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Trump attacks Fox News in latest sign of strain

May 20, 2019 - 9:55 AM

In a flurry of tweets, the US president takes the conservative network to task for interviewing Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana

NOT FAVORED. File photo of Fox News bureau in Washington, DC. Shutterstock Image

Biden spars with Trump on age, faces questions on women

Apr 27, 2019 - 10:35 AM

"If he looks young and vibrant compared to me I should probably go home," Biden says of the president.

CHALLENGER. In this file photo taken on April 18, 2019 Former US vice president Joe Biden leaves a rally organized by UFCW Union members to support Stop and Shop employees on strike throughout the region in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP

Trump: we paid North Korea nothing for Warmbier's release

Apr 27, 2019 - 8:34 AM

The Washington Post quotes unidentified sources as saying that a US official was made to sign a pledge to pay $2 million in medical costs before being allowed to fly Warmbier back home from Pyongyang in 2017

MOURNING. This handout photo obtained courtesy of the Warmbier family shows a mourner signing a guest book at Wyoming High School in Wyoming, Ohio, on June 22, 2017, during the funeral for Otto Warmbier. Photo from the Warmbier Family / AFP Handout / FAMILY HANDOUT / AFP

The Mueller report is out, but the probes continue

Apr 20, 2019 - 9:15 AM

The final report from the probe makes clear that more than a dozen other cases, most of them secret, remain in the pipeline

RELEASED. An illustration shows printed pages of the Mueller Report at an office on April 18, 2019, in Washington, DC. Photo by Eva Hambach / AFP

Democrats vow more investigations into Trump’s ‘dishonest’ and ‘immoral’ conduct

Apr 19, 2019 - 10:55 AM

'Donald Trump has spent his entire presidency engaged in a nonstop campaign of obstruction, intimidation, and abuse of power,' says Democratic party chairman Tom Perez. 'No one is above the law.'

INVESTIGATIONS. Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff speaks at a press conference discussing today's release of the redacted Mueller report on April 18, 2019 in Burbank, California. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP  MARIO TAMA / Getty Images North America / AFP

Russia report tells how angry Trump wanted Mueller fired

Apr 19, 2019 - 9:59 AM

'I had the right to end the whole Witch Hunt if I wanted. I could have fired everyone, including Mueller, if I wanted. I chose not to,' Trump tweeted from Air Force One.

'THIS IS THE END OF MY PRESIDENCY.' A page from the recently released Mueller Report is shown April 18, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP  WIN MCNAMEE / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Mueller report details Trump's efforts to halt probe

Apr 19, 2019 - 9:42 AM

Trump's efforts to remove Mueller began after press reports indicated that the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election had widened to include whether the president had committed obstruction of justice

RESIGNED. In this file photo, White House counsel Don McGahn listens as Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on September 27, 2018. Photo by Andrew Harnik / POOL / AFP

350 migrants force their way into into Mexico as new caravan arrives

Apr 13, 2019 - 1:15 PM

"Today at 3:30 am," says the National Migration Institute, "a group of approximately 350 people broke violently across the Mexican border from Guatemala."

CARAVAN. Central American migrants heading in caravan to the US rest at the park Hidalgo in Tapachula in Mexico on April 12, 2019. Photo by Pep Companys / AFP

Trump says could send illegal migrants to 'sanctuary cities'

Apr 13, 2019 - 10:50 AM

"Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities," tweets President Trump

PROTEST. In this file photo taken on January 25, 2017 migrant rights groups look on during a vigil to protest against US President Donald Trump's new crackdown on "sanctuary cities", outside the City Hall in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Mark Ralston / AFP

Trump climbs down in wall row, will reopen government

Jan 26, 2019 - 7:12 AM

(3rd UPDATE) S&P Global Ratings says the shutdown cost the US economy at least $6 billion, 'larger than the $5.7 billion that the White House requested for the border wall'

BACKS DOWN. File photo of US President Donald Trump.Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Special counsel disputes explosive report on Trump lawyer testimony

Jan 19, 2019 - 2:06 PM

"BuzzFeed's description of specific statements to the Special Counsel's Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen's Congressional testimony are not accurate," spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement.

