DONALD Trump's State of the Union speech addressed the issue of ISIS and whether or not it has been defeated. But what exactly has he said about it? Here's the lowdown... When will ISIS be defeated in Iraq and Syria? Trump has claimed that ISIS will be “100 per cent” defeated in Iraq and Syria by next week. The US President today predicted that the terror group will have lost its final strongholds within days following "victory over victory". He insisted the US would not relent in fighting the "sick and demented" extremists despite his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria. Trump told representatives of a 79-member, US-led coalition fighting ISIS that the militants held a tiny percentage of the vast territory they once claimed as their "caliphate". "It should be formally announced sometime, probably next week, that we will have 100 per cent of the caliphate," Trump said. He added: “Over the past two years we have retaken 20,000 square miles of land; we have … [Read more...] about When will ISIS be defeated in Iraq and Syria and what has Donald Trump said about it?
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ONGOING tensions between US President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has put the island of Guam at the centre of an international nuclear stand-off. The sudden threat of a missile strike raining down on the Pacific US-territory has the world holding its breath, but how has the island found itself in a diplomatic crisis? Where is Guam, what is on the island and how many people live there? The remote island in the western Pacific Ocean measures just 210 square miles and has a population of around 160,000 people - roughly the same as Reading. It is situated around 1,500 miles to the west of the Philippines and just over 2,000 miles from North Korea. Crucially, the island is also a strategic US military outpost and home to more than 6,000 US service personnel. American military bases occupy nearly 30 per cent of Guam's land, including the Andersen Air Force Base and the Naval Base Guam. The US island territory is also home to a host of nuclear bombers. Why is Guam under … [Read more...] about Where is Guam, when could North Korea bomb the US military outpost and what has Donald Trump said about threats against the island?
DONALD Trump has accused Dianne Feinstein of leaking a letter containing sexual assault allegations made against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. As a chant of "lock her up!" rang once again throughout an Iowa arena as Trump rallied supporters, here's what you need to know about the Democratic Party Senator. Who is Senator Dianne Feinstein and how old is she? The 85-year-old is a United States Senator representing California, who in 1992 was the first woman elected to the role. In 2014 she was elected chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, again becoming the first woman to hold the role, overseeing 16 intelligence agencies. She is currently the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has been overseeing the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Feinstein is a native of California and after attending Stanford University and began her career in politics in 1969 when she was elected to the San Francisco County Board of Supervisors. … [Read more...] about Who is Senator Dianne Feinstein, how old is she and what has Donald Trump said about her?
ONLINE searches for the phrase "how to impeach a President" jumped by 5,000 per cent the day Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton - and the pressure has only been ramped up since. Since taking office, Mr Trump has been under constant scrutiny and a special prosecutor threatens to derail his presidency. Here's the latest on a possible impeachment and how the process works. What is impeachment? Impeachment is where a formal accusation of serious wrongdoing is lobbied against a sitting President or any other senior US official. According to the United States Constitution, the House of Representatives can vote to impeach but it's the Senate, the upper chamber, which actually tries the case. The US Constitution states a President "shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanours". The process has to be started by the House of Representatives - currently controlled by Trump's own party - and needs a simple … [Read more...] about What does impeachment mean, what has Donald Trump said about being impeached and how does the process work?
PAUL Manafort is a US lobbyist, political consultant and lawyer who joined Donald Trump’s campaign team in March 2016. He is currently standing trial in America for conspiracy against the United States. Why is Paul Manafort on trial? Manafort, 69, is currently under investigation by various federal agencies in the US. He is a person of interest in the FBI probe looking into possible interference in the 2016 presidential election by the Russian government. The charges against him related to his consulting work for the pro-Russian government of Viktor Yanukovych in the Ukraine. Manafort surrendered to the FBI on October 30, 2017. The charges against him include: conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, failure to file reports of a foreign bank and financial accounts and being an unregistered agent of foreign principal. Manafort has pleaded not guilty. What has Donald Trump said? The US President has thrown his support behind Manafort, saying his … [Read more...] about Why is Paul Manafort on trial, what has Donald Trump said and what’s his net worth?