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Japan anger over South Korea’s shrimp surprise for Donald Trump

The menu at South Korea’s state banquet for Donald Trump has left a nasty taste in Japan, after the president was served seafood caught off islands at the centre of a long-running territorial dispute between Seoul and Tokyo. Japanese officials have also complained about the decision to invite a former wartime sex slave to the event, held earlier this week during the… Read More »

Eric Trump suggests his father ‘tunes out’ criticism as it can lead to depression, suicide

One of US President Donald Trump’s sons has suggested his father “tunes out” criticism as it would lead to depression and suicidal thoughts. During an interview on The Joe Pags Show, Eric Trump said “politics is the nastiest business I’ve ever seen”. “It’s the media, the mainstream media, who does not want him to succeed. It’s government who… Read More »

Trump nominates former Texas senator as NATO ambassador

President Donald Trump says he has nominated Kay Bailey Hutchison, a former Republican senator from Texas, to be the US ambassador to NATO. Trump has had a rocky relationship with the 28-nation military alliance. As a candidate, he called NATO “obsolete.” The president has criticised several members of the post-World War II organisation for not spending adequately on… Read More »

Trump travel ban comes into effect for six countries

People from six mainly Muslim countries and all refugees now face tougher US entry due to President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban. It means people without “close” family or business relationships in the US could be denied visas and barred entry. Lawyers took up positions at US airports, offering free advice. But there was no sign of the… Read More »

Trump to attend Bastille Day celebrations in France

US President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation to attend this year’s Bastille Day celebrations in France. Mr Trump will join the 14 July annual military parade in Paris, which this year marks the 100th anniversary of the entry of the US into World War One. His relationship with President Emmanuel Macron has had a rocky start. Mr… Read More »

Trump aides Kushner and Greenblatt to visit Israel, Palestinians this week

U.S. President Donald Trump is sending two top aides to Jerusalem and Ramallah this week to discuss potential next steps in his bid to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, a White House official said on Sunday. Going on the trip will be White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is Trump’s son-in-law and husband of his daughter Ivanka Trump,… Read More »

Trump says Arab leaders warned him Qatar financed radicalism

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday leaders he met on a Middle East trip had warned him that Qatar was funding “radical ideology” after he had demanded they take action to stop financing militant groups. The comments on Twitter — Trump’s first about the rift between Qatar and major Arab nations over alleged support of Iran and… Read More »

Russia inquiry expands to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

President Donald Trump’s lawyer has received requests for information from two congressional panels investigating alleged Russian political meddling. Michael Cohen confirmed to US media that he had been asked to “provide information and testimony” about any contacts he had with the Kremlin. Mr Cohen said he turned down the request because it was “overly broad” and “not capable… Read More »

German leaders step up attacks on Trump

On Monday Mrs Merkel said it was right not to gloss over differences with the US, while her foreign minister said Mr Trump’s actions “weakened the West”. It comes days after the G7 summit, where Mr Trump refused to commit to the 2015 Paris climate deal. Germany goes to the polls in September. German opposition leader Martin Schulz… Read More »

Trump 100 days that shook the world and the activists fighting back

The first 100 days of President Donald Trump: how has my life changed? First of all, there was the mourning period. Not for me, but for my fellow citizens. I was just mad. And I wasn’t even maddest at the Trump voters. I understood that the critical battle lines now are not left versus right, but the 1%… Read More »