PUSH BACK. Special counsel Robert Mueller (2nd L) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

FBI opened probe into whether Trump working for Russians

Jan 12, 2019 - 11:40 AM

(UPDATED) The investigation – a dual counterintelligence and criminal probe – was launched after the president fired FBI director James Comey in May 2017, the New York Times reports

PROBED. US President Donald Trump during a meeting on border security in the Cabinet Room of the White House January 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Trump slams 'disgraceful' Democrat's profane impeachment vow

Jan 05, 2019 - 9:38 AM

Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib kicked off her term with an expletive-laced vow to impeach Donald Trump, earning a chiding from the president.

SWORN IN. In this file photo taken on January 3, 2019, US House Representative Rashida Tlaib participates in a ceremonial swearing-in at the start of the 116th Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo by Saul Loeb / AFP

White House chief: Trump not building a 'wall'

Dec 31, 2018 - 5:26 PM

Outgoing White House chief John Kelly's remarks oppose President Trump's rhetoric on the US-Mexico border

US-MEXICO BORDER. American soldiers install fencing as part of a military deployment ordered by President Donald Trump to harden the US-Mexico border and provide engineering and logistical support to Customs and Border Protection agents. Photo by Thomas Watkins/Agence France-Presse

Trump says build U.S.-Mexico wall or he'll seal border

Dec 28, 2018 - 9:14 PM

(2nd UPDATE) In a burst of early morning tweets US President Donald Trump says the alternative to funding his hugely controversial wall project would be total separation from Mexico

MEXICO BORDER. A group of Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- climb the border fence between Mexico and the United States, near El Chaparral border crossing, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. File photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

US defense chief Mattis says Trump is '100 percent' with him

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:45 PM

The US defense secretary Jim Mattis says President Trump assured him of full support

JAMES MATTIS. US Defence Secretary James Mattis walks to the rosthrum to delivers his speech during the first plenary session of the 17th Asian Security Summit of the IISS ShangriLa Dialogue in Singapore on June 2, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

China, Russia denounce 'blackmail' as rift with U.S. exposed at UN

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:19 AM

The United States' relations with China and Russia continue to plummet amid President Donald Trump's accusations against the two countries

Trump orders FBI probe of Kavanaugh as Senate delays final vote

Sep 29, 2018 - 8:23 AM

President Donald Trump's probe order comes after key Republican senator Jeff Flake threatened to break ranks with his party over the controversy

PROBE. President Donald Trump agrees with the Senate committee's request for an FBI prove into judge Brett Kavanaugh's sexual allegation cases. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump turns on Supreme Court nominee's accuser

Sep 22, 2018 - 12:46 PM

President Donald Trump claims that sexual assault allegations against his hand-picked Supreme Court judge Brett Kavanaugh could not be true, blaming 'radical left wing politicians' for stirring controversy

'TAKE THE VOTE'. US President Donald Trump rejects the credibility of Christine Blasey Ford's claims that a drunken Brett Kavanaugh tried to sexually assault her in the early 1980s. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

New bombshell revives debate on Trump fitness for office

Sep 22, 2018 - 10:25 AM

The latest allegations against US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein add to mounting evidence of discontent with the Trump administration, following Bob Woodward's book and The New York Times editorial

MOUNTING PLOTS? The recent report on US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein comes after Bob Woodward's explosive book and the New York Times anonymous op-ed that exposed internal discussions in the White House to remove President Donald Trump from office. File photo by Lehtikuva and Heikki Saukkomaa/AFP

Top justice official denies discussing removing Trump from office

Sep 22, 2018 - 10:08 AM

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein dubs the New York Times report as 'inaccurate and factually incorrect', suggesting that the remarks have only been made 'jokingly'

INACCURATE. US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says the remarks were made jokingly in the presence of other senior Justice Department officials weeks after he took office on April 29, 2017. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-Trump campaign aide jailed in Russia probe

Sep 08, 2018 - 12:21 PM

George Papadopoulos is the second person jailed amid the 16-month investigation into alleged Russian collusion during the 2016 elections

This undated image posted on his Linkedin profile shows George Papadopoulos posing on a street of London. Former Trump campaign aide, George Papadopoulos, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his Kremlin-related contacts, and more specifically on a Moscow-linked professor who was offering "dirt" on Trump's election rival Hillary Clinton. LINKEDIN / AFP

Trump turns up the heat in trade conflict with China

Sep 08, 2018 - 10:23 AM

President Donald Trump threatened to slap another more tariffs on all imported Chinese goods, says another $200 billion 'could take place very soon'

