BRUTAL gang MS-13 is one of the world's most feared criminal outfits and boasts around 30,000 members around the globe.Here's what you need to know about the infamous gang which is rumoured to have a revenue of $31.2million each year.MS-13 is one of the world's most brutal street gangs and has hit headlines around the world following a string of murders in the US.The group was started by Central American immigrants in Los Angeles in the 1980s.Most of the founding members were from El Salvador having fled to the US during the country’s civil war, which continued from 1980 to 1989.Nowadays the gang has at least 10,000 members across 46 states in the US and more than 30,000 worldwide, according to the FBI and the Treasury Department.“[MS-13] is one of the most dangerous and rapidly expanding criminal gangs in the world today,” Philip Holloway, a legal analyst and former police officer, told Fox News.“MS-13’s mottos is ‘Mata, roba, viola, controla’ … [Read more...] about What is the MS-13 gang, what does the name Mara Salvatrucha mean and what has Donald Trump said about the group?
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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?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.In November, two US B-1 bombers were flown from Guam over the Korean peninsula in a joint … [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?
US President Donald Trump hammered evil Bashar al-Assad’s murderous regime hard with a salvo of missiles after a deadly weapons attack on civilians shocked the world. In contrast with his predecessor Barack Obama, Trump made it clear he will not let America stand back while banned nerve gas is used in the Syrian civil war. Outraged Trump ordered the missile strikes just a day after he pointed the finger at Assad for this week's chemical attack. At least 70 people, many of them children, died an excruciating death after being gassed by a nerve agent in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun. The Assad government has denied being behind the attack. But armed with clear evidence, Trump begged to differ and launched 59 Tomahawk missiles from the USS Porter and USS Ross warships which were positioned in the Mediterranean Sea.Surgical strikes pounded multiple targets. This including the airstrip, aircraft and fuel stations - on the Shayrat Air Base, which the Pentagon says was … [Read more...] about US missile strike against Syria – what has Donald Trump said about the attack and how has Russia responded?
DONALD Trump is known for his bombastic, blunt and plain-spoken speeches - never hesitating to call out a perceived threat.So what did the President of the United States say - or not say - in the wake of a tragic counter-protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, that has caused such controversy?Charlottesville is a city of more than 46,000 people, located in Virginia.White supremacist groups flocked to the city four times in as many months since May 2017 to protest the decision to remove the statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee from one of the city's parks.The soldier was part of one of the wealthiest slave-holding families in Virginia and went on to fight with the south.After his death, his image was used as part of the "Lost Cause" narrative - an idea that the South had known it was going to lose the Civil War, between 1861 and 1865, but that it continued to fight on principle.A statue of Lee was erected in Charlottesville in 1924, with the decision to have it taken down attracting … [Read more...] about Where is Charlottesville, what happened during the riots and what has Donald Trump said?
A CHEMICAL weapons attack on civilians in Syria prompted Donald Trump to strike back with a Tomahawk cruise missile assault - destroying one of President Bashar al-Assad's air bases.Assad's regime denied launching the attack, while allies Russia and Iran slammed Trump's retaliation which they claim threatens the Syrian peace process.More than 85 people, many of them children, died an excruciating death after being gassed by a nerve agent in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun. Bombs rained down at about 6.30 am local time on April 4 while many people were sleeping. By the time the White Helmet rescuers arrived they found people having fits and frothing at the mouth.Video taken at the scene showed civilians sprawled on the ground, some in convulsions, others lifeless.Rescue workers hosed down the limp bodies of small children, trying to wash away chemicals.People wailed and pounded on the chests of victims. As the name suggests, this particularly nasty chemical … [Read more...] about What was the Syria chemical attack and what has Donald Trump said about Bashar al-Assad? Here’s everything you need to know
