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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.

Victory: Trump's among smallest, but insists it's "very substantial"

US President Donald Trump won the election on November 8, and he doesn't want anyone to forget it.

Trump lambasts media, says stories about ties to Russia are a 'ruse'

US President Donald Trump went head to head with reporters Thursday at a wide-ranging news conference in which he denied having any dealings in Russia and accused the news media of being negative and dishonest.

Tillerson: US will work with Russia when it benefits Americans

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday the Trump White House was ready to work with Moscow but warned the Kremlin that it must implement peace efforts in eastern Ukraine.

Trump: Wall Street records show "great level of confidence" in plan

President Donald Trump is celebrating the stock market rally on Wall Street since his election and promising to unveil reforms to the US corporate tax system.

Iran rejects Trump and Netanyahu's criticism of nuclear deal

Iran on Thursday rejected criticisms voiced by US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over a deal designed by major world powers to prevent Tehran from building a nuclear bomb.

Venezuela pulls plug on CNN over "operation of war"

US-based news outlet CNN was forced off the air in Venezuela Wednesday as authorities accused the international news broadcaster of deliberately targeting the government.

Trump denounces "unfair" treatment of his fired top security advisor

Donald Trump is decrying the "unfair" treatment of his former national security advisor, two days after ousting Michael Flynn over what the White House said was an "erosion" of the president's trust in the retired US Army general.

Trump lashes out after reports of campaign connections to Russia

US President Donald Trump attacked major media, US intelligence agencies and former president Barack Obama on Wednesday, after reports that his campaign had contacts with Russian intelligence officials during the election campaign.

US: NATO a 'fundamental bedrock' for transatlantic community

NATO is a "fundamental bedrock" capable of adapting to changing security challenges, US Secretary of Defence James Mattis said ahead of his first meeting of NATO defence ministers on Wednesday.

After US, French campaigners accuse Russia of influencing vote

Weeks after US intelligence services accused Russia of attempting to influence their country's elections in favour of Donald Trump, backers of a front runner for the French presidency have accused Moscow of interfering in that race too.

Two-state solution in question as Trump and Netanyahu meet

Washington/Tel Aviv (dpa) - The so-called "two-state solution" to finding peace between Israelis and Palestinians came newly into question Wednesday, hours ahead of a meeting between Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and new US President Donald Trump at the White House.

Lithuanian president: Shift in US to push Europe into self-reliance

Europe must rely more on itself in security and defense, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said Wednesday within the context of global political shifts caused by changes in Washington.

Germany's von der Leyen: Europe should increase defence spending

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has stressed that Europe should increase its defence spending ahead of a meeting of her NATO counterparts on Wednesday.

Report: Trump aides had repeated contact with Russian intelligence

Associates of Donald Trump, including campaign aides, had "repeated contacts" with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the new US president was elected, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

White House scurries to respond to ouster of Trump's security advisor

The new US administration was in damage control Tuesday as questions lingered over the ouster of the White House national security advisor just 25 days after President Donald Trump took office.

British government rejects call to ban Trump from meeting the Queen

The British government rejected a petition Tuesday which argued that receiving the new president as a guest would embarrass the Queen.

Japanese PM Abe to discuss Trump in meeting with Germany's Merkel

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will travel to Germany in March to hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on US foreign policy under President Donald Trump and other issues, he said Tuesday.

Top Trump aide Flynn resigns over Russia calls

A top advisor to US President Donald Trump resigned late Monday in the first senior-level departure from the White House since the administration took over less than a month ago.

Canadian PM Trudeau won't "lecture" Trump on refugees

Canada admitted 40,000 Syrian refugees last year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pointed out during a meeting with US President Donald Trump, who is seeking to block people fleeing the war in Syria from entering the United States.

Canada's Trudeau says US NAFTA renegotiation hopes "a real concern"

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau argued Monday for the continued free flow of trade with the United States, after a meeting with new US President Donald Trump, who is seeking to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Nigeria: Trump seeks to help Abuja in its fight against terror

US President Donald Trump has agreed to assist Nigeria in its fight against Islamic terrorism, a spokesman for Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari said on Twitter following a call between the two leaders Monday.

Trump welcomes Canada's Trudeau to Washington with trade on agenda

US President Donald Trump received Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday at the White House for talks expected to address the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Peru asks Trump to deport fugitive ex-president

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Sunday asked his US counterpart Donald Trump to consider deporting one of his predecessors, Alejandro Toledo, whose arrest over corruption allegations was ordered last week.

Trump's unpredictable moves over Middle East hardly faze Palestinians

The general mood in the streets of Ramallah seems more disillusioned than disruptive, despite uncertainty on what US President Donald Trump will mean for the next four years in the Middle East

Thousands of Mexicans protest to demand respect from Trump

Thousands of Mexicans protested across the country Sunday against the policies US President Donald Trump has promised to roll out against them.

