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Trump replaces National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump is replacing US National Security Adviser HR McMaster with Bush-era defence hawk and former United Nations ambassador John Bolton. Mr Trump tweeted to thank Gen McMaster, saying he had done an “outstanding job & will always remain my friend”. Mr Bolton, who has backed attacking North Korea and Iran, told Fox News his job would be to ...

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Trump to announce China sanctions after intellectual property theft claims

Donald Trump's use of Twitter to attack opponents is unprecedented

The Trump administration plans to announce sanctions against China on Thursday after determining that the country is encouraging the theft and transfer of intellectual property from US businesses. The White House said the actions come after years of talks about the issue that failed to produce change. The actions are expected to include tariffs, as well as other measures. The ...

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Trump warned by Republicans over Russia inquiry

Donald Trump's use of Twitter to attack opponents is unprecedented

US President Donald Trump has been warned by fellow Republicans against interfering in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigations. It came after he attacked Mr Mueller’s inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. In tweets at the weekend, Mr Trump reiterated that there had been “no collusion” between his team and Russia and called the probe a “witch ...

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Trump campaign data firm accused of harvesting Facebook data

The attorney general for the US state of Massachusetts is launching an investigation into alleged harvesting of Facebook profiles by a firm employed by Donald Trump’s election campaign. Investigations by the Observer and New York Times newspapers claim details from 50 million profiles were gathered without the users’ knowledge. The company, Cambridge Analytica, was suspended from Facebook on Friday. Both ...

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Deal with N Korea is ‘in the making’ – Trump

President Trump has tweeted that a deal with North Korea is “very much in the making”, a day after revealing he had agreed to meet its leader Kim Jong-un. Earlier, the White House said the meeting would not take place unless Pyongyang took “concrete actions”. US media report that Mr Trump made the decision to meet without consulting key figures ...

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Trump accepts ‘milestone’ meeting with Kim

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited Donald Trump to meet him, an unprecedented overture which the US leader has said he will accept. The shock announcement that a meeting could take place as early as May was made by South Korean officials in Washington. They passed a verbal message from Mr Kim to Mr Trump and said North Korea’s ...

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Trump to hold games violence meeting

US President Donald Trump is to meet video games company representatives on Thursday to discuss violent content. The meeting comes in the wake of last month’s shooting at a school in Florida in which 17 people died. The president has in the past expressed the view that violent games were “shaping young people’s thoughts”. But the games industry has defended ...

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Hope Hicks: White House communications chief resigns

Hope Hicks

Hope Hicks, one of President Trump’s longest-serving advisers, is to step down as White House communications director. The 29-year-old former model has been by Mr Trump’s side for years. The news came a day after she testified in front of the House Intelligence Committee, but White House sources said this was not the reason. She is the fourth person to ...

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Trump suggests Florida officer was a ‘coward’

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An armed officer who stood outside a Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week “certainly did a poor job”, US President Donald Trump says. Deputy Scot Peterson resigned after an investigation found he failed to confront the suspect. Mr Trump said Mr Peterson might be a “coward” who “didn’t react properly under pressure”. Florida’s governor meanwhile called ...

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Trump pushes for ban on modified guns

US President Donald Trump has signed an order to ban bump-stock devices, which were used by a gunman who killed 58 Las Vegas concert-goers last year. Such devices enable a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute. Speaking at the White House, Mr Trump said he had directed the justice department to propose a law to make the accessories ...

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