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Trump says immigration deal ‘probably dead’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump vehemently denied Sunday that he was a racist, after his vulgar disparagement of African countries and Haiti complicated a bipartisan deal on immigration. “I’m not a racist. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed,” Trump told reporters at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach,…

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The entire Trump-tantrum-on-no-gorilla-channel was a hoax and Western media fell for it

NEWS DESK: While it seemed very believable given that it was about Donald Trump, the entire story about the US president throwing a tantrum over not having a Gorilla Channel on TV at the White House was a hoax. One that the Western media fell for. In fact, the hoax was so widely believed that…

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Trump makes 1950 false claims in 347 days: report

US President Donald Trump has made at least 1950 false or misleading claims in 347 days since his inauguration, The Washington Post reported, citing a database. The US president is now on track to exceed 2,000 false or misleading claims, according to the report that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the…

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Pakistan cannot be held responsible for collective failure in Afghanistan: NSC

ISLAMABAD: Voicing its deep disappointment with some of the recent statements made by US President Donald Trump, the National Security Committee said that Pakistan cannot be held responsible for the collective failure in Afghanistan. The statement came after the 17th meeting of the National Security Committee which was chaired by Prime Minister Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today…

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FM Asif will respond to Donald Trump’s tweet shortly

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif said that he would respond to US President Donald Trump’s latest tweet on Pakistan shortly.   In a message on Twitter shortly after Trump’s tweet, Khawaja Asif said that he would let the world know the truth and the difference between facts and fiction. “We will respond to President…

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US President Trump retweets anti-Muslim videos

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has retweeted three anti-Muslim inflammatory videos from a radical British group. The first tweet was from Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, in which a Muslim migrant is allegedly seen attacking a man on crutches. VIDEO: Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!…

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Trump arrives in South Korea

OSAN: US President Donald Trump landed in South Korea on Tuesday, the second leg of his 12-day Asia trip dominated by the North Korean nuclear standoff. South Koreans are bracing for the possibility that Trump’s state visit could risk further inflaming tensions with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has stepped up his pursuit…

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Twitter steps up security after Trump account cut off

WASHINGTON: Twitter said it had boosted security measures Friday in response to a rogue employee’s move cutting off Donald Trump’s account, an 11-minute outage which drew mocking praise from the president’s critics but also warnings of a dangerous precedent. The US social network initially said the account had been “inadvertently deactivated due to human error”…

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Donald Trump says he would not be President without Twitter

NEWS DESK: Donald Trump said he believes he would not have won the presidency without it, reported The Independent. The US leader said social media was a “tremendous platform” that allowed him to bypass what he claimed was unfair media coverage and speak directly to voters. Mr Trump regularly uses Twitter to mount vigorous attacks…

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Nobel winning anti-nuclear group urges Trump not to quit Iran deal

The nuclear weapons disarmament campaign group that won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on Monday urged US President Donald Trump to uphold the Iran nuclear deal to “avoid causing any more conflict.” “We really call on the US government to continue to certify and stay in this deal,” Beatrice Fihn, director of the International Campaign…

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Over 2,800 Pakistanis might get deported as Trump plans to repeal immigration programme

WASHINGTON: More than 2,800 Pakistanis and over 5,500 Indians will be affected by the repeal of an immigration programme that protected undocumented aliens, who were brought to the US as children, from deportation, reported APP. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme that US President Donald Trump said he would repeal was introduced by…

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North Korea says more missiles to come as UN condemns launch

WASHINGTON: A frustrated US President Donald Trump hit out at the slow pace of diplomacy Wednesday as nuclear-armed North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un threatened ever more missile tests.

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‘Back up, you creep:’ Clinton raps Trump in new book

Hillary Clinton calls Donald Trump a “creep” in her new memoir and describes how the now-president’s persistent looming during one of their debates made her skin crawl, according to excerpts released Wednesday. “We were on a small stage and no matter where I walked, he followed me closely, staring at me, making faces. It was…

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Trump invites mockery as he looks directly at the sun during solar eclipse

NEWS DESK: If there is one rule with eclipses, it is just that you’re not supposed to look directly at the sun during them. Given his propensity to do exactly the opposite of what is required of him, US President Donald Trump did just that. Yes, he stared directly into the sun without wearing eye…

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Trump defiant on Charlottesville unrest: ‘Blame on both sides’

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump sparked a political firestorm Tuesday when he doubled down on his initial response to the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that ended in bloodshed, saying there was “blame on both sides.”

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Obama message goes viral after Charlottesville violence

WASHINGTON: A tweet from Barack Obama drew more than two million “likes” by Monday as the former US president offered a message of tolerance following a deadly weekend clash at a white supremacist rally.

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China’s Xi urges Trump to avoid exacerbating N. Korea tensions

Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged US President Donald Trump on Saturday to avoid rhetoric that could inflame tensions with North Korea as an escalating war of words raised global alarm. Xi made the plea in a phone call hours after Trump ramped up his warnings to Pyongyang, saying the Stalinist regime would “truly regret” taking…

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Trump to talk with China’s Xi on NKorea crisis

BEDMINSTER: US President Donald Trump said he would have a phone call on Friday with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to discuss the stand-off over North Korea’s nuclear drive.

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Trump declares opioid crisis a ‘national emergency’

BEDMINSTER: US President Donald Trump said Thursday that the opioid crisis in the United States constitutes a “national emergency” and pledged to step up efforts to fight the epidemic.

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Angry Trump says Russia ties at ‘very dangerous low’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump claimed relations with Russia had hit an all-time and “very dangerous” low Thursday, putting the blame on Congress after he reluctantly approved sanctions against Moscow.

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Trump rips into Republicans after health care defeat

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump lashed out at fellow Republicans in Congress on Saturday after suffering a major setback when the Senate failed to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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