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Trump, Trudeau mend fences at White House meeting

Jun 21, 2019 - 6:27 AM

The two men have had a rocky relationship since Trump walked out of a G7 summit in Quebec last June

NEIGHBORS. US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau take part in a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2019.  MANDEL NGAN / AFP

Trump reelection launch heralds political scorched earth campaign

Jun 20, 2019 - 2:22 PM

Even for a showman president renowned for exaggerating achievements, insulting opponents and making wildly inaccurate claims, Trump's speech to 20,000 people at an Orlando, Florida arena stands out

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump arrives to speak during a rally at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida to officially launch his 2020 campaign on June 18, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump launches 2020 bid with vow to 'keep America great'

Jun 19, 2019 - 12:59 PM

'We are going to keep America great again,' Trump tells a packed arena in Orlando, Florida. 'Oh, we will keep it so great.'

TRUMP'S 2020 BID. US President Donald Trump looks on during a rally at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida to officially launch his 2020 campaign on June 18, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump-Xi meeting at G20 raises hope for trade truce

Jun 19, 2019 - 12:33 AM

Donald Trump says the leaders had a 'good' conversation, while Xi Jinping says the countries have more to gain by cooperating than by engaging in a protracted battle

TRUMP-XI. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shake hands during dinner at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump promises 'wild' campaign launch rally

Jun 18, 2019 - 9:52 PM

Organizers claim the Orlando rally has sold out a 20,000-seat arena, with many more to gather outside, watching on big screens

2020. US President Donald Trump promises a 'wild' 2020 campaign launch rally. File photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Trump says U.S. to begin removing 'millions' of illegal migrants

Jun 18, 2019 - 1:42 PM

The US is facing a surge in migrant arrivals from Guatemala and other impoverished Central American countries which are plagued by gang violence

DONALD TRUMP. 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

Wife of ex-Nissan boss Ghosn seeks Trump help

Jun 17, 2019 - 6:22 PM

'I'd like President Trump to speak to Prime Minister (Shinzo) Abe about fair conditions, fair trial conditions, and to let me speak to my husband – and also to respect this presumption of innocence until proven guilty,' says Carole Ghosn

CARLOS AND CAROLE GHOSN. This picture taken on April 3, 2019 shows former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn (L) and his wife Carole (L) leave the office of his lawyer Junichiro Hironaka in Tokyo. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Israel PM inaugurates Golan settlement honoring Trump

Jun 17, 2019 - 2:21 PM

Netanyahu unveils a 'Trump Heights' sign, featuring an Israeli and a US flag, to mark the site of the new settlement

TRUMP HEIGHTS. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd-R) and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman (L) applaud after unveiling the place-name sign for the new settlement of 'Ramat Trump' or 'Trump Heights' in English. Photo by Jalaa Marey/AFP

Trump in new Twitter attack on London's mayor

Jun 16, 2019 - 3:31 PM

London Mayor Sadiq Khan earlier criticized the red carpet treatment being given to US President Donald Trump during a visit to the city in June

GLOBAL LEADER. US President Donald Trump lashes out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan  once more over Twitter. File Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

American paradox: Deficit widens even as economy grows

Jun 16, 2019 - 10:40 AM

July will mark the longest economic expansion in US history, with continual growth since mid-2009

BUSINESSES. Buildings, both residential and commercial, give form to the iconic Manhattan skyline on June 13, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

US grants energy-hungry Iraq new Iran sanctions waiver – source

Jun 15, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Iranian energy imports are vital to Iraq, one of the world's hottest countries, which faces chronic blackouts that often leave homes without power for up to 20 hours a day

IRAQ ELECTRICITY. Iraq faces chronic blackouts that often leave homes without power for up to 20 hours a day. Photo by Sabah Arar/AFP

Mexico publishes Trump's 'secret deal' on migration

Jun 15, 2019 - 8:42 AM

Mexico agrees to deploy 6,000 National Guardsmen to reinforce its southern border, and to expand its policy of taking back migrants as the United States processes their asylum claims

DEAL? Mexico said Friday it will complete the deployment of 6,000 National Guardsmen to its southern border in four days' time and send 825 additional immigration officers under its deal with the US to slow migration. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Iran leader rejects Trump talks despite Japan PM's mission

Jun 13, 2019 - 8:33 PM

(UPDATED) Iran 'has no trust in America and will not in any way repeat the bitter experience of the previous negotiations with America,' says Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

ABE IN IRAN. A handout picture provided by the Iranian supreme leader office shows, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tehran on June 13, 2019. AFP PHOTO / HO / KHAMENEI.IR

Trump says he would take foreign info on 2020 presidential opponent

Jun 13, 2019 - 2:46 PM

'I think you might want to listen... there's nothing wrong with listening,' Trump said when asked by ABC News what he would do if a country such as Russia or China offered him such information

TRUMP. 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

UAE paid businessman to spy on Trump admin – report

Jun 11, 2019 - 3:32 PM

The Intercept reports Rashid al-Malik received tens of thousands of dollars a month for gleaning information on Trump administration policy toward the Middle East in 2017. The report cites a former US official and documents.

