New Zealand bans house sales to foreigners

New Zealand bans house sales to foreigners

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New Zealand is facing a housing affordability crisis New Zealand’s parliament has banned many foreigners from buying existing homes in the country – a move aimed at making properties more affordable. The ban only applies to non-residents. Australians and Singaporeans are exempt because of free-trade deals. New Zealand is…

White House clash over Trump media attacks

White House clash over Trump media attacks

Ivanka Trump has said that she does not think the media are the „enemy of the people”. Her comments came hours before the UN’s special rapporteur on press freedom said her father, US president Donald Trump, increased the risk of journalists being attacked through his comments about the media. David Kaye and Edison Lanza of…

White House defiant on Roseanne race row

White House defiant on Roseanne race row

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhite House defends Trump’s reaction to Roseanne firingThe White House has accused the entertainment industry of „hypocrisy” over its condemnation of Roseanne Barr following a racist tweet. Its press secretary suggested liberal TV stars suffered no consequences for saying „the most horrible things” about President Donald Trump.…

The White House sweeps the West Wing for banned personal cell phones to try and stop leaks

The White House sweeps the West Wing for banned personal cell phones to try and stop leaks

President Donald Trump takes a call in the Oval Office. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The White House is conducting sweeps to collect personal devices in order to cut down on leaks from West Wing staffers, CNN reported on Tuesday. After toying with the idea for months, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly imposed a ban…

US House chaplain resignation reversed

US House chaplain resignation reversed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Patrick Conroy has served as House chaplain for seven years The US House of Representatives chaplain will stay in his post after at first claiming he was forced to quit by top Republican Paul Ryan last month. Catholic Reverend Patrick Conroy said in a letter he was forced out,…

Waffle House gunman arrested

Waffle House gunman arrested

Image copyright Nashville PD Image caption Suspect Travis Reinking pictured after his arrest in Nashville A man suspected of killing four people at a Waffle House in Tennessee has been arrested by police in Nashville. Police said Travis Reinking, 29, was caught in a wooded area. He allegedly opened fire at the restaurant on Sunday…

US House Speaker Paul Ryan to stand down

US House Speaker Paul Ryan to stand down

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat Paul Ryan quitting could really meanUS House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election this year, in a big blow to Republicans with mid-term elections looming. Congress’ most powerful lawmaker said he would not stand for another term in his Wisconsin district this…

White House criticises $3bn China tariffs

White House criticises $3bn China tariffs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US pork products are among those affected by new tariffs imposed by China The White House has criticised China after it imposed retaliatory tariffs against the US on a range of goods, including pork and wine. Beijing put duties of up to 25% on 128 American imports following President…

House Trump-Russia probe ends in rancour

House Trump-Russia probe ends in rancour

Image copyright AFP Image caption Democrat Adam Schiff (L) and Republican Mike Conaway (R) are at loggerheads over the committee’s findings A Republican lawmaker has dismissed Trump-Russia collusion claims as a fictional „spy thriller”, as his committee cleared the president. House Intelligence Committee Republicans said they had found no evidence Mr Trump or his aides…