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# united-states - Friday 17 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Democrats stayed up all night trying to stop this man becoming US environment chief (they failed) Climate Change Sceptic

Democrats stayed up all night trying to stop this man becoming US environment chief (they failed)

Scott Pruitt has sued the EPA a number of times in the past.

From TheJournal.ie Ashton Kutcher close to tears in speech about efforts to combat child sexual exploitation Child Trafficking This post contains videos

Ashton Kutcher close to tears in speech about efforts to combat child sexual exploitation

Kutcher was speaking at a US senate hearing about victims of trafficking.

# united-states - Monday 13 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 200,000 people ordered to evacuate their homes over dam risk California

200,000 people ordered to evacuate their homes over dam risk

The evacuation was ordered yesterday afternoon after engineers spotted a hole on the concrete lip of the secondary spillway of the dam.

# united-states - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Iranian baby who was temporarily banned from US arrives at hospital for heart surgery Travel Ban

Iranian baby who was temporarily banned from US arrives at hospital for heart surgery

The family’s tourist visa had been cancelled after Trump’s executive order.

From TheJournal.ie 'The vast majority of Muslims would not be affected': Judges grill lawyers over US travel ban High Stakes

'The vast majority of Muslims would not be affected': Judges grill lawyers over US travel ban

During a hearing yesterday, government lawyers argued that Trump’s immigration curbs were motivated by national security concerns.

# united-states - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie White House accuses media of 'under reporting' terror attacks Travel Ban

White House accuses media of 'under reporting' terror attacks

Two new polls show a majority of Americans now oppose the travel ban on refugees.

# united-states - Sunday 5 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Trump draws criticism as he repeats respect for 'killer' Putin Interview

Trump draws criticism as he repeats respect for 'killer' Putin

Trump was speaking in an excerpt of a Super Bowl interview with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly.

# united-states - Saturday 4 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine conflict: 35 killed in worst fighting since 2015 Conflict

Ukraine conflict: 35 killed in worst fighting since 2015

US president Donald Trump was to hold his first talks with Ukraine’s leader today.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're over the moon' - Irish comedian successfully donates kidney to brother in US Positive Operation

'We're over the moon' - Irish comedian successfully donates kidney to brother in US

Jarlath Regan tweeted yesterday that the operation had been a success.

# united-states - Thursday 2 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie White House defends airstrike in which US soldier and several civilians were killed Yemen

White House defends airstrike in which US soldier and several civilians were killed

US president Donald Trump has vowed to fight Islamic extremism relentlessly.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why Australia is worried that Trump won't honour an agreement to accept refugees We Had A Deal

Explainer: Why Australia is worried that Trump won't honour an agreement to accept refugees

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull struck the deal with President Obama.

# united-states - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: Is Donald Trump's travel ban 'similar to what Obama did'? All The Facts

FactFind: Is Donald Trump's travel ban 'similar to what Obama did'?

We take a look at what actually happened in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Does Ireland have to allow Trump's migrant ban at its airports? Denied

Does Ireland have to allow Trump's migrant ban at its airports?

Ministers will today discuss Ireland’s obligations and review the pre-clearance arrangements at two airports.

# united-states - Monday 30 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

# united-states - Friday 27 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Trump to Theresa: 'A free and independent Britain is a blessing to the world' United States

Trump to Theresa: 'A free and independent Britain is a blessing to the world'

Trump had accepted an invitation to make a state visit to Britain later this year.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May will meet Trump today to strengthen relationship that 'defined the modern world' US And UK

Theresa May will meet Trump today to strengthen relationship that 'defined the modern world'

The two will hold a joint press conference later today.

# united-states - Thursday 26 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump is getting serious about his border wall. Could it actually happen? Explainer

# united-states - Monday 23 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why would Trump's White House present blatant lies as 'alternative facts'? Post-truth This post contains videos

Explainer: Why would Trump's White House present blatant lies as 'alternative facts'?

It’s worked for him so far, but for how long will it last?

From TheJournal.ie After typically stormy start, President Trump expected to get down to business Day One-ish This post contains videos

After typically stormy start, President Trump expected to get down to business

Trump had said he would be treating today as his first work day in office.

# united-states - Saturday 21 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'It's only a matter of time before Putin makes a fool of Trump' From Russia With Love

'It's only a matter of time before Putin makes a fool of Trump'

The former chair of Republicans Abroad Ireland tells us why he thinks Russia probably has compromising material on the new US President, but it might not matter.

# united-states - Friday 20 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'America First': President Donald Trump's inaugural speech in full It Begins

'America First': President Donald Trump's inaugural speech in full

“The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.”

