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Donald Trump threatens US government shutdown could last ?months or even years?, as talks with Democrats fail again

Donald Trump threatens US government shutdown could last ?months or even years?, as talks with Democrats fail again

US President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders failed to strike a deal in sometimes combative talks on Friday to end a partial shutdown of the US government. After fighting to no avail over his request for US$5 billion to fund his signature wall on the Mexican border, Trump said he […]

Bail revoked: former chemistry student Yukai Yang is jailed for ?trying to flee to China to evade US poisoning case?

Bail revoked: former chemistry student Yukai Yang is jailed for ?trying to flee to China to evade US poisoning case?

Yukai Yang, a former chemistry student at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania who is accused of slowly poisoning his roommate, was ordered held without bail on Friday over allegations he sought to flee to his native China by orchestrating his own deportation to avoid prosecution. Yang must remain in Northampton County […]

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio secretly testified to US grand jury about fugitive Jho Low and Malaysia?s 1MDB scandal

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio secretly testified to US grand jury about fugitive Jho Low and Malaysia?s 1MDB scandal

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio made a secret appearance before a US District of Columbia grand jury in recent months to testify as part of the Justice Department?s expansive investigation into a multibillion-dollar fraud surrounding Malaysia?s 1MDB investment fund, according to people familiar with the case. The furtive appearance by the […]

Tesla urges tariff exemption for Chinese-made computer car ?brain?

Tesla urges tariff exemption for Chinese-made computer car ?brain?

Tesla has asked the Donald Trump administration to exempt the Chinese-made computer ?brain? of its new Model 3 car from 25 per cent tariffs imposed in August, saying they threaten the electric carmaker?s bottom line. ?Increased tariffs on this particular part cause economic harm to Tesla, through the increase of […]

US sends small military force to Africa amid DR Congo?s post-election tension

US sends small military force to Africa amid DR Congo?s post-election tension

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that American military personnel had been deployed to Gabon in response to possible violent demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a presidential election there. In a letter to congressional leaders, Trump said the first of about 80 military personnel arrived in […]