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Trump takes on US senator on ‘racial slur’

President Donald Trump has said he was “totally misrepresented” by those saying he used the term “shithole” to describe African nations last week. Mr Trump also said the allegation was hurting efforts to strike a deal to protect so-called Dreamer immigrants. The president was responding to a claim by Democratic Senator Dick Durbin that he used “vile and racist” language ...

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Trump ‘in Oval Office foul-mouthed outburst about migrants’

US President Donald Trump has reportedly lashed out at immigrants in a foul-mouthed Oval Office outburst. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Mr Trump told lawmakers on Thursday, according to the Washington Post. The remark was reportedly in reference to people from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. The White House did not deny the ...

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Steve Bannon says ‘treason’ remark not directed at Trump Jr

Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, has tried to reverse remarks in which he called the president’s son Donald Jr “treasonous”. The accusation appears in Michael Wolff’s new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. He was referring to a meeting in June 2016 between Mr Trump’s son and a group of Russians. But on Sunday Mr ...

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UN rejects US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Isreal’s capital

UN member states met in the General Assembly on Thursday to debate a draft resolution that rejects the US President Donald Trump’s decision to name Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al Malki referenced the US threat that it was “taking names” of those who vote in favor of the measure in his remarks to the assembly. “History records names, ...

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Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he expects European countries to follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as his country’s capital. He is in Brussels for talks – the first time an Israeli prime minister has visited the city in more than 20 years. But the EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini says the bloc’s stance on the matter is unchanged. ...

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Jerusalem status: Saudis condemn Trump’s announcement

Saudi Arabia has condemned the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, amid growing international criticism of the move. In a statement, the Gulf kingdom said President Donald Trump’s announcement was “unjustified and irresponsible”. But Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu hailed it as “a historic day”. President Trump’s move reversed decades of US policy. The fate of Jerusalem is one ...

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Donald Trump Jr releases Twitter exchanges with Wikileaks

Donald Trump Jr has released private Twitter correspondence with anti-secrecy website Wikileaks after a US magazine revealed they had communicated shortly before his father’s election. The Atlantic magazine revealed the organisation had asked Mr Trump Jr for co-operation and information. The group published leaks of Clinton campaign emails during the election. Mr Trump Jr’s lawyers handed the Twitter direct messages ...

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Donald Trump embarks on marathon tour of Asia

US President Donald Trump has embarked on an 11-day trip to Asia during which he will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. It will be the longest tour of Asia by a US president in 25 years. The trip comes at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea over its nuclear programme and missile tests. Mr ...

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Twitter employee ‘deactivated’ Trump account on last day

US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account briefly vanished on Thursday, but has since been restored, the social media company has said. It said that the @realdonaldtrump account was “deactivated” by an employee, later clarifying that it was their last day in the job. The account was down for 11 minutes, and Twitter is now investigating. Mr Trump – who is an active ...

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Trump’s fortune now $3.1 billion on Forbes wealth list

America’s richest may be getting richer but President Donald Trump’s fortune has slid by $600 million to $3.1 billion, according to a list of 400 billionaires released by Forbes magazine on Tuesday. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped the list for a 24th consecutive year on a net worth of $89 billion with Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, worth $81.5 billion, number two. ...

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