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From TheJournal.ie US says Beijing's pursuit of offshore resources in South China Sea are illegal China

US says Beijing's pursuit of offshore resources in South China Sea are illegal

Beijing claims most of the South China Sea through a vague delineation based on maps from the 1940s.

From TheJournal.ie Joe Biden proposes 'Buy American' campaign to bolster US firms Economy

Joe Biden proposes 'Buy American' campaign to bolster US firms

The former vice-president has called for $700 million to be spent on supporting manufacturing and technology firms.

From TheJournal.ie Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values Fourth July

Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values

Trump echoed comments he’d made the day before at Mount Rushmore.

From TheJournal.ie US on track for 100,000 new Covid-19 cases a day, warns top disease expert Anthony Fauci America

US on track for 100,000 new Covid-19 cases a day, warns top disease expert Anthony Fauci

There have been at least 126,000 deaths from Covid-19 in the United States so far.

From TheJournal.ie Trump tweets and later deletes video of man chanting 'white power' Black Lives Matter

Trump tweets and later deletes video of man chanting 'white power'

A spokesperson for Trump later said he was not aware ‘white power’ was mentioned in the video.

From TheJournal.ie US Attorney General William Barr agrees to testify before Congress Congress

US Attorney General William Barr agrees to testify before Congress

Congress is examining whether he has inappropriately politicised the Justice Department.

From TheJournal.ie Former eBay employees charged after allegedly sending spiders and cockroaches to US couple Investigation

Former eBay employees charged after allegedly sending spiders and cockroaches to US couple

The campaign was allegedly over a newsletter they published which was critical of the company.

From TheJournal.ie Trump supporters attending his rallies told they must sign waiver promising not to sue if they catch Covid-19 Indemnity

Trump supporters attending his rallies told they must sign waiver promising not to sue if they catch Covid-19

The first of his rallies is due to take next Friday in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

From TheJournal.ie Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments Black Lives Matter

Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments

There were zero arrests during demonstrations in the US capital in the last two days, and a curfew has been lifted in advance of today’s protest.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What does the George Floyd killing mean for America? Podcast

The Explainer: What does the George Floyd killing mean for America?

On this week’s episode, Glenn Burkins joins us from North Carolina to talk about the impact of the protests.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach invites woman who received abuse for Irish dancing video to 2021 St Patrick's parade Tiktok

Taoiseach invites woman who received abuse for Irish dancing video to 2021 St Patrick's parade

Morgan Bullock said she was accused of cultural appropriation because she is a black Irish dancer.

From TheJournal.ie Wave of protests in several US states as anti-lockdown campaigns grow Trump

Wave of protests in several US states as anti-lockdown campaigns grow

Much of the protesters are affiliated with Trump supporter groups.

From TheJournal.ie Jihad Jane: How the 'new face of terrorism' wound up in Waterford Lars Vilks

Jihad Jane: How the 'new face of terrorism' wound up in Waterford

A new Irish-made documentary tells Colleen LaRose’s, Jamie Ramirez and Ali Damache’s story.

From TheJournal.ie Spotify to suspend political advertising in 2020 US Election

Spotify to suspend political advertising in 2020

The company said it does not have the necessary level of robustness in its systems to responsibly validate and review this content.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force' Final Frontier

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'

It will initially have about 200 people and a first-year budget of $40 million.

From TheJournal.ie 'A huge step': US suspect charged over death of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn Harry Dunn

'A huge step': US suspect charged over death of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn

Anne Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity after the crash which killed Harry Dunn on 27 August.

From TheJournal.ie One killed and five wounded in Washington DC shooting Us Capital

One killed and five wounded in Washington DC shooting

The incident occurred just a few kilometres from the White House.

From TheJournal.ie Nancy Pelosi repeats pledge that US-UK trade deal won't pass Congress if Brexit 'imperils' Northern Ireland Accord-ing To Nancy

Nancy Pelosi repeats pledge that US-UK trade deal won't pass Congress if Brexit 'imperils' Northern Ireland

Pelosi said the Good Friday Agreement needed to be protected, and was “a beacon of hope for the entire world”.

From TheJournal.ie Man (20) walks into Walmart armed with guns to 'test his right to bear arms' America

Man (20) walks into Walmart armed with guns to 'test his right to bear arms'

Dmitriy Andreychenko’s wife Angelice had told him it wasn’t a good idea.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman facing deportation from US to be released from detention for 30 days, legal team says Keith Byrne

Irishman facing deportation from US to be released from detention for 30 days, legal team says

Keith Byrne was detained by customs officials on 10 July.

