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Trump attacks Mueller ahead of testimony on Russia probe

Jul 23, 2019 - 12:17 AM

Robert Mueller will take questions from lawmakers for the first time on the Russia investigation when he appears before two separate Democratic-led House committees on Wednesday, July 24

TRUMP ON MUELLER. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks to the media on May 20, 2019. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump says minority congresswomen should 'apologize to America'

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:16 PM

US President Donald Trump's comments come a week after he sparked a firestorm of outrage when he attacked the left-leaning lawmakers with a series of tweets saying they should 'go back' to their countries of origin

US President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he walks to Marine One prior to departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, July 5, 2019. - Trump travels to Bedminster, New Jersey. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Meddling, collusion, obstruction: What the Mueller probe found

Jul 21, 2019 - 11:01 AM

Special Counsel Robert Mueller will submit to questions before Congress for the first time on July 24, 2019. Here's what you need to know about his report on Russian meddling and obstruction allegations in the US presidential elections

MUELLER INVESTIGATION. Special Counsel Robert Mueller leaves after speaking on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, at the US Justice Department in Washington DC on May 29, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Washington girds for Mueller testimony

Jul 21, 2019 - 10:23 AM

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, much-trusted in Washington circles but with a sphinx-like image, has already signalled he will be a tough nut to crack

TESTIFYING. This file photo taken on May 16, 2013 shows then Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller. Photo by Brendan Smalowski

One giant leap: 50 years ago, humanity's first steps on the Moon

Jul 20, 2019 - 3:07 PM

(UPDATED) NASA plans to return to the Moon to test technology for Mars by 2024

Apollo 11 space mission US astronaut Buzz Aldrin is seen conducting experiments with the Passive Experiment Package (PSE) on the moon's surface on a picture taken by Neil Armstrong after both climbed down the ladder of the lunar module "Eagle" on July 21, 1969 to become the first men in history to set foot on the moon's surface. AFP PHOTO NASA (Photo by - / NASA / AFP)

Iran Guards seize British-flagged tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:15 AM

Tensions rise in the Gulf as this incident occurs on the same day that US President Donald Trump says an Iranian drone threatened an American naval vessel

A woman walks along the beach on Hormuz Island in the Gulf Strait of Hormuz, off the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas, on April 29, 2019. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Trump attacks US Fed, demands rate cut

Jul 19, 2019 - 11:51 PM

In another Twitter outburst, Trump calls on the US Federal Reserve to 'Correct!' its overreach

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he walks to Marine One prior to departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, July 5, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. House rejects bid to launch Trump impeachment proceedings

Jul 18, 2019 - 7:17 AM

The US House of Representatives votes 332 to 95 to table, or effectively kill, a resolution brought by Democrat Al Green that raised whether to begin procedures to remove Trump from office

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) speaks to reporters on the way to House Floor on July 17, 2019 in Washington, DC. The House voted to block an effort to impeach President Trump, in the first test of the divisive issue since Democrats took control of the chamber and the House voted to hold Attorney General Barr, Commerce Secretary Ross in contempt for failing to comply with subpoena on 2020 Census. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/AFP  TASOS KATOPODIS / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

New video shows Trump partying with Epstein at Mar-a-Lago

Jul 17, 2019 - 10:36 PM

NBC News says it found the 1992 video from Trump's Palm Beach, Florida club in its archives, showing the real estate tycoon welcoming Epstein to the party and appearing to discuss women dancing to music in front of them

Trump says he does not have a 'racist bone' in his body

Jul 16, 2019 - 11:14 PM

Democratic leaders condemn Donald Trump's comments, rallying around lawmakers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump takes part in the 3rd Annual Made in America Product Showcase on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 15, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

North Korea warns U.S.-South Korea drills will affect nuclear talks

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:05 PM

'If the military exercise really goes ahead, it would affect the DPRK-US working-level talks,' an unnamed foreign ministry spokesperson says in comments carried by state news agency KCNA, using the official acronym for North Korea

NUCLEAR TALKS. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un walks with US President Donald Trump north of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) on June 30, 2019. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump: a history of inflammatory and 'racist' statements

Jul 16, 2019 - 10:24 AM

While US President Donald Trump denies he is racist, he has a long history of political pandering to white suspicions about other ethnic groups

US President Donald Trump talks delivers remarks on executive orders on energy and infrastructure at the International Union of Operating Engineers International Training and Education Center in Crosby, Texas, on April 10, 2019. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)

UK PM hopefuls slam Trump tweets, but refuse to call them racist

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:33 AM

Front-runner Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt refuse to call the tweets of US President Donald Trump racist when pressed to do so during their last debate

