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From TheJournal.ie US says 'no basis' to ban Boeing 737 Max jets despite Ireland and rest of EU grounding planes Safety Fears

US says 'no basis' to ban Boeing 737 Max jets despite Ireland and rest of EU grounding planes

Two deadly crashes involving the model of plane have happened in the past five months.

From TheJournal.ie First US female fighter pilot to fly in combat claims she was raped while serving in Air Force Martha Mcsally

First US female fighter pilot to fly in combat claims she was raped while serving in Air Force

Martha McSally made the claim at a Senate hearing yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Huawei takes US government to court over law that bars use of its products Strained Ties

Huawei takes US government to court over law that bars use of its products

The US fears that Huawei’s products could be used by the Chinese government for spying.

From TheJournal.ie US to scrap special status for Turkey and India in attempt to end trade war with China US

US to scrap special status for Turkey and India in attempt to end trade war with China

Certain products from the two countries will no longer be imported to the US duty-free.

From TheJournal.ie 'The devastation is incredible': At least 23 killed after tornadoes sweep through Alabama Extreme Weather

'The devastation is incredible': At least 23 killed after tornadoes sweep through Alabama

A local sheriff said that children are among the dead.

From TheJournal.ie SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station NASA

SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station

The announcement was met with applause at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

From TheJournal.ie US offers $1 million reward for information about Osama Bin Laden's son Hamza Bin Laden

US offers $1 million reward for information about Osama Bin Laden's son

Hamza bin Laden is seen as a growing force in global extremism.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea offers to hold more nuclear talks with US despite this week's summit breakdown Deal Or No Deal

North Korea offers to hold more nuclear talks with US despite this week's summit breakdown

A meeting between the two countries this week ended unexpectedly early.

From TheJournal.ie 'We had to walk': Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un summit ends with 'no agreement reached' Rocket Men

'We had to walk': Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un summit ends with 'no agreement reached'

Trump and Kim were meeting in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi for talks.

From TheJournal.ie 'The potential is awesome': Donald Trump set to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam Rocket Men

'The potential is awesome': Donald Trump set to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam

Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam today and tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie A vote on revoking Trump's emergency US-Mexico wall funds takes place today Million Dollar Wall

A vote on revoking Trump's emergency US-Mexico wall funds takes place today

If the Democrats’ attempted funding block succeeds, Trump can use a veto to kill the measure.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will meet for the second time this week: here's what to expect Rocket Men

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will meet for the second time this week: here's what to expect

The two leaders will hold talks in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi on 27 and 28 February.

From TheJournal.ie 'She is not a US citizen': Trump requests block on US-born woman who joined IS from returning Islamic State

'She is not a US citizen': Trump requests block on US-born woman who joined IS from returning

The US generally grants citizenship to everyone born on its soil; Hoda Muthana was born in the US and raised in Alabama.

From TheJournal.ie US police foil plot by Coast Guard officer to kill top Democrats and prominent media figures Christopher Paul Hasson

US police foil plot by Coast Guard officer to kill top Democrats and prominent media figures

Christopher Paul Hasson was arrested by police last Friday on gun and drug charges.

From The42 Harrington's opposite number confirmed as Stricker named US Ryder Cup captain Home Comforts

Harrington's opposite number confirmed as Stricker named US Ryder Cup captain

The Wisconsin native will lead the charge at Whistling Straits in 2020.

From TheJournal.ie More than a dozen people rescued after becoming trapped on SeaWorld ride in California San Diego

More than a dozen people rescued after becoming trapped on SeaWorld ride in California

The attraction stopped working after a gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker on the ride.

From TheJournal.ie 16 states sue Trump administration for declaring national emergency to fund Mexico border wall Immigration

16 states sue Trump administration for declaring national emergency to fund Mexico border wall

The case could work its way to the Supreme Court for a showdown on the separation of powers.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump tells Europe to take back captured IS fighters or the US will be 'forced' to release them Islamic State

Donald Trump tells Europe to take back captured IS fighters or the US will be 'forced' to release them

The White House is expected to begin the withdrawal of American troops from Syria in coming days.

From TheJournal.ie Nicolas Maduro claims US has 'war plans against Venezuela' as Guaido mobilises aid volunteers Crisis Point

Nicolas Maduro claims US has 'war plans against Venezuela' as Guaido mobilises aid volunteers

US aid has already arrived on the Colombian border as the country deals with a political crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Former Fox News host Heather Nauert pulls out of bid to become next US ambassador to UN Heather Nauert

Former Fox News host Heather Nauert pulls out of bid to become next US ambassador to UN

Heather Nauert announced her withdrawal amid criticism that she lacked the gravitas for the top diplomatic post.

