Trump awaiting results after top aide contracts COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he and first lady Melania Trump are awaiting their own test results after a top aide he spent substantial time with this week…

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(FILES): This March 13, 2017 file photo shows former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon (L) listening as US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before meeting with his Cabinet in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Ex-Trump advisor Bannon says he is ‘political hit job’ victim

Former top Trump strategist Steve Bannon, who was arrested this week for defrauding donors to a Mexico border wall fundraising campaign, has said he is the victim of a “political…

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President Donald Trump waves as he leaves the White House, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Washington to attend the annual economic forum in Davos, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Election results may be delayed — but not because of fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner of November’s presidential race on election night. But that doesn’t mean…

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US President Donald Trump wears a mask as he visits Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland’ on July 11, 2020. (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN / AFP)

Trump finally dons mask as US sets new virus case record

President Donald Trump finally yielded to pressure and wore a face mask in public for the first time on Saturday as the US posted another daily record for coronavirus cases,…

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For nation’s birthday, Trump slams the enemy within

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a day meant for unity and celebration, President Donald Trump vowed to “safeguard our values” from enemies within — leftists, looters, agitators, he said — in…

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FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. national security advisor John Bolton speaks during a lecture at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, U.S. February 17, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

Trump unfit to be U.S. president, Democrat Pelosi, conservative Bolton agree

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump came under attack from both sides of the American political spectrum on Thursday as liberal Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and former White House aide…

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FILE PHOTO – U.S. soldier are pictured during an exercise of the U.S. Army’s Global Swift Response 17 Media Day near Hohenfels, Germany, October 9, 2017.

Trump says U.S. to pull some troops from Germany over NATO spending feud

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Monday he would cut the number of U.S. troops in Germany to 25,000, faulting the close U.S. ally for failing to meet NATO’s…

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People wearing masks hold placards during a Black Lives Matter protest, following the death of George Floyd who died in police custody in Minneapolis, at Shibuya shopping and amusement district in Tokyo, Japan June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Time for a change: Anti-racism protesters march across US

Tens of thousands of peaceful protesters rallied for racial justice Saturday in cities across the United States following the death of George Floyd, as the movement triggered by his killing…

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FILE PHOTO: Protesters hold placards as they rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., June 2, 2020. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon/File Photo

America’s rivals return fire on human rights after U.S. protests

U.S. unrest over the death of a black man in police custody has reversed the usual tide of diplomacy over human rights, as nations stung by American criticism over the…

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said private social media platforms “shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online”.

Facebook in turmoil over refusal to police Trump’s posts

The clash between Twitter and Donald Trump has thrust rival Facebook into turmoil, with employees rebelling against CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to sanction false or inflammatory posts by the US…

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Demonstrators take part in a protest Monday, June 1, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif., over the death of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis.

Outbreak, Trump and Chauvin just tip of US iceberg

Some CNN commentators gritted their teeth amid Donald Trump’s shocking election victory nearly four years ago, and, in a broadcast seen globally, apparently tried to console themselves by saying that…

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Trump sounds warning over Hong Kong’s future

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned that Hong Kong could lose its status as a global financial center if a proposed Chinese crackdown goes ahead, and promised a “very…

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WHO faces virus probe after Trump threat

The World Health Organization agreed Tuesday to launch an investigation into its coronavirus response, as Beijing accused Washington of shirking its responsibility after President Donald Trump threatened to quit the…

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Trump threatens to halt WHO funding, review U.S. membership

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to permanently halt funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) if it did not commit to improvements within 30 days, and to reconsider…

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US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with resturant executives in the State Dining Room of the White House May 18, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Trump reveals he is taking hydroxychloroquine

President Donald Trump on Monday made the surprising revelation that he is taking hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug that his own government experts say is not suitable for fighting the novel…

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US Supreme Court to take on Trump taxes and presidential immunity

Can Donald Trump refuse to turn over his tax returns and financial records to Congress and New York prosecutors? The Supreme Court takes up this politically charged question on Tuesday,…

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Trump says ‘glad’ Kim Jong Un ‘is back, and well’

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he was “glad” about the reappearance of Kim Jong Un and that the North Korea leader is apparently healthy. “I, for one, am glad…

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US President Donald Trump and government coordinator Dr Deborah Birx lay out the plan for reopening the economy

