Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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    Trump to Assad: You’ll pay heavy price if you use chemical weapons on civilians again

Trump to Assad: You’ll pay heavy price if you use chemical weapons on civilians again

US President Donald Trump has warned Syrian President Bashar Assad over another plan to use chemical weapons on civilians.According to NAN, Trump issued the warning in a statement released by Sean Spicer, White House spokesman, on Monday.He said intelligence showed that the Syrian government is preparing for another chemical weapons attack.The US president said Assad will pay a "heavy price" [...]

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    Supreme court revives Trump’s travel ban

Supreme court revives Trump’s travel ban

The US supreme court Monday allowed President Donald Trump's temporary ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries until it reviews it later this year.On March 6, Trump's executive order had halted the issuance of visas to people coming from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 daysIt also halted the issuance of new refugee admissions for 120 days.But [...]

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    Trump: I prefer having rich people in charge of the economy

Trump: I prefer having rich people in charge of the economy

President Donald Trump says he prefers to put rich people in charge of the economy because they would not be after the nation's wealth.Addressing supporters at a rally in Iowa, Trump defended his cabinet, which is thought to be the wealthiest in the country’s history.While stating that he likes the rich and poor alike, Trump noted that there were certain [...]

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    Trump ‘under investigation for potential obstruction of justice’

Trump ‘under investigation for potential obstruction of justice’

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating US President Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice, the Washington Post reports.Mueller is said to be probing the alleged interference by Russia in the 2016 presidential election and the involvement of Trump's campaign organisation.Quoting five people who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the Post said Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, [...]

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    Appeals court blocks Trump’s travel ban

Appeals court blocks Trump’s travel ban

A US appeals court on Monday upheld a lower court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travellers from six Muslim-majority countries.The US ninth circuit court of appeals in Seattle was the second appeals court to uphold an earlier court’s move to put the executive order on hold while challenges against its constitutionality move forward.The Trump administration had [...]

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    Iran rejects Trump’s condolence message

Iran rejects Trump’s condolence message

Mohammad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, has rejected President Donald Trump’s condolence message over the deadly attacks in Tehran on Wednesday.At least 13 people were killed in coordinated attacks on the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in Tehran, the country’s capital.The Islamic State group later claimed responsibility for the attacks.Trump later joined world leaders who expressed sympathy with Iran.The American [...]

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    Sacked FBI director lays impeachment trap for Trump

Sacked FBI director lays impeachment trap for Trump

Former FBI director James Comey may have set an impeachment trap for US President Donald Trump, with his written testimony suggesting Trump tried to obstruct justice by derailing an investigation.In a testimony sent ahead of his appearance on Thursday, Comey said Trump tried to pressure him to drop an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of [...]

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    Top US diplomat quits over Trump’s withdrawal from Paris climate accord

Top US diplomat quits over Trump’s withdrawal from Paris climate accord

The acting US ambassador to China has resigned over Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Paris climate accord.John Pomfret, China expert and former journalist, wrote on Twitter that the charge d’affaires at the US embassy, David Rank, had personally informed embassy staff of his decision.A US embassy spokesperson would only confirm that Rank had made a "personal decision"."We appreciate his years [...]

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    US visa applicants to now provide social media information

US visa applicants to now provide social media information

The Trump administration has rolled out a new questionnaire for US visa applicants worldwide.Applicants would be asked for social media handles for the last five years and biographical information going back 15 years.The new questions are part of an effort to tighten vetting of would-be visitors to the US, was approved on May 23 by the office of management and [...]

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    Trump’s strange ‘covfefe’ tweet makes him butt of jokes on social media

Trump’s strange ‘covfefe’ tweet makes him butt of jokes on social media

Social media was trying to make sense of Donald Trump early Wednesday after a gibberish late-night tweet set off a storm of jokes about the US president.The Twitter post, sent shortly before midnight local time, reads "inspite the negative press covfefe," in an apparent reference to the press coverage that Trump has often derided as "fake news".Despite the constant negative [...]

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    Shake-up ‘looms in White House’

Shake-up ‘looms in White House’

President Donald Trump is reportedly considering a major shake-up of his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists over his frustrations by what he sees as his team’s inability to contain the crisis involving alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.Lawyers and public relations experts are being recruited, the Associated Press reported Sunday, as new revelations surface about [...]

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    PHOTOS: Osinbajo meets Trump at G7 summit in Italy

PHOTOS: Osinbajo meets Trump at G7 summit in Italy

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo met world leaders, including President Donald Trump, at the ongoing G7 summit in Italy.The Nigerian leader, who was on the same row with Trump, sat in between Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, and Emmanuel Marcon, president of France.Earlier Osinbajo and Trump posed for photographs outside the hall.Laolu Akande, spokesman of the acting president, said Osinbajo [...]

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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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