A combination of file pictures created in London on June 21, 2019 shows Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (L) giving a speech at the Konrad-Adenauer foundation in Berlin on February 20, 2019 and British Conservative Party politician Boris Johnson (R) giving a speech during a fringe event on the sidelines of the Conservative Party Conference 2018 at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, on October 2, 2018. Britain's leadership race leaves London for the English countryside Saturday as Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt begin wooing grassroots Conservatives who will pick the new premier. Paul ELLIS, Odd ANDERSEN / AFP

1 in 5 U.S. Twitter users follows Trump – survey

Jul 15, 2019 - 11:48 PM

The report is based on a survey of 2,388 US adults who use Twitter and gave Pew permission to review their personal public-facing accounts between December 2018 and July 2019

TRUMP AND TWITTER. US President Donald Trump speaks during an event about expanding health coverage options for small businesses and workers in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, June 14, 2019. FIle photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump under fire for 'racist' attack on U.S. congresswomen

Jul 15, 2019 - 8:09 AM

The US president refers on Twitter to 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen' in remarks that appeared to be aimed at a group of outspoken relatively young, liberal women of color, all first-time members of the House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a Congressional Iftar event at the U.S. Capitol May 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. Muslims around the world are observing the holy month with prayers, fasting from dawn to sunset and nightly feasts. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP  ALEX WONG / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Trump's favorite parts of U.S. economy are also the weakest

Jul 14, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Analysts say the very industries United States President Donald Trump has tried to help have become the weakest links in the otherwise solid economy

FRIEDENS, PA - JUNE 08: Mining equipment sits outside of the entrance to Corsa Coal's Acosta Deep Mine on June 8, 2017 in Friedens, Pennsylvania. The mine, which celebrated its grand opening on Thursday, is expected to create more than 70 new jobs and should produce 400,000 tons of metallurgical coal a year. Justin Merriman/Getty Images/AFP

As U.S. agents prepare to arrest 'thousands,' migrants live in fear

Jul 14, 2019 - 10:27 AM

Thousands of undocumented migrants wait in fear ahead of nationwide raids that could have them expelled from the United States

JUSTICE FOR KIDS. People protest against the upcoming ICE raids and detentions of refugee asylum seekers at a vigil outside the main ICE detention center (background) in downtown Los Angeles on July 12, 2019. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Trump confirms immigration raids set for the weekend

Jul 12, 2019 - 11:16 PM

'They came in illegally,' Donald Trump tells reporters at the White House. 'They are going to take people out and they are going to send them back to their country.'

IMMIGRATION RAID. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable meeting with conservative leaders at the White House on January 23, 2019. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump says cryptocurrency is 'not money'

Jul 12, 2019 - 2:29 PM

'I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and based on thin air,' Trump tweets

Trump escalates war on social media at White House 'summit'

Jul 12, 2019 - 9:51 AM

Trump claims that firms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter – who were not invited to the summit – discriminate against him and his supporters, even though his own Twitter account has nearly 62 million followers

US President Donald Trump looks on as the US attorney general delivers remarks on citizenship and the census in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 11, 2019.  Brendan Smialowski / AFP

France passes law taxing digital giants in defiance of U.S. anger

Jul 11, 2019 - 6:26 PM

The legislation – dubbed the GAFA tax – an acronym for Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon – is passed by a simple show of hands in the Senate upper house after previously being passed by the National Assembly lower chamber

GAFA TAX. This combination of pictures shows the logos of the GAFA's, named after Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple, displayed on a tablet in Paris, on February 18, 2019. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Trump warns Iran sanctions will 'soon be increased substantially'

Jul 10, 2019 - 10:43 PM

'Remember, that deal was to expire in a short number of years. Sanctions will soon be increased, substantially!' says President Donald Trump

IRAN SANCTIONS. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump holds a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 12, 2019. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Britain's U.S. ambassador resigns after Trump spat

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:13 PM

'The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like,' Kim Darroch writes in his resignation letter

RESIGNATION. In this file photo, Ambassador Kim Darroch speaks to guests during the Capitol File 2017 WHCD Welcome Reception at the British Ambassador's Residence on April 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Capitol File Magazine/AFP

Rapinoe: World Cup champions USA to snub White House invite

Jul 10, 2019 - 3:38 PM

'You're excluding me. You're excluding people that look like me. You're excluding people of color,' Team USA star Megan Rapinoe tells President Donald Trump

POWER PAIR. Team USA, bannered by Megan Rapinoe (left) and Alex Morgan, says it doesn’t want to lend the platform it 'worked so hard to build.' Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Trump derides May's 'foolish policies,' 'pompous' envoy

