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Trump joins Macron for Paris Bastille Day parade

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President Donald Trump is guest of honour at a Bastille Day parade in Paris, where US and French troops will march together down Continue reading Trump joins Macron for Paris Bastille Day parade

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US Secret Service laptop ‘stolen’

Trump Tower in New York City is seen in this photo.The laptop reportedly contained floor plans for Trump Tower in New York City

A US Secret Service laptop with Trump Tower floor plans and other sensitive material has apparently been stolen from an agent’s vehicle in New York.

The laptop, which was protected by encryption, was taken on Thursday, the Secret Service confirmed.

The computer has details on the criminal inquiry into former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of private email, according to ABC News. Continue reading US Secret Service laptop ‘stolen’

Trump calls for US nuclear supremacy

US President Donald Trump is interviewed by Reuters in the Oval Office at the White House in WashingtonMr Trump criticised the New Start treaty between the US and Russia as a “bad deal”

President Donald Trump has said he wants the United States to expand its nuclear arsenal, in his first comments on the issue since taking office.

Mr Trump said it would be “wonderful” if no nation had nuclear arms, but otherwise the US must be “top of the pack”.

He told Reuter that the US had “fallen behind on nuclear weapon capacity”. Continue reading Trump calls for US nuclear supremacy

Trump advisor attacks judges over ban

Senior White House Advisor Stephen Miller waits to go on the air in the White House Briefing Room in Washington, U.S., February 12, 2017Stephen Miller said Mr Trump’s powers to order a travel ban were “beyond question”

A top White House adviser has attacked the US federal appeals court for upholding a ruling suspending Mr Trump’s travel ban order.

Stephen Miller told US media the court ruling was a “judicial usurpation of power” and that “the president’s powers here are beyond question”.

The court rejected Mr Trump’s attempt to reinstate the ban on Thursday. Continue reading Trump advisor attacks judges over ban

Trump loses appeal court bid to reinstate travel ban

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Bob Ferguson: Travel ban was adopted with “little thought, little planning, little oversight”

A US federal appeals court has rejected President Donald Trump’s attempt to reinstate his ban on citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries.

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said it would not block a ruling by a Seattle court that halted the order.

Mr Trump responded with an angry tweet saying national security was at risk and there would be a legal challenge. Continue reading Trump loses appeal court bid to reinstate travel ban

Trump breaks ice with China in letter to Xi

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US President Donald Trump has sent a letter to Xi Jinping, his first direct approach to the Chinese leader.

The president thanked Mr Xi for congratulating him on his inauguration last month and said he looked forward to “constructive” relations.

Mr Trump has not yet spoken to Mr Xi but did call other world leaders. Continue reading Trump breaks ice with China in letter to Xi

Trump under fire in Nordstrom Ivanka row

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Democrats have condemned President Donald Trump’s tweet attacking a clothing retailer after it dropped a fashion line owned by his daughter.

Mr Trump tweeted that “Ivanka has been treated so unfairly” by clothing retailer Nordstrom.

A Democratic senator called the post “inappropriate” and an ex-White House ethics tsar dubbed it “outrageous”. Continue reading Trump under fire in Nordstrom Ivanka row

Trump ramps up criticism of judge after travel ban setback

images-2Donald Trump has said he is confident his administration’s appeal will succeed

US President Donald Trump has attacked the judge who blocked his travel ban, saying Americans should blame the courts “if something happens“.

Mr Trump also said he had instructed border officials to check people entering America “very carefully”. Continue reading Trump ramps up criticism of judge after travel ban setback

Judge blocks Trump immigration ban

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A US judge in Seattle has issued a temporary nationwide block on President Donald Trump’s ban on travellers from seven mainly Muslim nations.

Federal Judge James Robart ruled against government lawyers’ claims that US states did not have the standing to challenge Mr Trump’s executive order. Continue reading Judge blocks Trump immigration ban

Uber boss quits Trump advisory board

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Mr Kalanick said his decision to join Mr Trump’s economic advisory group was “misinterpreted”

Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of ride-sharing service Uber, has stepped down from President Donald Trump’s economic advisory group after strong criticism from staff and the public.

The board, which also counts Tesla chief executive Elon Musk as a member, is due to meet the president on Friday. Continue reading Uber boss quits Trump advisory board