Wall St set to open higher ahead Trump’s budget plan

By Tanya Agrawal Undated, May 23 : U.S. stocks looked set to open higher on Tuesday, shrugging off a deadly bomb blast in Britain and ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s first full budget plan that is aimed at slashing government spending and trimming the deficit. Trump is set to propose a raft of politically […]

US delivers patrol boats to Vietnam to deepen security ties

By My Pham HANOI, May 23 : The United States has transferred six patrol boats to the Vietnam coast guard, to help build security cooperation between the two countries, US embassy in Hanoi said in a statement today. US President Donald Trump has expressed his hope for a stronger relationship with Vietnam, after the Obama […]

US starts “extreme vetting” at Australia’s offshore detention centres

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, May 23 : US Homeland Security officials have begun “extreme vetting” interviews at Australia’s offshore detention centres, two sources at the camps told Reuters today, as Washington honours a refugee swap US President Donald Trump had called “a dumb deal”. The Trump administration said last month the agreement to offer refuge […]

Unruly passenger aboard Hawaii flight prompted bomb scare – FBI

By Steve Gorman Undated, May 23 : A Turkish man prompted a bomb scare aboard a weekend American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu through a series of outbursts culminating in a desperate scuffle with crew members and fellow passengers, the FBI said in court documents filed. The Federal Bureau of Investigation account of […]

Trump’s budget depends on strong growth, ‘feedback’ for balance

By Howard Schneider and Jason Lange WASHINGTON, May 23 : President Donald Trump’s promise to balance the federal budget in a decade rests on a sustained rise to 3 per cent annual economic growth that he promised in his election campaign and a vague “feedback” effect that lowers the annual government deficit by hundreds of […]

US top court tosses Republican-drawn North Carolina voting districts

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, May 22 : The US Supreme Court today ruled that Republicans in North Carolina unlawfully took race into consideration when drawing congressional district boundaries, concentrating black voters in a bid to diminish their overall political clout. The justices upheld a lower court’s February 2016 ruling that threw out two majority-black US […]