Trump adviser: All options on table in legal battle on immigration

A senior policy advisor to US President Donald Trump said Sunday that the White House is looking at all options to reinstate a temporary travel ban on foreigners it considers at high risk of being terrorists.

Israel's Netanyahu under pressure for big changes at Trump meeting

Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu is under pressure to push for major changes in longstanding US policy when he meets new President Donald Trump. But with US policy in flux, might Netanyahu already be too late?

US officials take hundreds into custody after immigration raids

More than 100 immigrants without residence permits have been detained following raids in several US states, US media reported Saturday.

Merkel's challenger akin to Trump, German finance minister says

Germany's finance minister has come out swinging against Martin Schulz, the former president of the European Parliament who will challenge Angela Merkel for the chancellorship in September.

Trump, Abe play golf in sunshine as reporters sit in blacked-out room

US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were scheduled to play a round of golf in the Florida sunshine on Saturday, though journalists were prevented from watching the match.

Trudeau's meeting with Trump to be a test of charm and mettle

Trade is likely to top the agenda when Justin Trudeau meets Donald Trump for the first time on Monday, with the Canadian premier also under pressure to stand up to the new US president on immigration and human rights.

Trump aide who plugged Ivanka fashions says president supports her

A close aide to US President Donald Trump who raised ethics questions by promoting the Ivanka Trump clothing line said Friday the president supports her.

Trump says new security measures coming due to 'tremendous threats'

US President Donald Trump said Friday the United States would announce additional security next week in light of "tremendous threats" against the country.

Pahor proposes Putin and Trump meet in Ljubljana

Slovenian President Borut Pahor has proposed Ljubljana as a venue for a first meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump, Slovenian media covering Pahor's visit to Russia said on Friday afternoon.

Richard Gere accuses Trump of 'biggest crime' in refugee stance

Hollywood star Richard Gere said on Friday that US President Donald Trump had committed "the biggest crime" by linking refugees with terrorists.

Merkel "likely" to meet Pence next week at Munich security talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is "very likely" to meet US Vice President Mike Pence at next week's Munich Security Conference, her spokesman said Friday.

Trump tells Xi he'll respect 'One China' policy in first call

US President Donald Trump told China's Xi Jinping that he would respect the "One China" policy during the two leaders' first call since Trump's inauguration, the White House said late Thursday.

Court ruling upholds temporary halt to Trump travel ban

A US appeals court in San Francisco on Thursday unanimously rejected the US government's request to reinstate President Donald Trump's travel ban.

Financial Times: Rupert Murdoch attended Times/Bild Trump interview

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch attended a joint media interview with US President Donald Trump last month, despite photographs and video of the event showing only Trump and the two interviewers, the Financial Times (FT) reported Thursday.

Populism, Trump take centre stage at Berlin Film Festival

The Berlin Film Festival opened on Thursday with both jury members and filmmakers tackling the new world order being shaped by the dramatic rise of populism and Donald Trump's victory in the United States.

Germany posts record trade surplus adding to tensions with Trump

Germany reported a record trade surplus in 2016 adding to tensions with the Trump White House, which claims Europe's biggest economy is using a "grossly undervalued" euro to boost its export machine.

China commends Trump for 'constructive relationship' message

China has commended US President Donald Trump for a letter he has sent President Xi Jinping anticipating a "constructive relationship" between the two countries, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday.

European nations hit back at Trump's anti-abortion measure

Four European nations will host an international meeting next month aimed at countering President Donald Trump's order that blocks US funding for charities that provide abortion-related services.

Trump attacks retailer Nordstrom for dropping daughter's designs

US department store chain Nordstrom treated Ivanka Trump unfairly by dropping her clothing collection, said US President Donald Trump Wednesday as he jumped to his daughter's defence.

Richard Gere sees Germany as an inspiration amid Trump chaos in US

US star Richard Gere described Germany as a model of inspiration amid the chaos gripping his own country following Donald Trump's assumption of the presidency."I come from a country that is very chaotic at the moment," Gere said in Berlin on Wednesday. "And, frankly, we are looking to Germany to inspire us

Trump blasts 'disgraceful' arguments against immigration order

US President Donald Trump complained Wednesday that legal arguments being made against his policy to limit immigration and refugee arrivals were "disgraceful," even as a federal appeals court weighed the president's halted executive order.

Japan's own refugee controversy stops it from criticizing Trump's ban

US President Donald Trump's travel ban was met with stinging international criticism. But Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been silent, largely because Tokyo has done very little for refugees.

Pence breaks tie on US education pick; fends off Democratic challenge

The US Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as President Donald Trump's choice for education secretary Tuesday, with Vice President Mike Pence casting an historic tie-breaking vote amid vocal Democratic opposition.