From TheJournal.ie 'The future of humanity hangs in the balance': Why the world could not handle a nuclear attack Global Ban This post contains videos

'The future of humanity hangs in the balance': Why the world could not handle a nuclear attack

An expert explains how we could be “headed for a nuclear arms race”.

From TheJournal.ie Vatican defrocks former cardinal over sexual abuse of teenager in US Theodore McCarrick

Vatican defrocks former cardinal over sexual abuse of teenager in US

It is the first time a cardinal has ever been defrocked for sex abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort faces 24 years in prison for lying to Russia investigation Russia Probe

Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort faces 24 years in prison for lying to Russia investigation

A judge ruled this month that Manafort “intentionally” lied about contacts with a suspected Russian operative.

From TheJournal.ie El Chapo expected to go to 'prison of prisons' described as 'high-tech version of hell' Supermax This post contains videos

El Chapo expected to go to 'prison of prisons' described as 'high-tech version of hell'

The facility in Colorado houses some of the United States’ most notorious criminals.

From TheJournal.ie 'Free the nipple' campaigners lose battle to overturn US conviction New Hampshire

'Free the nipple' campaigners lose battle to overturn US conviction

“We have found that the ordinance does not violate the defendants’ constitutional rights to equal protection or freedom of speech,” said one judge.

From TheJournal.ie Hawaii is considering a law to ban cigarettes being sold to anyone under 100 Age Limit

Hawaii is considering a law to ban cigarettes being sold to anyone under 100

The proposed law would effectively amount to a cigarette ban by 2024.

From TheJournal.ie Virginia Governor now says he wasn't in KKK and blackface photo on his yearbook page Racism Row This post contains videos

Virginia Governor now says he wasn't in KKK and blackface photo on his yearbook page

Ralph Northam on Friday apologised for the photo.

From TheJournal.ie Russia is now pulling out of a key nuclear weapons treaty after the US did so first Cold War Skids

Russia is now pulling out of a key nuclear weapons treaty after the US did so first

Putin announced today that the country is responding to the move by the Trump administration.

From TheJournal.ie US charges Huawei in technology theft and sanctions violations, angering China Tech Wars

US charges Huawei in technology theft and sanctions violations, angering China

China has claimed there are “strong political manipulations” behind the case.

From TheJournal.ie US imposes sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company in bid to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro PDVSA

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company in bid to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro

Washington wants to “hold accountable those responsible for Venezuela’s tragic decline”.

From TheJournal.ie Police search for 'armed and dangerous' man accused of killing parents and 3 others in shootings Louisiana

Police search for 'armed and dangerous' man accused of killing parents and 3 others in shootings

Dakota Theriot was being sought on first-degree murder and other charges.

From TheJournal.ie US Supreme Court allows for Trump's restrictions on transgender troops to come into effect Military

US Supreme Court allows for Trump's restrictions on transgender troops to come into effect

The high court today reversed lower-court orders preventing the Pentagon from implementing its plans.

From TheJournal.ie Kamala Harris joins crowded field of Democrats taking on Trump US President This post contains videos

Kamala Harris joins crowded field of Democrats taking on Trump

The senator is seeking to become the first African-American woman to hold the office of US president.

From TheJournal.ie Man who killed four members of his family shot by police in Oregon Clackamas County

Man who killed four members of his family shot by police in Oregon

Mark Leo Gregory Gago killed his parents, girlfriend and their infant daughter, police said.

From TheJournal.ie Man wanted in US on manslaughter charge claims life at risk if extradited from Ireland Samuel Joseph Tucker

Man wanted in US on manslaughter charge claims life at risk if extradited from Ireland

Samuel Joseph Tucker is wanted to stand trial in the US on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.

From TheJournal.ie US teen crashes car while driving blindfolded as part of 'Bird Box' challenge Utah

US teen crashes car while driving blindfolded as part of 'Bird Box' challenge

A Netflix film has led to a viral challenge in which people attempt complete tasks while blindfolded.

From TheJournal.ie Sacking of James Comey led FBI to open inquiry into Donald Trump's collusion with Russia - report Russia Probe

Sacking of James Comey led FBI to open inquiry into Donald Trump's collusion with Russia - report

The investigation was launched after the president fired FBI director James Comey in May 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Government shutdown becomes longest in US history Border Wall

Government shutdown becomes longest in US history

The shutdown has entered its 22nd day – eclipsing a 21-day shutdown under Bill Clinton.

From TheJournal.ie US-led coalition starts withdrawing from Syria amid fears about Isis rebuilding Islamic State

US-led coalition starts withdrawing from Syria amid fears about Isis rebuilding

Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw troops last month.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you care if a wall is built along the US-Mexico border? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you care if a wall is built along the US-Mexico border?

Many people have questioned if the wall is necessary or will ever be completed.

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