Donald Trump comments on crowd turnout during a Visit to Harvey-ravaged Texas

Donald Trump comments on crowd turnout during a Visit to Harvey-ravaged Texas

US President Donald Trump visited Texas on Tuesday (29 August) to check on the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and could not help but comment on the turnout of people who saw him give an impromptu speech outside a Corpus Christi firehouse. Trump avoided visiting Houston in order to not become a disruption to the areas recovery efforts, but is set to return to the city on Saturday (2 September). Aug 30, 2017
South Korea conducts new ballistic missile tests

South Korea conducts new ballistic missile tests

The South Korean air force conducted live-fire drills on Tuesday (29 August), hours after North Korea flew a ballistic missile over Japan. Four F-15 fighter jets practised a drill against the North Koreas leader Kim Jong-un, dropping eight MK-84 bombs against a simulated target at the Pilsung training range. The test was meant as a warning signal in response to North Koreas latest provocation. Aug 30, 2017
Donald Trump defends Joe Arpaio pardon

Donald Trump defends Joe Arpaio pardon

US President Donald Trump on 28 August defended his pardon of Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona lawman who had been widely criticised for harsh treatment of detained immigrants in the jails of his Arizona county and who ignored a federal judges order to cease those practices. Trump, during a news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, criticised pardons rendered by President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton.  Aug 29, 2017
Trump rolled back Obamas flood rules before Hurricane Harvey

Trump rolled back Obamas flood rules before Hurricane Harvey

Donald Trump signed away Obama-era flood standards just weeks before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in a bid to get infrastructure projects approved more quickly. The rule signed by former president Barack Obama in 2015 had not yet come into effect but aimed to make infrastructure more resilient to the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and flooding. Aug 29, 2017