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As Trump warned North Korea, his 'armada' was headed toward Australia

WASHINGTON: When U.S. President Donald Trump boasted early last week that he had sent an “armada” as a warning to North Korea, the aircraft carrier strike group he spoke of was still far from the Korean peninsula, and headed in the opposite direction. It was even farther away over the weekend, moving through the Sunda… Read More »

At US-China summit, Trump presses Xi on trade, N. Korea; progress cited

PALM BEACH, Fla.: President Donald Trump pressed Chinese President Xi Jinping to do more to curb North Korea’s nuclear program and help reduce the gaping U.S. trade deficit with Beijing in talks on Friday, even as he toned down the strident anti-China rhetoric of his election campaign. Trump spoke publicly of progress on a range… Read More »

Trump taps son-in-law to head bureaucracy overhaul: Report

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has tapped son-in-law Jared Kushner to lead a new White House office, that aims to apply ideas from the business world to help streamline the government, the Washington Post reported Sunday (Mar 26). The White House Office of Innovation is to be unveiled Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the… Read More »

Despite Trump push, healthcare vote going to the wire

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump faces a reckoning on Thursday (Mar 23) as US lawmakers vote on his presidency’s biggest legislative test, the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, as conservatives vowed to kill it unless important last-minute changes are made. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives votes on the controversial measure despite challenges over whether Trump… Read More »

Merkel says looking forward to meeting Trump in Washington – paper

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a newspaper she was looking forward to meeting U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on Friday. “It’s always better to talk with each other than about each other,” Merkel told regional newspaper Saarbruecker Zeitung. Asked if both sides were curious, Merkel said: “There’s definitely curiosity. And also pleasure at… Read More »

Military wins in first Trump budget; environment, aid lose big

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump will ask the U.S. Congress for dramatic cuts to many federal programs as he seeks to bulk up defence spending, start building a wall on the border with Mexico and spend more money deporting illegal immigrants. In a federal budget proposal with many losers, the Environmental Protection Agency and State Department… Read More »

Trump hails 'new national pride' in address to Congress

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump hailed the emergence of a “new national pride” in his maiden speech to Congress on Tuesday (Feb 28), pushing for tough immigration enforcement as the key to delivering jobs and security at home. During a turbulent first 40 days in office, the new US president has doubled down on his vow… Read More »

First planned North Korea-US contact in Trump administration cancelled: WSJ

SEOUL: Plans for the first contact between North Korea and the United States after President Donald Trump took office were cancelled after the U.S. State Department denied a visa for the top envoy from Pyongyang, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. The talks, between senior North Korean foreign ministry envoy Choe Son Hui and… Read More »

Trump goes to his comfort zone – campaigner-in-chief

WASHINGTON: After a tumultuous opening month in the White House, President Donald Trump is heading to a friendlier, familiar and potentially rejuvenating place: the campaign trail. Beset by vicious fights over his Cabinet, legal setbacks over his immigration orders, the resignation of his national security adviser and an investigation into possible links between his campaign… Read More »