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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

U.S. judge deals blow to Trump's border wall plans

May 25, 2019 - 4:26 PM

A US federal judge issues a temporary injunction against using Defense Department funds to pay for barriers on the border between the US and Mexico

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 5, 2019 US Customs and Border Patrol cars are seen near the border wall between the United States and Mexico in Calexico, California. - The resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, announced by US President Donald Trump on April 7, 2019, underscored the failure of President Trump to halt uncontrolled immigration, one of the key promises of his presidency. More than two years after he took office, tens of thousands of mostly Central Americans flood across the southern US border each month, requesting asylum so that they cannot immediately be sent back home. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Citing Iran, Trump bypasses Congress to sell arms to Saudis, UAE

May 25, 2019 - 9:57 AM

The weapons, which include munitions and aircraft support maintenance, are meant 'to deter Iranian aggression and build partner self-defense capacity,' says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

PROTEST. About 17 protesters from Code Pink: Women for Peace demonstrate against U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen in the offices of Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill October 22, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla /Getty Images/AFP

Clash of the titans: Trump set for sumo showdown

May 24, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Donald Trump is going to the sumo, where the brash US leader will watch one of Japan's most ancient and revered sporting traditions

(FILES) This picture taken on April 15, 2019 shows sumo wrestlers taking part in a "honozumo," a ceremonial sumo exhibition, on the grounds of Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. Call it the ultimate culture clash: Donald Trump is going to the sumo, where the brash US leader will watch one of Japan's most ancient and revered sporting traditions Charly TRIBALLEAU / AFP

Trump, Pelosi trade barbs as impeachment talk stirs anger

May 24, 2019 - 8:11 AM

(UPDATED) Donald Trump has ordered the US intelligence community to 'fully cooperate' with an investigation into what he has termed 'spying' on his 2016 election campaign

TRUMP AND PELOSI. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address, alongside Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. File photo by Doug Mills / POOL / AFP)

Trump says U.S.-China trade deal could include Huawei

May 24, 2019 - 7:56 AM

President Donald Trump says there is a 'good possibility' Washington will reach an agreement with Beijing to end the escalating trade conflict, and that 'it's possible that Huawei would be included in a trade deal'

HUAWEI. The Huawei logo is displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 26, 2019. File photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Iran says no talks with U.S. 'under any circumstances'

May 23, 2019 - 11:02 PM

(UPDATED) Keyvan Khosravi, spokesman of the Supreme National Security Council, says there has been an uptick in official delegations travelling to Tehran from various capitals, although 'most of them are coming on behalf of America'

IMF warns U.S.-China trade war will 'jeopardize' 2019 global growth

May 23, 2019 - 10:54 PM

'Consumers in the US and China are unequivocally the losers from trade tensions,' Gita Gopinath, the International Monetary Fund's chief economist, says in a blog post

Trump walks out on Democrats as impeachment talk heats up

May 23, 2019 - 1:16 PM

A livid Trump abruptly shuts down a White House meeting with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, announcing he could not deal with them on policy until 'phony investigations' are brought to a close.

PELOSI AND TRUMP. This combination of pictures created on May 22, 2019 shows US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and US President Donald Trump. Photos by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump to get royal treatment on Japan emperor visit

May 23, 2019 - 10:52 AM

The decision by Japan to put Trump at the head of the line for Naruhito illustrates the unique bond between the one-time bitterest of enemies, while delivering rival China a timely reminder that the United States is not alone in Asia

US President Donald Trump waves upon arrival at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in Helsinki, on July 15, 2018 on the eve of a summit in Helsinki between the US President and his Russian counterpart. / AFP PHOTO / Lehtikuva / Heikki Saukkomaa / Finland OUT

Democrat impeachment talk gains as Trump blocks lawyer testimony

May 22, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'Stonewalling Congress on witnesses and the unredacted Mueller report only enhances the President's appearance of guilt,' says US Representative Mark Pocan, one of the leaders of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party

A name card is set for former White House lawyer Don McGhan who is expected to testify at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Mueller report, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on May 21, 2019. US President Donald Trump has told McGhan to ignore a subpoena from Congress to testify about the president's alleged obstruction of justice, Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on May 20. MANDEL NGAN / AFP

U.S. fingers Iran on Gulf attacks but eases tone

May 22, 2019 - 12:20 AM

Top Trump officials appeared to be toning down weeks of fiery warnings to Iran before delivering a classified briefing to the full Congress

