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# US

This week
1st October 2023 - 5th October 2023
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’.
Serbia arrests Kosovo Serb businessman in relation to killing of police officer
It comes as the White House said the country has begun withdrawing troops from the Kosovo border after having warned of an unprecedented build-up.
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.
UN Security Council approves multi-national force to stabilise Haiti after year of pleas
A breakthrough in plans came in July, when Kenya volunteered to lead the force and send 1,000 personnel.
Threat of US government shutdown ends as Congress passes temporary funding
The bill funds the US government until 17 November.
Last week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
US government on brink of shutdown due to divisions over Ukraine aid
All but critical government services would close from tomorrow if lawmakers fail to reach a deal.
Biden becomes first US president to walk striking workers' picket line
Historians say they cannot recall a previous instance when a sitting US president has joined an ongoing strike.
Last month
September 2023
Ukraine hits Russia's Black Sea naval headquarters with missile strike
The Russian defence ministry said one serviceman was missing, after initially reporting one dead in the attack.
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.
Five US citizens who were jailed in Iran have been freed in a deal between both countries
US President Joe Biden has granted clemency to five Iranians who were jailed or awaiting trial for non-violent crimes.
Hunter Biden indicted on federal charges over alleged lie about drug use during firearm purchase
President Joe Biden’s son is accused of lying about his drug use when he bought a firearm in October 2018, according to the indictment.
Federal charges brought against five police in US over fatal beating of Tyre Nichols
Tyre Nichols died in hospital in January after he was kicked and punched during a traffic stop.
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.
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.
US, Indonesia and five other nations hold war drills amid concerns over Chinese aggression
Soldiers from the UK, France, Australia, Japan and Singapore will also join in the training exercises.
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.
Evacuation orders issued as Florida braces for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Idalia
Thousands of Cubans evacuated or fled ahead of the storm, which has already hit central America.
Thousands of Cubans evacuated or fled ahead of the storm, which has already hit Central America.
US forecasters predicted the hurricane would intensify and become "extremely dangerous" before making landfall in Florida.
Residents along the Gulf of Mexico are preparing for evacuations.
'Ninety-nine percent' chance that 2023 will be hottest year of modern records
Railway bridge collapses in Norway after torrential rain
Three US Marines dead and 20 injured in air crash during Australian training drills
The Osprey military aircraft was taking part in exercises involving thousands of soldiers from the US, Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
US gameshow host Bob Barker dies aged 99
Barker’s publicist said he died of natural causes in his Hollywood Hills home.
Donald Trump and his 18 co-defendants in Georgia election fraud case meet surrender deadline
One defendant, lawyer Kenneth Chesebro, has filed a demand for a speedy trial.
'Absolute lie': Kremlin repeatedly denies Prigozhin killed on its orders
A preliminary US intelligence assessment concluded that the plane was downed by an intentional explosion.
Four dead after man opens fire at California bar, targeting his estranged wife
Marie Snowling had filed for divorce and her father told a newspaper that John Snowling ‘could not deal with it’.
Donald Trump's mugshot released after he surrenders in Georgia election interference case
The former US president spent less than 30 minutes inside Atlanta’s Fulton County Jail before leaving in a motorcade for the airport.
Shooter kills three people at bar in southern California
The shooter was killed by police in the incident.
Climate denial, the elephant not in the room and a Thatcher quote: Key moments from the GOP debate
Eight contenders for the Republican nomination vied for attention in a debate hosted by Fox News.
Trump skips Republican debate and instead has fireside chat with Tucker Carlson
Trump skips Republican debate and instead has fireside chat with Tucker Carlson
Trump skipped the debate on Fox News and instead attacked his rivals and Joe Biden in an interview posted on social media.
Rudy Giuliani expected to turn himself in on Georgia 2020 election indictment charges
Trump is expected to turn himself in at the same Atlanta jail tomorrow.
Republican candidates face first TV debate in the US - minus Donald Trump
The frontrunner has declined to participate in the debate, leaving other contenders like Mike Pence and Ron DeSantis to battle it out.
Trump co-defendent in Georgia election charges case surrenders to authorities
Conservative lawyer John Eastman was a close adviser to the former US president.
Donald Trump confirms he will skip Republican presidential primary debates
His spokesman did not clarify whether he plans to boycott every primary debate or just those that have been scheduled.
Tropical Storm Hilary hits California and Mexico leaving roads flooded
Forecasters said Hilary was the first tropical storm to hit Southern California in 84 years.
Why is former NFL star Michael Oher suing the family portrayed in The Blind Side?
Oher claims that the Tuohy family did not adopt him, but rather placed him in a legal conservatorship.
Maui emergency services chief resigns after criticism for not activating sirens
At least 111 people were killed by the fires.
Hawaii wildfires: Death toll reaches 106 as Biden to visit on Monday
The blaze that swept into centuries-old Lahaina last week destroyed nearly every building in the town of 13,000.
North Korea claims 'racial discrimination' drove US soldier to defect
Travis King was due to fly back to America in July but instead slipped out of South Korea’s main airport and ran across the border into the North.
Trump indicted for racketeering in Georgia over 2020 election interference
The indictment is the culmination of a a two-year investigation into Trump’s attempts to overturn the result in that state.
Hawaii wildfires: Death toll climbs to 93 with recovery efforts still in early stages
Lahaina, a town of 12,000, has been reduced to ruins, its lively hotels and restaurants turned to ashes.
US Justice Dept names special counsel to probe Hunter Biden's business deals
Hunter Biden has come under investigation in Congress over business deals he did in China, Ukraine and elsewhere.
Former Minneapolis officer sentenced to nearly five years for role in George Floyd’s death
The judge said that Tou Thao’s actions separated allowed other officers to continue restraining George Floyd.