Trump approves record stimulus package and forces General Motors to make ventilators faster

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump has signed off on its largest economic stimulus package ever, totalling US$2 trillion (A$3.3 trillion), soon after both houses passed the bill. The package includes assistance for affected industries, payments for families, small business loans, unemployment aid as well as investment into the health system. Passing the package…

Donald Trump calls for “immediate trial” for impeachment

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump responded to the impeachment vote on this week, and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s delay in handing the impeachment to the Senate until she finds out how Republicans would manage the proceeding, by calling for an immediate Senate trial on Twitter. In the same series of tweets,…

US and China announce “phase one” trade deal

By Helene Fung  US President Donald Trump and Chinese officials announced the breakthrough in their trade war. Mr Trump tweeted: “We have agreed to a very large phase one deal with China.” He also said that Chinese officials have “agreed to many structural changes and massive purchases of agricultural product, energy and manufactured goods, plus…

White House admits Ukraine aid was “favour for a favour”

By Helene Fung The White House has back-flipped after weeks of denial, and finally admitted that military aid to the Ukraine was withheld to pressure them to investigate alleged Democrats wrongdoing in the 2016 US election (an allegation which has since been debunked). Mick Mulvaney, acting White House chief of staff,acknowledged in a press conference…