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# united-states - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Poll: Would the current social and political climate put you off visiting the US? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would the current social and political climate put you off visiting the US?

Barack Obama has said there is a ‘climate of fear’ being created in the US.

# united-states - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

'This is a major violation': US officially labels China a 'currency manipulator'

President Donald Trump accused China of deliberately and improperly weakening its currency.

# united-states - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

US Senate fails to block sale of $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia

Trump issued a trio of veteos to attempt to push through the sale.

# united-states - Sunday 28 July, 2019

From The42 Irishman Peter Nelson makes international debut as Canada suffer defeat to US Oh Canada

Irishman Peter Nelson makes international debut as Canada suffer defeat to US

The 26-year-old Dungannon native featured at out-half as Canada fell to a 47-19 defeat.

# united-states - Friday 26 July, 2019

'His mind is blown': Family of Irishman facing deportation from US delighted he has been released from prison

Byrne was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials on 10 July.

# united-states - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

'It is what keeps me awake at night': Irish fears rise as migrants are detained in the US

Undocumented Irish woman Ali is living in limbo in the US.

# united-states - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Storm Barry is now a hurricane, as it hurtles towards Louisiana's coast

The Mississippi River is currently at 17 feet – just below flood range.

# united-states - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Britain's ambassador to the US resigns following Trump row

Leaked documents recently revealed Sir Kim Darroch had described the US president as “inept” and “dysfunctional”.

# united-states - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Johnson evades question on British ambassador to US, as Hunt pledges to keep him

Hunt said that Donald Trump’s comments on Theresa May were “disrespectful and wrong”.

# united-states - Monday 8 July, 2019

Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists

His comments come after reports over the weekend described one centre in Texas as filled with hundreds of children wearing filthy clothes.

# united-states - Sunday 7 July, 2019

From The42 As it happened: USA v Netherlands, Women's World Cup final Liveblog

As it happened: USA v Netherlands, Women's World Cup final

USA faced Netherlands in women’s football’s biggest game.

# united-states - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

From The42 As it happened: England v USA, World Cup Semi-Final Minute-by-Minute This post contains a poll

As it happened: England v USA, World Cup Semi-Final

The defending champions have booked their place in the decider but they were pushed all the way.

# united-states - Saturday 29 June, 2019

'Back on track': China and US agree to restart trade talks

Washington has committed not to impose any new tariffs on Beijing’s exports.

'We seem to get along': Trump invites Kim to meet for handshake at demilitarised zone

The US president also said he would have no problem stepping over the border into North Korea if he meets the country’s leader.

# united-states - Friday 28 June, 2019

From The42 As it happened: France v USA, World Cup quarter-final Liveblog

As it happened: France v USA, World Cup quarter-final

France faced USA with a place in the final four up for grabs.

# united-states - Sunday 23 June, 2019

US launched 'cyber-attack' on Iran weapons systems in response to drone downing

The attack crippled computers used to control rocket and missile launches, according to the Washington Post.

# united-states - Friday 21 June, 2019

Airlines reroute flights near Iranian strait but Dublin-Gulf flights remain unaffected

The changes come amid heightened tensions in the region.

# united-states - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

'A moral imperative' Divisive slavery reparations hearing takes place in the US

The idea that the descendants of US slaves should be compensated has proven controversial.

# united-states - Friday 14 June, 2019

Say hello to Ambassador Crawford, now officially the United States' new man in Ireland

Until now, the role has been vacant for the entirety of Donald Trump’s presidency

Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker

Iran has denied any involvement in yesterday’s attacks.

# united-states - Thursday 13 June, 2019

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to step down from role

The president tweeted the news evening.

US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf

The suspected attacks come amid spiralling tensions between Tehran and Washington.

# united-states - Sunday 9 June, 2019

'I was in disguise as an American tourist': The woman who egged Richard Nixon in 1970

Nixon’s motorcade was making its way through Dublin when it was egged three times.

# united-states - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Trump suspends tariffs against Mexico after 11th-hour migration deal

Mexico has agreed to expand its policy of taking back migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as their asylum claims are processed.

# united-states - Friday 7 June, 2019

Legendary New Orleans blues pianist Dr John dies at 77 RIP

Legendary New Orleans blues pianist Dr John dies at 77

The Grammy award winning musician has been described today as a “radiant singer, songwriter, and pianist”.

# united-states - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Trump, Macron, May all to attend ceremonies in Normandy to mark 75 years since D-Day

D-Day is seen by many as one of the great symbols of transatlantic cooperation.

# united-states - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

US jury orders wife of Seán Dunne to pay €18 million to bankruptcy trustee

The unanimous decision from the 10-person jury was the result of a five-week civil trial.

A respectful welcome - but no pomp and circumstance: What to expect from the Trump visit

Trump will arrive in Shannon Airport later today.

# united-states - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Donald Trump says the UK should send in Nigel Farage to handle Brexit negotiations

Trump also said the UK should send in Nigel Farage to negotiate.

'He's not welcome here': Major security operation planned as protests to take place during Trump visit

Local protest groups will set up a camp close to Shannon Airport for the duration of the US President’s trip.

# united-states - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Eleven people killed in shooting at government building in Virginia

The gunman, a longtime public utilities employee, was also killed.

# united-states - Friday 31 May, 2019

Trump announces US to hit Mexico with tariffs on 'all goods' from next weekend

Mexico’s top diplomat for North America described the move as “disastrous”.

# united-states - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Louisiana lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion ban

Restrictions passed by a number of US States recently are expected to be blocked in lower courts and eventually appealed to the Supreme Court.

# united-states - Saturday 25 May, 2019

US judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion ban

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

Wisconsin man sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old and killing her parents

Jake Patterson (21) pleaded guilty to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping.

# united-states - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Composting of human bodies now legal in Washington

The bill was signed in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations.

# united-states - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

US delays Huawei ban for up to 90 days, while founder says the firm 'can't be isolated'

The founder of the Chinese technology giant has said that it “can’t be isolated”.

# united-states - Monday 20 May, 2019

The Explainer: Why are so many US states tightening abortion laws right now?

With a Supreme Court dominated by conservatives and a pro-life president, this type of shift in abortion legislation had been expected for some time – so what happens now?

# united-states - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Trump says he's 'strongly pro-life' but supports abortion in cases of rape, incest and protecting life of mother

Trump’s comments come after several US states passed tough new restrictions on abortions.

# united-states - Friday 17 May, 2019

Trump announces plans for 'merit-based' immigration policy plan

The immigration reforms would be the first major change to the system in decades.