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Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 08:23 UTC

Briton arrested at a Trump Las Vegas rally wanted to shoot the candidate

Sandford is charged with an act of violence “on restricted grounds”. Steven had reportedly tried to seize the gun after saying he was seeking Trump's autograph.

A Briton who tried to grab a police officer's gun at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas said he wanted to shoot the US candidate, court papers say. Michael Steven Sandford, 20, did not enter a plea when he appeared before a judge in Nevada and was remanded in custody until a hearing on 5 July.

Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 08:07 UTC

US Senate fails to pass bill to tighten gun controls; the vote was along party lines

Republican Senator John Cornyn said: “My colleagues in many ways want to treat the symptoms without fighting the disease”

The US Senate has rejected plans to tighten gun controls, including the restriction of weapons sales to people on terrorism watch lists. Four proposals were brought before the Senate after 49 people died in an attack on a gay nightclub in Florida.

Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 07:46 UTC

Trumps sacks campaign manager to ease relations with fellow Republicans

Lewandowski, as brash and unconventional as the candidate himself, had been by Trump's side since the beginning of his unlikely rise to presumptive GOP nominee

Donald Trump has fired his hard-charging campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, in a dramatic shake-up designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and reverse one of the most tumultuous stretches of Trump's unconventional White House bid.

Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 07:05 UTC

Falklands will be making their case before the UN C24 this week

Krysteen Ormond, MLA Mike Summers, Karen Minto and MLA Gavin Short with the US Congress cupola in the background

The Falkland Islands and Argentina will be making their case on Thursday in New York before the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee, or C24, an annual event where the Islanders demand recognition of their right to self determination, as clearly expressed in the UN charter for all peoples of the world.

Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 07:03 UTC

Hillary ahead of Trump in polls, but both have strong unfavorable impressions

The poll showed 70% of registered voters have an unfavorable impression of the presumptive GOP nominee compared to 29% with a favorable impression.

The 2016 United States presidential election has been divisive, but Americans agree on something: they really don't like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, according to one of the latest public opinion polls.

Wednesday, June 15th 2016 - 07:15 UTC

Kerry announces at OAS assembly high-level talks to ease tensions with Venezuela

 Kerry said the talks would start immediately in Caracas and be led by Thomas Shannon, a veteran of U.S. diplomacy in the region.

United States Secretary of State John Kerry announced high-level talks to ease tensions with Venezuela's populist government on Tuesday, just hours after he backed calls for a referendum that could force President Nicolas Maduro from office. Kerry said the talks would start immediately in Caracas and be led by Thomas Shannon, a veteran of U.S. diplomacy in the region. Attempts last year at dialogue between the ideological foes were stalled by Venezuela's deepening crisis.

Monday, June 13th 2016 - 07:17 UTC

Obama describes the killings as “an act of terror and an act of hate”

Americans were united in “grief, outrage and resolve to defend our people”, said president Obama who ordered flags flown at half mast until next Thursday sunset.

US President Barack Obama has described Sunday morning's gun attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, as “an act of terror and an act of hate”. Americans were united in “grief, outrage and resolve to defend our people”, he said.Omar Mateen, 29, killed 50 people and wounded 53 at the Pulse club before being shot dead by police.

Monday, June 13th 2016 - 07:06 UTC

Mourning and defiance across the US following the Orlando massacre

Florida Governor Rick Scott asked for a moment of silence “to mourn the loss of life and pray for those that are still fighting for their life, and pray for all the loved ones.”

Across the United States, reaction to the massacre at a Orlando, Florida gay nightclub ranged from mourning to defiance, as many cities planned vigils and some officials increased security. President Barack Obama ordered US flags at all federal buildings to be flown at half-staff until Thursday, including at the White House and at embassies around the world.

Thursday, June 9th 2016 - 08:50 UTC

Yellen says Brexit 'repercussions' would be considered in Fed’s meeting next week

Brexit was one factor that the central bank would consider when deciding whether to raise interest rates. The Fed next meets on 14-15 June.

United Stated Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said a UK vote to leave the European Union could have “significant economic repercussions”. In a speech this week, she said a Brexit was one factor that the central bank would consider when deciding whether to raise interest rates. The Fed next meets on 14-15 June.

Wednesday, June 8th 2016 - 08:14 UTC

Hillary claims Democratic presidential nomination and appeals to Sanders supporters

Mrs. Clinton took the stage in Brooklyn with hands clasped over her heart in gratitude, then threw open her arms with a jubilant crowd chanting “Hillary.”

Hillary Clinton claimed the United Stated Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday night after decisive victories in the New Jersey and New Mexico primaries, and quickly appealed to supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont to unite with her against Donald J. Trump.

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