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24-Sep-2018 Washington

Donald Trump's tariffs on $200 bn of Chinese goods kicks in

The ongoing trade war between the US and China has escalated after American President Donald Trump's administration's new 10 per cent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods kicked in on Monday, spanning thousands of products, including food seasonings,...

20-Sep-2018 Washington

Donald Trump visits areas affected by Florence, promises residents aid

President Donald Trump on Wednesday visited the two states most heavily affected by Hurricane Florence and promised that "a lot of money" will be coming from Washington and significant resources will be invested in reconstruction in the region, although he also...

15-Sep-2018 Washington

Donald Trump tells aides to move ahead with $200 bn China tariffs

US President Donald Trump is urging his administration to move ahead with slapping tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, according to an official.However, the timing of an announcement remains unclear, CNN quoted spokeswoman Lindsay Walters as saying...

13-Sep-2018 Washington

Donald Trump OKs sanctions on countries that interfere in US elections

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a decree authorizing sanctions for countries that attempt to influence the November mid-term elections, while his administration denounced possible attempts to do so from Russia, China, Iran and North Korea.The...

09-Sep-2018 Washington

Donald Trump again asks Apple to start manufacturing in US

After Apple hinted at increasing the price of its products owing to tariffs on China, US President Donald Trump has once again asked the iPhone maker to shift manufacturing from Beijing to Washington.Apple has written a letter to the Trump administration,...

09-Sep-2018 Washington

Donald Trump seeks to move past Stormy Daniels lawsuit

US President Donald Trump has sought to move past a lawsuit from pornstar Stormy Daniels, stating in a court filing that he would not seek to enforce a 2016 settlement agreement between Daniels and Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen.The so-called hush...

07-Sep-2018 Washington

Donald Trump moves to extend detention period for migrant children

US President Donald Trump has proposed to indefinitely extend the detention period for undocumented migrant children by abandoning a judicial agreement establishing a limit of 20 days after being apprehended.The government initiative would entail ending...

06-Sep-2018 Washington

Possible to meet Rouhani at UN : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said it is possible for him to meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani at the UN.Speaking on Wednesday before a bilateral meeting with Kuwait's visiting Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Trump said "anything...

31-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump demands firing of presidents of two TV networks

US President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded the firing of the presidents of two key US television networks -- CNN and NBC -- whom he accused of being biased against him.Specifically, Trump took to Twitter to call for CNN President Jeff Zucker, who has...

31-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump threatens to intervene in Justice Department, FBI

US President Donald Trump warned the Department of Justice and the FBI that he will intervene if they failed to do their jobs.The President on Thursday lashed out at the agencies and the media during a rally in Evansville, Indiana, aimed at improving Republican...

30-Aug-2018 Washington

NAFTA talks with Canada going very well : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that negotiations with Canada to incorporate it into the revised North American Free Trade Agreement are going "very well", and he revealed that he spoke this week with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau."I...

30-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump announces White House counsel to quit in fall

US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday on Twitter that White House counsel Don McGahn, who has played a key role in defending the President in the Russia probe, will leave his post in the fall.McGahn, who began serving as White House counsel in...

29-Aug-2018 San Francisco

Donald Trump warns Google, Facebook & Twitter over fake news

US President Donald Trump issued another veiled threat to Google and social media giants Facebook and Twitter over fake news, stating that these companies are "treading on very, very troubled territory".These tech platforms should "better be careful, because...

28-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump issues statement after ignoring McCain questions

US President Donald Trump offered brief praised for the late Republican Senator John McCain, who passed away on August 25, in a statement after responding only with silence to questions about the Vietnam War veteran turned politician."Despite our differences...

23-Aug-2018 Washington

Impeach me and the market will crash : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump, responding to speculation that he might be impeached, has warned that the "market would crash" by any such move and "everyone would turn poor".Trump's comments to Fox & Friends came after his longtime lawyer and aide Michael...

20-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump vows 'no concessions' to Turkey over US pastor

US President Donald Trump has insisted he will not back down in a standoff with Turkey over a detained US pastor."I think it's very sad what Turkey is doing," he said. "I think they're making a terrible mistake. There will be no concessions."He said he...

19-Aug-2018 San Francisco

Donald Trump accuses social media of being unfair to conservatives

After lambasting certain mainstream media houses for producing what he calls "fake news" for quite some time now, US President Donald Trump has now accused social media platforms of discriminating against Republican and conservative voices.But the Trump administration,...

