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Trump lashes out at Russia probe as 'McCarthyism'

Aug 19, 2018 - 9:43 PM

United States President Donald Trump's latest Twitter storm is set off by a front-page report in the New York Times

(FILES) This file photo taken on August 8, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking about North Korea at a meeting with administration officials on the opioid addiction crisis at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. President Donald Trump said on August 9, 2017 the United States' nuclear arsenal was now "more powerful than ever before" in a fresh warning to North Korea over its missile tests. "My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before," Trump wrote on Twitter before adding that "hopefully we will never have to use this power."  / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM

Top Trump adviser arrives for talks in Israel

Aug 19, 2018 - 7:45 PM

A US embassy official says John Bolton's discussions with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will include 'regional security issues'

North Korea urges Trump to be 'bold' on denuclearization

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:37 PM

The country's state media also urges US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to 'brush aside' speculation from opponents over the North's intentions

HISTORIC. US President Donald Trump speaks at a signing ceremony with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (not pictured) during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Ex-CIA directors issue unprecedented Trump condemnation

Aug 18, 2018 - 11:37 AM

This comes after President Donald Trump decides to strip off former Intelligence director John Brennan of his security clearance over an ongoing federal probe on Trump's alleged Russian campaign links

MCLEAN, VA - FEBRUARY 19: A man walks across the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at the lobby of the Original Headquarters Building at the CIA headquarters February 19, 2009 in McLean, Virginia. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Federalism, West Philippine Sea, Donald Trump | Midday wRap

Aug 16, 2018 - 12:19 PM

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U.S. media counters Trump with #EnemyOfNone campaign

Aug 16, 2018 - 8:53 AM

More than 200 news organizations participate in a coordinated campaign with editorials about the importance of an independent media

Trump file photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump calls former aide Omarosa a 'dog'

Aug 15, 2018 - 3:48 PM

President Donald Trump ratchets up the war of words to a level of nastiness rarely seen, even from a president who has shown he does not pull punches when insulting his critics

BREACH OF TRUST? US President Donald Trump looks on during a press conference on April 3, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

U.S.: North Korea talks moving 'in right direction'

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:54 AM

'Conversations with the government of North Korea are becoming a far more normal matter,' State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert says

ON NORTH KOREA. In this file screenshot, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert addresses the media in a news briefing. Screengrab from state.gov

U.S. denies China policy change after Taiwan leader speech in LA

Aug 15, 2018 - 9:16 AM

Beijing says that it has lodged an official protest with the United States over Tsai Ing-wen's August 13 speech in Los Angeles where she says Taiwan's freedom and future is not negotiable

POLITICAL SPEECH. This photograph by Taiwan agency CNA Photo taken on August 12, 2018 shows Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen speaking during her visit to Los Angeles, California during a stopover en route to allies Paraguay and Belize. AFP PHOTO / CNA PHOTO

Tulfo brothers, Aegis Juris, Dingdong Dantes | Evening wRap

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:07 PM

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Omarosa's White House recordings fuel Trump woes

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:34 AM

The recording by former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman represents another stunning breach of presidential trust

Text-messaging FBI agent Peter Strzok fired – lawyer

Aug 13, 2018 - 11:59 PM

Aitan Goelman, Strzok's attorney, says the 21-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was fired by FBI deputy director David Bowdich on Friday

PETER STRZOK. In this file photo taken on July 12, 2018 Deputy Assistant FBI Director Peter Strzok testifies before a joint committee hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/AFP

Cost of federalism, Sara Duterte, Trump on Harley-Davidson | Evening wRap

Aug 13, 2018 - 10:55 PM

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Trump endorses call for boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles

Aug 13, 2018 - 9:21 AM

The US President is mad that the Wisconsin-based manufacturer – once a presidential favorite – announced it is moving some production out of the US

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: A Harley-Davidson logo adorns a bike outside of the Harley-Davidson of New York City showroom store, June 25, 2018 in the Queens borough of New York City. The American motorcycle company announced on Monday that it will shift production of some of its bikes overseas in order to avoid retaliatory tariffs by the European Union in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from the EU. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP  Drew Angerer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Stormy Daniels lawyer wants to run vs Trump in 2020

