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20-Jan-2019 Washington

Venue for second US-N.Korea summit picked: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said the location for his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been picked and will be announced "in the future"."We've picked the country, but we'll be announcing it in the future," Trump told reporters at the...

18-Jan-2019 Washington

Donald Trump hits back at Pelosi, cancels her foreign trip

In a tit-for-tat move, US President Donald Trump cancelled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's planned trip to three countries, a day after she angered Republicans by suggesting the President should delay his State of the Union Asdress due to the impasse over...

30-Dec-2018 Washington

Immigrant children's deaths 'fault of the Democrats' : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said that the Democrats shall be blamed for the latest deaths of the two children over the execution of US immigration policy."Any deaths of children or others at the Border are strictly the fault of the Democrats and...

18-Dec-2018 Washington

Donald Trump advises Fed not to consider interest rate hike

US President Donald Trump advised the Federal Reserve (Fed) not to raise interest rates at its meeting this week, given the strength of the dollar and an almost absence of inflation."It is incredible that with a very strong dollar and virtually no inflation,...

17-Dec-2018 Los Angeles

Donald Trump calls SNL 'Democrat spin machine'

US President Donald Trump has openly criticised the show "Saturday Night Live" and the NBC network as "Democrat spin machines"."A real scandal is the one-sided coverage, hour by hour, of networks like NBC and Democrat spin machines like 'Saturday Night...

11-Dec-2018 Washington

Donald Trump approves strategy on combating WMD terrorism

US President Donald Trump on Monday approved the National Strategy for Countering WMD Terrorism, in a bid to counter extremist groups' attempt to use Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) against the US.According to a statement issued by the White House, the...

09-Dec-2018 Washington

Donald Trump accuses Comey of lying in testimony to Congress

US President Donald Trump has accused former FBI Director James Comey of lying during his testimony before a congressional committee last week, when the ex-official revealed that the investigation into presumed Russian interference in the 2016 presidential...

09-Dec-2018 Washington

Chief of Staff John Kelly leaving by year end : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has announced that his Chief of Staff John Kelly will exit the White House by the end of the year.Trump's announcement on Saturday came after it was reported on Friday that Kelly was expected to announce his departure in the coming...

09-Dec-2018 Washington

John Kelly to leave his job at year end : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said the White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave his job at the end of the year.Trump called Kelly "a great guy," while speaking to reporters at White House on Saturday, Xinhua reported."He's been with me almost two...

03-Dec-2018 Washington

Donald Trump says China to cut tariffs on US cars, markets rise

China has agreed to cut tariffs on cars it imports from the US, President Donald Trump has said, after he negotiated a truce in the trade war with Beijing. The announcement boosted the financial markets."China has agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on cars...

03-Dec-2018 Washington

China agrees to reduce tariffs on US cars : Donald Trump

China has agreed to cut tariffs on cars it imports from the US, President Donald Trump has said, a day after he negotiated a ceasefire in the trade war with Beijing."China has agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on cars coming into China from the US. Currently...

01-Dec-2018 Washington

Donald Trump discusses 2nd DPRK summit with S. Korea's Moon

US President Donald Trump on Friday met with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in to discuss the recent development regarding the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Trump's plans to hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.According...

01-Dec-2018 Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Donald Trump extends brief greeting to Saudi crown prince at G-20

US President Donald Trump extended a brief greeting to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman this Friday in Buenos Aires, a week after Washington considered the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Riyadh agents to be a case closed.Trump's short...

01-Dec-2018 Washington

Donald Trump, Shinzo Abe discuss DPRK, trade in talks

US President Donald Trump on Friday met in Buenos Aires of Argentina with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the situation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and bilateral trade.According to a statement issued by White House spokesperson...

27-Nov-2018 Washington

Donald Trump threatens to block China trade deal

US President Donald Trump has said that it was "highly unlikely" he would accept an offer by his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping aimed at averting Trump's plan to raise tariffs on over $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25 per cent in January 2019.Trump in...