14-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump signs $717bn annual defence policy bill into law

US President Donald Trump signed into law the $717 billion annual defence policy bill, the earliest in the year the bill has become law in more than four decades."The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is the most significant investment in our military...

05-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump launches new round of attacks on media

US President Donald Trump has launched a new round of attacks against the US media, accusing them of being able to "cause war".In a flurry of tweets on Sunday, the President continued to cast the media as the "enemy of the people," saying "They purposely...

03-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump blasts media in rally

US President Donald Trump blasted the media and "fake news" at a rally in Pennsylvania after a row between the White House Press Secretary and a CNN reporter.The rally on Thursday night in Wilkes-Barre took place just hours after White House Press Secretary...

31-Jul-2018 Washington

3D printing of guns doesn't make sense : Donald Trump

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the 3D printing of plastic guns "doesn't seem to make much sense" after his administration reached a legal agreement with a group promoting this activity."I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already...

29-Jul-2018 Washington

Donald Trump declares California wildfires a state of emergency

US President Donald Trump declared on Saturday a state of emergency in California and ordered the federal government to provide additional assistance due to the wildfires that since July 23 have devastated the region and forced authorities to evacuate close...

23-Jul-2018 Washington

Donald Trump warns Rouhani against threatening US

The US President Donald Trump warned his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani against threatening the US, adding that there could be severe consequences.At a ceremony attended by Iranian diplomats, Rouhani had asserted that his country was not seeking to start...

19-Jul-2018 Washington

Russia no longer targeting US elections : Donald Trump

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he did not believe that Russia was still targeting US elections, contradicting the opinion of his director of national intelligence.Speaking to reporters during a Cabinet meeting, Trump said that there has "never been...

18-Jul-2018 Washington

Meeting Putin was better than NATO summit : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his controversial meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin was even better than the annual NATO summit in Brussels, at which he demanded a greater contribution to defense funding by America's allies."While...

18-Jul-2018 Washington

Air Force One to get red, white and blue paint job : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has announced a plan to change the blue and white colour scheme of the iconic Air Force One and give it a bold new paint job in red, white and blue colours as part of a series of upgrades to the presidential aircraft.Boeing is...

11-Jun-2018 Singapore

Trump, Kim to meet at mother of all summits in Singapore

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet in Singapore on Tuesday morning for a historic summit - billed as the mother of all summits - to solve arguably the worlds most seething nuclear crisis.The summit, which was almost...

10-Jun-2018 Quebec City

Donald Trump asks US representatives not to endorse G7 communique

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said that he has instructed US representatives not to endorse the joint communique released at the end of the Group of Seven (G7) summit in here in Canada."Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference,...

08-Jun-2018 Washington

Want to pardon Muhammad Ali : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he is considering a pardon for late boxing legend Muhammad Ali, seemingly unaware of the fact that the former world heavyweight champion does not need one.Ali was convicted in 1967 for refusing to be drafted...

08-Jun-2018 Washington

Russia should be part of Canada summit : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that Russia should be allowed back into the G8 group of industrialised nations, which became the G7 when Moscow was suspended in 2014."I have been Russia's worst nightmare ... but with that being said Russia should...

19-May-2018 United Nations

Guterres working hard to make UN great again : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres was working hard to "Make the United Nations Great Again and lauded his UN envoy Nikki Haley for doing a fantastic job at the world body.Guterres met Trump in the White House on Friday...

09-Apr-2018 Washington

Donald Trump says to make Syria decision in next 24-48 hours

US President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration will make a decision on Syria in the next 24 to 48 hours.The reported chemical weapon attack in Syria was "atrocious" and "horrible", Trump said in a cabinet meeting broadcast live on TV."We'll...

06-Apr-2018 Washington

Donald Trump threatens China with additional $100bn tariffs

US President Donald Trump has said he is considering slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, moving the world's two largest economies closer to an open trade brawl.Trump on late Thursday said that he was responding to "unfair retaliation"...

05-Apr-2018 Washington

Donald Trump orders National Guard troops to US-Mexico border

US President Donald Trump has officially signed a memorandum to deploy the National Guard to the country's border with Mexico, a move that followed days of him calling for a larger crackdown on illegal immigration.In the memo signed on Wednesday evening,...