Aug 13, 2018 - 7:58 AM

The lawyer of adult film star Stormy Daniels says he would 'hit harder' if he campaigns against Donald Trump when the US presidential comes

DANIELS AND TRUMP. This combination of pictures created on March 25, 2018 shows file photos of adult film actress Stormy Daniels and US President Donald Trump. Photos by Ethan Miller, Olivier Douliery/AFP

White supremacists set to rally outside White House a year after deadly clash

Aug 12, 2018 - 4:51 PM

United States President Donald Trump tweets a generic condemnation of racism a year after the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia

FACE OF RACISM. A member of the Ku Klux Klan attends a rally on July 8, 2017 calling for the protection of Southern Confederate monuments, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Ivanka Trump says no room in U.S. for 'neo-nazism'

Aug 12, 2018 - 1:19 PM

'While Americans are blessed to live in a nation that protects liberty, freedom of speech and diversity of opinion, there is no place for white supremacy, racism and neo-nazism in our great country,' says the daughter of US President Donald Trump

(FILES) This file photo taken on July 21, 2016 shows Ivanka Trump on the last day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Ivanka Trump, America's incoming first daughter and wife of newly named White House special advisor Jared Kushner, will step down from the Trump Organization and her own label, US media reported on January 10, 2017. The reports came just hours after President-elect Donald Trump announced that her husband would take on a top-level job as special advisor to the incoming Republican commander-in-chief. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski

Trump condemns 'all types of racism' a year after Charlottesville

Aug 11, 2018 - 10:21 PM

'The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division,' Trump writes on Twitter

ONE YEAR AGO. This file photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking to the press about protests in Charlottesville. Photo by Jim Watson/ AFP

Erdogan vows to defy U.S. 'threats' after currency crash

Aug 11, 2018 - 6:05 PM

(UPDATED) Meanwhile, Iran also slams Washington for its 'addiction to sanctions and bullying'

ERDOGAN. In this file photo, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during the AK Party's group meeting at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in Ankara, on October 3, 2017. Photo by Adem Altan/AFP

Iran's foreign minister: 'There will be no meeting' with U.S.

Aug 11, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif adds there are also no plans for a meeting with US officials on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York next month

IRAN FM ZARIF. In this file photo, Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations April 23, 2018 in New York. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

U.S., Mexico NAFTA negotiators to resume talks next week – minister

Aug 11, 2018 - 9:41 AM

Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo says a deal is still possible by the end of the month, but acknowledges that there is 'still a lot of work to do'

US-MEXICAN RELATIONS. Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has earlier talked of a 'new relationship' with the United States. Trump file photo by Saul Loeb/AFP; Lopez Obrador file photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP


Trump announces 'doubling' of tariffs on steel, aluminum from Turkey

Aug 10, 2018 - 9:42 PM

Trump on Twitter: 'I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!'

NEW TARIFFS. In this file photo taken on July 19, 2017, US President Donald Trump holds up a pair of pliers as he speaks during a Made in America event with US manufacturers in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

China set to respond to new round of U.S. tariffs

Aug 09, 2018 - 12:16 AM

China's levies will come into force at 12:01 on August 23, according to a statement on the finance ministry's web site

Trump warns world against business with Iran as sanctions return

Aug 07, 2018 - 6:46 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level,' Trump writes in an early morning tweet

WARNINGS. US President Donald Trump tours US Steel's Granite City Works steel mill in Granite City, Illinois on July 26, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. reimposes tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran

Aug 07, 2018 - 12:25 PM

The first of two rounds of US sanctions kicked in at 12:01 am Tuesday, August 7, targeting Iran's access to US banknotes and key industries, including cars and carpets

Trump file photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump admits Donald Jr met with Russian lawyer at Trump Tower

Aug 06, 2018 - 1:54 PM

This is Trump's most direct acknowledgement that the motive for the June 2016 meeting was to get dirt on Hillary Clinton

NOT ILLEGAL. File photo of US President Donald Trump speaking to the media during last month's G7 Summit in Quebec City, Canada. Canada. Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images/AFP

Jordan, Melania back Lebron James after Trump insult

Aug 05, 2018 - 9:44 AM

NBA legend Michael Jordan says LeBron James has done an 'amazing job' while US First Lady Melania Trump hopes to visit the Lakers superstar's new school

