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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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Mar 09, 2018 - 11:34 AM

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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

Trump praises White House aide accused of domestic abuse

Feb 10, 2018 - 9:11 AM

(UDATED) White House speechwriter David Sorensen resigns in the same week, also over domestic abuse claims. He denies the allegations.

RESIGNED. In this photo taken on September 1, 2017, White House staff secretary Rob Porter looks on after US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

US immigration agents crack down on 'sanctuary state' California

Feb 03, 2018 - 4:01 PM

The raids took place in cities including San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose in the north of California

PROTEST. A marcher passes the tents of homeless people at an encampment as thousands of immigrants and supporters join the Defend DACA March on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images/AFP

Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet

Jan 02, 2018 - 9:15 PM

David Hale was asked to attend the foreign ministry after Islamabad responded angrily to the US President's allegations that it provided safe havens for militants

PROTEST. Activists of the Difa-e-Pakistan Council shout anti-US slogans at a protest in Karachi on January 2, 2018. Photo by Asif Hassan / AFP

The week in photos: December 2-8, 2017

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:08 PM

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

A masked Palestinian boy stands in front of flames during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the entrance of the northern village of Qusra in the occupied West Bank near Nablus on December 4, 2017.An Israeli settler shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank last week after a group of Israelis was targeted by Palestinian stone-throwers, officials said. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI

Protests more 'amazing' in PH: Trump effigy wows Jimmy Kimmel, foreign netizens

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:53 PM

'Comparatively, our protests here suck. I mean, where did they get that giant Trump fidget spinner? That's amazing!'

Why groups are protesting Trump’s PH visit

Nov 12, 2017 - 9:25 AM

Militant groups are planning to burn an effigy of the US President on Monday, November 13

Philippines' Duterte set for drug war backing at summit

Nov 11, 2017 - 5:33 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte goes into the event appearing confident that even his most outrageous remarks and actions will be ignored, having boasted in the lead-up he once stabbed someone to death, while at the same time proposing to host a global human rights summit

AFTERMATH. This photo taken on July 14, 2017 shows funeral workers carrying the dead body of an alleged drug dealer killed after a police drug operation in Manila. Photo by Noel Celis / AFP

Trump, Putin agree 'no military solution' in Syria: Kremlin

Nov 11, 2017 - 4:34 PM

The two talked and shared a handshake at the summit in Vietnam's Danang after several days of uncertainty over whether a meeting would take place.

DISCUSSIONS. US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk as they make their way to take the "family photo" during the APEC leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev / Sputnik / AFP

The week in photos: November 4-10, 2017

Nov 11, 2017 - 3:52 PM

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Images are projected onto the Louvre Pyramid in Paris at night on November 8, 2017 to mark the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital.More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors on November 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERG

Trump praises Philippines for closing gender gap

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:47 AM

US President Donald Trump makes these remarks ahead of his trip to the Philippines for ASEAN 2017

TRUMP IN VIETNAM. US President Donald Trump speaks on the final day of the APEC CEO Summit, part of the broader Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit, in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 10, 2017. Photo by Anthony Wallace/Pool/AFP

Return Balangiga bells, Trump told ahead of PH trip

Nov 09, 2017 - 11:07 AM

'At the end of the day, that is not owned by the United States or the Philippines. It's owned by the Catholic Church,' ex-DFA chief Roberto Romulo tells Rappler

COMMANDER IN CHIEF. US President Donald Trump can order the US armed forces to return the Balangiga bells, ex-Philippine foreign secretary Roberto Romulo says. File photo by AFP

Tillerson in China to pile pressure on North Korea

Sep 30, 2017 - 1:48 PM

(UPDATED) The visit comes as relations between the two superpowers appear to be improving after months of tensions over how to handle North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's nuclear provocations

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

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Trump slams NY Times for 'foiling' bid to capture ISIS chief

Jul 22, 2017 - 11:15 PM

Trump does not expand on his charge nor explain what revelation by the daily is supposed to have hampered Baghdadi s capture

TRUMP. In this file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with technology executives at Trump Tower, December 14, 2016, in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Trump family pays first visit to Camp David

Jun 18, 2017 - 12:24 AM

President Trump First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron head to a presidential retreat for the weekend

TO CAMP DAVID. US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and son Barron make their way to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on June 17, 2017. Trump is heading to the Camp David presidential retreat where he was due to spend the weekend. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump says '100%' ready to testify under oath

Jun 10, 2017 - 7:19 AM

Trump addresses reporters at the White House for the first time since ex FBI director James Comey s explosive testimony at the Senate

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump pauses during a press conference with Romania's President Klaus Iohannis in the Rose Garden of the White House June 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump, after stinging defeat, promises a 'great' health plan

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:09 AM

UPDATED The US President says Obamacare – which survived an attempt to have it repealed – will explode and is not sustainable

PRESIDENT TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks at the Major Cities Chiefs Association and Major County Sheriff's Association Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, on February 8, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

China to U.S.: Trade war will only bring 'pain'

Mar 11, 2017 - 9:33 PM

China has railed against a possible trade war amid growing indications that the Trump administration is serious about pursuing a protectionist agenda

Chinese Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan speaks during a National People's Congress press conference in Beijing on March 11, 2017. Greg Baker/AFP

Trump heads to Florida to reconnect with his base

Feb 18, 2017 - 11:58 PM

Following a grievance filled press conference that raised questions about his temperament the real estate mogul is getting back to basics and back on script

TRUMP AT BOEING. U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a crowd during the debut event for the Dreamliner 787-10 at Boeing's South Carolina facilities on February 17, 2017 in North Charleston, South Carolina. Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP

Trump warns Iran president: 'Better be careful'

Feb 11, 2017 - 11:57 AM

The war of words between Tehran and Washington escalates as President Hassan Rouhani and Trump traded threats and warnings

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

Trump considering 'brand new' immigration order

Feb 11, 2017 - 10:02 AM

Insisting he has the law on his side despite two defeats in federal court Trump says security concerns may necessitate a quicker response than legal channels would allow

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump watches as Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on February 10, 2017. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump welcomes Abe with warm White House embrace

Feb 11, 2017 - 8:05 AM

UPDATED In a statement Trump offers reassurances the US would come to Japan s defense if China were to seize the disputed Senkaku islands known as the Diaoyu in China

TRUMP AND ABE. US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hold a joint press conference on February 10, 2017, at the White House in Washington, DC.  Brendan Smialowski/AFP

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Iran's Rouhani to Trump: 'Now is not the time to build walls'

Jan 28, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Iran is among the 7 Muslim countries that are affected by Trump s visa ban

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. File photo by Atta Kenare/AFP