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Trump-Erdogan ‘bromance’: A White House meeting to mend strained ties

At the 2012 opening of Trump Towers in Istanbul, real estate mogul Donald Trump sang the praises of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, telling a mostly Turkish audience that their leader, prime minister at the time, was “highly respected” around the world.

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Democrats release new batch of testimony from Trump impeachment inquiry

A senior Pentagon official detailed confusion and concern in the US national security apparatus after the White House blocked aid to Ukraine without explanation, according to a testimony released yesterday by the congressional impeachment panel into US President Donald Trump.

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Trump: Morales’ resignation a lesson to undemocratic leaders

WASHINGTON: The resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales should serve as a warning sign to other regional leaders at loggerheads with the US, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting US President Donald Trump as saying yesterday. “These events send a strong signal

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US: Diplomats and public impeachment hearings could be catharsis

On the first day of November, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent an internal email to thousands of State Department staff that began: “As champions of American diplomacy, we are in the truth-telling business.” While the email seen by

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In Trump’s shadow, Republicans slowly losing suburban support

The last time Democrats controlled the government in Delaware County, a suburb of Philadelphia, the US Civil War had just ended. But on Tuesday, Democrats ended a century and a half of Republican dominance. In two other Philadelphia-area suburbs, they

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Nine Americans killed in Mexican ambush, Trump urges joint action

MEXICO CITY: Gunmen killed nine women and children in the bloodiest attack on Americans in Mexico for years, prompting US President Donald Trump to offer to help the neighbouring country wipe out drug cartels believed to be behind the ambush.

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US envoy Sondland admits to quid pro quo on Ukraine aid

WASHINGTON: US diplomat Gordon Sondland told a Ukrainian official his country would likely not get nearly US$400 million in security aid unless they pursued investigations demanded by President Donald Trump, revising earlier testimony to the Trump impeachment inquiry. Sondland, the

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US begins one-year process to leave Paris Climate pact

WASHINGTON: The US submitted paperwork yesterday to the United Nations that begins the one-year process to formally withdraw from the historic Paris climate accord, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported. US President Donald Trump, a longtime critic of the agreement, has bemoaned

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Giuliani associate Parnas will comply with Trump impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON: Lev Parnas, an indicted Ukrainian-American businessman who has ties to President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is now prepared to comply with requests for records and testimony from congressional impeachment investigators, his lawyer told Reuters yesterday. Parnas, who

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Trump tells UK’s Johnson and Farage to unite

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump yesterday urged British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage to come together to safeguard prospects for expanded US-UK trade after Britain leaves the European Union. Trump told reporters at the White

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