Trump says US will gradually reopen economy

President Donald Trump said Thursday he is recommending a gradual reopening of the US economy from the catastrophic shutdown ordered to stop the spread of the coronavirus. “Based on the…

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Trump says halting World Health Organization funding over its handling of virus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he has instructed his administration to at least temporarily halt funding to the World Health Organization over its handling of…

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BURLINGTON, VT – MARCH 11: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) delivers a campaign update at the Hotel Vermont on March 11, 2020 in Burlington, Vermont. Scott Eisen/Getty Images/AFP

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, making Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in a general election campaign that…

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Lessons from America that must be learned

One of the most-maligned politicians in the global COVID-19 crisis is Donald Trump. But truth is that many of his key mistakes are typical in the conventional political system. In…

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Trump says US on top as outbreak shuts largest cities

New York and Illinois followed California Friday in locking down to stem the coronavirus pandemic as President Donald Trump declared the United States was already “winning” the war despite a…

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on the coronavirus (COVID-19) response with tourism industry executives in the Cabinet Rooom of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Trump presses for $1 trillion stimulus as U.S. coronavirus deaths cross 100

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Trump administration pressed on Tuesday for enactment of a $1 trillion stimulus package, possibly with $1,000 direct payments to individual Americans, to blunt the economic…

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US-China trade truce at risk as virus hits global economy

A hard-won trade war truce between the US and China is at risk as the coronavirus pandemic rocks the global economy, making it tough for Beijing to fulfil its commitments….

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Trump tests negative for virus as US expands Europe traveler ban

President Donald Trump has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, his physician said Saturday, following concerns over his exposure to a disease that has paralyzed the globe. Trump agreed to…

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro waves to supporters as he leaves the presidential residence, Palacio da Alvorada, in Brasília, on March 13, 2020. (Photo by Sergio LIMA / AFP)

Brazil’s Bolsonaro tests negative for coronavirus

Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he had tested negative for the new coronavirus, after a scare over a trip on which at least one infected member of his staff…

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US President Donald Trump says he will “likely” be tested soon for the novel coronavirus, although he stresses he is “displaying no symptoms,” during a hastily organized press conference in the White House’s Rose Garden. (Photo from AFP)

Trump declares state of emergency in coronavirus-paralysed US

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday in what critics say was a long-delayed admission of the gravity of the coronavirus crisis that’s triggered the shutdown of schools, sporting events, offices…

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US actor Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, California. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

Trump suspends travel to US from Europe,  actor Tom Hanks infected

US President Donald Trump this morning announced a month-long suspension of travel from Europe, with the exception of UK, to the United States. Speaking at a rare Oval Office address…

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First coronavirus death on US soil confirmed, Trump calls for calm

The first fatality from the novel coronavirus has been confirmed on US soil, as President Donald Trump on Saturday urged Americans not to panic. Health officials said the man who…

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US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the ‘Namaste Trump’ event at the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, in Ahmedabad, India on Monday. US First Lady Melania Trump also attended the event.

Trump’s India visit prioritizes pageantry over policy

AHMEDABAD, INDIA (AP) — Prioritizing pageantry over policy, President Donald Trump basked in India’s welcoming embrace on a day that featured a mega-rally with cheering crowds, a mutual admiration show…

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U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks ahead of a House vote on a War Powers Resolution and amid the stalemate surrounding the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump, as she addresses her weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 9, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

U.S. House passes resolution to limit Trump’s ability to wage war on Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution on Thursday to stop President Donald Trump from further military action against Iran, rebuking the president days after he…

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Trump slams House’s impeachment delay as ‘so unfair’

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Saturday criticized House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi for holding off on sending the articles of impeachment against him to…

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US President Donald Trump speaks during a Keep America Great Rally at Kellogg Arena December 18, 2019, in Battle Creek, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP)

Trump impeached for abuse of power

President Donald Trump was impeached for abuse of power in a historic vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting up a Senate trial on removing him from office…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 12, 2019 US President Donald Trump speaks at the White House Summit on Child Care and Paid Leave in Washington, DC. – US President Donald Trump is facing a likely impeachment vote in the House of Representatives on December 18, 2019. Only two US presidents have been impeached — Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998 — although both survived a trial in the Senate that would have removed them from office. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Impeachment vote set for Wednesday as Trump rages

