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A top US diplomat has revealed that President Donald Trump directly asked about a Ukrainian investigation into his Democratic rival, Joe Biden. The acting ambassador to Ukraine, Bill Taylor told an impeachment inquiry that a member of his staff was told Trump was keen to push for the probe. Trump says he does not recall […]

New York judge has ordered United States President Donald Trump to pay $2m for misusing funds from his charity to finance his 2016 political campaign. The Donald J Trump Foundation closed down in 2018, after prosecutors accused it of working as “little more than a chequebook” for Trump’s interests. Judge Saliann Scarpulla ruled that charities […]

US President, Donald Trump says “big progress” is being made in US-China relations, at the end of a year that has seen both countries apply tit-for-tat tariffs. A trade war erupted earlier this year when Trump complained China was not doing enough to address a trade imbalance between the nations. Earlier this month, both agreed […]

US President Donald Trump has said he never directed his former private lawyer, Michael Cohen to break the law, a day after he was was sentenced to prison. “He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law.” Trump tweeted of Michael Cohen, adding that he pleaded guilty “to embarrass the president”. Cohen […]

US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen has lashed out at his ex-boss’ “dirty deeds” as he was given a 36-month prison sentence. Cohen is the first member of Trump’s inner circle to be jailed over the special counsel’s inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. He admitted lying to Congress about […]

United States President, Donald Trump has threatened to close the whole US-Mexico border, including halting trade with Mexico, if the arrival of migrants from central America there leads to disorder. He also said he had given troops at the border the go-ahead to use lethal force if needed. Trump told reporters:”If we find that it […]

US President Donald Trump has strongly defended ties with Saudi Arabia despite international condemnation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. Trump said in a statement that the kingdom is a “steadfast partner” that has agreed to invest “a record amount of money” in the US. Trump acknowledged Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman “could very well” have […]

France says US President Donald Trump’s tweets mocking his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron were inappropriate and showed a lack of “common decency”. On Tuesday, Trump attacked Macron over nationalism, plans for a European army and the French leader’s ratings. “We were marking the murder of 130 of our people,” French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said, […]

US President, Donald Trump’s tweet blaming “gross mismanagement” for the devastating California wildfires is sparking a backlash from top firefighters’ associations, politicians and celebrities. In a series of tweets Saturday, Trump said the state’s deadly wildfires are a result of “poor” forest management and threatened to cut federal aid. “There is no reason for these […]

President Donald Trump has lambasted Florida’s election recount process, calling it an attempt by Democrats to win a US Senate seat with fake votes. Trump told reporters “there’s a lot of dishonesty” over contested votes in Broward County. However, there has been no evidence of voter fraud. The gap between the two candidates – Republican […]

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