US-IRAN. This file photo shows US President Donald Trump delivering a televised address to the nation from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC on January 8, 2019. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. tech firms to take hit from Huawei sanctions

May 21, 2019 - 9:26 AM

Analysts say the ban is likely to accelerate efforts by Huawei and other Chinese firms to develop their own sources of microprocessors and other components

U.S. lawmakers clash on Iran intelligence before briefing

May 21, 2019 - 8:11 AM

US lawmakers clash over intelligence on Iran, with a Trump ally accusing Tehran of provocations that could draw a military response

LINDSEY GRAHAM. US Senator Lindsey Graham speaks as US Attorney General William Barr prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on "The Justice Department's Investigation of Russian Interference with the 2016 Presidential Election" on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on May 1, 2019. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

U.S. judge backs Democrats' request for Trump financial records

May 21, 2019 - 7:31 AM

The decision marks the first time US courts have waded into the conflict pitting the president against the Democrats, who have opened a raft of probes into Donald Trump

DONALD TRUMP. 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

Tehran says Trump's 'genocidal taunts won't end Iran'

May 20, 2019 - 8:57 PM

'Never threaten an Iranian. Try respect – it works!' Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif writes on Twitter

ZARIF. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif looks on as he gives a press conference with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara, Turkey, on April 17, 2019. File photo by Adem Altan/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

Huawei will not bow to U.S. pressure – founder

May 19, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says the company will continue to develop its own components to reduce its dependence on outside suppliers

DENIES. File photo of Huawei Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei speaking during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 22, 2015 in Davos. Photo by Fabrice Cofrini/AFP

Trump says he is 'Pro-Life' but favors exceptions for rape, incest

May 19, 2019 - 1:09 PM

'We must stick together and Win for Life in 2020,' says US President Donald Trump of abortion, expected to be a hot-button issue in the upcoming elections

'PRO-LIFE.' US President Donald Trump calls himself "pro-life" amid backlash from several states' newly passed anti-abortion laws. File photo by Doug Mills/POOL/AFP

Iran FM discounts prospect of war with U.S.

May 18, 2019 - 10:36 PM

US President Donald Trump 'does not want war but the people around him are pushing him towards war under the pretext of making America stronger against Iran,' adds 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

Iran accuses U.S. of 'unacceptable' escalation in tensions

May 16, 2019 - 11:18 PM

'We exercise maximum restraint...in spite of the fact that the United States withdrew from JCPOA last May,' says Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

ZARIF. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) walks to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence in Tokyo on May 16, 2019. Photo by Eugene Hoshiko/POOL/AFP

New York Mayor de Blasio joins 2020 race

May 16, 2019 - 8:06 PM

Bill de Blasio becomes the 23rd prospective Democratic challenger to President Donald Trump

BILL DE BLASIO. In this file photo taken on June 21, 2018, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to a crowd at the Tornillo Port of Entry near El Paso, Texas, during a protest rally by several US mayors against the immigrant family separation policy. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump ramps up battle against Huawei

May 16, 2019 - 3:15 PM

'Restricting Huawei from doing business in the US will not make the US more secure or stronger; instead, this will only serve to limit the US to inferior yet more expensive alternatives,' says Huawei in a statement


'Fire and Fury' author to publish new tell-all on Trump

May 16, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Michael Wolff is set release the follow up entitled 'Siege: Trump Under Fire'

US author, essayist and journalist, Michael Wolff poses for the promotion of the Spanish version of his latest book "Fuego y Furia: En las Entranas de la Casa Blanca de Trump" (Fire and Fury: Inside Trump's White House) in Madrid on February 19, 2018. - The book, that details the behavior of U.S. President Donald Trump and the staff of his 2016 presidential campaign and White House, has been phenomenon for its sales and media impact, being first published in English on January 5, 2018 and breaking records as the fastest selling nonfiction title in its publisher's history. (Photo by Gabriel BOUYS / AFP)

'Extreme drought' in North Korea – KCNA

May 16, 2019 - 12:15 AM

From January to early May this year, North Korea only received 54.4 millimeters of rain or snow, the smallest amount since the same period in 1982, the state-run KCNA says

FOOD PRODUCTION. This file photo shows farms and farm houses near the shores of the River Taedong, close to the port of Nampho in South Phyongan Province of North Korea in April 2011. AFP photo

Trump plans to delay auto tariffs for 6 months – industry sources

May 15, 2019 - 11:45 PM

New tariffs risk exploding already tense trade relations with Washington's major trading partners, who are angry about punitive duties on steel and aluminum imposed last year

