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    Danielle McLaughlin: Trump's tower of bad faith behaviour close to toppling

    Danielle McLaughlin: Trump's tower of bad faith behaviour close to toppling


    OPINION: Donald Trump's former fixer Michael Cohen found his way into the news again this week with The Wall Street Journal reporting that at Trump's behest, Cohen paid an IT consultant to rig a handful of online polls in his boss's favour. One poll in...

    OPINION: Donald Trump's former fixer Michael Cohen found his way into the news again this week with The Wall Street Journal reporting that at Trump's behest, Cohen paid an IT consultant to rig a handful of online polls in his boss's favour. One poll in 2014 ranked the country's top business leaders. The other, in 2015, ranked Republican candidates for President. Then a private citizen, Trump ostensibly wanted to boost his profile.
    Death toll in Mexico pipeline fireball reaches 66; 85 missing

    Death toll in Mexico pipeline fireball reaches 66; 85 missing


    Forensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66...


    Forensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66 people.
    How playing for Donald Trump ruined a black R&B artist's career hopes

    How playing for Donald Trump ruined a black R&B artist's career hopes


    ​Chrisette Michele held hands with her band members during a final prayer, posed for a pre-show Instagram photo and stepped out into what remains of a career battered by a five-minute-18-second association with Donald...

    ​Chrisette Michele held hands with her band members during a final prayer, posed for a pre-show Instagram photo and stepped out into what remains of a career battered by a five-minute-18-second association with Donald Trump.
    A day in US shutdown life: Free mac and cheese, clean closets and empty bank accounts

    A day in US shutdown life: Free mac and cheese, clean closets and empty bank accounts


    The pantry was looking awfully empty, but now there will be mac and cheese, followed by more mac and cheese, and then maybe on the next day, how about maybe just a little mac and...

    The pantry was looking awfully empty, but now there will be mac and cheese, followed by more mac and cheese, and then maybe on the next day, how about maybe just a little mac and cheese?
    Naked El Chapo escaped out of the bath and by sewer, says mistress as trial continues

    Naked El Chapo escaped out of the bath and by sewer, says mistress as trial continues


    A Mexican former politician and mistress of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman told his trial how she escaped through a drainage tunnel with the naked drug lord before his capture in...

    A Mexican former politician and mistress of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman told his trial how she escaped through a drainage tunnel with the naked drug lord before his capture in 2014.
    Robert Mueller's office says BuzzFeed's Michael Cohen report inaccurate

    Robert Mueller's office says BuzzFeed's Michael Cohen report inaccurate


    The US special counsel's office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of a news report saying that President Donald Trump told his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to...

    The US special counsel's office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of a news report saying that President Donald Trump told his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.
    Chicago police officer sentenced to six years in prison for shooting black teenager

    Chicago police officer sentenced to six years in prison for shooting black teenager


    Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to 6 years in prison Friday (Saturday NZ time) for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, closing one of the most racially fraught and socially significant chapters in recent Chicago...

    Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to 6 years in prison Friday (Saturday NZ time) for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, closing one of the most racially fraught and socially significant chapters in recent Chicago history.
    Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to meet at second summit

    Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to meet at second summit


    US President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear program, the White House announced Friday (Saturday NZ...

    US President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear program, the White House announced Friday (Saturday NZ time).
    Nancy Pelosi cancels Afghanistan trip citing Donald Trump 'leak'

    Nancy Pelosi cancels Afghanistan trip citing Donald Trump 'leak'


    US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday (Saturday NZ time) cancelled her plans to travel by commercial plane to visit US troops in Afghanistan, saying President Donald Trump had caused a security risk by talking about the...

    US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday (Saturday NZ time) cancelled her plans to travel by commercial plane to visit US troops in Afghanistan, saying President Donald Trump had caused a security risk by talking about the trip.
    Donald Trump reportedly told Michael Cohen to lie to US Congress

    Donald Trump reportedly told Michael Cohen to lie to US Congress


    When senator Lindsey Graham asked President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr, earlier this week whether it would be a crime if "the president tried to coach somebody not to testify, or testify falsely," Barr was unequivocal:...

    When senator Lindsey Graham asked President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr, earlier this week whether it would be a crime if "the president tried to coach somebody not to testify, or testify falsely," Barr was unequivocal: "Yes," the nominee replied. "Under an obstruction statute, yes."
    Best-selling paranormal romance writer accuses her husband of a 'Shakespearean plot' to poison her

    Best-selling paranormal romance writer accuses her husband of a 'Shakespearean plot' to poison her


    Sherrilyn Kenyon, the best-selling author of the Dark-Hunter series, began writing as a child to survive her own bleak circumstances - poverty and neglect, punctuated by the shouts of her...

    Sherrilyn Kenyon, the best-selling author of the Dark-Hunter series, began writing as a child to survive her own bleak circumstances - poverty and neglect, punctuated by the shouts of her parents.
    Rudy Giuliani tries to clarify his odd Russia collusion comments

    Rudy Giuliani tries to clarify his odd Russia collusion comments


    US President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, on has dialled back a comment that had left open the possibility that members of Trump's 2016 campaign may have conspired with Russia, saying he did not intend to suggest any conspiracy or...

    US President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, on has dialled back a comment that had left open the possibility that members of Trump's 2016 campaign may have conspired with Russia, saying he did not intend to suggest any conspiracy or wrongdoing.
    US government shutdown threatens Trump's State of the Union speech

    US government shutdown threatens Trump's State of the Union speech


    A grand US ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his January 29 (local time) State of the Union...

    A grand US ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his January 29 (local time) State of the Union speech.
    US separated thousands more migrant children from parents than previously known

    US separated thousands more migrant children from parents than previously known


    The Trump administration separated thousands more migrant children from their parents at the US border than previously has been made public, according to an investigative report released Thursday, but the federal tracking system has been so poor that the...

    The Trump administration separated thousands more migrant children from their parents at the US border than previously has been made public, according to an investigative report released Thursday, but the federal tracking system has been so poor that the precise number is hazy.
    Passengers banned for life from Royal Caribbean for jumping off balcony

    Passengers banned for life from Royal Caribbean for jumping off balcony


    Royal Caribbean has banned a group of men from Canada from ever travelling with the cruise line again after one of them jumped off a ship's deck and posted a video of the stunt on social...

    Royal Caribbean has banned a group of men from Canada from ever travelling with the cruise line again after one of them jumped off a ship's deck and posted a video of the stunt on social media.