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Moon, Trump vow stronger pressure against North Korea

US President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart have pledged "stronger pressure" on Pyongyang, Seoul said Sunday, after North Korea defied tough new sanctions with a missile test and said it wanted to match American nuclear strength.

Clinton plays blame game in new book

Hillary Clinton takes responsibility for her devastating loss to Donald Trump in her tell-all book about the 2016 presidential race, but she also blames Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, Vladimir Putin and others, published excerpts show.

US dollar losing its luster as safe haven investment

In times of uncertainty or crisis, investors typically take refuge in «safe» options like the Swiss franc, gold or the US dollar, but under President Donald Trump the greenback has lost its luster, especially to the euro.

US orders closure of Russian consulate in San Francisco

The United States on Thursday ordered Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco as well as two annexes in Washington and New York in two days, in a tit-for-tat response to Moscow's drastic reduction of US diplomatic staff in their country.

U2 rocks out as it readies post-Trump album

U2 on Wednesday rocked out on a guitar-charging first track of its upcoming album, which the Irish rock legends had largely finished last year but revisited following Donald Trump's shock election victory.

Trump vows to right «self-destructive» tax code

President Donald Trump hit the road to sell reform of America's «self-destructive» tax code Wednesday, a major campaign pledge that remains short on detail and a long way from becoming law.

MTV awards go political in Trump era

MTV's glitzy awards show took a political turn Sunday at a tense time in the United States, with the music world's top stars taking aim at white supremacists and President Donald Trump.

Trump calls Egypt's Sisi to affirm support: statement

US President Donald Trump has told his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that he wants to strengthen ties with Cairo, Sisi's office said on Friday, days after it emerged Washington had cut some aid to Egypt.

Trump lashes out at media in Arizona rally

President Donald Trump on Tuesday mounted an aggressive defense of his response to a deadly far-right march in Virginia, using a rally speech to condemn «dishonest» media coverage of his widely criticized remarks.

US defence chief in Turkey for talks on Syria, Kurds

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis arrived in Ankara on Wednesday for talks with Turkish leaders expected to focus on Washington's arming of a Syrian Kurdish militia, which Turkey views as a terror group, in the fight against Islamic State.

Trump backs off Afghan withdrawal, lambasts Pakistan

President Donald Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan Monday, backtracking from his promise to rapidly end America's longest war, while pillorying ally Pakistan for offering safe haven to «agents of chaos.»

US business economists fret over Trump policy agenda

US business economists worry about the prospects for President Donald Trump's policy agenda, and the potential damage to the economy from his trade and immigration policies, according to a survey released on Monday.

Trump mulls new US strategy in Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump assembled his national security team at the Camp David presidential retreat Friday to forge a way ahead in Afghanistan, almost 16 years after the war began.

US launches formal trade investigation into China

The United States on Friday formally launched a trade investigation into China's intellectual property practices and forced transfer of American technology, which President Donald Trump had called for this week.

Steve Bannon, Trump's «Great Manipulator»

When Steve Bannon gave a free-wheeling interview to a small left-wing magazine this week, he spoke as if he -- the White House's «great manipulator» -- was back on top.

Jesse Jackson slams US president over rally response

American civil rights pioneer Jesse Jackson on Friday slammed President Donald Trump for insisting anti-racism protesters were equally to blame for the violence at a white supremacist rally last weekend.

Trump heads to Camp David for Afghanistan talks

US President Donald Trump is assembling his national security team at the Camp David presidential retreat Friday to forge a way ahead in Afghanistan, almost 16 years after the war began.

Trump says US culture, history being «ripped apart»

President Donald Trump on Thursday condemned the «foolish» removal of Confederate statues whose preservation has become a rallying cry for white supremacists, saying US culture and history were being «ripped apart.»

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