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Trump unshackled: President defends Charlottesville response at raucous rally

23 Aug

PHOENIX (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump revved up supporters on Tuesday with a defense of his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia and a promise to shut down the U.S. government if necessary to build a wall along the border with Mexico. Under fire for saying “both sides” were to blame for […]

Trump defends Charlottesville response, lashes out at critics at combative rally

23 Aug

In the face of swirling controversies and political infighting, and after a formal address Monday in which he expressed hope the country would find the inspiration to “unify” and “heal,” President Donald Trump struck a hostile and defiant tone for the bulk of a campaign rally in Arizona Tuesday evening. Trump railed against his critics […]

White House rules out Trump pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio at rally

23 Aug

President Donald Trump did not issue a pardon of controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a campaign rally in Phoenix on Tuesday evening. The White House had said the pardon would not come on Tuesday afternoon, but that didn’t stop Trump from bringing up Arpaio’s name during the rally. Trump asked the crowd if Arpaio […]

Germany is trying to stop China from gobbling up its companies — but there may be a downside

23 Aug

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Trump defends response to Charlottesville violence during thunderous rally

23 Aug

PHOENIX (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump revved up supporters on Tuesday with a defense of his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia, and a promise to shut down the government if necessary to build a wall along with the border with Mexico. Under fire for saying “both sides” were to blame for […]

Trump voices mild optimism about ties with North Korea

23 Aug

Reuters Staff 1 Min Read PHOENIX (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump expressed cautious optimism on Tuesday about a possible improvement in relations with North Korea after months of mounting tension over its weapons programs. “I respect the fact that he is starting to respect us,” Trump said of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. […]

U.S. puts more pressure on Pakistan to help with Afghan war

22 Aug

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States put more pressure on Pakistan on Tuesday to help it with the war in Afghanistan, suggesting it could downgrade Islamabad’s status as a major non-NATO ally if it does not crack down on Islamist militants. A day after President Donald Trump singled out Pakistan for harboring Afghan Taliban insurgents […]

Exclusive: Trump’s Afghan decision may increase U.S. air power, training

22 Aug

Phil Stewart 6 Min Read ON BOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) – The U.S. Air Force may intensify its strikes in Afghanistan and expand training of the Afghan air force following President Donald Trump’s decision to forge ahead with the 16-year-old war, its top general told Reuters on Tuesday. Air Force Chief of Staff […]

In reversing position on Afghanistan, Trump gives himself an out

22 Aug

It was as close as President Trump ever really gets to admitting he was wrong. His instinct, he told the American people last night, was to pull out of Afghanistan — in keeping with his position for many years as a private citizen and a candidate. It was only after intense meetings and behind-the-scenes wrangling […]

Key figure behind million-dollar Trump ‘dossier’ to face questions

22 Aug

A key figure behind the so-called dossier featuring uncorroborated and salacious allegations about then-candidate Donald Trump’s ties to Russia will be questioned by investigators from the Senate Judiciary Committee today about the funding and sources for the document. During last year’s heated Republican primary race, Fusion GPS, a private research firm founded by former Wall […]