As Trump made his announcements, country by country, photographers documented how the world leaders reacted to the U.S. commander in chief’s address. Click through the slideshow to see their faces.
Without support from the GOP holdouts, it is difficult to see how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., can whip 50 votes for the new health care bill before Sept. 30, the deadline to use the reconciliation process that requires a simple majority to push through the legislation.
In St. Louis, protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist have degenerated into violent clashes with police. Problems between police and the black community exist well beyond St. Louis and nearby Ferguson. But this week’s clashes suggest that racial problems run deep here.
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City. Stunning videos posted on Twitter showed buildings swaying and in some cases collapsing, as people poured into the streets.
A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least four people and trapping more in buildings that had collapsed or caught fire, officials said. A civil protection official said at least two deaths occurred in the state of Puebla near Mexico City. Media reported at least five deaths in the state, but that figure could not immediately be confirmed. The governor of the State of Mexico, Alfredo Del Mazo, reported two more deaths. “People are really scared right now,” said dentist Claudia Meneses, who was in her clinic in Mexico City’s Lindavista neighborhood when the earthquake struck midafternoon. “We’re going to go to a building that fell to see if we can help.” Earthquakes of magnitude 7 or above are regarded as major and are capable of causing widespread heavy damage. Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said there were no deaths reported in the capital so far, but at least 20 buildings were damaged. Television images showed a multistory building in the capital with a middle floor collapsed as sirens blared and first responders rushed to the scene. Other video showed the side of a government building shearing off and falling into the street as bystanders screamed. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter: “God bless the people of Mexico City. We are with you and will be there for you.” In Cuernavaca, a city south of Mexico City, there were unconfirmed reports on local radio of people trapped beneath collapsed buildings. Mexican TV and social media showed cars crushed by debris. Many people fled into the streets, and electricity and phone lines were down in parts of the capital. “We got out really fast, leaving everything as it was, and just left,” said Rosaura Suarez, as she stood with a crowd on the street. The quake hit only hours after many people participated in earthquake drills around the nation on the anniversary of a devastating quake that killed thousands in Mexico City in 1985. Many people were still shaken from another quake on Sept. 7, a powerful 8.1 temblor in southern Mexico that killed at least 98 people. The epicenter of Tuesday’s quake was located in the central state of Puebla, the U.S. Geological Survey said. President Enrique Peña Nieto was on a flight on Tuesday to the state of Oaxaca, one of the areas hit hardest by the previous quake, and said via his Twitter account that he was immediately returning to attend to the quake in Mexico City. (Reuters) _____ See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr .
Virgin’s billionaire founder blasts Trump on climate change: “The whole world knows it’s real except for maybe one person in the White House.”
The former congressman who, as head of a House committee, grilled Hillary Clinton relentlessly says he knows he’s in her new book but feels no need to read it.
Deep-blue California boasts of how it’s resisting the Trump agenda, but the Democrats are divided between “protesters” and “pragmatists.” Some of the opposition is more rhetorical than substantive, and the most ambitious item on the anti-Trump agenda, a statewide single-payer health care plan, went down in flames.
Condemning the “depraved” North Korean regime, the president mocked Kim Jong Un, saying: “’Rocket Man’ is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime." Trump’s stark message came in a speech in which he also sharply criticized China, mildly rebuked Russia, condemned Venezuela’s government, and suggested he might scrap the Iran nuclear deal.
President Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea” his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.
Hillary Clinton, promoting her new book, "What Happened," criticized the press's role in the 2016 election and said the media got “played” by the Russians by promoting the WikiLeaks dumps.
President Trump will use his maiden speech to the U.N. General Assembly to condemn Iran, call for global action on North Korea, and unapologetically defend his nationalistic “America First” stance before wary world leaders, administration officials said. Chinese President Xi Jinping is skipping the annual diplomatic crush in New York, but Trump will at least implicitly criticize Beijing in his Tuesday speech for not doing enough to tighten an economic vise on North Korea.
America’s Russia policy will be the main topic Tuesday at the hearing on Jon Huntsman’s nomination to be U.S. ambassador. Also on the agenda: the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which Huntsman backed but Trump and Putin opposed.
Clinton offered a scathing analysis of Trump’s psyche during a Monday interview with NPR’s Terry Gross, calling him “a very emotionally strange man.”
President Trump wants to showcase America’s military power with a July 4 parade of martial assets down Pennsylvania Avenue, inspired by the two-hour display he witnessed in Paris on Bastille Day.
President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations taking his complaints about the world body straight to the source.
Two of President Trump’s lawyers were overheard by a New York Times reporter “loudly discussing” the Russia investigation at a Washington, D.C., steakhouse next to the newspaper’s D.C. bureau. The conversation led to a front-page story about tension within Trump’s legal team.
Appearing on “Fox & Friends” Monday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway criticized Sunday's Emmys telecast, agreeing with a host who called it a "political rally."
Many hands make light work, and in this photographer’s unique series, there are many, many of them. Sanwal Deen’s “Work” project offers a bird’s-eye view of the elaborate tasks carried out by people who work with their hands. With just forearms and hands showing, Sanwal’s images showcase the work carried out by florists, writers and bakers; pianists, typesetters and cobblers. It is estimated that the average person spends around one-third of his or her life working, and so Sanwal, 27, wanted to show the intricacy of certain professions that can help define someone. (Caters News) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
The president fired off a barrage of tweets and retweets on Sunday, including a crudely edited video of him hitting a golf ball into Hillary Clinton's back and a message mocking North Korea leader Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man."
President Donald Trump skipped town for the weekend, but that didn't stop demonstrators from making him the focus of competing rallies in the nation's capital.
Monday was the fourth day of protests in St. Louis following Friday's announcement that a judge found ex-officer Jason Stockley not guilty in the 2011 death of Anthony Lamar Smith.