Donald Trump gives Roger Stone “get out of jail free” card

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump commuted the 40 months prison sentence of his ally and advisor Roger Stone on Friday (local time), days before Mr Stone was due to report to a federal prison to start serving his sentence for lying under oath to the US Congress investigating Russian interference in the 2016…

Donald Trump denounces “left wing cultural revolution” and promises more American heroes statues

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump warned on the eve of Independence Day, that the racial inequality demonstrations targeting statues of historic figures perceived to have benefited from slavery, a “left wing cultural revolution”, threatened the foundations of American society. “Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history … and…

Texas Governor halts state reopening out of COVID fear

Story By Helene Fung, Picture Courtesy: Greg Abbott Social Media Page Texas is a US state that’s been at the forefront of effort to reopen the economies which have been shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however its governor, Greg Abbott, has decided to hit “pause” on the state’s reopening, after over 6,000 new…

Trump to “do other things” if he loses 2020 election

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump said in a TV interview on Fox News Channel that he will “go on and do other things” if he doesn’t win in the American presidential election planned for the 3rd of November. The frontrunners in the election are Mr Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, who is currently…

OPINION: Democracy is Almost Over in Hong Kong And Trump Might Save The Day

Opinion By: Political Expert Dr Ian Cook Perhaps the Chinese leaders are following the basic rule of politics: that governments should never waste a crisis. People are usually panicking, which means they’ll accept, even support, government controls that they wouldn’t normally accept. They’re also distracted by dealing with the crisis in their daily lives. It…

Two White House staff tests positive for COVID-19 this week

By Helene Fung Two White House staff have tested positive for COVID-19 this week, but US President Donald Trump has still opted not to wear a mask at a WWII commemoration events also attended by veterans in their 90s. On Thursday (local time), it was announced that Mr Trump’s valet – a military serviceman who…

Trump announces farmers rescue package

By Helene Fung On Friday (local time), US President Donald Trump announced a US$19 billion rescue package to assist their farmers and ranchers “cope with the fallout of the global pandemic”. US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said their farmers have been suffering from a shift in demand, as schools and restaurants close, and more Americans…