Trump urges U.S. attorney general to probe anonymous op-ed

Sep 08, 2018 - 9:29 AM

US President Donald Trump urges an investigation into the anonymous author of the New York Times op-ed to protect 'national security', deeming the publication of the piece as an act of treason

INVITATION. US President Donald Trump addresses the Pledge to America's Workers event at the White House in Washington, DC.  Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Fired-up Obama attacks Trump and Republicans

Sep 08, 2018 - 9:13 AM

This marks the first time former President Barack Obama has directly criticized President Donald Trump since leaving office

US President Barack Obama speaks during the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 27, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm

U.S. presses ahead with Mexico trade pact, talks with Canada resume next week

Sep 01, 2018 - 10:12 AM

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says that a 'win-win-win agreement is within reach' among the 3 countries

US President Donald Trump speaks during a phone conversation with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto on trade in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on August 27, 2018.  President Donald Trump said Monday the US had reached a "really good deal" with Mexico and talks with Canada would begin shortly on a new regional free trade pact."It's a big day for trade. It's a really good deal for both countries," Trump said."Canada, we will start negotiations shortly. I'll be calling their prime minister very soon," Trump said.US and Mexican negotiators have been working for weeks to iron out differences in order to revise the nearly 25-year old North American Free Trade Agreement, while Canada was waiting to rejoin the negotiations.  / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

Americans bid McCain solemn farewell with U.S. Capitol honor

Sep 01, 2018 - 9:56 AM

(UPDATED) President Donald Trump, known to have feuded with the late former senator John McCain, was notably absent from the solemn ceremony in Capitol Rotunda attended by more than 10,000 people

FILE - AUGUST 24, 2018: It was reported in a statement released by his family, Senator John McCain will no longer receive treatment for his brain cancer August 24, 2018. WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 27: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) laughs during a news conference to announce opposition to the so-called skinny repeal of Obamacare at the U.S. Capitol July 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Republican senators said they would not support any legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare unless it included a guarantee to go to conference with the House of Representatives. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Palestinian anger as U.S. ends funding for U.N. agency

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:42 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The United States will no longer fund the 'irredeemable flawed' UN Relief and Works Agency, which supports millions of Palestinian refugees and provides education for children

A Palestinian woman uses a gas lamp during a power cut in an impoverished area of the Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on July 29, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS

U.S. cuts more than $200 million in aid to Palestinians

Aug 25, 2018 - 8:55 AM

The decision to cut Palestinian funding comes amid a surge of violence brought about by Palestinian protests against Israel that began in March

A Palestinian boy sits on a chair with a national flag as Israeli authorities demolish a school site in the village of Yatta, south of the West Bank city of Hebron and to be relocated in another area, on July 11 2018. / AFP PHOTO / HAZEM BADER

Trump calls off Pompeo's North Korea trip, blasts China

Aug 25, 2018 - 8:42 AM

US President Donald Trump feels that they have not made 'sufficient progress' in plans to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press aboard Air Force One in flight as he travels from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, to Bedminster, New Jersey, June 29, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

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

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

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

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

The week in photos: July 21-27, 2018

Jul 28, 2018 - 4:51 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A burning home is reflected in a pool during the Carr fire in Redding, California on July 27, 2018. One firefighter has died and at least two others have been injured as wind-whipped flames tore through the region. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Trump administration says longstanding court decree allows detaining migrant families

Jun 30, 2018 - 5:43 PM

In Los Angeles, a decades-old federal court settlement known as the Flores Agreement mandates immigration officials release detained minors if they are held more than 20 days.

PROTEST. Demonstrators hold a rally in the Little village neighborhood calling for the elimination of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and an end to family detentions on June 29, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Scott Olson / Getty Images North America / AFP

Japan urges N. Korea to jointly break mutual distrust

Jun 16, 2018 - 7:03 PM

Abe also expressed a readiness to finance denuclearization costs in North Korea.

PUBLIC INTEREST. This photo illustration taken in Tokyo on June 13, 2018 shows Japanese daily newspapers with front page coverage of the June 12, 2018 US-North Korea summit in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un. Photo by Martin Bureau / AFP

The week in photos: June 9-15, 2018

Jun 16, 2018 - 3:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A football fan sports a hair tattoo showing the portrait of Argentinian football player Lionel Messi at a hair salon in Novi Sad, Serbia, on June 10, 2018.A Serbian hairdresser proposes to his clients to draw with scissors on the back of their heads portraits of football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the forthcoming World Cup in Russia. Mario Hvala gives his creativity free rain ever since, 18 years ago, he made with scissors a tarantula on a client's head after suggesting him: "Let's do something different." For the World Cup, which opens on June 14, 2018, he proposes to football afficionados to do the same thing with Messi and Ronaldo. / AFP PHOTO / VLADIMIR ZIVOJINOVIC

Trump threatens to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan

Jun 16, 2018 - 3:14 PM

The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump described migration as a big problem for Europe. He then told Japan's Abe: "Shinzo, you don't have this problem, but I can send you 25 million Mexicans and you'll be out of office very soon."