Trump delivers hard line on new China tariffs threat

Jun 10, 2019 - 11:54 PM

Asked if a failure by Xi Jinping to come to the G20 summit would lead to tariffs kicking in on a further $300 billion in Chinese imports, Donald Trump tells CNBC television: 'Yes it would.'

TRADE WAR. In this file photo, China's President Xi Jinping (L) and US President Donald Trump attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. File photo Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Iran warns over 'economic war' waged through U.S. sanctions

Jun 10, 2019 - 9:11 PM

(UPDATED) 'The only way to decrease tensions in the region is to stop the economic war,' says Mohammad Javad Zarif

ZARIF. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and his German counterpart Heiko Maas give a joint press conference in the capital Tehran on June 10, 2019. Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

FALSE: Trump calls Bongbong Marcos 'the next president'

Jun 10, 2019 - 10:29 AM

It's a manipulated photo. A Google reverse image search yields a photo of Trump instead holding a signed executive order on the US' withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.

Tree symbolizing Trump-Macron friendship has died

Jun 10, 2019 - 9:33 AM

Relations between Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron are frayed, and the tree, a diplomatic source says this week, did not survive

FAILED TO FLOURISH. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in a tree planting ceremony with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 23, 2018. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Democrats slam Trump's use of trade threats against ally Mexico

Jun 10, 2019 - 8:20 AM

'What the world is tired of, and what I am tired of, is a president who consistently goes to war, verbal war, with our allies,' Senator Bernie Sanders, says on CNN's 'State of the Union'

TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks at the US State Department in Washington, DC, on February 6, 2019. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump accuses Twitter of gagging conservatives

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:18 PM

United States President Donald Trump's rant comes as Twitter and other social media platforms recently move to block personalities accused of inciting violence and promoting anti-semitism, among others

US President Donald Trump speaks to the media prior to departing on Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on May 20, 2019, as he travels to Pennsylvania for a campaign rally. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Iran says new US sanctions show talks offer 'hollow'

Jun 08, 2019 - 4:07 PM

US President Donald Trump says he would be willing to reopen talks as long as Iran agrees to give up nuclear weapons

IRAN-US RELATIONS. Photo of Abbas Mousavi, spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry. File photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

World leaders mark 75 years since D-Day on Normandy's beaches

Jun 06, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Tens of thousands of French and foreign visitors, many donning WWII uniforms or driving vintage military vehicles, have converged on Normandy to honor the veterans

VETERANS. Canadian veterans stand for the National Anthem during the international ceremony on Juno Beach in Courseulles-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. Photo by Guillaume Souvant/AFP

Trump, Queen lead emotional tributes to D-Day heroes

Jun 06, 2019 - 8:16 AM

The Battle of Normandy on June 6, 1944, famously known as D-Day, led to the liberation of Europe and helped bring about the end of World War II the following year

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) reacts as she sits with US President Donald Trump an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Portsmouth, southern England, on June 5, 2019. - US President Donald Trump, Queen Elizabeth II and 300 veterans are to gather on the south coast of England on Wednesday for a poignant ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Other world leaders will join them in Portsmouth for Britain's national event to commemorate the Allied invasion of the Normandy beaches in France -- one of the turning points of World War II. (Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP)

Trump, queen, and world leaders remember D-Day heroes

Jun 05, 2019 - 7:18 PM

(UPDATED) The Battle of Normandy on June 6, 1944 led to the liberation of Europe and helped bring about the end of World War II the following year

D-DAY. (L to R) Philip May, husband of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, US President Donald Trump, US First Lady Melania Trump, Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel attend an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Portsmouth, southern England, on June 5, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Iran leader condemns U.S. Mideast plan as 'great betrayal'

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Washington is gearing up to roll out economic aspects of its long-awaited plan for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians at a conference in Bahrain

IRAN LEADER. A handout picture provided by the Iranian supreme leader office on June 5, 2019 shows the Islamic republic's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, holding a rifle as he delivers the Eid al-Fitr sermon during prayers at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum in Tehran to mark the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO / HO / KHAMENEI.IR

