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Trump, Erdogan discussed ‘ongoing cooperation’ in Syria – White House

U.S. President Donald Trump told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call on Monday he wants to address Turkey's security concerns in Syria but stressed the importance that Washington's Kurdish allies not be mistreated, the White House said. The phone call came as the two NATO allies worked to iron out differences and discussed... Continue Reading →

In a first, Trump makes surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq

President Donald Trump made a surprise Christmas visit to U.S. troops in Iraq on Wednesday, his first trip to a conflict zone nearly two years into his presidency and days after announcing a pullout of American troops from neighbouring Syria. Trump was looking for some positive headlines after several days of turmoil over his decisions... Continue Reading →

U.S. government partially shut down in fight over Trump’s border wall

The U.S. government was partially shut down early on Saturday in a fierce dispute over President Donald Trump's demands that Congress assign $5 billion for a wall along the border with Mexico. After failing to strike a budget deal on Friday, congressional leaders and the White House pledged to keep talking through the weekend in... Continue Reading →

Former Trump adviser Flynn to be sentenced for lying to FBI

A judge will decide on Tuesday whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn should be sent to prison for lying to the FBI in a case stemming from the investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russia in the run-up to the 2016 election. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan will sentence... Continue Reading →

Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances measure to end support for Saudis in Yemen

In a rare break with President Donald Trump, the Senate voted on Wednesday to move ahead with a resolution to end U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition in the war in Yemen and lawmakers vowed to push for sanctions against the kingdom in the new year. Eleven of Trump's fellow Republicans joined Democrats... Continue Reading →

Trump intervention comment may be gift to Huawei CFO

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, released on bail on Tuesday to await a ruling on U.S. extradition at one of her luxury Vancouver homes, may have received welcome ammunition in court from an unlikely source - President Donald Trump. As the hearing was winding up in a Canadian court, Trump told Reuters he would intervene in... Continue Reading →

Trump ex-lawyer Cohen given 3 years in prison, blames ‘blind loyalty’

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for orchestrating hush payments to women in violation of campaign laws before the 2016 election and financial crimes, posing potential legal and political risks to Trump. In the courtroom, Cohen told U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan... Continue Reading →

Trump says would intervene in arrest of Chinese executive

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would intervene with the U.S. Justice Department in the case against a Chinese telecommunications executive if it would help secure a trade deal with Beijing. "If I think it’s good for the country, if I think it’s good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal... Continue Reading →

Trump, top Democrats openly spar in Oval Office over border wall

U.S. President Donald Trump openly fought with the top two Democratic lawmakers at an Oval Office meeting on Tuesday about government funding, throwing into question whether a deal was possible ahead of a deadline later this month. In a remarkable public argument, the likes of which is seldom seen before cameras, Trump bickered with U.S.... Continue Reading →

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