Frequent mass shootings in the US have left President Obama frustrated at not being able to pass stricter gun control laws. Now he has introduced a raft of executive actions, bypassing Congress and launching a bitter 2016 election year fight.
President Donald Trump traveled to Las Vegas to meet with victims, family members and police after the worst gun massacre in modern US history. The gunman's girlfriend says she didn't know the shooting would happen.
The US president has suggested the government consider revoking broadcast licenses for outlets running stories critical of his administration. Some warned that freedom of speech is under threat.
The influential NRA gun lobby has called for a legal review of devices that allow semiautomatic rifles to act like fully automatic ones. The Las Vegas killer used such a device to kill 58 people and wound almost 500.
Donald Trump isn't famous for his measured words, but his recent threat to North Korea has taken the rhetoric to a new level. Both sides could easily make a mistake in this dangerous conflict, says DW's Miodrag Soric.
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