Prince Charles' climate change passion wows Trump

Jun 05, 2019 - 4:44 PM

'He wants to have a world that is good for future generations and I want that too,' Donald Trump says

CLIMATE CHANGE PASSION. US President Donald Trump (R) raises a glass to toast with Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales during a dinner at Winfield House on June 4, 2019. Photo by Chris Jackson/AFP

American garlic, honey farmers cheer Trump's tariffs on China

Jun 05, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The US tariffs on Chinese goods are an 'immediate relief' for American garlic and honey farmers who struggle to compete with cheap exports

Christopher Ranch Executive Vice President Ken Christopher poses for a photo as employees work with garlic on the production line in Gilroy, California on May, 30, 2019. - As most US farmers feel the brunt of the trade war with China, some, like garlic and honey producers who have struggled for years, are applauding the new tariffs on Chinese goods. Though nearly all garlic consumed in America was grown in the US prior to 1993, that changed almost overnight when Chinese exporters began flooding the US market with their production, all but wiping out garlic growers across the country, Christopher noted. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)

U.S. and Mexico hold tariff talks, Trump demands migrant action

Jun 05, 2019 - 12:09 AM

With pressure boiling, members of Trump's Republican party are reportedly considering a brazen legislative move to block the President's tariffs

TARIFF TALKS. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon speaks during a press conference with the Mexican delegation negotiating tariffs with US officials on June 3, 2019 at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, DC. Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

Trump vows 'phenomenal' trade deal with outgoing British PM

Jun 04, 2019 - 10:02 PM

(UPDATED) With the US increasingly isolated from its traditional allies, Donald Trump talks up the 'special relationship' with Britain during a joint press conference with Theresa May

TRUMP ON BREXIT. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump make their way to the Foreign and Commonwealth office for a press conference in London on June 4, 2019, on the second day of their three-day State Visit to the UK. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump turns from pomp to politics with Britain's May

Jun 04, 2019 - 4:42 PM

Trump's 3-day visit is technically centered around Wednesday's D-Day 75th-anniversary commemorations on the south shore of England, but it comes at an especially chaotic time for the UK

TRUMP IN THE UK. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) raises a glasses with US President Donald Trump during a State Banquet in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace in central London on June 3, 2019. Photo by Dominic Lipinski/AFP

Boris Johnson launches campaign to become next British PM

Jun 03, 2019 - 7:33 PM

The launch video follows Boris Johnson on the campaign trail, promising voters that he will take Britain out of the European Union on October 31 'deal or no deal' if he becomes prime minister

FRONTRUNNER. Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves a house in London on May 30, 2019. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Iran president rules out talks until U.S. acts 'normal'

Jun 03, 2019 - 6:24 PM

'The party that has left the negotiating table, the party that has trampled the pact must return to a normal' behavior, Hassan Rouhani says in a televised speech

TALKS WITH US. A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on May 6, 2018 shows President Hassan Rouhani giving a speech during a rally in the northwestern city of Sabzevar. File photo courtesy of Iranian Presidency/AFP

Trump meets queen after insulting London mayor

Jun 03, 2019 - 12:29 PM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump's three-day visit comes with Britain in political turmoil

TRUMP MEETS QUEEN. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (2L) speaks with US President Donald Trump (C) as US First Lady Melania Trump (L) stands by with Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (2R) and Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (R) in attendance during a welcome ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London on June 3, 2019, on the first day of the US president and First Lady's three-day State Visit to the UK. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Trump steps up attacks on Mexico, tariff threat called 'deadly serious'

Jun 02, 2019 - 11:59 PM

United States President Donald Trump slams Mexico as an 'abuser' of the US, 'taking but never giving'

DONALD TRUMP. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a South Lawn event to honor the Boston Red Sox May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

On eve of UK visit, Trump denies his taped remark about 'nasty' Meghan Markle

Jun 02, 2019 - 11:20 PM

But United States President Donald Trump can be heard making the remark about the Duchess of Sussex on tape

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 03, 2018 Britain's Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public during a walkabout outside the The Royal Pavillion in Brighton, southern England. - Prince Harry's wife Meghan went into labour early on May 6, 2019, Buckingham Palace announced. "The Duchess went into labour in the early hours of this morning," it said in a statement, noting her husband the Duke of Sussex was by her side. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Trump urges Britain to go for no-deal Brexit

Jun 02, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Britain is hoping Trump's visit in June will bolster its ambitions to work out a free trade deal with the United States if Brexit means a go-it-alone trade policy

