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Republican hard-liners say they will block Trump's health-care plan

A group of conservative legislators within the US Republican Party said Wednesday that they had enough votes to block legislation backed by President Donald Trump to replace the current health insurance system.

Trump communications may have been gathered in intelligence sweep

US President Donald Trump's communications may have been swept up as part of an intelligence operation, the head of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday.

Trump signs NASA funding bill, with goal of Mars exploration

US President Donald Trump signed into law Tuesday a measure that sets out funding plans for space exploration with the goal of eventually sending humans to Mars.

Trump plummets on Forbes' billionaires list

US President Donald Trump has dropped to 544th place from 324th in Forbes' annual list of world billionaires after his net worth fell to 3.5 billion dollars from 4.5 billion last year, the magazine said Monday.

NSA chief: Trump mentioning Merkel spying affair 'complicates things'

US President Donald Trump has not helped US-German relations by bringing up the fact the country spied on Chancellor Angela Merkel, the head of the National Security Agency said Monday.

FBI investigating links between Russia, Trump campaign

The FBI is investigating possible links between US President Donald Trump's election team and the Russian government, Director James Comey told the House Intelligence Committee on Monday.

FBI's Comey: No information to support Trump wiretap claim

There is "no information" to support US President Donald Trump's claims that the FBI wiretapped his offices, Director James Comey says.

Trump derides Russian ties claims as congressional probe set to begin

US President Donald Trump weighed in Monday to deny Russia-linked meddling in the 2016 US elections, before the first word on that very topic could be uttered at a public hearing before the Intelligence Committee in the House of Representatives.

Gallup: Trump approval rating drops to 37 per cent

US President Donald Trump's approval rating has dropped to 37 per cent as of Saturday in a daily Gallup survey, the polling company said.

Trump demands "vast sums of money" for defending Germany

Berlin owes "vast sums of money" to NATO and the United States for the defence of Germany, US President Donald Trump said Saturday on Twitter, a day after a White House meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Secret Service laptop with Trump Tower evacuation plans stolen

A laptop computer with sensitive information including an evacuation plan for Trump Tower has been stolen from a Secret Service agent in New York, CNN reported Friday.

Trump, Merkel talk NATO role, "fair" trade deals

US President Donald Trump called on European allies to do their share to support the NATO military alliance and said he would pursue "fair" trade deals as he sat down Friday for the first time with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

EU commissioner takes aim at US with criticism of aid cuts

The European commissioner for international cooperation and development on Friday indirectly criticized cuts in US foreign aid, saying that any cuts on development assistance went against global development goals.

Trump plans to appeal US judges move to block six-country entry ban

US President Donald Trump's new ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries was kept from taking effect Thursday, with federal judges on opposite sides of the country blocking the policy.

Senators see 'no indication' of surveillance of Trump Tower

The leading members of the US Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday said they had found no indication that Trump Tower had been the target of surveillance by the US government.

Trump unveils 'America First' budget, with security the big winner

Military spending would surge while foreign aid and environmental protection outlays would plummet under US President Donald Trump's first budget proposal, billed as an "America First" budget plan that will serve as a blueprint for next year's spending.

Hawaii judge halts US travel ban; Trump calls decision 'terrible'

A US district court judge in Hawaii on Wednesday blocked US President Donald Trump's new ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries, just hours before it was due to take effect.

Trump slams tax document release, but calls them not 'embarrassing'

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday questioned the release of his 2005 tax documents, blasting the reporter who acquired the returns after months of speculation about his tax bill during the 2016 election.

Trump's 2005 tax bill was 38m dollars, with income of more than 150m

US President Donald Trump had a tax bill of 38 million dollars and reported income of nearly 153 million dollars in 2005, according to a copy of two pages from a tax return that was published online Tuesday.

Trump meets Saudi deputy crown prince

US President Donald Trump held talks Tuesday with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House, in the first high-level meeting with the key US ally since Trump took office in January.

Trump "extremely confident" of wiretapping evidence

US President Donald Trump remains "extremely confident" that the Justice Department will provide evidence that he was the subject of surveillance by the previous administration during the presidential election, spokesman Sean Spicer said Tuesday.

Reports: Trump approves CIA drone strikes

US President Donald Trump has authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to approve drone strikes, US media reported Tuesday.

Germany's defence spending remains well below NATO mandate

Germany's defence spending increased only slightly in 2016, remaining well below a NATO-mandated level, according to the military alliance's annual report released Monday.

McCain calls on Trump to substantiate Obama wire-tapping claim

Republican Senator John McCain on Sunday called on US President Donald Trump to either retract or substantiate a claim that his predecessor Barack Obama wire-tapped his office last year.

Kremlin spokesman: Ambassador met with Clinton advisors too

The Russian ambassador to the United States also met with advisors to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, a Kremlin spokesman said Sunday, as he dismissed charges of Russian interference in the US presidential election.

