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26/04/2017 02:01

US misunderstands NAFTA, North American business body says

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The US government doesn't have a clear idea of what NAFTA covers, a business body representing several big North American multinationals said on Tuesday after Washington picked a trade fight with Canada.

26/04/2017 01:31

US judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary cities

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A US judge on Tuesday blocked an executive order by President Donald Trump that could deny billions of dollars to so-called sanctuary cities as punishment for harboring illegal immigrants.

25/04/2017 21:51

Trump says Assad's future «not a deal breaker» on Syria: Russia's UN envoy

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US President Donald Trump told UN Security Council ambassadors that the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was «not a deal breaker» in negotiations on ending the war, Russia's envoy said Tuesday.

25/04/2017 21:31

Trump, Australia's Turnbull to bury the hatchet in New York meeting

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Donald Trump will meet Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in New York next week, rebooting a relationship that got off to a rocky start shortly after the US president's inauguration.

25/04/2017 18:01

Ex-Trump aide Flynn did not report Russia payments: lawmakers

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Former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn never reported receiving payments from Russian entities on his top-level security clearance form, a senior US lawmaker said Tuesday.

25/04/2017 17:01

Trump picks trade fight with Canada

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Trade tensions spiked between Washington and Ottawa on Tuesday as President Donald Trump accused Canada of being «very rough» on America and threatened to retaliate against restrictions on US dairy products.

25/04/2017 16:51

Shutdown threat ebbs as Trump relents on wall funding

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Donald Trump and US lawmakers inched closer to a deal on Tuesday avoiding a government shutdown, as the president, eager to showcase a win marking his first 100 days, retreated from a demand to fund a border wall.

25/04/2017 07:42

Trump-era «Handmaid's Tale» presages totalitarian future

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Decades after the release of «The Handmaid's Tale,» Margaret Atwood's dystopian sci-fi fable and foundational feminist text arrives on television -- with critics noting its enduring resonance in Donald Trump's America.

24/04/2017 21:37

US blacklists 271 Syrian chemists, other experts over sarin attack

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The US government put 271 Syrian chemists and other officials on its financial blacklist Monday, punishing them for their presumed role in the deadly chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in early April.

24/04/2017 20:32

Pence the clean-up act in Trump's first 100 days

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Mike Pence has spent many of his first 100 days as US vice president ironing out Trump-induced problems at home and abroad, but he's also been steadily building political capital of his own.

24/04/2017 19:16

Trump: UN should consider «stronger sanctions» on North Korea

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The UN Security Council must be ready to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs, US President Donald Trump said Monday, calling the status quo «unacceptable.»

24/04/2017 16:46

«Better you than me,» Trump tells record-breaking astronaut

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US President Donald Trump congratulated NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for setting a new space record on Monday, but expressed disdain for a particular rigor of space life -- drinking recycled urine.

24/04/2017 16:06

Obama says ready to train new leaders in first post-presidency speech

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Former US president Barack Obama returned to the public spotlight Monday, saying he hopes to spend the next phase of his life helping to «prepare the next generation of leadership.»

24/04/2017 12:16

American's detention an act of «flailing» North Korea leader: Haley

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Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, on Monday called the detention of a US citizen by North Korea a display of muscle-flexing by the country's «flailing» leader.

24/04/2017 09:11

Xi urges «restraint» over North Korea as US carrier approaches

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Chinese President Xi Jinping urged «restraint» over North Korea in a phone call with Donald Trump Monday, as Japan joined exercises with an American supercarrier heading to the Korean peninsula.

24/04/2017 08:21

Pentagon chief warns of «tough year» for Afghanistan

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US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned of «another tough year» in Afghanistan as he arrived on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray.

23/04/2017 21:21

US counting on French anti-terror ops in Africa: Mattis

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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday urged France to continue its African anti-terror operations under its new presidency, as he visited strategic Djibouti on the day of France's first-round election.

23/04/2017 17:41

Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms

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Donald Trump pressed for the funding of a Mexico border wall Sunday as a looming spending showdown in Congress threatens to shut down the US government on...

23/04/2017 14:40 Video

Trump salutes NFL champs at the White House

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Absent for family reasons Tom Brady's quarterback and superstar. At the ceremony there were no other six companions among them, some have stated that their absence is due to Trump.

23/04/2017 11:56

US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti

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US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived Sunday for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategic Horn of Africa nation which hosts Washington's only permanent military base on the continent.

22/04/2017 12:56

US supercarrier due in Sea of Japan «in days»: Pence

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The US supercarrier Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan in days, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday, after days of mixed messages from Washington over the warship's whereabouts.

22/04/2017 12:26

«Assault on facts» energizes global March for Science

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Scientists and their supporters across the globe are expected to march in the thousands Saturday amid growing anxiety over what many see as a mounting political assault on facts and evidence.

22/04/2017 08:04

Pentagon chief warns Syria against using chemical weapons

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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday that there can be «no doubt» Syria has retained some chemical weapons and warned President Bashar al-Assad's regime not to use them.

22/04/2017 07:49

Iran FM mocks US claims it is violating nuclear deal

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Iran's foreign minister mocked US President Donald Trump's claim Tehran was «not living up to the spirit» of the nuclear deal on Friday, saying Washington was flouting the accord.

22/04/2017 07:12

Trump: Iran not «living up to spirit» of nuclear deal

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Iran is «not living up to the spirit» of the nuclear deal struck with world powers, US President Donald Trump said Thursday, warning America would set out its position on that soon.

22/04/2017 07:03

US Treasury's Mnuchin: US growth good for global economy

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The Trump administration's priority is boosting US growth through tax cuts and an overhaul of regulations, and a growing American economy will be good for the world, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday.

22/04/2017 05:05

«No doubt» Syria has retained chemical weapons: Mattis

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Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said during a visit to Israel Friday that there can be «no doubt» that Syria has retained some chemical weapons and warned President Bashar al-Assad's regime not to use them.

22/04/2017 04:51

US to honour «dumb» refugee deal with Australia: Pence

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The US will honour a controversial agreement with Australia to take refugees from Pacific island detention centres, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday -- a deal Donald Trump had previously branded «dumb».

22/04/2017 02:31

Russian FM presses US's Tillerson over Syria probe

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov voiced «regret» in a phone call with his US counterpart at Washington's opposition to a Moscow-backed plan to investigate an alleged chemical attack in Syria.

21/04/2017 21:25

Pence in Australia to make Trump phone blow-up «ancient history»

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US Vice President Mike Pence will try make a disastrous first telephone call between Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull ancient history when he meets the Australian prime minister on Saturday.

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