27-Nov-2018 Washington

Donald Trump says Brexit deal may benefit EU more, block UK-US trade

US President Donald Trump has said that he does not like the Brexit deal between Britain and the European Union (EU), noting it seems to favor the EU more and might block the trade between Britain and the United States.Speaking to the media at the White...

27-Nov-2018 Washington

Donald Trump hopes Ukraine-Russia confrontation is 'straightened out'

US President Donald Trump said here on Monday that he hopes the current confrontation between Ukraine and Russia will get "straightened out".Speaking to reporters before leaving the White House for campaign rallies, Trump said that "we do not like what's...

23-Nov-2018 Washington

Khashoggi killing: CIA didn't blame Saudi crown prince : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that the CIA did not blame Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for ordering the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Khashoggi was murdered on October 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.Officials told US media such...

21-Nov-2018 Washington

US will stand with Saudi Arabia : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday played down the importance of Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman's possible implication in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said the episode will not affect the steadfast alliance of Washington and...

19-Nov-2018 Washington

I didn't know interim AG had criticised Russia probe : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that he did not know about the criticism that recently-appointed interim Attorney General Matt Whitaker made in the past about the Russia probe, in which investigators are examining possible interference by the Kremlin...

19-Nov-2018 Washington

Donald Trump refuses to hear tape of Khashoggi's killing

US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that while Turkey has shared with US an audio purported to be of the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, he has no plans to listen to the recording."We have the tape. I don't want to hear the tape. No reason...

18-Nov-2018 Washington

Government shutdown if no funds for border wall : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump told the media at the White House here that this would be a "good time" for a government shutdown if he doesn't get  funding from Congress for his border wall."I think probably, if I was ever going to do a shutdown over border...

17-Nov-2018 Washington

Trump says he wrote answers to Mueller's questions

US President Donald Trump has told reporters that he has completed written answers to questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller probing into the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections, but has not actually turned them in.The president said...

10-Nov-2018 Washington

New US envoy to UN remain undecided : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump here on Friday said that the person to replace Nikki Haley as the new ambassador to the UN is still under consideration.I'll make the decision over the next few weeks, but by the end of the year, Trump told reporters at the White...

08-Nov-2018 Washington

Donald Trump fires Sessions, seizes Russia probe

US President Donald Trump has fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions a day after midterms, wrestling back control of the Russia probe by getting rid of the man who supported it, and choosing the one who has said all negative things about the investigation."At...

08-Nov-2018 Washington

'Stronger opinion' on Khashoggi case next week : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said he will have a "stronger opinion" over the murder of a Saudi journalist next week.Trump told reporters on Wednesday during a White House press conference that he was "forming a very strong opinion" over the death of Jamal...

06-Nov-2018 Washington

Donald Trump not sure if he will meet Vladimir Putin in Paris

US President Donald Trump has said he was not sure if he would meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris next week."I am not sure that we will have a meeting in Paris, probably not," Trump told reporters on Monday at the Joint Base Andrews as he was...

04-Nov-2018 Washington

Donald Trump vows to stop immigrant caravan from entering US

US President Donald Trump said in a campaign rally in Florida that he won't allow a caravan of Central American migrants, which is heading towards the Mexico-US border, to enter the country.Speaking to supporters at the rally held on Saturday at a hangar...

01-Nov-2018 Washington

US could send up to 15,000 troops to US-Mexican border : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that up to 15,000 military personnel could be sent to the southern border with Mexico to help defend against a caravan of Central American migrants.Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said the number of troops...

31-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump visits Pittsburgh synagogue amid protests

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited the Pittsburgh synagogue where on the weekend a gunman who has espoused anti-Semitic views online massacred 11 people, while hundreds of protesters denounced the president's seeming reluctance...

31-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump plans to end birthright citizenship

US President Donald Trump confirmed on Tuesday that he is planning to put an end to what he called the "ridiculous" law that grants citizenship to all children born in US territory."We're the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby,...

