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The beginning of the end of the Donald Trump presidency

WASHINGTON: There is a very good chance that August 21, 2018, will forever be known as the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency. On Tuesday afternoon in New York, Michael Cohen Trump’s former lawyer pleaded guilty to a litany of criminal offenses, including bank and tax fraud. But the most troubling piece of news for President Trump is that Cohen pleaded guilty to a campaign finance law violation, in which he admitted in open court to acting “in coordination with and at the direction of” a federal candidate in…

Oprah Winfrey breaks silence on running for US presidency

NEW YORK: Talk show icon Oprah Winfrey has again confirmed she has no intention of running for US president, despite revealing that would-be donors offered to raise $1 billion for her to take on Donald Trump in 2020. The 64-year-old billionaire prompted a blaze of speculation last month that she might be nurturing political ambitions after a rousing speech at the Golden Globes, heralding a "new day" in the wake of the sexual harassment watershed. Hollywood's loathing of Trump and Democrats' bafflement that a…

Trump urges former rival Clinton to again seek presidency

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Monday suggested he would beat former rival Hillary Clinton in a 2020 rematch, encouraging the Democrat to try her luck against him in the next presidential campaign. "I hope Hillary runs," he said during a press conference. "Hillary, please run again! Go ahead." The Republican leader also suggested that Clinton's words of support to protesting professional athletes -- who in recent weeks have drawn the president's ire by kneeling during the national anthem before sporting…

Trump lashes out as presidency hits six-month mark

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump hit the six-month point of his turbulent presidency on Thursday in combative style -- lashing out at his own attorney general over the probe into Russia's alleged election meddling that has dogged him from day one. Since taking office on January 20, Trump has been on a roller coaster ride, and the gut-wrenching twists and turns looked set to continue after Jeff Sessions vowed to stay on at the Justice Department despite a stinging public rebuke from the commander-in-chief. Publicly…

After the presidency, parliament: Macron faces new battle

PARIS: Emmanuel Macron's ascent to the French presidency caps a stunning rise for the political newcomer but he now faces another battle to form a parliamentary majority, with his rivals already plotting revenge in June's general election. Macron won 66 percent of the vote in Sunday's presidential run-off against the far right's Marine Le Pen, the biggest win by a French president since Jacques Chirac's victory over Le Pen's father Jean-Marie in 2002. But he faces a tall order to secure the majority he needs to push…

Miss Kenya’s comments about Donald Trump Presidency shocks fans

NEW YORK: It was an embarrassing moment of sorts for Miss Kenya when she failed to impress her fans as to a question about Donald Trump's presidency. At the Miss Universe beauty pageant, host Steve Harvey surprised Miss Kenya Mary Esther Were by asking her what she thought of the US president. He asked, "Arguably no US president has had a more active 10 days in office. What are you most excited about and what concerns you when it comes to the Presidency of Donald Trump?" Clearly, Miss Kenya wasn't expecting a…

Obama defends legacy in letter to American people

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama acclaimed his outgoing administration's accomplishments on Thursday in a letter to the American people defending a legacy on health care and other issues that his successor Donald Trump has vowed to dismantle. The White House released the president's letter along with reports from each of his cabinet secretaries describing the progress made since Obama took office eight years ago with the world's largest economy spiralling towards depression. "As I prepare to pass the baton and do…