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Facebook: Russian agents created 129 U.S. election events

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said Russian agents created 129 events on the social media network during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, according to testimony to Congress, shedding more light on Russia’s purported disinformation drive aimed at voters. Facebook, in a written statement to U.S. lawmakers released on Thursday and dated Jan. 8, said […]

U.S. judge blocks Trump move to end DACA program for immigrants

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. judge in San Francisco temporarily barred President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday from ending a program shielding young people brought to the United States illegally by their parents from deportation. The Trump administration announced in September it would rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, a decision that […]

Author of Trump book contradicts president, says aides see him as a ‘child’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The author of a deeply critical book about Donald Trump’s first year in office said on Friday he had spoken with the president while working on it, contradicting Trump’s assertion that he had never talked to the writer for the book and had not authorized any access to the White House. Michael […]

US tells North Korea to end missile tests for talks

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday ruled out a quick return to dialogue with North Korea, as he said new UN sanctions showed the world had run out of patience with Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons ambitions. Speaking to reporters at a security forum in the Philippine capital, Tillerson said Washington would only consider talks […]

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 […]

US determined to see Kenya hold credible polls

Donald Trump’s administration has set out tough terms to Kenya as it draws closer to the August 8 general elections. The US Government, through the Congress, said that it would introduce new terms so as to ensure the country holds free, fair and credible polls. The first of those is a call to all Kenyans […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]