Intruder scales White House fence while Trump was inside

An intruder carrying a backpack scaled the White House fence along Pennsylvania Avenue before being arrested late Friday, the Secret Service said.

Merkel seeks partnership - not confrontation - with Trump, gov't says

The German government's coordinator for transatlantic relations says that the building of trust will be the main goal of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's first meeting with US President Donald Trump.

Judge declines to apply freeze to new Trump travel ban

A US federal judge in Washington state has declined to apply a freeze of President Donald Trump's original travel ban to the new ban issued this week, the Washington Post reported on Friday.

Trump invites Abbas to Washington for talks, Palestinians say

US President Donald Trump on Friday called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and invited him to visit Washington in the near future, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Trump administration ready to start NAFTA revision talks by mid-year

The United States will be in a position to begin renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by the middle of the year, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday.

More states sign on to legal effort to block Trump travel ban

At least two more US states on Thursday joined an ongoing legal effort led by the states of Washington and Minnesota to block parts of President Donald Trump's revised executive order on immigration.

White House vows to find American missing for 10 years in Iran

US President Donald Trump's administration vowed Thursday to find a US citizen who went missing a decade ago in Iran, the White House said.

Hawaii moves to challenge Trump's revised travel ban

The state of Hawaii will challenge US President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, according to court documents filed by lawyers late Tuesday.

Germany's Schaeuble clashes with Trump White House over trade surplus

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble clashed on Tuesday with the new US administration over its claims that Europe's biggest economy enjoyed trade surpluses as a result of currency manipulation.

Trump on Twitter blames Obama for Bush's released Guantanamo inmates

US President Donald Trump falsely tweeted Tuesday that Guantanamo inmates who returned to militant activity had been released from the US military prison by his predecessor, Barack Obama.

Timeline of Trump's so-called 'travel ban' executive order

US President Donald Trump's revised executive order on immigration halts refugee approvals for 120 days and blocks new visas for people from six majority-Muslim countries for 90 days.

Trump issues revised immigration order, drops Iraq from banned list

US President Donald Trump signed a revised executive order Monday halting new visas for people from six majority-Muslim countries and suspending refugee admissions for 120 days, the White House said.

Report: FBI director asked to dispute Trump's claim

FBI Director James Comey has asked the Justice Department to issue a statement rejecting President Donald Trump's claims that his predecessor, Barack Obama, ordered the tapping of Trump's offices, the New York Times has reported.

White House demands probe into whether Obama abused powers

US President Donald Trump is demanding an investigation into "very troubling" allegations that the administration of his predecessor, Barack Obama, abused its powers ahead of the 2016 election, the White House said on Sunday.

Tony Blair calls report of a possible Trump role 'invention'

Tony Blair has dismissed a report that US President Donald Trump is considering the former British prime minister for the role of Middle East envoy as "an invention."

China positions itself as peaceful, stable alternative to Trump

Delegates at the National People's Congress annual meeting said they wanted world peace and more power for President Xi Jinping.

Report: New US entry ban announcement expected Monday

The Trump administration is expected to announce "a new entry ban executive order" on Monday, US media reported, citing administration officials.

Trump accuses Obama of wiretapping his office during 2016 campaign

President Donald Trump used a series of early morning tweets Saturday to accuse his predecessor, Barack Obama, of wiretapping Trump's New York office during the 2016 election campaign, but did not reveal the source of his information.

Hole story: Trump offers doughnut diversion from Russia ties

US President Donald Trump sunk his teeth into the political opposition Friday, labelling them hypocrites and calling for a probe of their Russia ties, with his attorney under a cloud for failing to disclose contacts with the Russian ambassador.

Trump, Merkel to meet in bid to forge new trans-Atlantic relationship

German Chancellor Angela Merkel travels to Washington this month for her first face-to-face meeting with US President Donald Trump following a testy start to their relationship.

Report: Pence used private email for state business

US Vice President Mike Pence routinely used a private email account for state business as governor of Indiana, the Indianapolis Star reported on Thursday, including for sensitive issues.

US Attorney General Sessions will recuse himself from Russia probes

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he would recuse himself from Justice Department decisions on investigations related to President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, as questions swirl about its connections to Russia.

White House stands by embattled Attorney General Sessions

The White House remained firmly in support of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, even as top Democrats called Thursday for resignation over his testimony denying contacts to Russia.

Trump's ban on funds for family planning prompts global initiative

Delegates from more than 50 countries gathered Thursday in Brussels to find ways to plug the funding gap resulting from President Donald Trump's order barring aid to international organizations that discuss abortion as a family-planning option. 

Sessions denies discussing Trump campaign with Russia

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday denied any wrongdoing after local media reported he had failed to disclose two meetings he had with the Russian ambassador last year, hours after a lawmaker said allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow would be investigated.