# united-states - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Assange 'standing by' offer to be extradited to US - lawyer Wikileaks

Assange 'standing by' offer to be extradited to US - lawyer

Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden.

From TheJournal.ie Iran president calls Trump's talk over renegotiating nuclear deal 'meaningless' Nuclear Deal

Iran president calls Trump's talk over renegotiating nuclear deal 'meaningless'

During the campaign trail the US president-elect referred to it as “the worst deal ever negotiated”.

# united-states - Sunday 15 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Lady Liberty will be portrayed as a black woman on a US coin for the first time In God We Trust

Lady Liberty will be portrayed as a black woman on a US coin for the first time

African-American heroes and those from other minorities are being used on a special series of coins.

# united-states - Thursday 12 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Irish people split 50/50 on whether we should invite Trump to Ireland Poll

Irish people split 50/50 on whether we should invite Trump to Ireland

The poll found a big split down gender lines, with 64% of women saying they would not like Trump to be invited to Ireland.

# united-states - Sunday 8 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Iraq war veteran accused of shooting five people dead could face death penalty Fort Lauderdale

Iraq war veteran accused of shooting five people dead could face death penalty

Esteban Santiago (26) was charged with firearms offences and carrying out an act of violence.

From TheJournal.ie Trump national security pick accused of plagiarising large sections of book Monica Crowley

Trump national security pick accused of plagiarising large sections of book

Monica Crowley has been named director of communications for the White House’s National Security Council.

# united-states - Friday 6 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Joe Biden to Trump: 'Grow up Donald... Time to be an adult' Playground Politics

Joe Biden to Trump: 'Grow up Donald... Time to be an adult'

Biden’s comments came ahead of Trump being briefed by intelligence officials today.

# united-states - Thursday 5 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Orlando's soccer club dedicates part of stadium to Pulse nightclub victims The 49

Orlando's soccer club dedicates part of stadium to Pulse nightclub victims

On 12 June, 2016, a gunman opened fire inside the nightclub, killing 49 people and wounding 53 in America’s deadliest mass shooting.

# united-states - Thursday 29 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'Stay strong Israel' - Donald Trump tweets criticism of President Obama

'Stay strong Israel' - Donald Trump tweets criticism of President Obama

The President-elect has broken in convention in attacking his soon-to-be predecessor.

# united-states - Monday 19 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The Electoral College is set to officially elect Donald Trump today Us Presidential Election

The Electoral College is set to officially elect Donald Trump today

Trump won a clear majority of those electors despite losing the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton.

# united-states - Friday 16 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Obama says US will hit back at Russia 'at a time and place of our own choosing' Upping The Stakes

Obama says US will hit back at Russia 'at a time and place of our own choosing'

The outgoing US president’s remarks dramatically upped the stakes in a dispute between the world’s leading nuclear powers.

# united-states - Thursday 15 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Affair website Ashley Madison fined just $1.6 million for massive data breach Hack

Affair website Ashley Madison fined just $1.6 million for massive data breach

The settlement comes after a hacker group released what was said to be personal data on millions of people.

# united-states - Friday 9 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Trump defends appointing a climate sceptic and a fast food boss to his Cabinet Fossil Fuels

Trump defends appointing a climate sceptic and a fast food boss to his Cabinet

“We will stay in the streets to fight back against anti-worker extremism,” said a union spokeswoman.

# united-states - Thursday 8 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of northern California USA

6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of northern California

Seismologists said that no major tsunami threat was expected.

From TheJournal.ie Life expectancy drops in the US for the first time in decades 78.8 Years

Life expectancy drops in the US for the first time in decades

“This is unusual,” said an epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

From TheJournal.ie 'He was evil as evil can be': US church shooting trial hears from survivor Charleston

'He was evil as evil can be': US church shooting trial hears from survivor

Felicia Sanders spoke of telling her granddaughter to play dead as her son lay dying beside her.

From TheJournal.ie 'Putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires' - Trump picks fossil fuel advocate for top environment job Donald Trump

'Putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires' - Trump picks fossil fuel advocate for top environment job

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has spent much of his political career battling the EPA.

# united-states - Monday 28 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie One killed and nine injured in New Orleans shooting French Quarter

One killed and nine injured in New Orleans shooting

The man died of gunshot wounds, while two women and seven men were injured.

# united-states - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

From The42 US replace sacked Klinsmann with LA Galaxy boss Arena Brucie Bonus

US replace sacked Klinsmann with LA Galaxy boss Arena

The 65-year-old returns to take over ten years after leaving the post.

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