From TheJournal.ie 'A hard-working family man': Irish father-of-three facing deportation after decade seeking US residency Immigration

'A hard-working family man': Irish father-of-three facing deportation after decade seeking US residency

Fermoy native Keith Byrne was detained on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How do you feel about Mike Pence's planned visit to Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel about Mike Pence's planned visit to Ireland?

A date in September has been floated although official details have not yet been released.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why have Trump's Fourth of July plans annoyed so many people? President's Orders

Explainer: Why have Trump's Fourth of July plans annoyed so many people?

Celebrations in Washington usually go off without the involvement of the president in a bid to leave politics outside patriotism.

From TheJournal.ie US judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion ban United States

US judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion ban

The bill banning abortion where a heartbeat is detectable was passed in March.

From TheJournal.ie Farmer in Nebraska saws off his own leg with a pen-knife after getting trapped in farm machine Ouch!

Farmer in Nebraska saws off his own leg with a pen-knife after getting trapped in farm machine

He eventually became free and dragged himself to the nearest phone to call for help.

From TheJournal.ie Fake heiress who conned New York's elite sentenced to up to 12 years in prison Scam

Fake heiress who conned New York's elite sentenced to up to 12 years in prison

Ana Sorokin traveled free of charge on private jets and lived for months at luxury hotels without paying the bill.

'It'd be a great opportunity for the provinces to build their brand in the States'

The New England Free Jacks will host the four Irish provinces’ A teams in March and April.

From TheJournal.ie Former trainee prison guard kills five people in shooting at Florida bank Sebring

Former trainee prison guard kills five people in shooting at Florida bank

The shooter called police from within the bank, telling them he had opened fire.

From TheJournal.ie Trump confirms that US military has killed architect of 2000 USS Cole bombing

Trump confirms that US military has killed architect of 2000 USS Cole bombing

The military said Friday that Al-Qaeda operative Jamal al-Badawi was believed to have been killed in a precision strike in Yemen.

From TheJournal.ie The Mueller investigation will be the political story of 2019, and other predictions for US politics Opinion

The Mueller investigation will be the political story of 2019, and other predictions for US politics

Larry Donnelly looks back on 2018 and ahead to 2019 in American politics.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church Illinois

Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church

The state’s attorney general said it was clear from its investigation that the “Catholic Church cannot police itself”.

From TheJournal.ie California bar shooter Ian David Long suspected of suffering from PTSD US Marine

California bar shooter Ian David Long suspected of suffering from PTSD

In April, the authorities were called after Long was “somewhat irate, acting a little irrationally” at his home.

From TheJournal.ie 'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today Bitterly Divided

'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today

Will Trump’s divisive rhetoric win the day, or is there a Democrat resurgence looming?

From The42 'We’re murdering each other every day. Other countries don’t go through this' - Golden State Warriors coach Speaking Out This post contains videos

'We’re murdering each other every day. Other countries don’t go through this' - Golden State Warriors coach

Steve Kerr spoke about the threat of gun violence in America after 11 people were shot dead in Pittsburgh.

From TheJournal.ie US opens national investigation into alleged abuse carried out by more than 300 suspected priests Pennsylvania

US opens national investigation into alleged abuse carried out by more than 300 suspected priests

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has confirmed that it will ‘cooperate’ with the federal investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump says it's a 'scary' and 'difficult' time for young men in America Metoo

Donald Trump says it's a 'scary' and 'difficult' time for young men in America

Trump was again asked about Brett Kavanaugh by reporters today.

From TheJournal.ie Hurricane Florence expected to deliver 'direct hit' to US East Coast Category 4

Hurricane Florence expected to deliver 'direct hit' to US East Coast

President Trump said this is one of the worst storms to hit the east coast in many years.

From TheJournal.ie Texas police officer found guilty of murdering unarmed black teenager Roy Oliver

Texas police officer found guilty of murdering unarmed black teenager

Roy Oliver could face between five to 99 years in prison.

La Roux slammed Fox for using her song 'Bulletproof' in a segment about bulletproof back-to-school gear

The singer called the choice of song ‘abhorrent’.

From TheJournal.ie Lira drops as Turkey accuses America of 'stabbing it in the back' With Friends Like These

Lira drops as Turkey accuses America of 'stabbing it in the back'

Turkey and the United States, two NATO allies, have been locked in bitter disputes.

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