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Russia sanctions: Trump’s hand forced by Senate vote

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The United States Senate has voted 98-2 to impose new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, despite objections from the White House. The House of Representatives approved the bill earlier this week, also by an overwhelming majority. Having passed through both chambers, it will be sent to President Trump to sign into law. But Mr Trump has sought closer ...

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Trump’s transgender military ban ‘not worked out yet’

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The White House has not yet decided how it will implement the president’s ban on transgender people serving in the US military. Mr. Trump’s surprise Twitter announcement on Wednesday has been met with criticism from rights groups. Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the administration would work alongside the Pentagon to decide how to proceed. It is not yet clear how the ...

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Donald Trump attacks ‘illegal’ report on Sessions Russian meeting

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US President Donald Trump has attacked “illegal leaks” following reports his attorney general discussed campaign-related matters with a Russian envoy. The Washington Post gave an account of meetings Attorney General Jeff Sessions held with the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak. Mr Sessions has previously denied discussing the election campaign. US authorities are investigating possible collusion between Russia and the ...

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G20: Trump and Putin to meet face to face for first time

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On Thursday, Mr Trump used a speech in the Polish capital Warsaw to call on Russia to stop “destabilising” Ukraine and other countries. Moscow should also end support for “hostile regimes” such as those in Syria and Iran and “join the community of responsible nations,” he said. President Trump urged Russia to join the “fight against common enemies and in defence of ...

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CNN accuses Trump of ‘encouraging violence against reporters’

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CNN has accused Donald Trump of “encouraging violence against reporters”, after the President tweeted a video of him wrestling a man with the TV network’s logo over his face. On Sunday, the US President shared edited footage of him slamming WWE owner Vince McMahon to the ground and striking his head, with the CNN logo covering the man’s face. The ...

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Trump travel ban comes into effect for six countries

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People from six mainly Muslim countries and all refugees now face tougher US entry due to President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban. It means people without “close” family or business relationships in the US could be denied visas and barred entry. Lawyers took up positions at US airports, offering free advice. But there was no sign of the chaos that ...

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E3 2017: In Trump, indie developers find inspiration

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Christopher Jarvis says his motivation to make a game that tackles fake news is reenergised each time he leaves his home in New York. “I live in Trump Tower. This is how I reconcile it with myself,” he jokes, before turning a little more serious. “I’m moving out soon.” At E3’s indie game corner, where the multi-million dollar budgets are ...

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Qatar row: Trump claims credit for isolation

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US President Donald Trump has claimed credit for the pressure being placed on Qatar by Gulf neighbours who accuse it of supporting terrorism in the region. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, Yemen, Libya’s eastern-based government and the Maldives have all cut diplomatic and other ties with Qatar. Mr Trump said he was told during his recent visit to Saudi Arabia ...

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Trump renews feud with London mayor over terror attack

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US President Donald Trump has again lashed out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan over his assurances to Londoners following Saturday’s terror attack. He accused Mr Khan of offering a “pathetic excuse” for saying there was no reason for people to be alarmed. Mr Khan had in fact said people should not be alarmed by an increased police presence. After a ...

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Dismay as Trump signals exit from accord

French President Emmanuel Macron receives Russian President Vladimir Putin in Versailles

There has been widespread international condemnation of President Trump’s announcement that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. UN chief Antonio Guterres’s spokesman called it “a major disappointment” while the European Union said it was “a sad day for the world”. However, senior Republicans and the US coal industry-backed the move. Mr Trump said the accord “punished” ...

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