'Storm Area 51': few arrests and fewer actual aliens at party in the desert | US news

‘Storm Area 51’: few arrests and fewer actual aliens at party in the desert | US news

The promoter of an event set up around the “Storm Area 51” internet craze in the remote Nevada desert pulled the plug due to low attendance, but the host of a festival for several thousand people in the tiny town of Rachel said her show would go on. “Area 51 Basecamp” organizer Keith Wright said […]

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Joe Kennedy, Bobby's grandson, to take on veteran Democrat for Senate seat | US news

Joe Kennedy, Bobby’s grandson, to take on veteran Democrat for Senate seat | US news

Joe Kennedy announced on Saturday morning that he will contest the US Senate seat for Massachusetts held by Edward Markey, in what promises to be an intra-party fight exposing divisions in Democratic ranks. The 38-year-old congressman is a scion of one of America’s most famous political families. He is a grandson of Robert F Kennedy, […]

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Cory Booker's 2020 future in doubt as campaign admits: we're short of cash | US news

Cory Booker’s 2020 future in doubt as campaign admits: we’re short of cash | US news

Cory Booker could be the next Democrat to drop out of the race for the presidential nomination. On Saturday morning, NBC reported that campaign manager Addisu Demissie wrote in a memo to staff: “Without a fundraising surge to close out this quarter, we do not see a legitimate long-term path forward. The next 10 days […]

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Scott Morrison to unveil $150m support for Trump's mission to Mars | US news

Scott Morrison to unveil $150m support for Trump’s mission to Mars | US news

Scott Morrison will use a visit to Nasa on Saturday local time to unveil a $150m investment in Australian businesses and new technology to support the American space agency launch expeditions to the moon and to Mars. The Australian prime minister will on his second day in the American capital visit Nasa, and also lay […]

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'We will make them hear us': Greta Thunberg's speech to New York climate strike – video | Environment

‘We will make them hear us’: Greta Thunberg’s speech to New York climate strike – video | Environment

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has warned world leaders the ‘eyes of the world will be on them’ at a key UN summit next week. ‘We are not just some young people skipping school,’ she told thousands of school strikers in Manhattan, on a day when millions around the world demonstrated for action. ‘We are a […]

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'It's nothing' says Trump but pressure mounts over call with Ukraine president | US news

‘It’s nothing’ says Trump but pressure mounts over call with Ukraine president | US news

Donald Trump dined with the Australian prime minister on Friday. Away from the pomp and ceremony, questions swirled about the latest scandal to hit an extraordinarily embattled White House. Amid a tug-of-war between Congress and the White House over an intelligence community whistleblower complaint about the president’s behaviour, multiple news outlets reported that in a […]

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Trump’s week of dithering over Iran makes America look weak and foolish | World news

Trump’s week of dithering over Iran makes America look weak and foolish | World news

They must be laughing their socks off in Tehran. The days following last weekend’s attacks on Saudi oil facilities, blamed by the US on Iran, have seen an almost comical display of indecision, confusion and bluster by the leader of the world’s most powerful country. As a result, Iran looks stronger … and Donald Trump […]

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Crossfire Hurricane review: tale of Trump and the FBI is a gas gas gas | US news

Crossfire Hurricane review: tale of Trump and the FBI is a gas gas gas | US news

Few people had better seats than Josh Campbell for the drama that has shaped the Trump presidency. A supervisory special agent at the FBI, he was special assistant to James Comey and stayed on into Robert Mueller’s first year as special counsel. In real time, he witnessed the investigations into both Hillary Clinton’s emails and […]

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Ukraine imbroglio confirms Giuliani's as Trump's most off-kilter advocate | US news

Ukraine imbroglio confirms Giuliani’s as Trump’s most off-kilter advocate | US news

On Thursday night Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and troubleshooter-in-chief, went on CNN to defend his boss against the latest scandal swirling round him. Hours before Giuliani went on air, it had been reported that Trump had provoked a whistleblower complaint within the US intelligence services by pressuring the government of Ukraine to provide […]

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Rudy Giuliani's quest for dirt on Biden via Ukraine – a timeline | US news

Rudy Giuliani’s quest for dirt on Biden via Ukraine – a timeline | US news

7 April Rudy Giuliani alleges on Fox News that former vice-president Joe Biden was involved while in office in irregular activity in Ukraine. The lawyer claims Biden pressed for the dismissal of a top Ukrainian prosecutor who had been leading a corruption investigation into a gas company on whose board Biden’s son Hunter had served. […]

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