04-Apr-2018 Jerusalem

Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump talk about Iran

US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on phone on Wednesday amidst Israel's concerns over US planned withdrawal of troops from Syria.Netanyahu and Trump discussed "regional developments and Iran", the Israeli Prime...

01-Apr-2018 Washington

Donald Trump lashes out after California Governor pardons immigrants

US President Donald Trump lashed out at California Governor Jerry Brown after he pardoned five immigrants facing possible deportation, the media reported."Governor Jerry 'Moonbeam' Brown pardoned five criminal illegal aliens whose crimes include (1) Kidnapping...

25-Mar-2018 Washington

Construction of US-Mexico wall to begin immediately : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that construction of his much-touted wall along the US-Mexico border will begin "immediately" given that Congress last week approved $1.6 billion to launch the task."Much can be done with the $1.6 Billion given to...

25-Mar-2018 Washington

Many lawyers want to help me in Russia probe : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that "many lawyers" want to help him in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election amid speculation suggesting that the president is having difficulty finding a new attorney after the departure...

10-Mar-2018 Washington

Donald Trump holds rally in Pennsylvania for Republican candidate

US President Donald Trump held a rally in Pennsylvania to bolster support for state Representative Rick Saccone who will contest in Tuesday's special congressional election to secure a House seat, the media reported."This guy should win easily... I hate...

09-Mar-2018 Washington

Donald Trump accepts invitation to meet Kim Jong-un

US President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, an extraordinary development following months of heightened nuclear tension and frequent threats and insults, media reports said.The news was confirmed on Thursday...

09-Mar-2018 Washington

Donald Trump signs tariff orders, ignores allies, Republicans

US President Donald Trump has defied opposition from the Republican party and protests from global allies as he signed orders imposing stiff and sweeping new tariffs on imported steel (25 per cent) and aluminium (10 per cent), media reports said."The actions...

08-Mar-2018 Washington

Donald Trump announces steel tariffs amid mounting global dissent

The US President Donald Trump on Thursday formally signed proclamations to impose steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminum amid mounting dissent from business groups and trading partners around the world.The US will impose a 25 per cent tariff on imported...

03-Mar-2018 Washington

Donald Trump slams Alec Baldwin over impersonation act

Donald Trump has slammed Alec Baldwin, the actor who has famously played the US President on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" (SNL) since 2016, saying that watching his impersonation acts were an "agony" for audiences, the media reported."Alec Baldwin, whose dying...

01-Mar-2018 Washington

US to impose tariffs on steel, aluminum imports : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said here on Thursday that he would impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum products, in a move he said would protect US industry, but which experts said could hurt US producers and face legal challenges from trade partners.The...

01-Mar-2018 Seoul

Moon Jae-in, Donald Trump discuss possible US-N. Korea talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump held a telephonic conversation on Thursday on possible preliminary talks between Washington and North Korea, Yonhap news agency reported.The phone talk between Moon and Trump was the first in...

27-Feb-2018 Washington

Ready to take on NRA over guns : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that if necessary, he would fight against the National Rifle Association (NRA) as he looks at ways to prevent another high school mass shooting.At a meeting on Monday in the White House with a majority of the nation's...

24-Feb-2018 Washington

Donald Trump blames India, China for quitting Paris climate deal

US President Donald Trump has once again blamed India and China for his decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal last year, saying that the "unfair" accord would have imposed "draconian financial and economic burdens" on the US, as it would have made...

23-Feb-2018 Washington

Florida school officer 'didn't have the courage' : Donald Trump

An armed officer who stood outside a Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week "certainly did a poor job", US President Donald Trump has said.Deputy Scot Peterson resigned after an investigation found he failed to confront the suspect.Trump...

21-Feb-2018 Washington

Donald Trump challenges Sessions to probe Obama on Russia

US President Donald Trump has challenged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch a probe into his predecessor Barack Obama's administration for failing to do enough to stop the 2016 election foreign interference, the media reported.Trump's Wednesday remark...

18-Feb-2018 Washington

Donald Trump slams FBI over Florida school shooting

US President Donald Trump lashed out at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), describing its failure to follow up on a tip about the Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz as "very sad", the media reported.The FBI has said that it failed to act on information...

16-Feb-2018 Miami

Donald Trump visits shooting survivors in Florida hospital

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited a hospital in Florida where the survivors of this week's school massacre were being treated, media reports said.News channels broadcast images of the President and his wife walking down a corridor...

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