charlie Rose suspended

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The allegations made against Charlie Rose span from the 1990s to 2011 US talk show host Charlie Rose has been suspended by several television networks following allegations of sexual harassment. Eight women accused Mr Rose of inappropriate behaviour in a report published by The Washington Post. “These allegations are […]

Senator Al Franken accused of misconduct by second woman

Image copyright CNN/Lindsay Menz A second woman has accused Democratic Senator Al Franken of inappropriately touching her, alleging it happened during his time in office. Lindsay Menz, 33, told CNN that Mr Franken “grabbed my butt” as they posed for a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010. In a statement, the ex-comedian said […]

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