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Relentless Trump triggers Twitter spat with Imran

Relentless Trump triggers Twitter spat with Imran

KARACHI:US President Donald Trump sparked off a Twitter spat with the Pakistani prime minister, Imran Khan, Monday evening when he reiterated the allegations he had leveled in a Fox News interview a day earlier.Trump accused Pakistan of “doing nothing” for the United States despite receiving “billions of dollars” in aid. He defended his administration’s move […]

Trump expected to reshuffle staff in White House turmoil

Trump expected to reshuffle staff in White House turmoil

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is reported to be preparing a reshuffle at the White House — fueled by fallings out between his wife and senior staff — after a week of angry brooding over midterm elections that weakened his grip on Congress.The start to the second half of Trump’s first term is enveloped in gloom as the president surveys […]

Trump discussed Khashoggi response with Turkey’s Erdogan: White House official

Trump discussed Khashoggi response with Turkey’s Erdogan: White House official

PARIS: US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan discussed how to respond to the killing last month of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, a White House official said on Sunday.The conversation took place during a Saturday dinner with heads of state gathered in Paris to mark the World War One Armistice centenary.Khashoggi, a critic of […]

Payback: Trump faces investigation blitz from Democratic House

Payback: Trump faces investigation blitz from Democratic House

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Donald Trump faces a barrage of investigations targeting everything from his taxes to his Russian business ties after Democrats captured the House of Representatives in Tuesday s elections.With the House in their control beginning in January, Democrats will replace Republicans at the head of every committee, giving them the power to set […]

Midterm election loss won’t put Trump back in his box

Midterm election loss won’t put Trump back in his box

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump boasts about winning, but after Democrats seized the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the reality show-host-turned-president is finding out how it feels to be one of the “losers” he usually mocks.And has he responded with humility? Did the former billionaire real estate dealer and ringmaster at “The Apprentice” appear downcast? Trump was triumphant. He […]

US Constitution doesn’t cover birthright citizenship, says Trump

US Constitution doesn’t cover birthright citizenship, says Trump

WASHINGTON DC: President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the US Constitution does not guarantee the right to citizenship to everyone born in the country and he would continue his push to end it, bringing his tough line on immigration to the fore as the country heads into next week’s congressional elections.“So-called Birthright Citizenship, which costs our Country billions of […]

Pipe bombs sent to Trump foes Obama, Clinton, CNN

Pipe bombs sent to Trump foes Obama, Clinton, CNN

NEW YORK (AFP) – Pipe bombs were sent Wednesday to Barack Obama, top Democrats and CNN — hate figures for supporters of Donald Trump — inflaming America s already tense political landscape as critics accused the Republican president of sowing violence.Democrat and Trump foe Hillary Clinton was one of those targeted just days before the bitterly […]

Trump says next meeting with North Korea’s Kim being set up

Trump says next meeting with North Korea’s Kim being set up

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday plans were being made for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and he thinks “incredible” progress has been made in US talks with the long-isolated country.“Well it is happening and we’re setting that up right now,” Trump told reporters at the White House after announcing […]

New bombshell revives debate on Trump fitness for office

New bombshell revives debate on Trump fitness for office

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Donald Trump faced a new challenge to his authority Friday after US media reported that his deputy attorney general had discussed ways to force him from office on grounds of incompetence, just months into his presidency.In the latest bombshell to rock the troubled administration, The New York Times and The Washington Post […]

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