Jul 10, 2019 - 2:56 PM

The missives threaten to plunge Washington and London into a rare diplomatic crisis and have landed their author, British envoy Kim Darroch – and by default his prime minister – in the US president's crosshairs

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump meets with the emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (not shown) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 9, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump calls British ambassador to U.S. 'a very stupid guy'

Jul 09, 2019 - 9:10 PM

'I don’t know the Ambassador but have been told he is a pompous fool,' Trump writes in a series of early morning tweets doubling down on British envoy Kim Darroch

SLAMMING KIM DARROCH. US President Donald Trump speaks during an event about expanding health coverage options for small businesses and workers in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, June 14, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Attacks on Big Tech likely at White House social media 'summit'

Jul 09, 2019 - 11:43 AM

President Donald Trump has invited conservative critics of Big Tech but excluded the platforms themselves

TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump holds a meeting on the opioid epidemic in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 12, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Iran passes uranium enrichment cap set by endangered deal

Jul 08, 2019 - 7:19 PM

(UPDATED) The European Union says it is 'extremely concerned' by the development and calls on Iran to 'reverse all activities' inconsistent with its deal commitments

IRAN. Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Behrouz Kamalvandi answers the press in the capital Tehran on July 17, 2018. File photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

Trump congratulates US women's team on World Cup win

Jul 08, 2019 - 3:23 PM

US president Donald Trump tells the US women's football team the country is 'proud of you all'

CHAMPS. Megan Rapinoe and USA capture another FIFA World Cup. Photo from Twitter/@FIFAWWC


Trump says migrant detention centers to open to media

Jul 08, 2019 - 7:32 AM

'I'm going to start showing some of these detention centers to the press. I want the press to go in and see them,' Trump tells reporters in Morristown, New Jersey

BORDER PATROL STATIONS. A Border Patrol Station is pictured as 15 members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus gathered to tour Border Patrol facilities and migrant detention centers on July 1, 2019 in Clint, Texas. Photo by Luke Montavon/AFP

UK's top envoy in U.S. says Trump administration 'inept' – leaked memo

Jul 07, 2019 - 9:29 AM

'We don't really believe this administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept,' allegedly says Ambassador Kim Darroch

TRUMP GOVERNMENT. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump holds a meeting on the opioid epidemic in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 12, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb / AFP

Trump celebrates U.S. might, avoids politics in Independence Day speech

Jul 05, 2019 - 10:08 AM

In a trickling rain, he repeatedly ascribes a singular greatness to the US, declaring it 'the most exceptional nation in the history of the world'

INDEPENDENCE DAY. A screen projects a video feed of President Donald Trump as he delivers remarks during the 'Salute to America' ceremony in front of the Lincoln Memorial, on July 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images/AFP

Pakistan PM Imran Khan to meet Trump in U.S. July 22 – Pakistan

Jul 04, 2019 - 10:03 PM

The announcement comes as the US is seeking Pakistan's help in finding a way out of neighboring Afghanistan, where American forces are now in their 18th year of war

HELP. Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to Washington comes at US President Donald Trump's invitation. File photo by Aamir Qureshi/AFP

North Korea says U.S. 'hell-bent' on sanctions despite Trump-Kim meet

Jul 04, 2019 - 7:11 PM

Pyongyang's delegation to the United Nations on Wednesday, July 3, says the US continues to be 'obsessed with sanctions'

TRUMP-KIM III. US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un talk before a meeting in the Demilitarized Zoneon June 30, 2019, in Panmunjeom, Korea. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump, producer-president, makes July 4th his own show

Jul 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM

The US commander-in-chief and erstwhile Manhattan showman plans to tear up another norm, critics say, by hijacking traditionally non-partisan Independence Day as he seeks re-election

INDEPENDENCE DAY. Members of the U.S. Army finish parking an M1 Abrams tank in front of the Lincoln Memorial ahead of the Fourth of July "Salute to America" celebration on July 3, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Iran to bypass uranium enrichment maximum despite calls for rethink

Jul 03, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Iran is acting on its May 8 threat to suspend parts of the agreement in response to US President Donald Trump's reimposition of crippling sanctions after withdrawing from it in May last year

ROUHANI. A handout picture made available by the Iranian presidential office shows, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivering a speech during the 'nuclear technology day"'in Tehran on April 9, 2019. AFP PHOTO / HO / IRANIAN PRESIDENCY

Trump move to ease Huawei sanctions sparks anger, confusion

Jul 02, 2019 - 3:12 PM

One possible compromise is to ease restrictions on Huawei's consumer business while keeping sanctions on telecom infrastructure, says Samm Sacks, a fellow at the New America foundation China Digital Economy project


