Steve King tweet backing Geert Wilders sparks social media backlash

Steve King tweet backing Geert Wilders sparks social media backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Steve King (centre) met Geert Wilders (left) in 2015 in Washington Senior Republican congressman Steve King has sparked a backlash on social media after tweeting his support for the Dutch anti-Islam politician, Geert Wilders. “Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny,” Mr King wrote on Twitter. “We […]

Poland says Minnesota man was Nazi commander

Poland says Minnesota man was Nazi commander

Image copyright AP Image caption Polish prosecutors say Mr Karkoc is behind the killing of 44 civilians during World War Two Polish officials are seeking the arrest of a Minnesota man they say was a Nazi commander during World War Two. Michael Karkoc, 98, is accused of ordering the killing of 44 Poles while he […]

Steve King: Geert Wilders tweet sparks a social media backlash

Steve King: Geert Wilders tweet sparks a social media backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Steve King (centre) met Geert Wilders (left) in 2015 in Washington Senior Republican congressman Steve King has sparked a backlash on social media after tweeting his support for the Dutch anti-Islam politician, Geert Wilders. “Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny,” Mr King wrote on Twitter. “We […]

Preet Bharara, high-profile US prosecutor, says he was fired

Preet Bharara, high-profile US prosecutor, says he was fired

Image copyright EPA Image caption Preet Bharara was initially asked, after the election, to remain in his post A New York federal prosecutor who refused to resign when he and 45 other prosecutors were asked to by the Trump administration says he has been sacked. “I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired,” said […]

Preet Bharara, high profile US prosecutor, says he was fired

Preet Bharara, high profile US prosecutor, says he was fired

Image copyright EPA Image caption Preet Bharara was initially asked, after the election, to remain in his post A New York federal prosecutor who refused to resign when he and 45 other prosecutors were asked to by the Trump administration says he has been sacked. “I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired,” said […]

White House: Intruder arrested on grounds while Trump at residence

White House: Intruder arrested on grounds while Trump at residence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The intruder scaled the fence around midnight, the Secret Service said A man carrying a backpack was arrested after breaching the White House outer perimeter fence on Friday night, the US Secret Service has said. President Donald Trump was in the building at the time. The intruder was arrested […]

Trump travel ban: Judge declines to reinstate ruling

Trump travel ban: Judge declines to reinstate ruling

Image copyright AFP Image caption A protest in New York against the ban. The state is one of several to launch legal challenges A US judge has declined to issue an emergency order banning President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban. The ruling came from Seattle district judge James Robart, the same judge who had issued […]

Pentagon pledges investigation into nude photo scandal

Media caption‘There is no honour in denigrating a fellow Marine’ The Pentagon has pledged a full investigation into a nude photo scandal hitting the American armed forces. Defence Secretary James Mattis said “all appropriate action” was being taken in all branches of the armed forces. The scandal began when nude photos of female Marines were […]

Trump welcomes government jobs report he once derided

Trump welcomes government jobs report he once derided

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trump held a National Economic Council ‘listening session’ with the CEOs on Thursday US President Donald Trump has hailed the federal government’s latest positive job figures, which he once denounced as “phony” and a “joke”. The US economy added 235,000 new jobs in February, Mr Trump’s first full month […]

White House spokesman’s flag pin mishap

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer opened his daily press briefing on Friday with his American flag lapel pin upside down. Some internet observers noted that an upside-down American flag is traditionally a sign of distress or an act of political protest. White House spokesman’s flag pin mishap