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Full text of Trump’s speech on Jerusalem

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Here is the full text of US President Donald Trump’s Wednesday speech on Jerusalem, in which he recognized the disputed city as Israel’s capital: When I came into office, I promised to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes and very fresh thinking. We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed ...

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Trump nominees missing advanced science degrees

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When it comes to filling jobs dealing with complex science, environment and health issues, the Trump administration is nominating people with fewer science academic credentials than their Obama predecessors. And it’s moving slower as well, apnews.com reported on Tuesday. Of 43 Trump administration nominees in science-related positions — including two for Health and Human Services secretary — almost 60 per ...

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Twitter explains why it didn’t delete President Trump’s anti-Muslim retweets

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Twitter has explaned why it did not delete the three graphic anti-Muslim videos retweeted by President Donald Trump “we mistakenly pointed to the wrong reason we didn’t take action on the videos from earlier this week,” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet on Friday. On Thursday, Trump retweeted three anti-Muslim videos first shared by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader ...

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Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terror

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President Donald Trump on Monday declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, returning Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear-armed pariah regime to a short blacklist of targeted US foes. “Should have happened a long time ago. Should have happened years ago,” Trump declared, announcing the designation at the start of a White House cabinet meeting. North Korea is already under a wide ...

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Cyclist loses job for insulting Trump, gets over $70,000 donation from supporters

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More than $70,000 in donations have poured into a crowdfunding site set up for the cyclist who was fired from her job for making a rude gesture to President Donald Trump’s motorcade. More than 3,000 donations — from $5 to $250 — have rolled in since November 6, when the GoFundMe campaign was set up on behalf of Juli Briskman. ...

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We’ll deal resolute, merciless punishment on US – North Korea

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North Korea on Sunday warned Donald Trump against making “reckless remarks” as the US president began a marathon Asian tour dominated by the nuclear threat from Pyongyang. Ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun said Americans were pressing for the president’s early impeachment because tough remarks by a “spiritually instable” Trump could bring about “nuclear disaster to the US mainland”. After arriving ...

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Trump doesn’t know what it means to be president –George Bush

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Ex-President George W Bush has criticised Donald Trump, saying “this guy doesn’t know what it means to be President”. Mr. Bush went on record along with his father, George HW Bush, to discuss their thoughts on Mr Trump as part of a new book about the pair. “I don’t like him. I don’t know much about him, but I know ...

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Retain Iran nuclear deal, UN tells Trump

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed strong hope that US President Donald Trump would retain what he termed the ‘breakthrough’ agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme. The Secretary-General stated this in response to the announcement by Trump on Friday not to re-certify Iran’s compliance with the accord. Guterres said the adoption of the 2015 accord reached between Iran and a group ...

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Trump annuls mandatory Obamacare contraception coverage

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US President Donald Trump’s administration annulled on Friday an Obamacare provision that obliged employer health plans to pay for contraception. The move extends to all commercial enterprises an exemption already given to religious institutions. It expands “exemptions to protect moral convictions for certain entities and individuals whose health plans are subject to a mandate of contraceptive coverage” under Obamacare, a ...

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Tension with North Korea more political than military, US chief of staff says

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US relations with North Korea may be “charged” but tensions in the standoff remain political rather than military, the US chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said Tuesday. “While the political space is clearly very charged right now, we haven’t seen a change in the posture of North Korean forces,” General Joe Dunford told the Senate Armed Services Committee. “We ...

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US, North Korea in ‘kindergarten fight’, says Russian Foreign Minister

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday described the rhetoric between leaders of the United States and North Korea as a “kindergarten fight between children” and urged calm. “We have to calm down the hot heads and understand that we do need pauses, that we do need some contacts,” Lavrov told a news conference at the United Nations where he ...

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Trump’s travel ban expires Sunday, could be revised to include new countries

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President Donald Trump’s contentious travel ban expires Sunday with little clarity over whether America’s door will reopen for travelers from six majority-Muslim countries. After the 90-day ban ends, travelers from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen have been hopeful that US representatives would resume granting visas for trips to the United States for work, study, pleasure or to emigrate. ...

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‘twitching of dog licking flea-riddled scrotum’ – North Korea reacts to Trump’s speech

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United States President Donald Trump’s threat to totally destroy North Korea has been dismissed by a North Korean organ as an ‘impotent’ threat. In a tweet by the country’s news agency, DPRK, News Service, Trump’s threat was likened to “the twitching of a dog licking its flea-riddled scrotum.” The tweet also described Trump as an ”international shouting magnate.” Trump in ...

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TRUMP’S QUAGMIRE – from the doctor’s desk

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When Donald Trump first declared his presidential bid, the Internet’s Content Farmers aggregated the real estate magnate and reality star’s most “awkward,” “ludicrous,” and “irrational” tweets, perhaps predicting his loose online record would come back to haunt him. Trump has succeeded in large part because he has retained his vulgar vigour and translated it into the political showground. The existence ...

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America’s current account deficit hits $123.1bn

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The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade rose to the highest level in more than eight years this spring, reflecting in part a drop in fines and penalties paid by foreign companies, Kansas City has reported. The deficit in the current account increased to $123.1 billion, up 8.5 percent from an imbalance of $113.5 billion in the first ...

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US may have to ‘destroy’ North Korea – Trump

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President Donald Trump warned leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday that the United States may have to destroy North Korea if Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear-armed regime threatens its neighbors. “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North ...

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Ex-Trump aide Flynn raises money for legal costs

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The family of former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn has launched a  defense fund to raise money for mounting legal costs in the sprawling Russia election interference probe. Flynn, who advised President Donald Trump’s election campaign but was fired 22 days into the new adminstration, is under investigation for misreporting his contacts with Russian officials and his alleged ...

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I once went on a blind date with Donald Trump when she was 18 – Candice Bergen

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Actress Candice Bergen has just shared a story about the time she went on a blind date with U.S. President, Donald Trump. In an interview with Harry Connick Jr. , she recalled a fateful evening with Donald Trump many years ago saying she was 18 at the time of her date. According to her, ‘he was a nice-looking guy, I mean, he ...

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