27-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump accuses US press of using mail bomb case

US President Donald Trump accused the American media of using the arrest of one of his apparent supporters in the mail bomb case to "score political points" against him, less than two weeks before the mid-term elections.At a rally on Friday in Charlotte,...

25-Oct-2018 Washington

Investigation underway into suspicious packages : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday a major federal investigation was underway to probe the suspicious packages sent to former President Barack Obama, the Clintons, CNN offices and others.Trump, speaking at an opioids event at the White House, first...

23-Oct-2018 Washington

US will build up n-arsenal : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has warned of bolstering the American nuclear arsenal to put pressure on Russia and China.Moscow has retaliated that it will respond in kind if the US develops more weapons, the BBC reported.Hinting at Russia's breach of the 1987...

21-Oct-2018 Washington

US will pull out of nuclear treaty with Russia : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that his country will pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, a decades-old pact limiting strategic weapons development.Trump made the remarks to reporters after attending a rally in...

19-Oct-2018 Washington

It 'certainly' seems that Khashoggi is dead : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that it "certainly" seems that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared two weeks ago in Istanbul, is dead, adding that if this is confirmed there will be very serious consequences."It certainly looks...

16-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump surveys areas devastated by hurricane Michael

US President Donald Trump undertook an aerial survey of areas in Florida devastated by hurricane Michael and said that the priority of the his government was to provide food, electricity and safety to the victims.Accompanied by his wife Melania, Trump on...

16-Oct-2018 Washington

Rogue killers may be behind Khashoggi's disappearance : Donald Trump

President Donald Trump suggested on Monday that "rogue killers" could be behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared on October 2 after entering his country's consulate in Istanbul.Trump told reporters on Monday that he had spoken...

14-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump defends separating immigrant families at border

US President Donald Trump has defended his administration's policy of separating families that arrive in the country illegally, saying the fear of separation was an effective deterrent.Trump was addressing reporters on Saturday outside the White House as...

14-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump considers lifting sanctions on Turkey after US pastor freed

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will take a look at US sanctions on Turkey and will consider whether to lift them after the American missionary Andrew Brunson was freed this Friday after two years in prison imposed by the Turkish justice system.Questioned...

13-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump: Will act if Saudis behind journalist's disappearance

US President Donald Trump on Saturday warned that his administration would inflict "severe punishment" on Saudi Arabia if the kingdom was found to have played a part in the disappearance of dissident journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi.Trump...

13-Oct-2018 Washington

Trump hails Turkish court's decision to free US pastor

President Donald Trump welcomed on Friday's decision by a Turkish court to release US pastor Andrew Brunson, who was arrested two years ago on terrorism charges."PASTOR BRUNSON JUST RELEASED. WILL BE HOME SOON!," the president wrote on Twitter after learning of...

13-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump says he'll ask Saudi king about Khashoggi

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he plans to speak with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2."I will be calling...

10-Oct-2018 Washington

Considering several locations for summit with Kim : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said he is considering three or four locations for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and joked that he would no doubt like to visit the magnate's luxurious Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida."It (the...

09-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump apologises to Kavanaugh on 'behalf of nation'

US President Donald Trump apologised to Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family "on behalf of our nation" for what he called a desperate Democrat-led campaign of "lies and deception" intent on derailing his confirmation.Trump remarks...

03-Oct-2018 Washington

Scary time for young men in US : Donald Trump

Reiterating his support for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, accused of sexual misconduct, President Donald Trump has said it is a "difficult" and "scary" time for young men in the US.Speaking to reporters at the White House on Tuesday, Trump said: "My...

29-Sep-2018 Washington

Donald Trump orders FBI probe into Kavanaugh, Senate vote delayed

US President Donald Trump has ordered an FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against his US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, throwing his confirmation into doubt.A Senate committee voted on Friday to approve Kavanaugh's nomination...

27-Sep-2018 United Nations

Donald Trump : I'm open to meeting with Maduro at UN, if he wants

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he is open to meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro, at the United Nations."If he (Maduro) is here and he wants to meet - it was not on my mind, it was not on my plate, but if I can help people, that's...

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