An enraged US President Donald Trump said he was being subjected to an “attempted coup” and a witch trial as Democrats set a historic impeachment vote for Wednesday. In an…

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Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor arrives to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, during the first public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump’s efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

Diplomats accuse Trump as impeachment hits Americans’ TVs

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the Democrats’ case for President Donald Trump’s impeachment streamed from Americans’ TVs Wednesday, including a new contention that he was overheard asking about…

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Thai exports will suffer from GSP cut decision by US President Trump

Thai export sector suffers another blow after the US President Donald Trump on Friday announced to suspend USD1.3 billion worth of duty-free trade for certain items from Thailand, reasoning that…

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Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong (L), Nathan Law (2nd L) and Hong Kong Cantopop singer, actress and LGBT activist Denise Ho (C, bottom) leave after a hearing before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 17, 2019. – Leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement on Tuesday appealed directly to US lawmakers to exert pressure on Beijing, warning that an erosion of the city’s special status would embolden China’s leaders around the world. (Photo by Alastair Pike / AFP)

Activists push US Congress to pass Hong Kong bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that…

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(Photo) The flag of North Korea is seen in Geneva, Switzerland, June 20, 2017/REUTERS (Pierre Albouy)

North Korea fires missiles into sea, says South Korea, nuclear talks in doubt

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired two short-range missiles early on Thursday from its eastern coast, South Korea’s military said, the first missile test since leader Kim Jong Un and…

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Trump-Kim historic meeting at DMZ

U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), met and shook hands on Sunday in the inter-Korean border village of…

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(Photo) North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un stands with US President Donald Trump south of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea/AFP

Trump steps into North Korea, in historic first

Donald Trump stepped onto North Korean soil Sunday as he met Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the peninsula, in a symbolic diplomatic spectacle and a…

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(Photo) U.S. President Donald Trump poses for a photo with China’s President Xi Jinping before their bilateral meeting during the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019/ REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

“Back on track”: China and U.S. agree to restart trade talks

OSAKA (Reuters) – The United States and China agreed on Saturday to restart trade talks and that Washington would hold off on imposing new tariffs on Chinese exports, signaling a…

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Trump prepares for ‘productive’ talks with Xi on trade war

OSAKA (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he hoped for productive talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on a trade war that is casting a shadow on…

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(Photo) The Trump-Xi meeting, expected to take place on Saturday, is highly anticipated as the two sides try to reach a deal on trade/AFP

Trump-Xi meet, Iran tension to overshadow G20 summit in Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) – Concerns over trade, conflict and oil will dominate a summit of the Group of 20 major economies in Japan this weekend, with attention focused on a meeting…

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Kim, Trump arrive in Hanoi ahead of summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump arrived in Hanoi Tuesday, ahead of a second summit closely watched for concrete steps to dismantle Pyongyang’s nuclear programme….

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US and China extend trade talks; Xi-Trump meeting may follow

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators agreed Friday to extend high-level trade talks through the weekend, and President Donald Trump said he hoped to meet next month at his…

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South Florida voters cast their ballots at a polling center in Miami, Florida on November 6.

First polls close as voters decide control of US Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The first polls began to close in parts of Indiana and Kentucky on Tuesday as Americans cast votes at the end of a divisive campaign to decide…

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Trump accuses China of meddling in 2018 US election

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday there was “plenty of evidence” of China trying to meddle in the upcoming US elections and that Beijing wanted…

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Trade war widens as Trump slaps tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Monday he will impose 10 percent US tariffs on about $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, but he spared smart watches…

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Trump ‘likely’ to announce new China tariffs as early as Monday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump is likely to announce new tariffs on about $200 billion on Chinese imports as early as Monday, a senior administration official told Reuters…

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Trump scraps Pompeo trip to North Korea, citing stalled nuclear diplomacy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump on Friday abruptly cancelled his top diplomat’s planned trip to North Korea, publicly acknowledging for the first time that his effort to get…

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Trump threatens China with more tariffs

US President Donald Trump sought to ratchet up pressure on China for trade concessions by proposing a higher 25 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, his administration…

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Praises pour in over the successful rescue operation

Messages of congratulations and praises have poured in from government leaders around the world over the success of the rescue operation to bring the 12 Wild Boars footballers and their…

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