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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 0°C

# United States

29th November 2023
US military Osprey aircraft with six onboard crashes off southern Japan
The Japanese coast guard are conducted a search and rescue operation.
This week
26th November 2023 - 30th November 2023
US Navy investigating flight data of military plane that overshot runway in Hawaii
The flight data was recovered yesterday during clean up operations.
Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Ex-police officer convicted of killing George Floyd stabbed in prison
Derek Chauvin’s appeal against the murder conviction was rejected last week.
Two dead after car explodes on bridge at US-Canada border crossing, FBI say 'no terrorism'
The FBI in New York said there was “no terrorism nexus” identified.
North Korea claims successful launch of spy satellite after previous failures
The US condemned the launch as a “brazen violation” of UN sanctions while South Korea has partially suspended a military deal with Pyongyang.
This month
November 2023
Ireland “a victim of Russian disinformation”, experts on Ukraine war say
Pro-Kremlin narratives have reached both social and mainstream media.
Biden and Xi agree to restore military communications despite 'dictator' comment
The two leaders remained far apart on the issue of Taiwan, with the Chinese president telling his US counterpart to stop arming the island.
Biden says goal of meeting with Xi Jinping is to improve US-China communications
The two leaders will meet at a summit in San Francisco today.
Donald Trump Jr tells judge he's not involved in financial papers at centre of civil fraud trial
Donald Trump Jr and his brother Eric Trump, who is also expected to testify this week, are both vice presidents of the Trump Organization.
WeWork planning to file for bankruptcy to restructure debts, according to reports
In August, the company said there was “substantial doubt” over its ability to stay in business.
Last month
October 2023
Family of Maine gunman raised concerns with authorities months before mass shooting
18 people were killed and 13 were injured in the shooting.
Court arguments begin on blocking Trump from presidential ballot in Colorado
A week-long hearing on one lawsuit to ban Trump from the ballot in Colorado got underway today.
Man accused of killing rapper Tupac Shakur appears in court again
The man’s attorney asked for the case to be postponed again, saying that he had not been formally hired.
Trump's ex-lawyer pleads guilty over efforts to overturn election loss, agrees to testify
Sidney Powell may be called to give evidence against Trump on a later date, as part of her plea.
US vetoes UN resolution calling for a 'humanitarian pause' on Israel-Hamas conflict
The country did so as the text did not respect Israel’s right to defend itself, the US ambassador said.
Biden condemns ‘horrific act of hate’ as six-year-old Muslim boy killed in US
The child was stabbed 26 times by his landlord on Saturday and later died at hospital.
US Republicans nominate new speaker amid bitter divisions in government
The party has been in a tailspin since a handful of hardliners forced out the House Speaker eight days ago.
Donald Trump's former finance chief set to testify in civil fraud trial
Allen Weisselberg, 76, was expected to testify about his role in preparing Trump’s annual financial statements.
Judge issues gagging order on Donald Trump after social media comments about court clerk
Trump also commented on the clerk yesterday, saying she ‘should not be allowed to be in his ear on every single question’ and ‘hates Trump’.
Donald Trump condemns ‘disgraceful’ fraud New York trial amid misstated wealth allegations
The former president is accused of deceiving banks, insurers and others for years in financial statements.
September 2023
US monitoring large Serbian military deployment along Kosovo border
White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby has urged Serbia to withdraw their forces from the border.
US soldier who crossed North Korean border released and now in US custody
King sprinted into North Korea while on a civilian tour of a border village on 18 July.
'Euphoria' actor Angus Cloud's death ruled accidental overdose: coroner
The actor died at his family home in Oakland, California in July.
Zelenskyy wins Biden support vow but faces US skeptics
Zelenskyy huddled with members of Congress before stopping at the Pentagon and the White House today.
Biden warns against appeasing Russia as Zelensky takes UN stage
The US President said the United Nations must take a stand against Russia’s “naked aggression”.
Dublin school remembers 'much cherished' past pupil who died kayaking in US
Ella Mills was an English student at Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University.
'I get it': President Biden, 80, answers questions about his age
Opinion polls show American voters have concerns about Biden’s age.
US Air Force asks public for help to locate missing downed F-35 plane
The base labelled the event a “mishap” and said that the pilot had safely ejected from the plane.
Elon Musk's SpaceX Starship to remain grounded after explosion probe
The company must comply to prevent a repeat of the spectacular explosion that marred its first orbital test flight.
Former Proud Boys leader sentenced to 22 years in prison for part in US Capitol riot
Enrique Tarrio’s sentence is the longest so far among more than 1,100 Capitol riot cases.
US authorities release video showing deadly police shooting of pregnant black woman
Ta’Kiya Young, a 21-year-old from Columbus, Ohio, was pronounced dead shortly after the shooting.
August 2023
Proud Boys leader sentenced to 17 years in prison over US Capitol attack
Joseph Biggs was the first of five Proud Boys figures to be sentenced this week.
Larry Donnelly: Trump is in hot legal water - will there be a tipping point for him?
As Trump pleads not guilty in his subversion case, our columnist looks at whether any of this will affect him in the polls.
United States announces $250 million in new military aid for Ukraine
Kyiv earlier ordered the evacuation of children from five towns near the frontline in southern Ukraine.
Iran court orders US government to pay $330 million for 'planning coup'
Relatives of those killed in the coup filed a legal petition specifically accused the United States of “planning and executing” the coup
The Explainer: Who is Robert F Kennedy Jr and could he be the next US president?
This week on The Explainer, we speak with US correspondent with the Business Post Marion McKeone to delve into Kennedy Jr’s campaign so far. What are his rallies like, and what is he like as a person? Is he in with a chance of becoming US president, or are we simply looking at Trump vs Biden in 2024?
Euphoria star Angus Cloud dies aged 25
Series creator Sam Levinson made him the co-star of the series alongside Zendaya for its first two seasons.
July 2023
Judge throws out Donald Trump's $475 million defamation lawsuit against CNN
Trump filed the lawsuit against CNN for describing his claim that the 2020 election was stolen as the “Big Lie.”
Trump vows to fight on in 2024 White House race if sentenced
The statement comes a day after prosecutors broadened the charges against him.
World Cup holders USA rally to earn draw against Netherlands
Portugal defeated Vietnam 2-0 in the day’s other Group E fixture.