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US lawmakers seek deeper probe into Russia ties after Trump aide quits

WASHINGTON: U.S. lawmakers, including some leading Republicans, called on Tuesday for a deeper inquiry into White House ties to Russia, after national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned in President Donald Trump’s biggest staff upheaval so far. Flynn quit on Monday after only three weeks in the job amid revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions… Read More »

US behind Japan '100%' after North Korea missile launch: Trump

WEST PALM BEACH, United States: President Donald Trump on Saturday assured Japan it has the full support of the United States following a North Korean ballistic missile launch. “I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent,” Trump said in a… Read More »

Trump backs “One China” policy in call with China's Xi

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to honour the longstanding “One China” policy during a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, taking steps to improve ties after angering Beijing by talking to the leader of Taiwan. Trump further unnerved Beijing over the self-ruled island in December saying the United States did not necessarily have… Read More »

Legal battles to test Trump and his immigration ban

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s temporary immigration ban faced on Monday the first of several crucial legal hurdles that could determine whether he can push through the most controversial and far reaching policy of his first two weeks in office. On Monday, the government has a deadline to justify the executive order temporarily barring immigrants from… Read More »

Thousands in Europe march against Trump immigration ban

LONDON: Thousands of Europeans enraged by US President Donald Trump’s immigration ban demonstrated Saturday (Feb 4) in cities across the continent, calling on Americans to “dump Trump” and vowing to fight his policies. In London, an estimated 10,000 people turned out, chanting “Theresa May: Shame on You” to denounce the British prime minister’s support for… Read More »

More than 100,000 visas revoked amid Trump travel ban – reports

WASHINGTON: More than 100,000 visas have been revoked in the wake of the Trump administrations recent travel ban on citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries, according to media reports on Friday. The Washington Post reported the figure, citing a government attorney at a federal court hearing in Virginia. NBC News’ Washington affiliate also reported the… Read More »

Can Trump cut funds to UC Berkeley? Experts say not really

SACRAMENTO, Calif.: U.S. President Donald Trump does not have the authority to withhold funding from the University of California at Berkeley where violent protests led to the cancellation of a speech by a far-right editor, academics and experts said on Thursday. Trump threatened to cut funds for the university’s flagship Berkeley campus in a Twitter… Read More »

Germany's Schulz calls Trump 'un-American', warns against lifting Russia sanctions

BERLIN: Germany’s centre-left chancellor candidate Martin Schulz has criticised U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies as “un-American” and warned against lifting sanctions imposed against Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis. In one of the sharpest remarks yet by a senior German politician since the new American leader took office, Schulz told the Funke media… Read More »

Trump, South Korea's Hwang agree to strengthen defences against North Korea – White House

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn agreed to take steps to strengthen joint defence capabilities to defend against North Korea’s nuclear threat, the White House said on Sunday after a telephone call between the two leaders. “President Trump reiterated our ironclad commitment to defend (South Korea), including through the… Read More »

Trump tussle gives unpopular Mexican leader much-needed shot in arm

MEXICO CITY: Donald Trump’s combative style has buffeted Mexico’s president for months, but deeply unpopular Enrique Pena Nieto may end up thanking the new U.S. president for prompting offended Mexicans to rally behind their leader. From billionaire business magnate Carlos Slim to political opponents, there has been a groundswell of support for Pena Nieto, who… Read More »