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America First does not mean America alone: President Trump

DAVOS: United States President Donald Trump told the world’s business elite that America First does not mean America alone, and that the US is open for business and more competitive than ever. “I believe in America. As President of the United States, I will always put America First. Just like the leaders of other countries should put their countries first,” he said while addressing the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. “America First does not mean America alone.” Trump said he is here to represent the…

Trump takes ‘America First’ mantra to sceptical Davos elite

WASHINGTON: The world's political and business elite headed Thursday into a compelling encounter with President Donald Trump as the United States bids to carve out a competitive edge in trade, taxes and currency rates. Trump, who has made "America First" the touchstone of his year-old administration, touched down in the Swiss city of Zurich aboard Air Force One en route to the World Economic Forum in Davos. Other government leaders and business tycoons in Davos are agog at the tempestuous course of US policy under…

Trump to lay out ‘America First’ security strategy

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is set to lay out Monday a new National Security Strategy built upon his trademark "America First" slogan, which is expected to have economic security at its core. The US leader, who has dismantled the legacy of Barack Obama on issues ranging from climate change to free trade, and isolated Washington on the world stage, will unveil what is being billed as a comprehensive vision for tackling America's complex security challenges. The new document, released periodically by the…

America First or America Alone? The withdrawal agenda

WASHINGTON: Since President Donald Trump took office in January, the US has abandoned or threatened to quit several international accords under his “America First” policy. Trump’s advisors insist the slogan does not imply any new isolationist stance, but a pattern of disengagement from multilateral commitments has emerged. On Saturday, the Trump administration announced it was withdrawing the US from a United Nations pact to improve the handling of migrant and refugee situations, deeming it “inconsistent” with its…

The Trump A to Z, from America First to ‘Zero’

This is a look at President Donald Trump's first year in office, from A to Z: AMERICA FIRST: Trump's most sacred mantra. BAN: As in travel. With the stated goal of keeping out terrorists, Trump decreed successive bans -- always challenged in court -- on arrivals of people from half a dozen mainly Muslim countries. CLIMATE CHANGE: He shocked the world by pulling the United States out of the Paris global warming accord, arguing it would hurt the US economy. DREAMERS: A term for hundreds of thousands of immigrants…

China says policies unaffected by Trump plan to bring factories back to U.S.

BEIJING: China is closely following U.S. President Donald Trump's plans to create more domestic jobs by encouraging U.S. companies to bring home or "reshore" their overseas production, but the government will not change its overall strategy, Industry Minister Miao Wei said on Friday. "Regarding President Trump's efforts to revitalize U.S. manufacturing and allow more U.S. companies to move back to the United States, we are paying close attention to these policies but they will not affect the development of China's…

Trump, sworn in as US president, promises to put ‘America First’

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and taking control of a divided country in a transition of power that he has declared will lead to “America First” policies at home and abroad. As scattered protests erupted elsewhere in Washington, Trump raised his right hand and put his left on a Bible used by Abraham Lincoln and repeated a 35-word oath of office from the US Constitution, with US Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. WATCH INAUGURATION…