MODEL ATHLETE. LeBron James addresses the crowd during the recent opening his I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

North Korea slams 'alarming' U.S. impatience on denuclearization

Aug 04, 2018 - 5:23 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'As long as the US does not show in practice its strong will to remove our concerns, there will be no case whereby we will move forward first unilaterally,' says North Korea Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho

(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on May 29, 2018, shows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) in Washington, DC on May 29, 2018; and Vice Chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee Kim Yong Chol in Pyeongchang on February 25, 2018.  Pompeo will meet in New York this week Kim amid intensifying US-North Korean summit preparations, the White House said on May 29, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO AND POOL / Mandel NGAN AND Patrick Semansky

China says tariff threat against U.S. 'justified'

Aug 04, 2018 - 4:23 PM

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi says the threat of retaliatory tariffs against the United States was a measure taken to 'uphold the interests of the Chinese people'

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (C) listens to questions from journalists as he leaves a press conference during the 51st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Singapore on August 2, 2018. Leaders, ministers and representatives are meeting in the city-state from August 1 to 4 for the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM). / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFAN

Pompeo calls for sustained pressure on North Korea

Aug 04, 2018 - 1:40 PM

(UPDATED) A confidential UN report warns that Pyongyang has resorted to 'massive increase' of illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products to circumvent sanctions over its nuclear weapons program

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo gives a press conference during a NATO Foreign ministers' meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on April 27, 2018.  JOHN THYS / AFP

Carandang dismissal, Ivanka Trump, CJ Ramos arrest | Evening wRap

Aug 03, 2018 - 9:38 PM

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China threatens new tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods

Aug 03, 2018 - 9:03 PM

(UPDATED) The commerce ministry issues a statement saying the new duties would be applied if Washington pulls the trigger on President Donald Trump's threat to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods

TRADE WAR FEARS. Traders and financial professionals work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the opening bell, August 2, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Ivanka Trump: Family separations a 'low point,' media not the enemy

Aug 03, 2018 - 3:26 PM

Ivanka Trump takes a decidedly different approach than her combative father to stress that the immigration crisis has caused her anxiety. She also distances herself from her father's relentless condemnation of the media.

IVANKA. US President Special advisor and daughter Ivanka Trump participates in a conversation on workforce development and news of the day at the Newseum in Washington on August 2, 2018. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Chinese-American engineer charged with stealing GE technology

Aug 03, 2018 - 8:10 AM

The FBI allegedly found a handbook detailing 'resources' Beijing would grant to individuals providing certain technologies, court documents say

GE. A General Electric Co. logo is displayed on the door of one of the company's microwave ovens being offered for sale at a Sears store January 22, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. File photo by Scott Olson/AFP


Pantaleon Alvarez, ASEAN statement on China, Bong Go movie role | Evening wRap

Aug 02, 2018 - 8:50 PM

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U.S. 'crypto-anarchist' sees 3D-printed guns as fundamental right

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed, says 3D gun printing defends the U.S. Constitution's first and second amendments – the rights to free speech and to bear arms

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 11, 2013, software engineer Travis Lerol takes aim with an unloaded Liberator handgun in the backyard of his home in Hanover, Maryland. The Liberator is the first gun that can be made entirely with parts from a 3D printer and computer-aided design (CAD) files downloaded from the Internet.  A US gun rights activist and entrepreneur vowed on July 31, 2018, to fight attempts to block his free publication of blueprints for 3D-printed firearms, as US President Donald Trump signaled he was skeptical about whether the plans should be readily available. / AFP PHOTO / Robert MACPHERSON

U.S. Korean War dead heading home at last

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:04 PM

'Some have called the Korean War the forgotten war. But today, we prove these heroes were never forgotten. Today our boys are coming home,' says Vice President Mike Pence

HOME. Military personnel bring in the presumed remains of US soldiers in 55 caskets draped with American flags into Hanger 19 Joint base Pearl Harbor Hickam on August 1, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Photo by Kat Wade/Getty Images/AFP

Will next UN rights chief treat Duterte, world leaders more gently?

