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Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly Defends Confederate Monuments

Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly Defends Confederate Monuments

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly waded into the long-simmering dispute over the removal of memorials to Confederate leaders on Monday night, saying in a televised interview that “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War.” In the interview on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,” host Laura Ingraham asked Kelly […]

Manafort Indictment Shows Case Was ‘Cooked Up,’ Russia Says

Manafort Indictment Shows Case Was ‘Cooked Up,’ Russia Says

Getty Images file MOSCOW — Russia’s foreign ministry has cited a factual error in the indictment against Paul Manafort as proof the allegations are “cooked up” and not part of a “serious investigation.” President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager and his business associate, Rick Gates, are accused of charges including conspiracy against the U.S., money laundering, being […]

Trump Has Trouble Staying Focused. And That Was Before the Mueller Indictments.

Trump Has Trouble Staying Focused. And That Was Before the Mueller Indictments.

WASHINGTON — The Russia probe is no longer just an abstraction or a distraction for President Donald Trump. It’s now a legitimate full-blown Washington scandal — the kind that can subsume a president’s agenda or destroy his party at the polls. The immediate question is whether Trump, a master of messaging, can keep himself and […]

Soldier’s widow angry Trump didn’t know her husband’s name

Soldier’s widow angry Trump didn’t know her husband’s name

WASHINGTON: The widow of a fallen soldier reproached President Donald Trump on Monday over his condolence call last week, saying she was angered by his tone and that he couldn’t remember her husband’s name. Trump quickly responded on Twitter that he’d been “very respectful” and spoke the name “without hesitation.” Monday’s harsh exchange was the […]

Trump hails recovery of Canadian-American family as ‘positive moment’ in Pak-US relations

Trump hails recovery of Canadian-American family as ‘positive moment’ in Pak-US relations

Trump hails recovery of Canadian-American family as ‘positive moment’ in Pak-US relations United States President Donald Trump on Thursday said the recovery of the Canadian-American couple from Taliban captivity by Pakistan’s was a “positive moment” for US relations with Pakistan. The Pakistan government’s cooperation is a sign that “it is honouring America’s wishes for it to do […]

Trump warns ‘disgusting’ press after nuke report

Trump warns ‘disgusting’ press after nuke report

  Trump warns ‘disgusting’ press after nuke report US President Donald Trump tore into the press and questioned whether broadcasters should have their licenses revoked on Wednesday, after an unflattering story about his nuclear policy. “It’s frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write,” Trump fumed as he […]

North Korea looms large as Trump’s challenges Iran

North Korea looms large as Trump’s challenges Iran

WASHINGTON: As President Donald Trump prepares to decide on certifying the Iran nuclear deal, the White House has come to see a rapidly escalating standoff with North Korea as both a complicating factor and a cautionary tale. By the close of business Friday, Trump is expected to declare that a landmark agreement curbing Iran’s nuclear program […]

Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing

Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing

  HANOI:  At least 37 people were killed and another 40 are missing as floods and landslides ravaged northern and central Vietnam, disaster officials said on Thursday. Heavy rains lashed swathes of the country this week, with northern Hoa Binh province the hardest hit with 11 dead and 21 missing. “We are mobilising all forces […]

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump finds himself under immense pressure as he considers de-certifying the international nuclear deal with Iran, a move that would ignore warnings from inside and outside his administration that to do so would risk undermining U.S. credibility. Trump is […]

Thirteen dead in Mexican prison as authorities put down riot

Thirteen dead in Mexican prison as authorities put down riot

By AFP Relatives of inmates wait for news of their loved ones outside the Cadereyta state prison after a riot broke out at the prison, in Cadereyta Jimenez, on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico October 10, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS/Daniel BecerrilMONTERREY:  Mexican security forces used lethal force Tuesday to put down a prison riot in clashes that […]

Who’s the moron? Trump challenges Tillerson to IQ test

Who’s the moron? Trump challenges Tillerson to IQ test

By AFP WASHINGTON:  Donald Trump’s feud with top diplomat Rex Tillerson burst back into the open Tuesday, after the US president joked that he and his Secretary of State should compare IQ scores.Having loudly dismissed reports that Tillerson had once called him a “moron,” Trump refused to let the controversy go, renewing questions about Tillerson’s future. […]

Deadly Hurricane Nate hits southern US

Deadly Hurricane Nate hits southern US

NEW ORLEANS: Hurricane Nate slammed into the southeastern tip of the US state of Louisiana on Saturday and headed toward Mississippi after leaving dozens dead and causing widespread flooding in Central America. Officials urged residents to evacuate some vulnerable areas before the storm made landfall on Saturday evening, and residents scrambled to make last-minute preparations […]