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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...

26-Sep-2018 New York

Donald Trump rules out meeting with Iranian leader at UN

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday ruled out meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rohani, at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, although he said he is sure that the Iranian leader must be "an absolutely lovely man"."Despite requests,...

25-Sep-2018 New York

Donald Trump signs revised S.Korean trade deal

US President Donald Trump signed a revised free trade agreement with South Korea, cementing the first bilateral trade deal of his administration."It's a great day for the US, and it's a great day for South Korea," Trump said during a meeting with his South...

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...

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