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What crisis? For Trump’s base, it’s full speed ahead MELBOURNE, United States -- With Donald Trump struggling to keep his presidency on an even keel in a cacophonous first month, die-hard supporters have a message for their champion: stay on…

Back on the road

Trump reassures supporters in fiery campaign-style speech; again hits out at hated enemy news media MELBOURNE, United States -- President Donald Trump turned back the clock Saturday with a bold and aggressive Florida speech straight out of his 2016 campaign…

Trump calls media ‘enemy of the American people’

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- Donald Trump ratcheted up his attacks on the media Friday, blasting the press as “the enemy of the American people!” Shortly after landing at his holiday home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida -- where he is spending a third…

Revisionism

Japan history revisionists bolder under Abe -- analysts TOKYO -- Successful hotel chain operator Toshio Motoya doesn't mind if his denial of a notorious Japanese World War II military atrocity in China drives customers away. Motoya not only penned a…

Russian connection

Trump ducks questions as Russia scandal deepens WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump dodged questions Wednesday about ties with Russia, railed against intelligence leaks and defended the national security advisor he just fired, as crisis engulfed his fledgling administration. Amid…

‘Trumpgate’

White House tries to insulate Trump from Russia scandal WASHINGTON -- The White House battled Tuesday to insulate Donald Trump from a scandal over his top aide’s contacts with Russia, as it emerged that the president was aware of the…

Shock exit

Top Trump aide Flynn resigns over Russia contacts WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump’s national security advisor Michael Flynn resigned amid controversy over his contacts with the Russian government Monday, a stunning first departure from the new president’s inner circle less than…

House okays estate-tax amnesty bill

The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading two measures granting amnesty in the payment of estate taxes and simplifying the estate tax rate. During Monday’s plenary session, House Bill 4814 or the proposed "Estate Tax…

Trump vs judges

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US leader slams courts as judges mull travel ban WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump renewed his attack on the courts Wednesday, describing them as “so political” as a panel of judges weigh his executive order barring refugees and visitors from…

‘forces of death’

Trump vows US, allies will defeat ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, United States -- President Donald Trump vowed Monday that America and its allies would defeat the “forces of death” and keep radical jihadists from gaining a foothold…

Ban respite

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With Trump travel ban still blocked, travelers head to US PALM BEACH, United States -- After a US appeals court refused to restore President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration order, travelers who had been banned from entering the country trickled in…

Trump protests

At least 2,000 march on Trump’s Florida resort WEST PALM BEACH, United States -- At least 2,000 people marched Saturday near President Donald Trump’s Florida golf club, voicing outrage at his executive order to bar refugees and travelers from seven…

US judge derails Trump travel ban

LOS ANGELES -- A US federal judge on Friday ordered a temporary, nationwide halt to President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, in the most severe legal blow to the controversial measure. The restraining order issued by…

‘Dumb deal’

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Trump assails Obama refugee accord with Australia WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump ripped into his Australian counterpart during their call last week, The Washington Post reported, castigating a refugee accord he described Wednesday as a “dumb deal.” The new US…

Trump’s solid base

What controversy? Trump’s Republican base still on his side WASHINGTON -- Though Donald Trump’s first week in office has ignited nationwide protests and condemnation from elected officials at home and abroad, the Republican’s initial moves have left one group all…
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