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Defying Trump Threat, UN Rejects US Decision On Jerusalem

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  UNITED NATIONS, United States – Defying President Donald Trump’s threat to cut off funding, the United Nations approved by a resounding vote on Thursday a motion rejecting the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The 193-member General Assembly adopted the resolution by 128 to nine with 35 abstentions, in what Palestinian UN…

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Trump Slams Harassment Accusers, Attacks Senator In Crude Tweet

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  WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced the “fabricated stories” of women who have accused him of sexual harassment, and attacked a Democratic female US senator in a crude tweet after she demanded his resignation over the claims. As the #MeToo movement of harassment victims speaking out has gathered pace in the worlds…

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Kushner Sets Stage For Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

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  WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump is close to a decision on whether to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, his son-in-law and Middle East peace envoy Jared Kushner said Sunday. Palestinian leaders are lobbying desperately against such a move, fearing it could provoke such fury in the Arab world it could sink peace hopes…

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Donald Trump Hits Back At British PM Over Anti-Muslim Videos

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  WASHINGTON – Donald Trump has hit back at Theresa May after she condemned him for posting anti-Muslim videos. The US President told the Prime Minister to focus on the UK, not him, after Downing Street branded the shocking retweets “wrong”.   But Trump tweeted at the WRONG Theresa May – instead sending his bad…

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Trump Shares Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Videos, Britain’s Leader Condemns Them

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  WASHINGTON — President Trump touched off another racially charged furor on Wednesday by sharing videos from a fringe British ultranationalist group purportedly showing Muslims committing acts of violence, a move that was swiftly condemned by Britain’s prime minister as well as politicians across the spectrum. The videos Mr. Trump retweeted were titled: “Muslim migrant…

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Trump Declares North Korea State Sponsor Of Terror

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  WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday even as his top diplomat said Washington has not given up hope of a negotiated end to its nuclear standoff with Kim Jong-Un’s regime. Trump promised a rapid ramp-up of US Treasury sanctions against the isolated pariah state, after…

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‘Total Termination’ Of Iran Nuclear Deal Possible – Trump

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  WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump said Monday that a “total termination” of the Iran nuclear deal remains possible, after refusing to certify the 2015 accord and leaving its fate to Congress. His comments came as the EU announced it was sending its chief diplomat to Washington next month to try to save the…

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Trump Says N. Korea Diplomacy Has Failed, ‘Only One Thing Will Work’

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  WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump said Saturday that diplomatic efforts with North Korea have consistently failed, adding that “only one thing will work”. Trump has engaged in an escalating war of words with North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un, trading insults amid rising tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals. “Presidents and their administrations have…

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Trump: Great Honour To Have Najib In White House

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WASHINGTON DC: United States President Donald Trump said it was “a great honour” to have Datuk Seri Najib Razak in the US and White House. In his remarks before the bilateral meeting yesterday at the White House’s Cabinet room, Trump personally told Najib that he was honoured to have the prime minister and the Malaysian…

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No Red Carpet For Trump, Says London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan

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  LONDON – London Mayor Sadiq Khan has reiterated his opposition to US President Donald Trump being afforded an elaborate state visit when he comes to the UK next year. “State visits are different from a normal visit and at a time when the President of the USA has policies that many in our country…

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Trump Berates Qatar As Gulf Stand-Off Escalates

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  WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump on Friday accused Qatar’s leadership of bankrolling extremists and demanded a halt to that funding, as a diplomatic stand-off between the Gulf emirate and its neighbours escalated. Trump’s stern warning overshadowed an earlier declaration from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – who had also urged Saudi Arabia and…

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Partisans Bend To Label Trump’s ‘Bow’

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RIYADH – The action lasted mere seconds, but it has split social media and left people pondering: When is a bend a bow? During the first stop on his inaugural trip abroad, President Donald Trump, like presidents before him, was honored with Saudi Arabia’s highest civilian honor, the Order of Abdulaziz al-Saud. But no sooner…

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Trump Documentary Stirs Up Start Of Cannes Film Festival

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CANNES, France – The Hollywood elite jetted into France on Wednesday for the Cannes film festival, with a Michael Moore documentary “take down” of Donald Trump among announcements stirring up a buzz as the 12-day movie marathon kicked off. This year marks the 70th birthday of the world’s biggest film festival, with A-listers including Nicole…

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Trump To Visit Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Israel, Italy, Vatican This Month

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NEW YORK – US President Donald Trump will make stops to Saudi Arabia, Israel and Italy on his first trip overseas at the end of May, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency (AA) reported The trip aims to bring together “all the different religions” to fight intolerance and radicalism, senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner told reporters during a…

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Trump Invites Leaders Of Thailand, Singapore To The White House

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WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to the leaders of Thailand and Singapore on Sunday in separate phone calls about the security situation in the Asia-Pacific region at a time of rising tensions with North Korea and invited both to visit Washington, the White House said. Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former general,…

