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Trump again attacks ‘Will & Grace’ actress Debra Messing

President Donald Trump is again attacking Debra Messing, calling the liberal activist and “Will & Grace” star a racist and saying she should be fired from the NBC sitcom. Messing apologized earlier this week after tweeting in support of an Alabama church sign which reads “a black vote for Trump is mental illness.” Trump tweeted Thursday that Messing was being ... Read More »

Trump administration is ‘inept and insecure’, says UK envoy

The Trump administration has been labelled “inept”, insecure and incompetent in leaked emails from the UK ambassador to Washington. Sir Kim Darroch said that the White House was “uniquely dysfunctional” and “divided” under Donald Trump. But he also warned that the US president should not be written off. The Foreign Office said the leak of the memos to the Mail on ... Read More »

Trump becomes 1st sitting US leader to enter North Korea

Panmunjom, Jun 30 (AP/UNB) — With grins and handshakes, President Donald Trump welcomed North Korea’s Kim Jong Un at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone Sunday, seeking to revive talks on the pariah nation’s nuclear program in a bid for a legacy-defining accord. Trump then became the first sitting American leader to step into North Korea. The brief photo-op, another historic ... Read More »

‘Back on track’: Trump, Xi seal trade war truce

Osaka, Japan, June 30, 2019 – US President Donald Trump on Sunday hailed trade talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as “far better than expected” and vowed to hold off on further tariffs as negotiations continue. “The quality of the transaction is far more important to me than speed. I am in no hurry, but things look very good!” ... Read More »

Trump administration’s 50bn ‘economic peace plan’ for ME

The US is busy pushing a $50 billion economic peace plan for the Middle East which aims to “empower” and “unlock the vast potential of the Palestinian people”. Yet the 40-page document says nothing about why Palestinians are disempowered today. – HRW Opening the West Bank and Gaza The plan will reduce constraints on Palestinian economic growth by Opening the ... Read More »

Trump lauds ‘unbreakable’ transatlantic alliance on D-Day

CAEN, France, June 6, 2019 (BSS/AFP) – President Donald Trump sought Thursday to reassure US allies rattled by his nationalist rhetoric by saying the bonds between them were “unbreakable” on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Trump joined other world leaders in northern France where thousands of well-wishers gathered to pay tribute to the ever-dwindling number of veterans of ... Read More »

Connecticut man accused of threatening to kill Trump

New Haven, May 12 (AP/UNB) — A Connecticut man has been indicted on charges that he threatened to kill President Donald Trump and sent letters he claimed contained anthrax. Gary Joseph Gravelle of New Haven faces charges including conveying false information about an explosive and threats against the president. Authorities say 51-year-old Gravelle last year sent letters addressed to Trump, ... Read More »

Trump foreign policy: Whatever Netanyahu, Prince Salman want

By Eric Zuesse Now that Donald Trump, like Barack Obama before him, has failed to remove Syria’s Bashar al-Assad by means of American training of, and supply of weapons to, ‘rebels’ (almost all of whom were actually jihadists) in Syria, Trump, on March 21st, has set into motion a process that is designed to provide a ‘justification’ for an all-out ... Read More »

Trump’s Arms Control Gambit: Serious or a Poison Pill?

WASHINGTON DC, Apr 30 2019 (IPS) – Smart U.S. leadership is an essential part of the nuclear risk reduction equation. Unfortunately, after more than two years into President Donald Trump’s term in office, his administration has failed to present a credible strategy to reduce the risks posed by the still enormous U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals, which comprise more than 90 ... Read More »

‘I know nothing’ – Trump changes his tune on WikiLeaks

Washington, Apr 12 (AP/UNB) —President Donald Trump declared that “I know nothing about WikiLeaks” after its disheveled founder Julian Assange was hauled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to face charges, a stark contrast to how candidate Trump showered praise on Assange’s hacking organization night after night during the final weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign. Asked about Thursday’s ... Read More »

Trump, Kim summit ends without reaching a deal

Hanoi, Feb 28 (AP/UNB) — President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un abruptly cut short their second summit Thursday without reaching an agreement, a stunning collapse of talks that caused both leaders to leave their Vietnam meeting early and cancel a planned signing ceremony. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the leaders had a “very good and ... Read More »

Trump, Kim hold 1st formal bilateral meeting

Hanoi, Feb 28 (AP/UNB) — U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un appeared more relaxed as they convened near the pool of the luxury Vietnamese hotel where they’re holding their second summit. Trump and Kim emerged after their first formal bilateral meeting Thursday morning on the Metropole hotel’s pool patio, where they were joined by U.S. Secretary ... Read More »

Trump, Kim open 2nd nuke summit with handshake, smiles

Hanoi, Feb 27 (AP/UNB) — U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, leaders of nations with a long history of hostilities, opened their second summit Wednesday with smiles and friendly banter before sitting down for a dinner that will set the stage for difficult talks about North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons. “I think it’ll lead to ... Read More »

Trump demands funding to end border ‘crisis’

US President Donald Trump has demanded funding for his long-promised US-Mexico border wall to halt “a growing humanitarian and security crisis”. But in his first TV address to the nation from the Oval Office, Mr Trump did not declare a national emergency to bypass Congress and build the barrier. In a televised rebuttal, Democratic leaders accused him of holding the ... Read More »

Trump threatens ‘national emergency’ over wall

US President Donald Trump has said he could declare a national emergency to build a US-Mexico border wall without the approval of Congress. It came after he met senior Democrats, who refused his requests for funding. The stand-off has seen Mr Trump withhold support for a bill to fully fund the government until he gets money for the border wall. Read More »

Trump pulling out

By Chandra Muzaffar It is significant that US President Donald Trump has decided to withdraw his troops from Syria. The 14th December decision was followed immediately by another announcement by the President to pull out a sizeable number of soldiers from Afghanistan where the US has been involved in a war for the last 17 years — the longest war ... Read More »

Trump ‘to pull thousands of troops’ from Afghanistan

The Trump administration is planning to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan, US media say. Reports, citing unnamed officials, say about 7,000 troops – roughly half the remaining US military presence in the country – could go home within months. The reports come a day after the president announced the country’s military withdrawal from Syria. Read More »

Trump’s Syria withdrawal plan shocks allies

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw all US troops from Syria has been met with heavy criticism. Mr Trump made the announcement on Wednesday, asserting that the Islamic State (IS) group had been defeated. But major allies, including senior Republicans and foreign powers, have disputed the claim and say the move could lead to a resurgence of IS. Read More »