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Trump trades ‘short and fat’ barb with N Korea’s Kim

President Donald Trump has again traded barbs with North Korea, shortly before offering to mediate in a heated regional dispute. He took to Twitter to complain he would never call North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “short and fat”, after its foreign ministry called him “old”. It was one of a series of remarks he made on social media before volunteering ...

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Putin insulted by meddling claim – Trump

President Vladimir Putin feels insulted by allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US election, Donald Trump has said after meeting him briefly at an Asia-Pacific summit in Vietnam. “You can only ask so many times… he said he absolutely did not meddle in our election,” the US president said. Mr Putin later dismissed the allegations as “political infighting”. The ...

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Trump and Putin ‘agree to defeat IS in Syria’

US President Donald Trump and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have agreed to defeat so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, the Kremlin says. It said a statement was prepared by experts after they met briefly on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit in Vietnam on Saturday. There has been no official confirmation from the US about the statement so far. The ...

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Trump China visit: US leader strikes warmer tone with Xi Jinping

US President Donald Trump has lavished praise on Chinese leader Xi Jinping, a marked contrast to his previous criticism of China on the flashpoint issues of North Korea and trade. But he also urged Mr Xi to “work very hard” on persuading North Korea to denuclearise. On China’s trade surplus, Mr Trump surprised many when he said he did “not ...

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Some Ghanaians ‘panic’ over Trump’s threat to cancel visa lottery

There appears to be panic and disappointment among some Ghanaian youth who are prospective applicants of the Diversity Lottery Visa Program following  an announcement by US President, Donald Trump to terminate the programme. Donald Trump called for the end of the programme, which awards visas to about 50,000 people every year. According to him, a suspect who carried out a ...

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Trump to end green card lottery programme over New York attack

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would end the popular US green card lottery after a radicalized Uzbek man who entered the country under the programme killed eight people in New York. “I am starting the process of terminating the diversity lottery program,” Trump told reporters. “We have to do what’s right to protect our citizens,” he told reporters. ...

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Trump rages on Twitter at Clinton and Russia inquiry ‘witch hunt’

US President Donald Trump has launched a Twitter tirade about the “guilt” of Hillary Clinton and the opposition Democratic Party. His Sunday morning outburst came amid reports that the first arrest in the Russian collusion inquiry would be made this week, possibly as early as Monday. Mr Trump insisted allegations of collusion between his campaign and Russia were “phony” and ...

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Clinton team and Democrats ‘bankrolled’ Trump dirty dossier

US President Donald Trump has seized on reports that Hillary Clinton’s team bankrolled a sleazy dossier of allegations linking him to Russia. Unfounded claims that Mr Trump had been filmed with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel surfaced in the closing stretch of last year’s White House race. Mrs Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) reportedly helped fund ...

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Republican senator: Trump speaks ‘untruths’

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker has unleashed a blistering attack on US President Donald Trump, calling the president “utterly untruthful”. In a series of television interviews, Mr Corker accused the president of lying, adding that he debased the US and weakened its global standing. Mr Trump fired back on Twitter, calling the top Senator a “lightweight” who “couldn’t get re-elected”. The ...

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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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