Top US general welcomes planned military boost in Lithuania

The head of US military forces in Europe on Wednesday welcomed Lithuania's move to boost military spending and personnel.

Fresh look, softer tone, same old right-wing populism from Trump

In his first speech to a joint session of Congress, though, Trump finally followed in the footsteps of his predecessors, reaching across the aisle on issue after issue.

Best quotes from President Donald Trump's first speech to Congress

During his first speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump spoke about a wide range of topics including immigration, terrorism, employment and defence.

Trump: Border plans not well communicated

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday admitted to poor messaging regarding his plans for security along the US-Mexico border.

Trump address to focus on economic opportunity, national security

US President Donald Trump will focus on economic opportunity and national security in an address laying out his plans to a joint session of Congress late Tuesday, White House officials say.

Key congressman has 'no evidence' of Trump contacts with Russia

The chairman of the US House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee said he is not aware of any evidence of improper contacts between Russian officials and Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

Trump touts 'security budget' with 10-per-cent defence spending hike

US President Donald Trump says he will present a "public security and national security budget" that hikes military spending by 54 billion dollars or about 10 per cent.

US strongly condemns neo-Nazi march in Zagreb

The US Embassy in Zagreb on Monday strongly condemned neo-Nazi and pro-Ustasha views expressed during a demonstration by several dozen people, organised by the non-parliamentary far-right Autochthonous Croatian Party of Rights (A-HSP) in Zagreb on Sunday.

Father of dead Navy SEAL says he didn't want to meet with Trump

The father of a Navy SEAL killed in late January during a raid in Yemen chose not to meet US President Donald Trump when the soldier's casket arrived back in the United States, the Miami Herald reported Sunday.

London screens Iranian director's film amid Oscars boycott

Thousands of people watched a free screeening of Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's film "The Salesman" in London on Sunday to coincide with the Oscars.

Iranian ex-president Ahmadinejad praises Trump

Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wrote a personal letter to Donald Trump in which he praised the US president and wished him well in his tenure, local media reported Sunday.

Trump's wall threatens rich wildlife along US-Mexican border

A continuous wall of the kind planned along the US-Mexican border could be an impenetrable barrier for many wild animals already affected by existing fences.

Trump: I won't attend White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he does not plan to attend the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year.

White House bars major news outlets from press briefing

Major news organizations, which were Friday blocked by the White House from attending an informal press briefing, condemned the move just hours after President Donald Trump described parts of the media as "the enemy of the people."

Mexico is not a migrant "waiting room" for US, interior minister says

Mexico will not accept undocumented immigrants from other countries whom the United States plans to deport, Mexico's interior minister said Friday.

Trump says he represents America, 'not the globe'

US President Donald Trump said Friday his aim is to serve the United States and not the rest of the world, doubling down on his "America First" message in wide-ranging remarks to a conservative conference.

Trump attacks media at conservative gathering

US President Donald Trump lambasted the media in remarks to a gathering of conservative activists outside Washington Friday, doubling down on charges that some parts of the press are the "enemy."

German foreign minister: Positive Trump comment on EU is 'good news'

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel welcomes US President Donald Trump's recent positive comments on the European Union, calling them "good news," during a press conference Friday.

Report: FBI rejected White House request to deny Trump Russia links

The FBI declined a recent White House request to deny media reports about contact between campaign staff for US President Donald Trump and Russian intelligence before last year's election, CNN reported on Thursday.

US, Mexico take "important steps" even as Trump voices indifference

Top US and Mexican diplomatic and security officials met on Thursday in Mexico City, as President Donald Trump in Washington expressed ambivalence about relations with the United States' southern neighbour.

US Supreme Court's Ginsberg emphasizes value of free press

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg expressed optimism about the political future of the United States despite the polarized and combative political atmosphere that has marked the fledgling presidency of Donald Trump.

Top Trump aide Bannon points to promises kept, media fight

Top White House strategist Steve Bannon said Thursday US President Donald Trump is keeping the promises he made during his campaign on issues from immigration to job creation.

New York Times launches brand campaign for 'The Truth' with Oscars ad

The New York Times is using Sunday's Academy Awards show to launch an advertising drive with an ad spot that capitalizes on President Donald Trump's confrontational relationship with the paper and other mainstream media.

Trump blasts Mexico as top diplomat holds talks in Mexico City

US President Donald Trump expressed ambivalence about the US relationship with Mexico as he blasted the country Thursday for what he claims is an unfair trade relationship.

Trump administration reverses transgender bathroom protections

The Trump administration on Wednesday withdrew Obama-era guidance about the use of school and university bathrooms by transgender students, local media reported.

Pollster: Trump presidency is causing Germany's AfD to lose support

A prominent German pollster said Wednesday that the "chaotic" leadership of US President Donald Trump has caused an electoral decline for Germany's right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.