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White House Defends Trump Invitation To Philippines President

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WASHINGTON – The White House on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s decision to invite Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington, saying his cooperation was needed to counter North Korea, even as the administration faced human rights criticism for its overture to Manila. Trump issued the invitation on Saturday night in what the White House said…

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Tech Firms Urge Court To Toss Trump Travel Ban

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SCORES of technology firms including Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft on Wednesday joined in a legal filing urging a judge to toss out President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban. More than 160 companies, all but a couple of which are in the technology sector, signed a “friend of the court” brief siding with opponents of…

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How Congress Responded To Trump’s Request To Investigate Obama

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WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – Democrats sharply criticized President Donald Trump’s calls on lawmakers Sunday to investigate his baseless claim that former President Barack Obama tapped his phone. Republicans, meanwhile, urged Trump to let the House and Senate intelligence committees do their jobs. Both parties made clear that Trump’s allegation — which the White House…

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Trump Calls Media Organisations ‘Enemy Of American People’

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WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump on Friday slammed the country’s five mainstream media organisations as “the enemy of the American people”, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” he tweeted shortly after arriving at…

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US Philosophers Slam Trump’s Anti-Mexican Policies

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MEXICO CITY – Nearly 500 philosophers from across the US on Wednesday announced their rejection of the anti-Mexican policies of US President Donald Trump, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. In an open letter signed by more than 480 philosophers working at universities around the country — and posted to the website of a leading Mexican…

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TV Satirist Takes Out Ads To Educate Trump

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BRITISH import and popular television satirist John Oliver is taking out cable news ads in the Washington area to “educate” President Donald Trump on what he needs to know to avoid unnecessary pitfalls. Oliver revealed the move when his HBO show Last Week Tonight returned for a new season Sunday, homing on the Republican president’s…

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Starbucks CEO Schultz Plans To Hire 10,000 Refugees After Trump Ban

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NEW YORK: Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz said the company planned to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in 75 countries, two days after U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from certain countries. Trump on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred travelers…

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Canada Offers Temporary Home To Those Stranded By Trump Order

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OTTAWA – Canada will offer temporary residence permits to people stranded in the country as a result of US President Donald Trump’s travel ban, the immigration ministry said Sunday. “Let me assure those who may be stranded in Canada that I will use my authority as minister to provide them with temporary residency if needed…

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Trump’s Refugee Ban Sparks Protests Before White House, At 30 US Airports

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WASHINGTON – Thousands of protesters rallied in front of the White House on Sunday while demonstrations continued across more than 30 American airports after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily barring all refugees and seven Mideast and North African countries’ citizens from entry into the US. According to China’s Xinhua news agency…

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Trump Vows ‘New Vetting’ To Weed Out ‘Islamic Radicals’

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WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump signed a sweeping new executive order Friday to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough new controls on travelers from seven Muslim countries. Making good on one of his most controversial campaign promises, and to the horror of human rights groups, Trump said he was making America safe from “radical…

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A-listers Join Anti-Trump Protest In Hometown New York

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A-LIST celebrities joined several thousand protesters on the streets of New York on Thursday night to protest against Donald Trump on the eve of the incoming Republican president’s inauguration. Hollywood actors Robert de Niro and Alec Baldwin, Oscar-winning director Michael Moore and singer Cher were among those who joined the noisy gathering close to the…

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Rock Supergroup Audioslave Reunites For Anti-Trump Show

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THE rock supergroup Audioslave on Wednesday announced its first concert in more than a decade as part of protests against Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration. Audioslave – fronted by Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell with guitarist Tom Morello and other members of Rage Against the Machine – will play the “Anti-Inaugural Ball” Friday in Los Angeles. The show…

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Donald Trump’s Day: Kanye, NFL Stars, Bill Gates

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NEW YORK – The lobby of Trump Tower rolled out the figurative red carpet Tuesday as President-elect Donald Trump welcomed a celebrity guest list for meetings as he prepares to take office. The parade of big names past the assembled press, gawking passers-by and tourists included rapper Kanye West, football legends Jim Brown and Ray…

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Muslim Comedian Sits Next To Eric Trump On Trans-Atlantic Flight

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WASHINGTON – Mo Amer, an Arab American stand-up comedian, received an unbelievable gift of comic material when he found himself seated next to Eric Trump on a flight to Scotland on Thursday. Amer, on his way to a leg of a comedy tour, shared a picture he took with Trump on Instagram, and described their…

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Trump And Brexit In Malaysian Perspective

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LONDON – As I arrived in the dawn crisp autumnal British capital, I was again feeling immensely proud of my nationality as I was taken out of a very long queue in the Non EU passport control section and joined fellow Canadians, New Zealanders, Australians and Japanese. It was a privilege indeed like I never…

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