BREXIT STALLED. Activists hold up placards from the Leave Means Leave Pro-Brexit campaign group outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Janaury 8, 2019. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/ AFP

Mexico hits back at Trump over new tariffs

May 31, 2019 - 11:54 PM

'No good can come of coercive measures.... These (tariffs) would not be good for Mexicans, but they would not be good for Americans either,' says President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

MEXICO HITS BACK. In this file photo, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his first press conference as president, at the National Palace in Mexico City on December 3, 2018. File ohoto by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Iran rejects U.S. Mideast peace plan at Quds Day rally

May 31, 2019 - 11:35 PM

During Quds Day commemorations, demonstrators burn US and Israeli flags and effigies of US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

QUDS DAY. Iranians burn an effigy of US President Donald Trump during a parade marking al-Quds (Jerusalem) International Day in Tehran on May 31, 2019. AFP photo

Trump briefly acknowledges Russia helped him get elected

May 30, 2019 - 11:43 PM

'And now Russia has disappeared because I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected,' says US President Donald Trump

ON ELECTIONS. 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

White House wanted USS McCain 'hidden' from Trump – reports

May 30, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The request comes from an official who said he had been briefed on requirements for the visit by the White House Military Office and the Seventh Fleet, which is stationed in Japan

THE TRUMPS. US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump arrive on the USS Wasp at the Yokosuka Naval Base May 28, 2019, in Yokosuka, Japan. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Robert Mueller, the enigma who held Trump's fate in his hands

May 30, 2019 - 10:12 AM

The former FBI director breaks his silence to announce he was closing the Special Counsel's Office and returning to private life after completing one of the most politically charged investigations in US history

ENIGMA. Special Counsel Robert Mueller speaks 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

Mueller denies probe cleared Trump, hands baton to Congress

May 29, 2019 - 11:22 PM

(UPDATED) Not indicting Donald Trump is not equivalent to clearing him, Robert Mueller says, suggesting Congress has both the constitutional powers and the responsibility to pursue the case

FIRST STATEMENT. Special Counsel Robert Mueller speaks 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

Iran says does not 'presently' believe in mediation with U.S.

May 28, 2019 - 10:01 PM

Spokesman Abbas Mousavi says Tehran 'does not feel any tension or [the possibility of] clashes' and says concerns have been 'created by others'

IRAN ON MEDIATION. Abbas Mousavi, spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry, gives a press conference in the capital Tehran on May 28, 2019. Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

Trump bids Japanese emperor farewell, tours U.S. navy base

May 28, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Tricky negotiations over Washington's insistence that Japan open markets to more US products or face steep auto tariffs have been all but set aside until after elections here in July

TRUMP IN JAPAN. US President Donald Trump (R) salutes as he arrives aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) to participate in a Memorial Day event in Yokosuka on May 28, 2019. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Dovish Trump says not targeting regime change in Iran

May 27, 2019 - 9:59 PM

'I really believe that Iran would like to make a deal. I think that's very smart of them and I think there's a possibility for that to happen also,' US President Donald Trump says

TRUMP IN JAPAN. US President Donald Trump smiles during a joint press conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo on May 27, 2019. Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Pool/AFP

Trump becomes first foreign leader to meet Japan's new emperor

May 27, 2019 - 9:10 AM

(UPDATED) Donald Trump's palace visit in the morning, followed by a royal banquet in the evening, is the main event in a feel-good trip

Trump tees up Japan summit with Abe golf match

May 26, 2019 - 2:42 PM

While Abe and Trump are at the golf course, their wives Melania and Akie enjoy a display of 'digital art' at an exhibition that has been a smash hit in Tokyo

GOLF BUDDIES. US President Donald Trump (C) waits in a golf cart to board Marine One after playing a round of golf with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) at Mobara Country Club in Chiba on May 26, 2019. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump: I still have 'confidence' in North Korea's Kim

May 26, 2019 - 8:22 AM

'North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me,' says US President Donald Trump

CONFIDENT IN KIM. US President Donald Trump says he continues to have confidence in North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump arrives in Japan for sumo summit with Abe

May 25, 2019 - 4:56 PM

Japanese and US officials hail as 'unprecedented' the relationship between Trump and his 'golf buddy', Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the pair will again find time for a round to cement their diplomatic bromance

SUMO SUMMIT. US President Donald Trump waves next to First Lady Melania Trump upon their arrival at Haneda international airport in Tokyo on May 25, 2019. Photo by Koji Sasahara/Pool/AFP