30 May 2017
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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.

21/04/2017 19:20

Barack Obama returns

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Having largely remained silent since Donald Trump succeeded him as US president in January, Barack Obama will make his first public appearance on Monday in his adopted hometown of Chicago.

21/04/2017 19:05

Consensus in G20 that protectionism «damaging» for global economy

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The Group of 20 major economies have reached a «broad consensus» that a continued rise in protectionism would be damaging to the global economy, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Friday.

21/04/2017 12:33

Trump invokes national security to probe US steel imports

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President Donald Trump on Thursday invoked national security to order a probe into US steel imports -- a move that risks trade blowback from steel-making...

21/04/2017 12:02

Civil war flick set in Trump's US set for Cannes film festival

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A tongue-in-cheek action movie about a Trump-era civil war between redneck Texans and East Coast liberals will feature in the Director's Fortnight sidebar at next month's Cannes film festival, organisers said Thursday.

21/04/2017 06:23

Next South Korea leader to rein in Trump over North: analysts

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When South Korea fills a presidential vacuum next month, analysts say the first order of business for its new leader will be to tame Donald Trump's aggressive approach towards the nuclear-armed North.

21/04/2017 05:55

Tech firms urge court to toss Trump travel ban

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Scores of technology firms including Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft joined a legal filing urging a judge to toss out President Donald Trump's latest travel ban.

21/04/2017 02:17

US urges UN to focus on «chief culprit» Iran

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The United States on Thursday urged the UN Security Council to make Iran's «incredibly destructive» activities its Middle East priority and devote less attention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

21/04/2017 01:45

Pentagon chief pledges support for Egypt's Sisi

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US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and top brass in Cairo on Thursday, pledging support for the American ally on his first regional tour.

21/04/2017 01:39

Iran FM slams «worn-out» US nuclear accusations

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday criticised «worn-out» US accusations that it was seeking a nuclear weapon to threaten the region and the world.

21/04/2017 00:37

Israel to get 3 more F-35 jets on Sunday

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Israel is to take delivery of three more F-35 stealth fighters from the United States on Sunday, adding to two which arrived in December, an army statement said.

20/04/2017 12:46

US tries to clear waters after North Korea «armada» confusion

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The Trump administration on Wednesday tried to clear the waters after it gave confusing messages concerning the whereabouts of a US supercarrier that supposedly was steaming toward North Korea last week.

20/04/2017 12:17

Moderate rise in US economy, but job shortages spread: Fed

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The US economy has continued to expand with only modest price increases, but companies are increasingly complaining of trouble finding workers, including for low-skill jobs, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.

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