Democrats votes sufficient to pass Trump impeachment resolution in US House of Representatives 

By Helene Fung A resolution to formally proceed with the Democrats-led impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump has won a vote in the House of Representatives controlled by the Democrats, 232 votes to 196 votes, despite all Republicans opposing the resolution.  This vote signifies a transition from closed-door interviews with witnesses to public hearings,…

US and North Korea nuclear talks broke down 

By Helene Fung North Korean and US officials on Saturday met for new nuclear talks in Stockholm after months of deadlock and Pyongyang’s defiant test of a sea-launched ballistic missile this week; but talks have broken down.  The North Korean negotiator, Kim Miyong-Gil, said through an interpreter that the talks in Stockholm had “not fulfilled…

Whistle-blower alleges Donald Trump made a troubling promise to foreign leader

By Helene Fung The Washington Post reports that a US intelligence official filed a formal whistle-blower report with the inspector general of the intelligence community on the 12th of August, alleging that US President Donald Trump made a troubling “promise” to an unidentified foreign leader. Adam Schiff, chairman of the US House Intelligence Committee from…

Trump to tackle mass shootings by building more mental institutions

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday (local time) that culprits behind mass shootings earlier this month in Ohio and Texas were mentally ill, and that his party does not “want to have insane people dangerous people, really bad people having guns.” Mr Trump said that America needs more mental institutions…

Donald Trump appears in front of doctored US presidential seal

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump spoke for 80 minutes, in front of a projected image of a doctored presidential seal, at a student summit on Tuesday local time. The image contained a two-headed eagle instead of one head, which resembles the design of the Russian coat of arms. The eagle is also holding…