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White House says Trump spoke to Libyan commander Haftar on Monday

19 Apr 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump spoke by phone earlier in the week and discussed "ongoing counterterrorism efforts" with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, leader of a military assault on the capital Tripoli in opposition to the internationally recognised government.

Trade, North Korea on agenda for Abe-Trump White House meeting April 26

18 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on April 26 to discuss trade and efforts to contain North Korea's nuclear program, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

White House's Kushner urges 'open mind' on upcoming Mideast plan - source

17 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON White House senior adviser Jared Kushner urged a group of ambassadors on Wednesday to keep an "open mind" about President Donald Trump's upcoming Middle East peace proposal and said it will require compromises from both sides, a source familiar with his remarks said.

In leaky White House, Trump team keeps Middle East peace plan secret

11 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON In a White House where no secret is safe for long, one development has remained stubbornly confidential - the contents of a Middle East peace plan authored by President Donald Trump's advisers Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt. | Video

U.S. to designate elite Iranian force as terrorist organisation

07 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON The United States is expected to designate Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps a foreign terrorist organisation, three U.S. officials told Reuters, marking the first time Washington has formally labelled another country's military a terrorist group. | Video

Trump urges Fed to lower U.S. interest rates

05 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK President Donald Trump said on Friday the U.S. Federal Reserve should lower interest rates and take other unconventional measures to ease pressure on an economy that he said they slowed down. | Video

Trump picks former presidential candidate Cain for Fed board

05 Apr 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate former pizza chain executive and Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, where he will help set interest rates for the world's biggest economy. | Video

Author of Trump golf book describes president as loose with the rules

04 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON For Donald Trump, the rigid rules of golf are flexible, allowing for the kick of a wayward ball into a better location, skipping a putt that looks close enough. What's the big deal?

Trump says NATO countries' burden-sharing improving, wants more

03 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his pressure on NATO nations to pay more for their defence is leading to tens of billions of dollars more in contributions, but the allies may need to boost their budgets even more. | Video

Trump steps back from Mexico border threat as companies warn of economic fallout

03 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump took a step back on Tuesday from his threat to close the U.S. southern border to fight illegal immigration, as pressure mounted from companies worried that a shutdown would cause chaos to supply chains. | Video

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Yellow vest demonstrators, police clash in Paris

Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new wave of violence.