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Trump insists Mexico will pay for border wall


Washington, Aug 29: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday insisted that Mexico will pay for the border wall he wants to build to halt illegal migration, once again putting on the table the issue that has most soured relations between the two countries one day after a friendly telephone call with his Mexican counterpart,...

Trump, Merkel support US-EU trade improvement


Washington, Aug 28: US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed on the need to improve US trade relations with the European Union following the recent escalation in disputes.Trump and Merkel in a phone call on Monday strongly supported ongoing discussions between Washington and Brussels to remove barriers to a deeper...

Trump issues statement after ignoring McCain questions


Washington, Aug 28: 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 on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain's service to our...

US to defend against Iran lawsuit over sanctions: Pompeo


Washington, Aug 28: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that Washington will defend itself in a case brought up by Iran in The Hague to protest the US exit of the landmark Iran nuclear deal, and US re-imposition of sanctions that were lifted under the deal.In a statement, Pompeo said that...

US Senator John McCain dead


Washington, Aug 26: John McCain, a proud naval aviator who survived years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam and going on to become a Republican congressman, senator from Arizona and a two-time contender for presidency, has died after a battle with a malignant brain tumour. He was 81.McCain, died on Saturday at 4.28...

Trump slams AG Sessions


Washington, Aug 26: US President Donald Trump has publicly slammed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying that Sessions does not understand what was happening under him at the Department of Justice.Jeff Sessions said he wouldn't allow politics to influence him only because he doesn't understand what is happening underneath his command position, Trump tweeted on...

Twitter CEO to testify before US House panel


Washington, Aug 25: Facing the heat over alleged censoring of Republicans on Twitter, its CEO Jack Dorsey will testify before a US House panel about algorithms and content monitoring.According to a report in CBS News late on Friday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced that Dorsey will present himself before the House Energy and...

Ex-Trump World Tower doorman reveals President’s new affair


Washington, Aug 25: A former Trump World Tower doorman has said that he knows of an alleged affair between President Donald Trump and a former housekeeper which resulted in a child out of wedlock, according to his attorney.On Friday, Marc Held -- the attorney for Dino Sajudin, the former doorman -- said his client...

US to cut $200 mn aid to Gaza and West Bank


Washington, Aug 25: US President Donald Trump has ordered more than $200 million in economic aid which was to be allocated to Gaza and the West Bank be redirected elsewhere.A State Department official said the decision was made after a review to ensure these funds are spent in accordance with US national interests, BBC...