US TARIFFS. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the International Union of Operating Engineers International Training and Education Center in Crosby, Texas, on April 10, 2019. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

U.S. to hold China tariffs hearing on June 17

May 14, 2019 - 9:45 AM

The hearing is part of US President Donald rump's escalating trade offensive against Beijing

US President Donald Trump (R) speaks during a trade meeting with China's Vice Premier Liu He (C) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 4, 2019. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)

China outlines 3 disagreements in U.S. trade talks

May 13, 2019 - 10:38 PM

'We have a consensus in lots of areas but to speak frankly there are areas we have differences on, and we believe these concern big principles,' Chinese Vice Premier Liu He says

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He waves as he leaves the Office of the United States Trade Representative after tariff negotiations in Washington DC on May 9, 2019.  File photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

China fires back at U.S. with tariff hike on goods worth $60 billion

May 13, 2019 - 9:53 PM

(UPDATED) The announcement comes after the latest round of US-China trade negotiations ended without a deal, and after Washington increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods

Trump warns China not to retaliate against U.S. trade tariffs

May 13, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Trump also addresses Chinese President Xi Jinping and warns companies would leave China if a trade deal was not reached

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

Trump, Xi could meet next month on trade – White House aide

May 12, 2019 - 10:23 PM

White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow says the chances of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping meeting during the Group of 20 summit in Japan in late June 'are probably pretty good'

SHAKING HANDS. US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping at the end of a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Trump to China: Trade deal now or it will be 'far worse' after 2020

May 12, 2019 - 12:20 PM

'Would be wise for them (China) to act now,' United States President Donald Trump says in a tweet

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Pompeo to meet Putin on Russia visit – State Department

May 12, 2019 - 12:24 AM

The top US diplomat will meet Putin on Tuesday, May 14, in Sochi to 'discuss the full range of bilateral and multilateral challenges'

TOP DIPLOMAT. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on during a discussion on the major foreign policy priorities of the State Department in Washington, DC, on April 29, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump orders tariff hike on remaining Chinese imports

May 11, 2019 - 11:53 PM

The developments comes as two days of talks to resolve the trade battle ended with no deal, but no immediate breakdown either

TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. Photo by Doug Mills/Pool/AFP

U.S.-China trade talks resume; Trump says deal still 'possible'

May 10, 2019 - 7:30 AM

US and Chinese representatives return to the bargaining table amid a sudden flare-up in hostilities, while President Donald Trump is still hopeful of salvaging a trade deal

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He waves as he leaves the Office of the United States Trade Representative after tariff negotiations in Washington DC on May 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

Europe rejects Iran 'ultimatum' but stands by nuke deal

May 09, 2019 - 10:06 PM

(UPDATED) The 3 European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal urge Iran to stick to its commitments after it said it would stop respecting some limits imposed by the agreement

MACRON. In this file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech during the annual general assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on September 25, 2018. File photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

U.S. Senate subpoenas Trump son Donald Jr – reports

May 09, 2019 - 6:49 AM

This is the first known legal summons issued by the US Congress to a member of the president's family to force testimony in the ongoing investigation

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN - MARCH 28: Donald Trump Jr. talks to the press before the arrival of his father President Donald Trump during a rally at the Van Andel Arena on March 28, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Grand Rapids was the final city Trump visited during his 2016 campaign. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP  SCOTT OLSON / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Trump taxes show losses of $1.17 billion over decade – report

May 08, 2019 - 2:43 PM

Trump's apparent losses are greater than nearly any other individual American taxpayer, so much so that he manages to avoid paying income taxes for 8 of the 10 years, The New York Times reports

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump tours the border wall between the United States and Mexico in Calexico, California, April 5, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Tiger Woods receives Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump

May 07, 2019 - 9:13 AM

'I have tried to hang in there and I have tried to come back and play the great game of golf again,' says Tiger Woods

CORDIAL. Tiger Woods says it’s important to respect the office of the presidency, regardless of who happens to occupy the White House. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen, off to prison, says still 'much to be told'

May 06, 2019 - 11:01 PM

'There still remains much to be told. And I look forward to the day that I can share the truth,' Michael Cohen tells reporters as he leaves his Manhattan residence for the federal prison in Otisville, New York

