Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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    Trump: North Korean leader is a madman with nuclear weapons

Trump: North Korean leader is a madman with nuclear weapons

US President Donald Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un a "madman with nuclear weapons".The American president said this during a telephone call with Rodrigo Duterte, his Philippine counterpart.A transcript of the conversation was released by the US media."We can't let a madman with nuclear weapons let on the loose like that," he said."We have a lot of firepower, more [...]

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    Trump meets ardent critic Pope Francis at the Vatican

Trump meets ardent critic Pope Francis at the Vatican

US President Donald Trump arrived at the Vatican on Wednesday for talks with one of his most high-profile critics, Pope Francis, after the two men exchanged sharp words during the presidential campaign last year.Before meeting with the Pope, Trump received a tribute from the Swiss Guard in a Vatican courtyard where he was greeted by Archbishop Georg Ganswein, the prefect [...]

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    Trump: Terrorists worship death, not God

Trump: Terrorists worship death, not God

US President Donald Trump says it is important for young Muslims to know that terrorists do not worship God, but death.Trump, who said this at the Arab Islamic American summit in Saudi Arabia, urged young Muslims to grow up “free from fear, safe from violence, and innocent of hatred.”He told them that rather than becoming terrorists, they should build “a [...]

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    Twitter founder apologises for platform’s role in ‘making Trump president’

Twitter founder apologises for platform’s role in ‘making Trump president’

Evan Williams, founder of Twitter, has apologised for the role the social media platform played in the election of US president Donald Trump.In an interview with New York Times on Saturday, Williams reacted to Trump's claim that he wouldn't be the US president "if it wasn’t for Twitter".He described such role as "a very bad thing"."It’s a very bad thing, [...]

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    Trump dances with Saudi king

Trump dances with Saudi king

US President Donald Trump had a brief dance with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Saturday.The pair moved their bodies to the chant-song accompanying a traditional male-only sword dance.Both leaders subsequently attended a state dinner at Al Murabba Palace in Riyadh.This is Trump's first foreign visit since he took office in January.Photo credit: Reuters Video credit: AP [...]

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    Trump makes first overseas trip

Trump makes first overseas trip

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, departed Washington on Friday for their first foreign trip.The president first stop is the middle-east, Saudi Arabia, then Israel, the Vatican, Brussels and Sicily.Trump will deliver a high-stakes speech on Islamic extremism during his stop in Saudi Arabia.[...]

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    Trump says probe of Russia link is ‘greatest witch hunt’ in US history

Trump says probe of Russia link is ‘greatest witch hunt’ in US history

President Donald Trump on Thursday described the appointment of a special counsel to probe his links with Russia as "the single greatest witch hunt" in US history.This is coming hours after he said he looked forward to a thorough investigation regarding the issue.The US justice department had named Robert Mueller, former FBI director, as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian [...]

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    Trump: I have absolute right to share intelligence with Russia

Trump: I have absolute right to share intelligence with Russia

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he had an “absolute right” to share intelligence information with Russia."As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining … to terrorism and airline flight safety," he wrote on Twitter."Plus I want Russia to greatly step up their [...]

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    Trump fires FBI director

Trump fires FBI director

President Donald Trump has sacked James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).In a letter to Comey, Trump said the intelligence chief was "not able to effectively lead"."The president has accepted the recommendation of the attorney general and the deputy attorney general regarding the dismissal of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation," Sean Spicer, the White [...]

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    ‘I thought it would be easier’ — Trump reflects on 100 days in office

‘I thought it would be easier’ — Trump reflects on 100 days in office

Donald Trump says he assumed that the US presidency will be easier than his old job in the business world.In an interview with Reuters, Trump said he misses many things from his old life before being elected as the 45th US president.“This is more work than my previous life. I thought it would be easier,” said Trump whose 100th day [...]

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    Trump’s approval rating at 100 days, worst in decades

Trump’s approval rating at 100 days, worst in decades

US President Donald Trump is the worst polled President in the US history after 100 days in office.According to a new CNN/ORC poll, Trump has the lowest approval rating of any newly-elected president at this stage.44% of the pollsters say they approve of Trump’s handling of the presidency while 54% disapprove.About 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of his decisions on [...]

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    Sterling, Trump and gold in focus

Sterling, Trump and gold in focus

The Brexit-related jitters may return with a vengeance in the coming weeks if complications arise from the European Union government toughening their negotiation positions.Official Brexit talks have yet to commence, but the EU has already dished out fresh demands, focusing on residency rights and even limits on financial services. While Theresa May continues to suggest that a Conservative victory [...]

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    Mystic who predicted Trump’s presidency says World War 3 will start on May 13

Mystic who predicted Trump’s presidency says World War 3 will start on May 13

Horocio Villegas, a mystic who predicted the victory of President Donald Trump, has predicted that World War 3 will start on May 13 and end on October 13 this year.Villegas, who claimed to be the messenger of God, said the nuclear war is just around the corner.He also predicted that it would bring Russia, North Korea and China into the [...]

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    US-Russia relations worse since Trump took office, says Putin

US-Russia relations worse since Trump took office, says Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the levels of trust between Moscow and Washington have deteriorated since US President Donald Trump took office.A transcript of an interview released by the Kremlin on Wednesday quoted Putin as saying that: "One could say that the level of trust on a working level, especially on the military level, has not improved, but rather has deteriorated."Asked about accusations [...]

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    Trump says ‘North Korea looking for trouble’, urges China to help

Trump says ‘North Korea looking for trouble’, urges China to help

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned North Korea, saying the country is looking for "trouble".Trump, on his Twitter handle, threatened to solve the North Korean problem alone should China fail to intervene."North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them," Trump tweeted.The US president [...]

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    US, Canada, Mexico launch joint bid to host 2026 world cup

US, Canada, Mexico launch joint bid to host 2026 world cup

The United States, Mexico and Canada have announced a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup.The announcement was made on the floor of the One World Trade Center in New York on Monday.If the ambitious three-nation bid is successful, it will be the first time a World Cup will be hosted by multiple countries since the 2002 tournament in [...]

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