Trump-style rhetoric is making world more dangerous, Amnesty says

Divisive and "poisonous" language used by politicians such as US President Donald Trump is putting vulnerable populations at risk and making the whole world a more dangerous place, Amnesty International charged on Wednesday.

Trump administration opens door for mass deportations

The US Department of Homeland Security laid the groundwork Tuesday for mass deportations of immigrants living illegally in the United States under an executive order by President Donald Trump last month.

Trump condemns "horrible, painful" anti-Jewish incidents

US President Donald Trump condemned a recent spate of threats against Jewish community targets across the United States, during a visit Tuesday to the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.

Juncker: Not good for W. Balkans that some in Washington want to water down EU

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday it was not good for Western Balkan countries that some people in the new US administration gave the impression of being against the European Union because those countries needed the prospects of EU membership.

US Army General McMaster tapped as Trump's national security advisor

Army Lieutenant General HR McMaster will be the new White House national security advisor, US President Donald Trump told reporters Monday.

British lawmakers locked in heated debate over Trump's state visit

Allowing US President Donald Trump to visit Britain would be akin to "pimping out the Queen," one British lawmaker said Monday during a heated debate in British parliament over two petitions concerning the US leader's future state visit.

Unhappy Presidents' Day: Trump still manoeuvring after Sweden comment

Donald Trump used his first Presidents' Day in office to continue trying to talk his way out of comments implying a terrorist attack in Sweden that never happened.

US Defence Secretary: We are not in Iraq to seize Iraqi oil

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, in reference to comments made by President Donald Trump last month.

Pence reaffirms commitment to 'continued cooperation' with the EU

The United States remains committed to a "continued cooperation and partnership" with the European Union, US Vice President Mike Pence said Monday during his first official visit to Brussels.

London's mayor calls for Trump's state visit to be cancelled

US President Donald Trump should be denied a state visit to Britain due to his "cruel and shameful" immigration policies, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Sunday.

'Now more than ever': US scientists gird for confrontation with Trump

Normally any annual gathering of American scientists is relatively non-political. But, with Donald Trump in the White House, things are different at this year's meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Many researchers are worried about their future and are urging colleagues to protest - and remain vigilant.

What happened in Sweden? Country asks Trump to clarify rally remarks

Swedish commentators and media Sunday reacted with astonishment at weekend remarks by US President Donald Trump implying that the Scandinavian country had been the target of a recent terrorist attack.

Saudi Arabia "very optimistic" about cooperation with Trump

Saudi Arabia is "very optimistic" about its cooperation with the administration of US President Donald Trump, the Saudi foreign minister said Sunday at the Munich Security Conference.

Trump border wall plans push Mexico to seek new trading partners

Mexico will pursue trade agreements with other nations following threats by US President Donald Trump to tax its exports to the United States, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray has told dpa.

Trump attacks media, touts own progress at campaign-style rally

US President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack on the media and renewed his pre-election promises on Saturday at a rally in Florida, which had echoes of his electoral campaign appearances last year.

Trump's sons in Dubai to launch golf course

The two eldest sons of US President Donald Trump were in Dubai on Saturday to open the 18-hole Trump International Golf Club, the first Trump-branded golf course in the Middle East.

Russia 'disappointed' with Pence's remarks on Ukraine conflict

Russia is "disappointed" with US Vice President Mike Pence's comments regarding Moscow's implementation of a ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine, a senior Russian lawmaker says.

Merkel says NATO also important for US, vows to up defence spending

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday highlighted the significance of NATO for the United States after threats from Washington to its partners in the military alliance that it would reduce its financial contribution.

Boris Johnson: No crises in Ukraine, Syria with Trump in charge

The crises in Ukraine and Syria wouldn't have happened had Donald Trump been US president at the time, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Friday.

NATO needs to adapt to remain credible, says Mattis at Munich talks

NATO needs to adapt to remain credible, US Secretary of Defence James Mattis said Friday, while also affirming US President Donald Trump's commitment to the military alliance for international allies.

G20 foreign ministers warn Trump against US isolationism

US President Donald Trump must be wary against leading the United States into isolation, warned foreign ministers Friday as they concluded a two-day meeting of top diplomats from the world's major industrial and emerging nations.

Trudeau and Merkel discuss CETA, Trump foreign policy in Berlin

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday praised the CETA trade agreement between Canada and the European Union, describing it as both precedent-setting and a blueprint for future deals.

World leaders await chance to gauge Trump foreign policy in Munich

World leaders and foreign and defence officials will get an opportunity to get a better handle on the foreign policy goals of US President Donald Trump on Friday as the Munich Security Conference enters its first day.

Five numbers from Trump's 77-minute free-for-all

Donald Trump is a political novice without electoral or military experience, unlike any other president in US history.