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Trump now thinks Sessions is weak on Clinton emails

US President Donald Trump attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions again on Tuesday, calling him “VERY weak” in pursuing intelligence leaks and failure to go after former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton over her emails. Trump’s latest Twitter salvo followed a report in the Washington Post that the president and his advisers have discussed replacing Sessions, once […]

New White House communications boss deletes tweets Trump would not love

Donald Trump’s new communications chief has deleted tweets in which he shared views contrary to the US president’s own, saying they were a distraction. The day after he started his new job Friday, Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier, cleared up his Twitter trail of remarks in which he differs from Trump on illegal immigration, […]

Eight bodies found in truck in Texas parking lot

Eight people were found dead Sunday inside a truck in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas in what police said appeared to be “human trafficking crime.” Another 28 people were injured — 20 of them severely — and were being treated at seven local hospitals, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus and Fire […]

Amid turning tide, AIDS claimed 1 million lives in 2016: UN

AIDS claimed a million lives in 2016, almost half the 2005 toll that marked the peak of the deadly epidemic, said a UN report Thursday proclaiming “the scales have tipped”. Not only are new HIV infections and deaths declining, but more people than ever are on life-saving treatment, according to data published ahead of an […]

US health care reform collapses as two more Republicans say no

Two more US Republican senators announced their opposition Monday to their party’s efforts to revamp Obamacare, derailing the controversial legislation in its current form and potentially dealing a monumental setback to President Donald Trump. Republican leaders are desperate for a major legislative victory this year — and keen to fulfill Trump’s campaign pledge to dismantle […]

Trump threatens Venezuela with ‘economic actions’

US President Donald Trump threatened Venezuela with swift “economic actions” on Monday if its leader pushes on with an unpopular bid to change his country’s constitution amid mounting condemnation. The warning came as Venezuela’s opposition coalition called a nationwide strike for Thursday to kick off a “final offensive” aimed at forcing President Nicolas Maduro from […]

7.7-magnitude quake hits off Russia: US scientists

Map of Russia locating a 7.7-magnitude quake off the east coast on Monday An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 struck Monday off the eastern coast of Russia, according to the US Geological Survey, causing officials to initially warn of a tsunami threat in parts of the Pacific. But the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center lifted […]

Russia: Moscow, US ‘almost’ resolve spat over diplomat compounds

The Kremlin on Monday demanded that Washington unconditionally restore its access to diplomatic compounds in the United States, with a senior Russian official saying the row had “almost” been resolved following hours-long talks. Russia is angry that Washington is still barring its diplomats from using two compounds in the states of New York and Maryland. […]

In tweeted video, Trump knocks down, beats up ‘CNN’

US President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack on the news media Sunday by tweeting a video — bizarre even by his standards — showing him knocking down and beating a professional wrestling “villain” whose face had been replaced by a CNN logo. The 10-year-old video, hailing back to Trump’s days as a guest celebrity […]

‘Hyper president’ Macron picks regal setting for rare speech

Emmanuel Macron’s penchant for using regal symbols to give his presidency a touch of majesty will be on display on Monday when France’s new leader addresses both houses of parliament in the splendour of Versailles. Macron will use the speech, which has been billed as a novel, US-style state of the nation address, to set […]