Articles tagged 'us'

Trump's latest travel ban blocked 18 October 2017 WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump's latest bid to impose travel restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the US has suffered a court defeat. A federal judge slapped a temporary restraining order on the open-ended ban before it could take effect this week. The policy targe...
Hurricane Nate ravages US 8 October 2017 NEW YORK - Hurricane Nate has made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) says. The storm, with maximum sustained winds of 85mph (137km/h), is moving north, and a second landfall is expected on the Mississippi coast later. Louis...
US targets anti-Trump activists' Facebook accounts 6 October 2017 NEW YORK - Two weeks ago, Lacy MacAuley was shocked when she opened her email inbox to find a message informing her that the US Department of Justice had served a warrant to Facebook to access her personal account. "I had heard that Facebook was fighting some warrants, but I certainly didn't g...
Mutsvangwa testifies in US tax fraud case 1 October 2017 HARARE - War veterans leader, Chris Mutsvangwa, testified over the phone in a United States tax fraud case — which had sucked in Zimbabwean senior government officials — resulting in the conviction of former Chicago Congressman, Mel Reynolds. Reynolds was convicted of deliberately failing to f...
US trial lifts lid on diamond deals 28 September 2017 HARARE - A trial in the United States has opened a can of worms, with a former lawmaker accusing a prominent Chicago developer of paying kickbacks to high-ranking officials in Zimbabwe in the hope of starting a lucrative diamond mine operation. In a lengthy cross-examination during his trial o...
US fugitive dragged to Zim court 26 September 2017 HARARE - A fugitive from American justice, who entered Zimbabwe in 2009 before allegedly committing a series of offences, appeared in court yesterday. Carlton Sloan Bridges alias Brandon Lee Jones, 47, appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande charged with four counts of contravening t...
Trump's first UN speech slammed 20 September 2017 NEW YORK - Donald Trump's first major speech at the United Nations has been denounced by some of the member nations he singled out for criticism. The US president included Iran among "a small group of rogue regimes", and said the US would "totally destroy" North Korea if forced to do so. Ir...
Trump: I will close govt' to build Mexico wall 23 August 2017 NEW YORK - Donald Trump says he will close down the US government if necessary to build his wall along the Mexico border. The president told supporters at a "Make America Great Again" rally in Phoenix, Arizona, that the opposition Democrats were being "obstructionist". During the 80-minute ...
Trump a 'good fool': Mugabe 13 August 2017 HARARE - Donald Trump is a 'good fool' who stopped Hillary Clinton from becoming the United States president, President Robert Mugabe said. Mugabe said Clinton would have added more sanctions to Zimbabwe, which is already reeling under restrictions imposed some 17 years ago following the contr...
Putin orders US diplomatic staff to leave Russia 31 July 2017 MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that 755 staff must leave US diplomatic missions, in retaliation for new US sanctions against Moscow. The decision to expel staff was made on Friday, but Mr Putin has now confirmed the number who must go by 1 September. It brings staff...
US funding accelerate Zim progress on Aids 26 July 2017 HARARE - The US government has made extraordinary progress in the fight against Aids in Zimbabwe, with significant progress toward controlling the HIV epidemic. President Donald Trump’s government announced that through support from the US President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar), Z...
Trump sued for blocking people on Twitter 12 July 2017 NEW YORK - President Donald Trump has been party to an eye-watering 4,000 lawsuits over the last 30 years, US media say. And now the mogul turned commander-in-chief has attracted one more, after seven people sued him for blocking them on Twitter. Mr Trump is an avid user of the social media...
I miss home, fans - Mukanya 9 July 2017 HARARE – Chimurenga music legend Thomas Mapfumo, who has not set foot in Zimbabwe for over a decade, says he is homesick. Mukanya, as the music legend is widely known by his fans, is based in Oregon in the United States of America where he has lived in exile since 2004. On the occasion of t...
Trump, Putin meet face to face for first time 7 July 2017 HAMBURG - US President Donald Trump is to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for the first time at a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. They have both said they want to repair ties damaged by the crises in Syria and Ukraine, as well as Russia's alleged meddling in the US election. C...
Trump warns N Korea of 'severe' consequences 6 July 2017 NEW YORK - US President Donald Trump has warned North Korea that he is considering a "pretty severe" response following the country's long-range missile test. "They are behaving in a very, very dangerous manner and something will have to be done about it," he said. But he moderated his comm...
I don't want a 'poor person' in my Cabinet: Trump 23 June 2017 NEW YORK - Donald Trump has said he doesn't want "a poor person" running the economy of the United States and has defended his decision to appoint wealthy individuals to his cabinet. Speaking to his supporters in Iowa on Wednesday, Trump said: "Somebody said why did you appoint a rich person t...
Embattled Trump says he is treated 'unfairly' 18 May 2017 NEW YORK - An embattled Donald Trump complained on Wednesday that no US leader had been treated "more unfairly", as top Republican lawmakers demanded the facts on the swirling scandals convulsing his presidency. The White House has been thrown into turmoil by a succession of stunning allegatio...
Trump to mark 100th day in office 28 April 2017 NEW YORK - United States (US) President Donald Trump will mark his 100th day in office on Saturday as one of the most unpopular Commanders-in-Chief in modern American History. With an approval rating hovering around 40%, a majority of Americans disapprove of his leadership since assuming offic...
Don't blame sanctions: VP 22 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans must stop blaming sanctions and focus on reviving the country's dying economy, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Thursday. This comes as most Zanu PF government officials, including President Robert Mugabe, have continuously blamed sanctions — imposed over a decade...
UZ-trained doctors recognised in California 11 April 2017 HARARE - Students studying towards medical degrees at the University of Zimbabwe's College Of Health Sciences now qualify to secure licences to practice in California after they graduate, University of Zimbabwe (UZ) has said. This follows a long-standing collaborative partnership between UZ an...
US strikes Syria 7 April 2017 ALLEPO - The US has carried out a missile strike against a Syrian air base in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town. Fifty-nine Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from two US Navy ships in the Mediterranean. Six people were killed, the Syrian army said. It...
I would run for presidency - Mawarire 18 February 2017 HARARE - Anti-president Robert Mugabe campaign leader Evan Mawarire has said he would consider running for presidency in 2018, if asked. However, the cleric — who is currently on $300 bail over a case in which he faces charges of attempting to subvert a constitutionally elected government — sa...
'Trump snubs Mugabe over political risk' 17 February 2017 HARARE - US President Donald Trump's phone call to South Africa President Jacob Zuma highlights neighbouring Zimbabwe's high political risk and that Washington does not consider President Robert Mugabe a serious factor in Afro-American political and socio-economic relations, opposition and analys...
Trump's security adviser resigns 14 February 2017 WASHINGTON - US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has resigned over allegations he discussed US sanctions with Russia before Donald Trump took office. Mr Flynn is said to have misled officials about his call with Russia's ambassador before his own appointment. It is illegal for privat...
Trump loses bid to reinstate travel ban 10 February 2017 WASHINGTON - A US federal appeals court has rejected President Donald Trump's attempt to reinstate his ban on citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said it would not block a ruling by a Seattle court that halted the order. Mr Trump responded with a...