5 things we learned from Trump-Kim III

Jul 02, 2019 - 11:43 AM

Takeaways from the weekend encounter of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un talk before a meeting in the Demilitarized Zone(DMZ) on June 30, 2019, in Panmunjom, Korea.  Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Trump: Iran 'playing with fire' after nuclear deal limit breached

Jul 02, 2019 - 8:34 AM

US president Donald Trump says: 'They know what they're doing. They know what they're playing with and I think they're playing with fire'

EXCEEDED. A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on June 26, 2019 shows Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (right) attending a cabinet meeting in the capital Tehran. Photo by Iranian Presidency/AFP

North Korea hails 'historic' Kim-Trump summit

Jul 01, 2019 - 8:01 AM

(UPDATED) Regional powerhouse China says renewed discussions between North Korea and the United States are of 'great significance'

'HISTORIC.' North Korea's Kim Jong-un (L) and US President Donald Trump meet on the south side of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, in the Joint Security Area of Panmunjom in the DMZ on June 30, 2019. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Trump steps into North Korea, in historic first

Jun 30, 2019 - 3:29 PM

(UPDATED) The impromptu meeting in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the Korean peninsula comes with negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington over the North's nuclear arsenal at a deadlock

WALKING IN NORTH KOREA. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un walks with US President Donald Trump north of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, in the Joint Security Area of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone on June 30, 2019. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

'Nobody reads the communique:' Top G20 moments

Jun 29, 2019 - 8:51 PM

Here are some of the top moments and bon-mots from the 2 day meeting hosted by Japan in the city of Osaka

CLIMATE CHANGE. Protesters wearing masks of world leaders including a giant paper mache Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and US President Donald Trump demonstrate against climate change and coal use as world leaders convene at the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019.  Photo by Pak Yiu/AFP

Trump hints at softer stance on China's Huawei

Jun 29, 2019 - 7:13 PM

'US companies can sell their equipment to Huawei,' Trump says hours after sealing a tariff truce with Chinese President Xi Jinping

SOFTER STANCE? US President Donald Trump says US companies could sell equipment to Chinese telecom giant Huawei.

'It's a problem': Trump tells Erdogan on Russia missile deal

Jun 29, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Turkey remains committed to the purchase, with Erdogan saying earlier this month: 'We have completed the business'

G20 SUMMIT. US President Donald Trump (R) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

'Say hello': Trump invites Kim to DMZ meeting

Jun 29, 2019 - 3:57 PM

If Kim accepts, it would be the third meeting between the leaders of the two former enemies amid efforts to denuclearise the Korean peninsula

SAY HELLO? In this file photo, US President Donald Trump meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit in Singapore in June 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

'Back on track': Trump, Xi agree to resume trade talks

Jun 29, 2019 - 12:28 PM

(UPDATED) Economists say that a lengthy trade war could be crippling for the global economy at a time when headwinds including increased geopolitical tensions and Brexit are blowing hard

China's President Xi Jinping (R) greets US President Donald Trump before a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Dalai Lama says Trump 'lacks moral principle'

Jun 28, 2019 - 8:58 PM

'One day he says something, another day he says something,' the 83-year-old Buddhist monk says of the US president

ON TRUMP. In this file photo, Dalai Lama gestures as he arrives to deliver a speech at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, on September 15, 2016. File photo by Frederick Florin/AFP

Iran judges 'progress' made at nuclear meeting but 'still not enough'

Jun 28, 2019 - 8:10 PM

(UPDATED) Iran is on the verge of exceeding one of the limits on stockpiles of nuclear material foreseen under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

MEETING. Abbas Araghchi (C-R), political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, and Helga Schmid (C-L), Secretary General of the European Union's External Action Service (EEAS), take part in a meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) attended by the E3+2 (China, France, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom) and Iran on June 28, 2019 at the Palais Coburg in Vienna, Austria. Photo by Alex Halada/AFP

With a smile, Trump tells Putin 'don't meddle in the election'

Jun 28, 2019 - 3:12 PM

(UPDATED) Vladimir Putin says nothing, but grins in response to the US President's comment

ALL SMILES. Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

Twitter announces action against politicians' rule-breaking tweets

Jun 28, 2019 - 11:53 AM

'In the past, we've allowed certain tweets that violated our rules to remain on Twitter because they were in the public's interest, but it wasn't clear when and how we made those determinations,' the company says

TWITTER. A woman holds a smartphone with the logo of US social network Twitter, on May 2, 2019 in Nantes, western France.  Photo by Loic Venance/AFP