ALLIES. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a joint press conference with US President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP

EU joins global battle against Trump tariff onslaught

Jun 02, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Brussels and Ottawa filed legal challenges at the WTO against Washington's decision. The EU, Canada and Mexico also threatened stiff retaliatory tariffs as they pushed back against Trump's moves.

TRADE WAR. Steel is loaded onto a truck for shipping at the NLMK Indiana steel mill on March 15, 2018 in Portage, Indiana. Photo by Scott Olson / Getty Images North America / AFP

WATCH: Kim Jong-un impersonator Howard X arrives in Singapore

May 28, 2018 - 5:46 PM

The resemblance is strikingly uncanny!

FAKE KIM IS HERE. A Kim Jong Un impersonator looks at a woman taking a selfie with him as they walk along the Jubilee Bridge in Singapore on May 27, 2018. Photo Roslan Rahman/AFP

Iran FM hopeful of forging 'clear future' for nuclear deal on diplomatic tour

May 13, 2018 - 11:28 PM

'If the nuclear deal is to continue, the interests of the people of Iran must be assured,' says Iran foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

DIPLOMATIC TOUR. 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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 - 10:54 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

Iran threatens to 'vigorously' resume enrichment if U.S. quits deal

Apr 22, 2018 - 1:27 PM

'America never should have feared Iran producing a nuclear bomb, but we will pursue vigorously our nuclear enrichment,' says Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

TOP DIPLOMAT. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warns that Iran is ready to 'vigorously' resume nuclear enrichment if the United States ditches a 2015 nuclear deal. File photo by AFP   talks with Belgian Foreign minister before their meeting at the Palais Egmont in Brussels on January 11, 2018. Photo by John Thys/AFP

Trump lawyer claims porn star liable for $20M

Mar 17, 2018 - 2:17 PM

A lawyer for Michael Cohen's Essential Consultants limited liability company – which paid Daniels $130,000 under the agreement – made the filing, which said that Daniels violated the deal 'at least' 20 times.

CONTROVERSIAL. Adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels hosts a Super Bowl party at Sapphire Las Vegas Gentlemen's Club on February 4, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Trump's campaign slogan for 2020: 'Keep America Great!'

Mar 11, 2018 - 10:40 AM

'Our new slogan when we start running — can you believe it, in two years from now — is going to be: 'Keep America great, exclamation point,' says Trump

MORE GREATNESS? US President Donald Trump smiles during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the US House of Representatives on January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by Win McNamee/AFP

Love thy neighbor: U.S. sanctuary churches protect migrants under Trump

Mar 10, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Some progressive Christian groups have boosted their efforts to protect vulnerable migrants by exploiting the protected 'sanctuary' status of their places of worship while providing shelter and legal aid to would-be deportees

REFUGE. Minerva Cisneros Garcia prays with her sons, Mateo and Antonio, before eating at their home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on February 12, 2018. Photo by Issam Ahmed / AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 9, 2018

Mar 09, 2018 - 11:34 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

ALL EYES ON THE CHIEF. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faces another tough challenge in impeachment proceedings as her fellow justices force her to take an indefinite leave.

Ad-hoc Trump fuels White House meltdown

Mar 03, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Trump's off-the-cuff enticement of a global trade war and calls for limits on the right to bear arms cleave a schism between the president and his Republican backers, spark a stock market sell-off, and prompt threats of retaliatory sanctions from across the globe

TARIFFS. US President Donald Trump speaks on steel and aluminum tariffs watched by Dave Burkitt (R) of US Steel Corporation during a meeting with industry leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House on March 1, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP

North Korea slams latest US sanctions as 'act of war' – KCNA

Feb 25, 2018 - 5:04 PM

(UPDATED) "We would consider any restrictions on us as an act of war, and we will not stop the US if it really has the nerves to confront us in a 'rough' manner," says North Korea's foreign ministry