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  • Is his political mystique finally unravelling?

    The Trump Tamasha

    Way back when George W Bush was in the White House, comedian Bill Maher made a wickedly funny observation: How badly do you have to suck to lose a popularity contest to Saddam Hussein?

  • Trump predicts IS territory will be cleared next week

    US President Donald Trump predicts that the Islamic State group will have lost by next week all the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria. He said the US will not relent in fighting remnants of the extremist organization despite his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria over the objections of some of his most senior national security advisers.

  • Trump vows to stop 'endless wars'

    US President Donald Trump tells Americans his administration has accelerated talks for a political settlement in Afghanistan and would be able to reduce US troops there as negotiations advance to end America's longest war.

  • Trump didn’t ask permission to 'watch Iran': Iraqi president

    Iraqi President Barham Salih says that President Donald Trump did not ask Iraq's permission for US troops stationed there to "watch Iran."

  • US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong

    Kim 'satisfaction' over Trump letter as talks approach

    North Korea's Kim Jong Un expresses "great satisfaction" after receiving a letter from US President Donald Trump ahead of a second summit between the two leaders, Pyongyang's state media reports.

  • Will devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds: Trump

    US President Donald Trump threatens Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks a US-allied Kurdish militia in Syria, drawing a sharp rebuke from Ankara and reviving fears of another downturn in ties between the NATO allies.

  • Trump urges border wall, avoids declaring emergency

    US President Trump urges Congress to give him $5.7 billion this year to help build a wall on the border with Mexico, but stops short of declaring a national emergency that could have led to unilaterally funding the project.

  • Key plotter of USS Cole attack killed: Trump

    President Donald Trump confirms that the US military has killed one of the architects of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole that left 17 American servicemen dead.

  • US government shutdown extends into next week

    ​The US government partial shutdown is set to stretch deep into next week after legislators fail to make a breakthrough in the row over President Donald Trump’s demand for a US-Mexico border wall.

  • US govt shutdown likely to drag on past Christmas

    A partial US government shutdown is almost certain to drag through the Christmas holiday after the Senate adjourned without breaking an impasse over President Donald Trump’s demand for more funds for a border wall.

  • Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias

    US President Donald Trump accuses tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google of being biased in favor of opposition Democrats, a day after a report for the Senate revealed Russian agents had used social media in an attempt to sway the 2016 election in Trump's favor.

  • Nick Ayers

    With new chief of staff, Trump tries to reset White House

    Nick Ayers, in talks with President Donald Trump to become his new White House chief of staff, is a 36-year-old political whiz-kid who could help with the looming re-election campaign, but critics question whether he has the grit needed to keep Trump and an often chaotic administration under control.

  • John Kelly

    Kelly is latest senior White House departure

    US President Donald Trump says that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave his job at the end of the year, extending the historically high turnover in the top ranks of his administration.

  • Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un

    Next meeting with NKorea's Kim likely in early 2019: Trump

    US President Donald Trump says he is likely to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in January or February and that three sites for their second meeting are under consideration.

  • G20 'agrees to reform WTO'

    Global leaders were expected to back an overhaul of the world body that regulates international trade disputes at a summit yesterday, delegates said, ahead of high-stakes talks between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping aimed at defusing a trade war.

  • Air New Zealand Christmas ad replicates Trump’s UN laughter moment

    An Air New Zealand advertisement released for the Christmas season takes a dig at US President Donald Trump by portraying an American boy wearing a “Make Christmas Great Again” red cap being laughed at by other children on Santa’s “naughty” list.

  • US chief justice rebukes Trump's Obama taunt

    US Chief Justice John Roberts defends the independence of the federal judiciary a day after President Donald Trump called a judge who ruled against his policy barring asylum for certain immigrants an "Obama judge".

  • Pakistan PM Imran Khan lashes out at Trump “tirade”

    Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan lashes out at US President Donald Trump following his remarks that Pakistan doesn’t “do a damn thing” for the United States despite billions of dollars in US aid for the South Asian nation.

  • US President Donald Trump

    Trump to discuss Khashoggi murder with Pompeo, CIA

    US President Donald Trump says he has not yet been briefed on the CIA’s conclusions regarding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but that he will speak with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the CIA about the issue.

  • Trump, top aides sued

    CNN sued Donald Trump's administration yesterday, alleging the White House violated journalist Jim Acosta's constitutional rights by revoking his press credentials following a heated exchange with the US president.

  • US midterm elections: Voters deliver mixed verdict

    A defiant President Donald Trump yesterday shrugged off the loss of the House of Representatives as Washington braced for the prospects of partisan warfare after US voters delivered a mixed verdict in a hard-fought midterm election.

  • US votes in midterm polls

    After a divisive campaign marked by fierce clashes over race, immigration and other cultural issues, Americans yesterday voted to determine the balance of power in the US Congress and shape the future of Donald Trump's presidency.

  • Trump says American dream at stake in US midterms

    Donald Trump completes a whirlwind final push to stop Democrats from breaking his Republicans' stranglehold on the US Congress in bitter midterm elections.

  • Trump visits Pittsburgh to console but stirs anger

    US President Donald Trump visits the Pittsburgh synagogue attacked by an anti-Semitic gunman and lights candles for each of the 11 slain worshipers, while thousands protest his presence in the city and victims' families begin burying their dead.

  • Trump complains about Twitter removing his followers

    US President Donald Trump complains that Twitter is removing some of his followers and has made it harder to join, an apparent critique of the social network's efforts to weed out fake and abusive accounts.

  • Media must clean up its act: Trump

    US President Donald Trump blames media outlets for stirring up anger and hateful political rhetoric as another suspicious package reportedly similar to package bombs sent to Democrats was found in lower Manhattan.

  • Khashoggi Murder: Saudi crown prince deplores killing

    Saudi Arabia's crown prince yesterday denounced the "painful" murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and vowed justice would prevail, in his first public comments on the case, without addressing US accusations of a monumental cover-up.

  • Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

    Trump accuses Saudis of 'lies'

    US President Donald Trump has accused Saudi Arabia of lying about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, his strongest comments to date on the affair as pressure builds on the administration to strike a tougher line.

  • Jamal Khashoggi

    Saudi account of Khashoggi's death meets growing scepticism

    Saudi Arabia faces a growing chorus of incredulity over its belated explanation of how critic Jamal Khashoggi died inside its Istanbul consulate, as world powers demand answers and the whereabouts of his body.

  • Trump says Saudi journalist likely dead

    President Donald Trump says he presumes missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and that the US response to Saudi Arabia will likely be "very severe" but that he still wanted to get to the bottom of what exactly happened.