Aug 02, 2018 - 7:56 AM

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has acknowledged that his unvarnished criticism of world leaders has made it impossible for him to secure a second term

RIGHTS CHIEF. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein speaks in Guatemala City on November 17, 2017. File photo by Johan Ordonez/AFP

Trump tells attorney general to end Russia probe

Aug 01, 2018 - 11:09 PM

(UPDATED) Aides rush to limit the damage, insisting Donald Trump is not issuing an order as Jeff Session's boss.

TRUMP AND SESSIONS. This file photo taken on February 9, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump alongside US Attorney General Jeff Sessions after Sessions was sworn in as Attorney General in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump threatens to raise tariffs on Chinese goods to 25%, up from 10%

Aug 01, 2018 - 6:09 PM

(UPDATED) Officials downplay suggestions the move is intended to compensate for the recent decline in the value of the Chinese currency

TRUMP TARIFFS. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump looks on during a rally in Elkhart, Indiana on May 10, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. to urge pressure against North Korea at Asia talks

Aug 01, 2018 - 3:02 PM

A US official says Washington is 'concerned' by North Korean violations of UN-approved sanctions, including illegal shipments of oil by sea

ASEAN. A man walks past a banner ahead of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum in Singapore on August 1, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

U.S. judge blocks release of 3D gun blueprints amid uproar

Aug 01, 2018 - 1:55 PM

US District Judge Robert Lasnik in Seattle, Washington grants the motion for a temporary restraining order blocking the release of the digital plans, and schedules a hearing for August 10

'LIBERATOR.' In this file photo taken on July 11, 2013, software engineer Travis Lerol takes aim with an unloaded Liberator handgun in the backyard of his home in Hanover, Maryland. File photo by Robert Macpherson/AFP

Trump predicts Iran talks 'pretty soon'

Aug 01, 2018 - 9:10 AM

Several Iranian public figures say it is impossible to imagine negotiations with Washington after it tore up the nuclear deal in May

'ANIMALS'? In this file photo, US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House August 25. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump 'looking into' rules on printed guns

Jul 31, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The technology presents Trump with tough questions about protecting the public, the limits of gun ownership rights and his own political fortunes

TRUMP AND PRINTED GUNS. US President Donald Trump addresses the Pledge to America's Workers event at the White House in Washington, DC.  File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Former Trump campaign chief goes on trial for bank and tax fraud

Jul 31, 2018 - 1:59 PM

(UPDATED) Paul Manafort is the first defendant to go to court to fight charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election

TRIAL. In this file photo taken on December 11, 2017 former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort leaves Federal Court in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

North Korea developing new missiles – report

Jul 31, 2018 - 1:03 PM

Pyongyang appears to be developing at least one or two liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles, The Washington Post reports

NORTH KOREA. Workers paint a North Korean flag atop a building on Kim Il-Sung square on July 7, 2016. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Trump says willing to meet with Iran leaders 'any time'

Jul 31, 2018 - 8:56 AM

Barely a week after warning Iran it would suffer untold 'consequences,' US President Donald Trump says he would meet the country's leader Hassan Rouhani 'any time' and without preconditions

NUCLEAR DEAL. US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. File photos by Atta Kenare and Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump anti-press attacks 'dangerous and harmful'

Jul 30, 2018 - 7:51 AM

A.G. Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times, says he told US President Donald Trump during their meeting that escalating attacks on news media 'will lead to violence'

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 27: People walk past the New York Times building on July 27, 2017 in New York City. The New York Times Company shares have surged to a nine-year high after posting strong earnings on Thursday. Partly due to new digital subscriptions following the election of Donald Trump as president, the company reported a profit of $27.7 million in the second quarter, up from $9.1 million in the same period last year. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

A hacker explains Russia's use of cyber warfare in 2016 U.S. election

Jul 30, 2018 - 7:30 AM

'Everything about Hillary Clinton had to be negative and you really had to tear into her. It was all about the leaked email, the corruption scandals, and the fact that she is super rich,' says a former Russian troll


Turkey's Erdogan warns U.S. over sanctions threat

Jul 29, 2018 - 6:29 PM

'The change of attitude is Trump's problem, not mine,' Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells journalists during a visit to South Africa, calling the US threats 'psychological warfare'

VICTORY. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures during a speech on June 24, 2018 in Istanbul, after initial results of Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP