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Police Identify Las Vegas Mass Shooting Suspect

Photo: Stephen Paddock (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The suspect in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history has been identified as Stephen Paddock, authorities said. Paddock, 64, is from Mesquite, Nev., about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas and had been known to local law enforcement. The shooting is not believed to be connected to international […]

Top Trump’s Cabinet Member Resigns Over Expensive Chartered Flights Scandal

Photo: Tom Price (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The health and human services secretary Tom Price has resigned, after revelations that he spent more than $1m of taxpayers’ money on travel including chartered flights. Reports about such travel by Price and other cabinet members – including EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, interior secretary Ryan Zinkeand veterans affairs director […]

Iran Dares UN, US; Tests New Missile

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite the UN ban, Iran claims it has successfully tested a new-medium range missile. The launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which has a range of 2,000 km (1242 miles), was shown on state TV. The time of the test was not clear. US President Mr. Donald Trump on Tuesday at the UN […]

North Korea Replies Trump; Describes His Attack As ‘Barking Of Dog’  

NEW YORK, US (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – North Korea has described verbal attack by the US President Donald Trump describing it and Iran as ”rogue nations” as ”the sound of a barking dog”. The North Korean Foreign Minister Mr. Ri Yong-ho’s made the reply in the first official response of the Asian country. Trump in his […]

UNGA 72: Trump Declares North Korea, Iran As ”Rogue Nations”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Donald Trump has declared North Korea and Iran as ”rogue Nations”, warning them against attempt to launch threat. Trump made the declaration Tuesday in his speech at the ongoing General Debate of the 72nd Session of the United Nation General Assembly in NewYork. President Muhammadu Buhari is also billed to […]

Storm Surge Warnings Issued for South Florida as Hurricane Irma Approaches

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The first official hurricane warnings were issued for Florida by the National Hurricane Center late Thursday evening as the storm continues to draw closer to the U.S. South Florida and the Florida Keys were both issued hurricane warnings and storm surge warnings as the National Weather Service sent out its 11 p.m. […]

Death Toll in Barcelona Van Attack Hits 13

Reports say at least 13 people were killed and more than 100 injured after a van rammed through crowds in the heart of Barcelona on Thursday in what the Spanish Prime Minister described as a barbaric act of terror. Eyewitnesses reported scenes of panic and chaos as the van plowed down the renowned Las Ramblas […]

US Dismisses North Korea Missile Threat on Guam

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite the North Korea threat to launch missile strikes, US has replied that it is yet to confirm any looming attack on her Pacific territory of Guam. The North’s official news agency Tuesday reported the plan which involved firing medium-to-long-range rockets at Guam, where US strategic bombers are based. The […]

Scaramucci Sacked as Trump Media Chief in Just 10 Days After Appointment

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has been fired after fewer than 10 days in the post. The former Wall Street financier had drawn criticism after calling a reporter to give a profanity-laced tirade against his colleagues. Mr Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus and spokesman Sean Spicer both left their posts with his appointment. […]

Trump Bans Transgender People from Serving in US Military

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Mr. Donald Trump has declared that ”transgender” people will no more be engaged in “any capacity” in the Military. In a series of tweet, Mr. Trump said he had consulted with military experts and cited “tremendous medical costs and disruption”. “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, […]

Controversial White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer Resigns

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After being embroiled in endless controversy, the White House Press Secretary Mr. Sean Spicer has at last resigned his appointment. Spicer reportedly resigned in protest against a shake-up within the President Donald Trump’s communications team. The shake-up came up as the White House faces inquiries into alleged Russian meddling in […]

US Senator Van Hollen Fights for Maryland in Energy, Water Development Appropriations Bill

Photo caption: U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday voted to support the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies appropriations bill. It will fund U.S. Department of Energy programs and critical […]

Trump’s Son Releases His own E-Mails Seeking Dirt on Hillary Clinton

Photo caption: son of the US President, Donald Trump, Jr  BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Donald Trump’s son has released an email chain indicating he was keen to accept “sensitive” information on his father’s rival Mrs. Hillary Clinton from a Russian national. Donald Trump Jr was told by Rob Goldstone that there was […]

US Supreme Court Okays Part of Trump Travel Ban

Trump: Ruling is Victory for National Security The Supreme Court Monday allowed parts of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to go into effect and will hear oral arguments on the case this fall. The court is allowing the ban to go into effect for foreign nationals who lack any “bona fide relationship with any person […]

Again, Appeal Court Rules Against Trump Travel Ban

A federal appeals court has again ruled against President Trump’s travel ban, upholding a nationwide injunction barring the administration from enforcing the executive order. The ruling is the latest legal setback for Trump on the travel issue and, like several previous court rulings, the outcome rested heavily on his own words. Trump’s order restricting travel […]

One Dead, Many Injured as Car Rams into Pedestrians in Times Square

One person was killed and about a dozen were injured when a car struck pedestrians in New York’s Times Square on Thursday at about noon, according to the Fire Department. The driver appeared to have been either drunk or on drugs, a law enforcement official said. He has a history of DWI arrests, the official […]

North Korea Detain Another US Citizen

(CNN)North Korea has detained a US citizen on suspicion of acts against the Pyongyang regime, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Sunday. The regime described Kim Hak-song as “a man who was doing business in relation to the operation of Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.” KCNA said the American was detained Saturday, but […]

Co-pilot Dies Just Minutes Before Landing

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An American Airlines co-pilot died after suffering a medical emergency just before landing at an Albuquerque, New Mexico, airport Wednesday afternoon, officials said. American Airlines Flight 1353 landed safely after leaving Dallas and was met at the gate by medical personnel, according to Albuquerque International Sunport spokesman Dan Jiron. The airline identified […]

Trump’s Ban Order: Disney Warns against US-China Trade War

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following drop in its sales, Walt Disney’s Chief Executive, Bob Iger has warned against a trade war between the US and China, alarming the trend would spell doom for business. The warning was against the background of the policies being pursued by US President Donald Trump which could set off […]

Stalemate As Democrat Senators Shun Confirmation Votes Of Trump Cabinet’s Nominees

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Democrats on the US Senate Finance Committee have opted out of votes for two of President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees, forcing a postponement of the exercise. The Lawmakers said they wanted more information especially on the financial activities of health nominee Tom Price and his treasury counterpart, Stephen Mnuchin. Other […]

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