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Tillerson announces mandatory sexual harassment training

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday that department employees must step in and intervene if they witness sexual harassment, one day after U.S. President Donald Trump expressed sympathy for those accused of harassment and not given due process. Tillerson said all State Department employees would undergo mandatory training to […]

Trump says Republicans will accept citizenship for ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would be willing to shift his stance on immigration to push through a deal that protects illegal immigrants brought to the country as children from deportation and offer them citizenship. In an interview with CNBC broadcast on Friday, Trump also said Republican Senators Tom […]

Trump supporters greet tax law with shrugs and measured hope

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa— Ask someone like Sam Banks about the tax plan President Donald Trump signed into law Friday, and you hear something other than the effusive joy Republicans in Congress put on display this week. The $1.5 trillion plan cuts taxes broadly while bestowing its richest benefits on companies and wealthy individuals. It […]

US Senate advances health care bill, tough debate looms

Donald Trump’s drive to abolish Obamacare scraped through a key Senate vote Tuesday, with John McCain coming to the US president’s rescue in a dramatic return to Congress following cancer surgery. The vote, which allows the Senate to begin debate on health care reform legislation, was a victory for Trump, who had spent weeks cajoling, […]

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, […]

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 […]

‘Life covfefes at you fast’: Donald Trump’s unfinished tweet ignites the internet

Donald Trump left the internet hanging on Tuesday night. The president clearly wanted to get something off his chest around midnight and so turned to his favourite medium – Twitter. “Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” Mr Trump started tweeting. Whether it was fatigue after a long day in the Oval Office, or a fury over the press which he […]

New Trump attack on Germany widens transatlantic rift

The transatlantic diplomatic rift widened on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump responded to criticism from Chancellor Angela Merkel with a new attack on German trade tactics and defense spending. Trump’s spokesman Sean Spicer insisted that the leaders “get on very well” but — as is often the case — his warm words from the […]

Activist probing Ivanka Trump supplier in China detained: NGO

An activist investigating working conditions at a supplier for Ivanka Trump’s brand in China has been detained, his NGO said Wednesday, putting another spotlight on Chinese business activities linked to the US presidential family. Two other men who were working on the investigation have been missing since Sunday, according to China Labor Watch, a New […]