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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 […]

Donald Trump’s next 100 days

Donald Trump’s next 100 days

Desk Report Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump will spend his next 100 days trying to get things done that he once confidently predicted he would accomplish in his first 100 days in office. The White House spent last week fending off unflattering critiques of Trump’s first three months in the Oval Office, claiming he had racked […]

Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

Web Desk The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarian ways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the […]

Trump’s grandchildren sing for Chinese president in Mandarin

Trump’s grandchildren sing for Chinese president in Mandarin

By News Desk Chinese president and his wife were pleasantly surprised on Saturday when Donald Trump’s grandchildren sang for them in Mandarin. The US president is hosting his Chinese counterpart at his Palm Beach resort, Mar-a-Lago. The ‘Three character classic’ performance video was posted on Instagram by proud mother Ivanka Trump. “Very proud of Arabella […]

Trump’s UN envoy says ouster of al-Assad is a priority of US

Trump’s UN envoy says ouster of al-Assad is a priority of US

By Reuters US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview that she sees regime change in Syria as one of the Trump administration’s priorities in the country wracked by civil war. Defeating Islamic State, pushing Iranian influence out of Syria, and the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are priorities for […]

Trump’s art of no deal: Find someone to blame

Trump’s art of no deal: Find someone to blame

Trump’s art of no deal: Find someone to blame Web Desk Lacking sufficient support, Republicans were forced to pull their bill to replace Obamacare from the floor of the GOP-controlled House. Speaking soon after accepting defeat, Trump didn’t shoulder the responsibility himself, nor did he pin the blame on House GOP leadership or any of […]

Leading Republicans, Democrats reject Trump’s Obama wiretap assertion

Leading Republicans, Democrats reject Trump’s Obama wiretap assertion

Agencies The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee issued a bipartisan statement on Thursday rejecting President Donald Trump’s assertion that the Obama administration tapped his phones during the 2016 presidential campaign. The top Republican in Congress, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, added his voice to a growing chorus of lawmakers saying there was […]

Iran leader rebuffs Trump’s warning on missiles

Iran leader rebuffs Trump’s warning on missiles

DUBAI (Reuters) – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismissed Donald Trump s warning to Iran to stop its missile tests, saying the new U.S. president had shown the “real face” of American corruption. In his first speech since Trump s inauguration, Iran s supreme leader called on Iranians to respond to Trump s “threats” on Feb. 10, the anniversary of Iran s […]

US EPA employees protest Trump’s pick to run agency

US EPA employees protest Trump’s pick to run agency

WASHINGTON: Former and current employees of the US Environmental Protection Agency expressed opposition to President Donald Trump’s pick to run the agency on Monday – in an open letter and a small street protest – reflecting divisions over the new administration’s plans to slash regulation. Over 400 former EPA staff members sent a letter to the […]

Trump’s travel ban has revoked 60,000 visas for now

Trump’s travel ban has revoked 60,000 visas for now

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON: About 60,000 visas were revoked under U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, the State Department said on Friday, in one of several government communications clarifying how the order is being rolled out. The revocation means the government voided travel visas for people trying to enter the […]

The wrath of social media befalls Ivanka Trump’s Alfalfa dinner pics

The wrath of social media befalls Ivanka Trump’s Alfalfa dinner pics

Ivanka Trump – US President Donald Trump’s “favourite” daughter – recently showed off on her social media a tinfoil-like dress she wore to an Alfalfa Club dinner event on Saturday, causing all hell to break loose as people called her extremely inconsiderate given the current humanitarian crisis stemming from her father’s executive orders. Twitterati immediately […]

What’s in Trump’s executive order halting refugee program

What’s in Trump’s executive order halting refugee program

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday his administration wants more rigorous screening of refugees and visitors from certain countries to prevent terrorist attacks. Here is what Trump’s order on “extreme vetting” – denounced by civil rights groups as discriminatory – includes. Temporary Suspension of Visas for Certain Countries The order bars the entry of […]