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‘Absolutely not’: GOP says questioning Trump’s translator would end presidential diplomacy

Republicans in Congress rejected calls from the Democrats to summon President Donald Trump’s translator from the Helsinki summit, saying it would block future presidential diplomatic efforts. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), a frequent critic of the president, said he would “absolutely not” support having the translator testify before Congress, arguing it would have a chilling effect on future presidential meetings. ...

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Insults, demands & advice: Trump’s whirlwind European tour causes stir online

On his EU visit, US President Donald Trump lectured Germany on doing business with Russia, demanded tribute from NATO and offered advice on British politics. Many Europeans were having none of it, venting their spleen on Twitter. Trump flew into Belgium for the NATO summit on Wednesday, then jetted to the UK for a state visit on Thursday. He is ...

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Merkel slams Trump’s ‘Russian captive’ comment, defends Berlin’s ‘independent policies’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has issued a curt rebuke of Donald Trump and his assertion that Germany is a “captive” of Russia, telling journalists in Brussels that Berlin is a sovereign nation that makes its own decisions. Read more Having just arrived in Brussels for the start of a two-day NATO summit, Merkel found herself swamped by media pressing her ...

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Trump’s order for OPEC to reduce prices is insulting – Iranian oil minister

Donald Trump has insulted OPEC member states by ordering the organization to reduce prices, the Iranian oil minister stated, responding to the US leader’s recent criticism of OPEC for keeping oil prices artificially high. “[Donald] Trump sends every day a new message that creates uncertainty in the oil market,” Bijan Zanganeh said in an interview with Iranian broadcaster IRIB. According ...

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Trump’s environment czar Pruitt cites ‘unrelenting attacks’ in resignation letter

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned, citing “unprecedented” and “unrelenting attacks” on him and his family in a letter to President Donald Trump. Democrats have demanded his departure for months. Trump confirmed Pruitt’s resignation on Twitter, but little was known about the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief’s reasons for departure until the full text of his letter to the president ...

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‘Trump’s playing them all, wary of supplanting by French, UK will give in to US on NATO spending’

In the so-called special relationship, the US calls the shots and the UK tags along like a poodle meaning London will give in to the Americans again and increase military spending, says political analyst Chris Bambery. Pentagon chief James Mattis is apparently threatening to drop the UK as America’s main military ally. Mattis has written to British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson ...

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Trumps leaves door open when asked about Crimea recognition

In comments sure to ruffle some ‘Russiagate’ feathers, Donald Trump hinted that he may consider recognizing Crimea as a part of Russia. The remark comes two weeks before his historic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. US President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday, was asked if Washington would accept Russia’s claim to Crimea. The ...

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‘Time to go’: Veteran US ambassador to Estonia resigns over Trump’s EU & NATO rants

Donald Trump’s careless statements and clumsy transatlantic policies have reportedly forced the US ambassador to Estonia to retire from his post, saying these values are no longer compatible with “his DNA.” “The United States’ Ambassador to Estonia, Jim Melville, announced his intent to retire from the Foreign Service, effective July 29, after 33 years of public service,” a State Department ...

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‘Generally conservative’ candidates on Trump’s Supreme Court shortlist, nomination coming soon

President Donald Trump is moving quickly to fill the vacancy on the US Supreme Court, telling reporters he plans to choose from among the five or so “generally conservative” finalists and announce the nominee by July 10. “I’ve got it narrowed to about five,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday, en route to his Bedminster, New Jersey ...

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Trump’s tariffs likely to fail under global anger – Nobel Prize-winning economist

Corporate tax cuts introduced by US President Donald Trump earlier this year might remain, but tariffs against trading partners are likely to be a different story, according to Nobel Laureate in Economics Robert Shiller. “They are generating so much anger around the world. It’s not a sustainable policy,” Shiller told CNBC, stressing that the tariffs are “too crazy.” Earlier this ...

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