DONALD Trump repeatedly proposed to a Celebrity Apprentice contestant and Playboy model and talked about how he wanted to "f***" her, it is claimed.He is alleged to have made the comments towards Brande Roderick, who starred on the show in 2009 and again in 2013.Former crew members told The Daily Beast: "When he invited her back for another season, he kept asking repeatedly again, saying he wanted her as his wife. It was typical Donald... creepy."At the time, Trump was married to his wife Melania having tied the knot with her in 2005.One incident with Roderick which made it to air was later brought up by Megyn Kelly during the first Republican primary debate.During a meeting in the "boardroom", a fellow contestant told Trump how Roderick got on her knees and begged not to be fired.Trump responded: "Excuse me, you dropped to your knees? Must be a pretty picture, you dropping to your knees."But off camera, Trump's comments were much worse, the staffers told the website.One … [Read more...] about Married Donald Trump said he ‘wanted to ‘f***’ former Playboy model contestant and he repeatedly asked to her MARRY him during Celebrity Apprentice filming’
JUST days before he is due to be inaugurated as President of the United States, Donald Trump has become embroiled in yet another scandal.An ex-British MI6 spy has claimed Russia has "compromising" evidence to blackmail the president-elect with.Russia chiefs branded the story “total nonsense” after Trump berated the media for reporting on the "fake news".American news giant CNN reported that Trump had been briefed by the CIA on lurid claims during their classified briefing on alleged Russian interference in the presidential election.Buzzfeed decided to publish the document in full, which included unverified claims of compromising and shocking sexual and financial information held by the Russians on billionaire businessman Donald Trump.The unverified allegations include "degrading sex acts" by prostitutes in a Russian hotel.Trump is accused of wanting to "defile" the hotel room's bed after learning President Obama and First Lady … [Read more...] about What is Watersportsgate and what has Donald Trump said about the Moscow hotel prostitutes allegations?
US President Donald Trump used his first TV interview since taking office to say waterboarding is a case of "fighting fire with fire" in the war against ISIS.Trump's language has stirred up fears of a return to practices used by the Bush administration - when Al-Qaeda suspects and extra-judicial prisoners were tortured in secret "black sites".We take a look at Trump's views on torture, the practice of waterboarding, and where the CIA's black sites prisons were hosted during the Bush years.Trump used his first interview as president to say he believed the US "should fight fire with fire" and torture "absolutely works".In an interview with ABC News he said "he wants to keep our country safe" and in reference to ISIS added: "When they're shooting, when they're chopping off the heads of our people, and other people, when they're chopping off the heads of people because they happen to be a Christian in the Middle East, when ISIS is doing things that nobody has ever heard of since medieval … [Read more...] about What is waterboarding, what has Donald Trump said on torture and where are the CIA black site prisons?
KIM Jong-un, the tyrannical leader of North Korea, has repeatedly threatened to launch nuclear strikes on the West and its allies.The hermit nation has dramatically accelerated its nuclear weapons program under his rule, leading to a series of disputes between Kim and President Donald Trump. Here's the latest...In July 2017, North Korea successfully launched the country's first inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM), which had the capability of reaching US territory.The Pentagon, the US military headquarters, believes North Korea has around 200 missile launchers across the country, which can be used to fire short and medium-range missiles.The most likely target of such a missile launch would be South Korea, Japan, Australia and possibly US territories in the Pacific Ocean.Revised estimates suggest the total number of missiles the rogue state has is believed to be between 13 and 21.And the regime is estimated to have at least four nuclear warheads.Before the test of a suspected … [Read more...] about North Korea latest news – What nuclear weapons does Kim Jong-un have and what has Donald Trump said about the ‘rocket man’?
When German and American political leaders strongly disagree about a crucial issue in public it normally sounds something like this. "This country under my leadership is not available for adventure," German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder said at a campaign event of his Social Democratic Party in the summer of 2002. He was of course referring to the potential US invasion of Iraq which ultimately began under President George W. Bush in 2003. Schroeder's public rebuke is said to not only have seriously irked Bush, but also to have damaged their personal relationship beyond repair. Read: Trump and Merkel to talk NATO, Ukraine and climate change "I am not convinced”, German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer famously told US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld at the Munich Security Conference in February 2003, one month before the American invasion of Iraq would begin. Fischer openly rebuking the case for war made by Rumsfeld in front of a slew of global luminaries was highly … [Read more...] about Things Donald Trump said about Angela Merkel – and vice versa