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Trump says standing by Saudi crown prince despite pleas from Senate

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he stood by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince despite a CIA assessment that he ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and pleas from US senators for Trump to condemn the kingdom’s de facto ruler. Trump refused to comment on whether Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was complicit in the murder, but he provided perhaps his most explicit show of support for the prince since Khashoggi’s death more than two months ago. “He’s the leader of Saudi Arabia. They’ve…

Trump, top Democrats openly spar in Oval Office over border wall

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump openly spar with the top two Democratic lawmakers at an Oval Office meeting on Tuesday about government funding, throwing into question whether a deal was possible ahead of a deadline later this month. In a remarkable public argument, the likes of which is seldom seen before cameras, Trump bickered with U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi about funding for the wall he has promised to build on the southern border with Mexico. “If we…

Trump slams former Secretary of State Tillerson

WASHINGTON : US President Donald Trump on Friday blasted his former secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, in a sharply critical tweet one day after the nation’s former top diplomat publicly recounted that the president had tried to do things in a way that violated the law. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1071132880368132096?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.geo.tv%2Flatest%2F221127-trump-slams-former-secretary-of-state-tillerson “Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very…

Trump ‘undisciplined’, wanted to break law: Former US secretary of state

Former US secretary of state Rex Tillerson says that President Donald Trump repeatedly wanted to violate the law, describing him as “undisciplined” and uninterested in details. Tillerson, who was fired in March, made no attempt to deny his poor relationship with Trump during a rare interview on Thursday night as part of a charity dinner in his native Texas. “I think part of it was obviously we are starkly different in our styles. We did not have a common value system,” Tillerson told veteran journalist Bob Schieffer of…

PM’s tweets compelled Trump to do a reality check: Shireen Mazari

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari took to Twitter on Tuesday and hailed the response of Prime Minister Imran Khan to United States President Donald Trump's offensive tweets against Pakistan. According to details, the minister wrote that PM Khan's candid reply "compelled Trump to do a reality check," adding, the rejoinder pushed the US president to write premier Khan "asking for help in bringing peace to Afghanistan." "So much for those in Pak who were quivering after IK's tweets went…

Trump writes letter to PM Imran, seeks Pakistan’s help in solving Afghan issue

ISLAMABAD: US President Donald Trump has written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, seeking Pakistan’s help in bringing Taliban leadership to the negotiation table, ARY News reported on Monday. In a letter, Trump sought assistance from Pakistan in resolving Afghan issue, aimed at ending the 17-year invasion of Afghanistan by the US troops. The PM received the letter from the US president this morning. Meanwhile, during his interaction with TV anchors later in the day, PM Khan said Pakistan would play its due role…

Leftist Lopez Obrador sworn in as Mexico president

MEXICO CITY: Anti-establishment leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed a "deep and radical" change in Mexico as he swore in as the country´s president Saturday, after winning a landslide election victory. The leader, widely known by his initials as "AMLO," took the oath of office and donned the presidential sash before Congress -- where the coalition led by the upstart party he founded four years ago, Morena, now has strong majorities in both houses. Ending 89 years of government by the same two parties, Lopez…

Asian shares wobble before Trump-Xi meeting

SHANGHAI: Asian shares wavered on Friday as investors were on edge before a crucial weekend meeting between the Chinese and U.S. presidents that could determine the course of a heated trade war over the next year. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan wobbled between positive and negative territory in early trade, as more evidence of a slowdown in China dampened sentiment. It was last up less than 0.1 percent and has risen 2.7 percent for the week so far, largely reflecting a rebound from a recent…

As Trump renews border wall demands, U.S. government shutdown looms

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s renewed demand for U.S. taxpayer funding of his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall was threatening again on Tuesday to bring on a budget standoff and a partial government shutdown, leaving Congress just 11 days to act. With time running short, Trump and Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives huddled at the White House. Representative Steve Scalise, who attended the meeting, later told Fox News: “It’s all about border security and $5 billion is the number” for the…

Trump dismisses report he is unhappy with Treasury’s Mnuchin

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Friday that he was quite happy with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s performance, after The Wall Street Journal reported that the president was dissatisfied with Mnuchin. “I am extremely happy and proud of the job being done by @USTreasury Secretary @stevenmnuchin1,” Trump said in a tweet. The Journal reported that Trump blames Mnuchin for the appointment of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, who has been steadily raising U.S. interest rates. Trump is concerned…