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Nigerian convicted in US for $7m fraud

A Nigerian, Emmanuel Oluwatosin Kazeem,  accused of obtaining more than 125,000 stolen taxpayer identities from across the United States has been convicted in federal court in Oregon.

Trump threatens North Korea with ‘fire and fury’

President Donald Trump issued an apocalyptic warning to North Korea on Tuesday, saying it faces "fire and fury" over its missile program, after US media reported Pyongyang has successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead.

North Korea defiant after new sanctions, rejects talks

North Korea on Monday angrily insisted tough new United Nations sanctions would not stop it from developing its nuclear arsenal, and warned it would not negotiate while being threatened by the United States. The message of defiance was the…

US charges four in crackdown on leaks

The US attorney general has said four people have been charged over leaks as the Trump administration launched a crackdown on embarrassing disclosures.

Russia describes latest US sanctions as ‘trade war’

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said new sanctions imposed by the US are tantamount to declaring a "full-scale trade war" against Moscow. He said the measures, signed by Donald Trump, demonstrated the complete impotence of the US…

North Korea: US not seeking regime change

The US government is not seeking a regime change in North Korea, the secretary of state says, amid tensions over Pyongyang's weapons programme. "We're not your enemy," Rex Tillerson said, adding that the US wanted a dialogue at some point.…

US Senate rejects partial Obamacare repeal

US Republicans failed spectacularly Friday in their latest effort to dismantle Obamacare, leaving the party in stunned disarray and President Donald Trump's dreams of repealing his predecessor's health reforms on ice. The vote -- held in…

Trump attacks US attorney general over Clinton emails

S President Donald Trump attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions again on Tuesday, calling him "VERY weak" in pursuing intelligence leaks and failure to go after former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton over her emails. Trump's latest…

16 Afghan police killed in US strike

A US airstrike killed 16 Afghan police and wounded two others in Helmand province, officials said Saturday. The incident took place Friday 5 pm as Afghan security forces were clearing a village of Taliban elements, Salam Afghan, Helmand…

Trump legal team spokesman resigns

The spokesman for US President Donald Trump's personal legal team has resigned, media reports say. Mark Corallo was a spokesman for Marc Kasowitz, who is defending Mr Trump in an inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in last year's…