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US threatens more Turkey sanctions if pastor not freed

WASHINGTON: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin warned the United States would levy more sanctions on the troubled Turkish economy if Ankara does not soon release a jailed American pastor. Deepening a spat that has rattled financial markets and threated to split a long-standing defense and political alliance, Mnuchin suggested the next ...

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Trump ‘looking into’ rules on 3D-printed guns

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was mulling whether Americans should be able to make their own 3D-printed guns amid an uproar over his government’s settlement with a Texas entrepreneur who wants to provide free blueprints for the firearms. The tweet comes one day before Cody Wilson, a ...

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Prime Minister Theresa May says Trump told her to ‘sue the EU’

LONDON: US President Donald Trump told British Prime Minister Theresa May she should sue the European Union rather than negotiate with them, she said on Sunday. May said Trump’s self-declared “brutal” option in the Brexit negotiations was to sue Brussels, shedding light on his mysterious suggestion that has hung over ...

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Trump stuns NATO with demand to double defence spending

LONDON: US President Donald Trump shocked allies at a fraught NATO summit on Wednesday by suddenly demanding that members double their defence spending commitments. Trump’s surprise demand came after he clashed with Chancellor Angela Merkel, calling Germany a “captive” of Russia because of its gas links and singling out Berlin ...

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Trade wars: Trump loads first volley against China

Steep American tariffs on Chinese goods worth tens of billions of dollars are due to take effect when the clock strikes twelve on Thursday night, as US President Donald Trump fires the first salvo in a trade war between the world’s top two economies. China has vowed to respond “immediately”, ...

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Trump says he will stop ‘war games’ with South Korea

SINGAPORE: The US will stop holding military exercises on the Korean peninsula, President Donald Trump said Tuesday after his summit with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un. Washington and Seoul are security allies, with around 30,000 US troops stationed in the South to defend it from its neighbour, which invaded ...

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Trump admits reimbursing lawyer for porn star payoff

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Thursday admitted he reimbursed his lawyer for a $130,000 payment to a porn star, ending months of White House denial. Trump tweeted that his personal lawyer Michael Cohen used a retainer to pay off Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had sexual relations with ...

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Trumps host first state dinner

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, pose for photographs as they arrive for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON: There’s arguably nothing grander in the nation’s capital than a ...

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‘Surprising tweets every day’ make things harder’, German FO on Trump

(Photo: dpa) BERLIN: In a wide-ranging interview with Der Spiegel, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas suggested that President Trump’s use of Twitter makes Maas’s work more difficult. After a reporter from Der Spiegel suggested that the United States is “no longer reliable” and that Trump is “unpredictable,” Maas responded: “For me, ...

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Trump morally unfit to be president, Ex-FBI chief says

WASHINGTON: If there was any chance that President Trump and James B. Comey could have avoided all-out war, it ended Sunday night. That was when ABC News aired an interview with Mr. Comey, the president’s fired F.B.I. director, as he uses a publicity blitz for his searing tell-all memoir, “A ...

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