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'With friends like that who needs enemies’: Tusk lashes out at Trump

European Council President Donald Tusk derided US President Donald Trump over his administration’s “capricious assertiveness” and called on the EU to unite on the Iran nuclear agreement and tariffs. Speaking at a Western Balkans summit in Sofia, Bulgaria on Wednesday, Tusk didn’t hold back in his assessment of the US, saying EU members should unite to face “a new phenomenon ...

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Trump Tower meeting: Senate panel releases 1,800 pages of interview transcripts

The US Senate Judiciary Committee has released more than 1,800 pages of transcripts from interviews conducted with Donald Trump Jr. and other participants of a 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. The documents provide new insight into the controversial 20-minute meeting during which Trump Jr, along with Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and then campaign chairman Paul Manafort, ...

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The art of disaster: 5 times Trump kept election promises, but probably shouldn’t have (VIDEO)

Donald Trump has been hailed as a leader who keeps his promises. But the horrific violence and diplomatic rows in the wake of the US embassy’s move to Jerusalem illustrate how not all campaign pledges are created equal. Fox News host Sean Hannity claimed that the decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem was “yet another example ...

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Media obsessed with Trump as solution to failing business model – New York Times columnist

Nicholas Kristof, a prominent columnist for the New York Times, has warned that the media’s obsessive focus on President Donald Trump means they are failing to cover other important stories. Kristof lamented the “all Trump, all the time” nature of the US media since Trump took office. “We have to acknowledge that there is so much more happening in the ...

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Trump seems to think he's killed Iran nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump has tweeted a statement suggesting that the Iran nuclear deal, an internationally acclaimed multilateral accord, is a thing of the past. That is despite all other signatories reaffirming their commitment. In a tweet on Sunday, Trump lauded his own decision to opt out of the landmark agreement reached between the US, the UK, France, Russia, China, ...

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When Europe was Great: 5 historical figures who could have stood up to Trump

Donald Trump’s unilateral pullout from the Iran deal has set the US on a collision course with Europe. With its economy vulnerable and leaders beleaguered, could the EU perhaps learn from those who stood up to America in the past? Charles de Gaulle, President of France “You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can ...

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China remains largest buyer of US debt amid Trump trade war and Japan sells off

Beijing is the largest holder and buyer of the US Treasury securities despite the two countries being engaged in a spiral of mutual trade restrictions. In one year, China has increased its holdings of the US debt from $ 117 billion to $ 118 trillion despite the harsh rhetoric from the White House. One of US’ closest allies Japan, on ...

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'Goodbye Europe!' Der Spiegel depicts Trump as middle finger flipping off EU amid Iran deal tensions

German magazine Der Spiegel has released its new issue, with a cover featuring Donald Trump on a middle finger, flipping the bird. It comes just days after the US angered Europe by walking away from the Iran nuclear deal. Reaction from EU officials is still pouring in since Trump announced his decision earlier this week, so it didn’t take long ...

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Democrats’ lead melting ahead of midterms as Trump turns hawkish

President Donald Trump campaigned on anti-war talking points, but a recent hawkish turn has not hurt him in the polls. Quite the opposite: recent figures show the Democrats’ lead melting ahead of the 2018 midterms. A CNN poll of registered voters this week showed Democrats at 44 percent to the Republicans’ 41 percent in a generic congressional ballot. The three-point ...

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Trump & Bolton call for regime change in Iran even as they speak of peace

White House National Security Adviser John Bolton says the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is not a step towards a policy of regime change in Tehran. His own record and President Donald Trump’s words suggest otherwise. Those who believe that pulling out of the nuclear deal is a precursor for US boots on the ground in Iran “would ...

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