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US not NATO’s ‘piggy bank’? Trump ‘likely’ to talk straight at bloc’s upcoming summit

Trump is likely to tell NATO members the US will cease to be the bloc’s “piggy bank,” focusing instead on problems at home, the White House said. The remark may add to jitters among US allies about the upcoming summit in Brussels. US President Donald Trump is poised to deliver his vision on burden-sharing among military allies at Brussels NATO ...

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Chinese officials court EU nations to get allies in trade row with Trump – report

Chinese officials have reportedly been cozying up to their EU counterparts, promising members of the 28-strong bloc to open the Chinese market in return for putting up a united front against the US in the World Trade Organization. China has been actively seeking an ally in the EU in a potential trade war with Washington, with senior Chinese officials offering ...

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Trump the peacekeeper? US leader brags that America would be ‘in war’ with N. Korea 'if not for him

US President Donald Trump has once again baffled the international community, as he claimed that it was him who actually saved the world from a potentially devastating conflict between Washington and Pyongyang. “If not for me, we would now be at War with North Korea!” Trump said in a Twitter post on Tuesday as he rejoiced the “many good conversations ...

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Trump admin to roll back Obama-era policies on race in college admissions, student debt

The White House is expected to reverse Obama-era policies that encouraged race considerations in college admissions, after Harvard was accused of discriminating against people of Asian decent. At the same time it emerged that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is preparing roll back a number of Obama-era education regulations, including protections for students in debt to for-profit schools, and rules that ...

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Trump takes aim at ‘crazy’ Maxine Waters, says her antics will send people fleeing from Democrats

US President Donald Trump has lashed out at Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters on Twitter, calling her “one of the most corrupt people in politics” and warning that she has become “the face” of the Democratic Party. The California representative has been a vocal critic of Trump and has repeatedly called for his impeachment. Last week, she made headlines when she ...

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‘EU is possibly as bad as China’: Trump attacks partners in new ‘unfair trade’ rant

Trading with the EU is almost as bad and unfair as trading with China, President Trump told Fox News, noting how Washington pays a fortune “protecting” its little European partners, and they reciprocate by doing “terrible” things. “The European Union is possibly as bad as China, just smaller,” Donald Trump said in an interview with Fox News. “It’s terrible what ...

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'We suck as neighbors': Americans take to Twitter on Canada Day to apologize for Trump

Canada Day has nothing to do with the US, but that hasn’t stopped the Twittersphere from using the holiday to insult Donald Trump, with some Americans even apologizing to their northern neighbors on behalf of their president. As Canadians marked the holiday with barbecues and family time on Sunday, others online were taking to Twitter, seizing the opportunity to throw ...

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Putin assured me Russia didn’t meddle in elections, but Trump still wants to talk about it – Bolton

Donald Trump will probably want to have a “conversation” about election-meddling during his meeting with Vladimir Putin, despite the Russian president’s repeated assurances that the Kremlin did not interfere in the 2016 race. In his first interview since meeting with Putin in Moscow, US National Security Adviser John Bolton told Fox News Sunday that, when he met the Russian president, ...

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Trump considers pulling out of Germany amid EU bashing over meager NATO spending – report

Donald Trump is considering scaling down or withdrawing the US military from Germany, according to a report ahead of the NATO leaders’ meeting. The US president has blasted allies for chipping in too little to the bloc’s budget. The decision to explore the option of pulling 35,000 US troops out of Germany came after Trump floated the idea during a ...

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Trump claims Saudi Arabia agreed to oil production hike, Riyadh doesn’t confirm

Donald Trump has asked Saudi Arabia to drastically increase its oil production, citing “turmoil and dysfunction” in Iran and Venezuela. The US president says King Salman agreed, although that claim remains unconfirmed by Riyadh. “Just spoke to King Salman of Saudi Arabia and explained to him that, because of the turmoil & disfunction (sic) in Iran and Venezuela, I am ...

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