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Putin-Trump phone call expected on Saturday: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to speak by telephone this Saturday, the Kremlin said, a first step towards what Trump has billed as a normalization of relations after three years of tensions sparked by the conflict in Ukraine. Trump will also have a telephone …

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Trump moves ahead with wall, puts stamp on U.S. immigration, security policy

President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall and punishment for cities shielding illegal immigrants while mulling restoring a CIA secret detention program as he launched broad but divisive plans to reshape U.S. immigration and national security policy. A draft executive order seen by Reuters that …

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Trump summit with Mexico’s Pena Nieto still on, ‘for now’

A summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto next week is still on “for now”, Mexico’s foreign minister said on Wednesday, despite pressure at home to scrap it over objections to a border wall. Earlier in the day Trump signed new executive orders, including …

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U.S. Senate confirms Pompeo to be Trump’s CIA director

The U.S. Senate confirmed Representative Mike Pompeo to be President Donald Trump’s Central Intelligence Agency director on Monday, despite some lawmakers’ concerns that he might expand surveillance or allow the use of so-called Enhanced Interrogation Techniques widely considered torture. As voting continued, there were 67 “yes” votes, more than enough …

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Trump White House vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands

The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South China Sea, something Chinese state media has warned would require Washington to “wage war.” The comments at a briefing from White House …

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White House vows to fight media ‘tooth and nail’ over Trump coverage

The White House vowed on Sunday to fight the news media “tooth and nail” over what it sees as unfair attacks, with a top adviser saying the Trump administration had presented “alternative facts” to counter low inauguration crowd estimates. On his first full day as president, Trump said he had …

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Netanyahu says Trump invites him to Washington in February

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump had invited him to a meeting in Washington in February. The two leaders had a phone conversation which the statement described as “very warm”. In Washington, Trump, who took office on Friday, said his …

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Dollar slips after Trump’s protectionist address, Asia shares resilient

The dollar slipped broadly on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump struck a protectionist tone in his inauguration speech, offsetting optimism that he will follow through on promises of tax cuts and other stimulus. Japan’s Nikkei dropped 1.1 percent while shares in Australia dropped 0.7 percent after the Trump administration, …

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Denying feud over Russia hacking, Trump vows support to CIA

U.S. President Donald Trump tried to ease tensions with the CIA on Saturday, telling officers he had their back after he had leveled unprecedented criticism against spy agencies for their investigation into Russian hacking during the election. In his first official visit to a government agency as president, Trump – …

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