Bereaved British mother: daughter's death has no place on Trump list

A bereaved British mother on Tuesday accused US President Donald Trump of falsely claiming her daughter was killed by a terrorist, after Trump listed the murder as one of 78 "under-reported" terrorist attacks worldwide.

German exporters: Global recession could be "inevitable" under Trump

The head of Germany's influential exporters' association lashed out on Tuesday at US President Donald Trump, describing him as obsessed with power, and saying he could trigger a global recession.

Kremlin says it's waiting, after O'Reilly joked about apology in 2023

The Kremlin said Tuesday that it is "very patient" and can wait another six years for Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly to apologize for insulting Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Chinese Supreme Court judge says Trump is 'enemy of the rule of law'

A judge in China's Supreme Court, the country’s highest judicial body, has scolded US President Donald Trump for his disparaging remarks regarding a US judge who had opposed one of his executive orders.

Trump resumes NY Times attack after unflattering article

Donald Trump continued his attacks on the US media on Monday, singling out The New York Times, after the newspaper's coverage suggested that the new president is personally isolated inside an understaffed and inexperienced White House.

Trump vows "strong programmes" to vet immigrants

The US needs "strong programmes" to vet would-be immigrants and refugees, says President Donald Trump as a legal challenge to his executive order suspending the refugee programme and banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations winds its way through the courts.

Speaker opposes Trump speech in British parliament

The speaker of the British parliament's lower house, who chairs debates and hosts guests, on Monday said he opposes any speech in parliament by US President Donald Trump.

States tell US court that restoring travel ban will 'unleash chaos'

The legal fight surrounding President Donald Trump's controversial immigration order resumed Monday, with two states telling an appeals court that restoring his travel ban would "unleash chaos."

Russia demands apology from Fox after O'Reilly calls Putin "killer"

The Kremlin demanded an apology from US television channel Fox News on Monday because well-known commentator Bill O'Reilly described Russian leader Vladimir Putin as a "killer" in a recent interview with US President Donald Trump.

Federal appeals court to review request to restore Trump's travel ban

The legal fight over President Donald Trump's travel ban resumes Monday when a US federal appeals court considers written arguments from both sides.

Trump expresses 'strong support for NATO' in call with Stoltenberg

US President Donald Trump expressed "strong support for NATO" and discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine in a Sunday telephone call with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Trump says his respect for Putin doesn't mean they will get along

US President Donald Trump brushed off a description of Russian President Vladimir Putin as a "killer" and said Iran had "total disrespect for our country" in an interview broadcast Sunday.

Pence: Trump's travel ban is 'fully consistent' with US law

US Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration.

Iran lifts entry ban for American wrestlers

Iran has lifted a ban on American wrestlers from entering the country for a World Cup competition in the wake of a court ruling in the US which suspended a travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump.

Lavrov rejects step-by-step removal of sanctions against Russia

Russia will not engage in a reciprocal process with the West to remove Ukraine-related sanctions step by step, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made clear in an interview that was published online on Sunday.

Court rejects Trump move to immediately restore suspended travel ban

A San Francisco court has rejected a motion by the US Justice Department to immediately reinstate US President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban.

Trump defends Putin, says US has 'got a lot of killers'

US President Donald Trump has brushed off a description of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as a "killer," saying, "What do you think? Our country's so innocent?"

Tens of thousands march in London against May-Trump 'collusion'

Tens of thousands of protestors marched in London on Saturday against what demonstrators criticized as the "collusion" between British Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump.

German magazine's Trump cover provokes censure and praise

German news magazine Der Spiegel provoked strong reactions over the weekend with a cover depicting US President Donald Trump holding the decapitated head of the Statue of Liberty.

Trump slams ruling by 'so-called judge' who blocked his travel ban

US President Donald Trump on Saturday criticized a ruling by a Seattle federal judge who blocked his ban on travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, and vowed to have it overturned.

Airlines allow banned travellers on US flights after court ruling

Several airlines were on Saturday allowing travellers hit by a US travel ban to board flights to the United States after a federal judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration's move.

Gauck calls for clear stance on Trump, commitment to Europe

German President Joachim Gauck has called on Europe to make clear its opposition to US President Donald Trump's entry ban for citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

Approval ratings for new US president worst ever, surveys say

Donald Trump has the worst approval rating of any US president at this point of their tenure, according to several surveys published Friday.

US judge temporarily blocks Trump travel ban; White House to appeal

A US federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's order banning refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the country, in a major blow to the new administration.

China condemns 'wrong remarks' by Mattis on East China Sea islands

China condemned "wrong remarks" reportedly made by US Defence Secretary James Mattis in Tokyo about a group of disputed islets in the East China Sea, state media reported Saturday.

Trump advisor Conway admits "Bowling Green massacre" mistake

Kellyanne Conway, adviser to US President Donald Trump, on Friday admitted making an error after she spoke of a "Bowling Green massacre" which never occurred during a television interview.