Beijing slams U.S. warship sail-by in South China Sea

May 06, 2019 - 6:24 PM

China's foreign ministry says the Chinese navy asked the US vessels to leave after they entered waters adjacent to Gaven and Chigua reefs in the Spratly Islands, which Beijing calls Nansha

CHIGUA REEF. This undated handout photo released by the Department of Foreign Affairs shows the alleged reclamation by China on what is internationally recognized as the Johnson South Reef in the South China Sea, otherwise known as the Mabini Reef by the Philippines and Chigua Reef by China. AFP PHOTO / DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (DFA)

Michael Cohen, Trump's one-time aide who turned on him, goes to jail

May 06, 2019 - 10:59 AM

The longtime Trump admirer who once said he was ready to 'take a bullet' for Trump is awaited at the federal prison in Otisville, New York

HUSH MONEY. Donald Trump file photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP. Michael Cohen file photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

'The Mikado' revamped for 21st century with Trumpian twist

May 05, 2019 - 11:11 PM

A classical British musical theater gets a twist by incorporating situations from the Trump administration

Members of the troupe perform during a rehearsal of the Mikado comic opera at The Lovinger Theatre at Lehman College on May 1, 2019 in the Bronx Borough of New York. - As scandals under the Donald Trump administration offer a steady stream of fodder for satirists and comedy show hosts, now the opera world is taking a stab at lampooning the White House. This weekend a New York take on "The Mikado" -- a 19th century-era opera originally written to satirize British politics through the guise of Japanese imagery, in which a clownish despot rules over his juvenile population -- sees characters from the comic romp take on decidedly Trumpian airs. (Photo by Don Emmert / AFP)

Politics-shy Woods to be honored by Trump at White House

May 05, 2019 - 3:12 PM

The 43-year-old golf icon will be awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, USA's highest civilian honor

RELATIONSHIP. Tiger Woods has shared the golf course with Donald Trump before and after he took office. Photo from PGA Tour's Twitter account (@PGATOUR)


Trump says still confident in Kim after North Korea test launch

May 05, 2019 - 12:38 AM

'He also knows that I am with him & does not want to break his promise to me. Deal will happen!' tweets US President Trump

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT. US President Donald Trump makes a statement before saying goodbye to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un (L) after their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Susan Walsh/AFP

Barr faces tough questions on handling of Mueller report

May 01, 2019 - 11:12 PM

US Attorney General Bill Barr 'whitewashed the report,' Senator Dick Durbin, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, tells CNN ahead of the hearing

MUELLER REPORT. In this file photo, US Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of the Mueller Report at the Department of Justice April 18, 2019, in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Mueller criticized Barr's depiction of Russia probe

May 01, 2019 - 12:21 PM

The Washington Post says Special Counsel Robert Mueller's letter to Bill Barr complained that the attorney general's memo 'did not fully capture the context, nature and substance of this office's work and conclusions'

REPORT CONTROVERSY. This combination of file pictures created shows (from left) US President Donald Trump , US Attorney General nominee William Barr, and former FBI Director Robert Mueller. Photos by Mandel Ngan, Nicholas Kamm, Saul Loeb/AFP

North Korea slams 'foolish and dangerous' Pompeo

Apr 30, 2019 - 8:32 PM

Pyongyang and Washington have been at loggerheads since the collapse of a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in February

NORTH KOREA AND POMPEO. Pyongyang and Washington have been at loggerheads since the collapse of a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in February. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/Agence France-Presse

Trump sues banks in bid to block Congress subpoenas

Apr 30, 2019 - 2:55 PM

The suit accuses Congress of stepping beyond its law-making mandate into law enforcement, and says the subpoenas violate the privacy rights of Donald Trump and his family

TRUMP'S NEW SUIT. US President Donald Trump speaks to the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS at the US State Department in Washington, DC, on February 6, 2019. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump, U.S. media in open war on annual dinner date

Apr 28, 2019 - 12:23 PM

President Donald Trump chooses to spend his day 1,100 kilometers away in Green Bay, Wisconsin, for a rally with his baseball cap-wearing supporters

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 14, 2019, US President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he departs the White House in Washington, DC. Trump had a message on January 22, 2019, for Democrats counting on him to relent in the Washington arm wrestle blocking funds to swaths of the government for a record 32 days: "No Cave!" Trump's defiant tweet again blamed congressional Democrats for the chaos, insisting he will not lift his shutdown on federal government funding unless they approve his $5.7 billion plan for more walls along the US-Mexican border. Jim WATSON / AFP