U.S. gives China draft proposal for tougher North Korea sanctions

U.S. gives China draft proposal for tougher North Korea sanctions

The United States has given China a draft resolution for tougher U.N. sanctions on North Korea and is hoping for a quick vote on it by the U.N. Security Council, a Western diplomat said on Tuesday. Related posts: U.S. allies...
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U.S. allies concerned as ‘guillotine’ hangs over Rex Tillerson

U.S. allies concerned as ‘guillotine’ hangs over Rex Tillerson

On the eve of his trip to Europe, Rex Tillerson gave a speech last week that European allies had waited months to hear: an “ironclad” promise of U.S. support to its oldest allies. Related posts: U.S. gives China draft proposal...
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Steph Curry: Golden State Warriors can send statement with White House snub

Steph Curry: Golden State Warriors can send statement with White House snub

Steph Curry, the two-time NBA MVP, says the Golden State Warriors can “inspire some change” and “send a statement” by snubbing a visit to Donald Trump’s White House. The Warriors franchise have yet to make a decision as to whether...
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‘Step right, step left’: mercurial Trump leaves supporters reeling

‘Step right, step left’: mercurial Trump leaves supporters reeling

“He likes us,” Chuck Schumer said. “He likes me, anyway.” The Democratic minority leader, talking with glee to his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell, was caught by a live microphone on the Senate floor. Schumer continued: “Here’s what I told h...
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Lurid Trump allegations made by Louise Mensch and co-writer came from hoaxer

Lurid Trump allegations made by Louise Mensch and co-writer came from hoaxer

Explosive allegations about Donald Trump made by online writers with large followings among Trump critics were based on bogus information from a hoaxer who falsely claimed to work in law enforcement. Claude Taylor tweeted fake details of criminal inquiries int...
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The Onion in the age of Trump: ‘What we do becomes essential when its targets are this clownish’

The Onion in the age of Trump: ‘What we do becomes essential when its targets are this clownish’

When you’re scrolling through your Facebook news feed and you see a headline like “Pope Francis Declares Abortion Forgivable”, do you think it’s legitimate? What about: “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald Trump for President”? Would you imm...
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Trump attacks Boston counter-protesters as ‘anti-police agitators’

Trump attacks Boston counter-protesters as ‘anti-police agitators’

Donald Trump described anti-fascist and anti-racist demonstrators who converged on Boston as “anti-police agitators” on Saturday, in a tweet that seemed destined to revive the still simmering controversy over his remarks equating the far right and anti-Naz...
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Key moments from Trump’s most extraordinary press conference yet

Key moments from Trump’s most extraordinary press conference yet

Here are excerpts from Donald Trump’s news conference at Trump Tower on Tuesday afternoon, with video clips by MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin. On the delay in condemning white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia … Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) Trump:...
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Donald Trump again blames ‘both sides’ for Charlottesville and takes aim at ‘very, very violent alt-left’

Donald Trump again blames ‘both sides’ for Charlottesville and takes aim at ‘very, very violent alt-left’

Donald Trump defended far-right protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Tuesday, insisting: “Not all of those people were neo-Nazis, not all of those people were white supremacists.” He also condemned leftwing counter-protesters who came to the Virgini...
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Trump’s erratic early morning Twitter retweets include one calling him fascist

Trump’s erratic early morning Twitter retweets include one calling him fascist

Donald Trump continued his morning routine of posting eccentric messages on Twitter by sharing a tweet by a man calling the president a fascist, another sent by a conspiracy theorist, and an image of a train labelled “Trump” hitting a...
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Hassan Rouhani takes oath for second term with swipe at Trump

Hassan Rouhani takes oath for second term with swipe at Trump

Hassan Rouhani has been sworn in for a second term in office in a Tehran ceremony over the weekend that highlighted European support for the nuclear deal with the west despite Donald Trump’s threats to unilaterally withdraw from the agreement....
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