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Trump cancels first Latin America trip to ‘oversee Syria response’: White House

WASHINGTON: The White House on Tuesday abruptly announced the cancellation of US President Donald Trump's first trip to Latin America, scheduled for later this week, saying he wants to "oversee the American response to Syria." The announcement comes as the Republican president weighs military strikes in the war-wracked country -- and shortly after the FBI raided the offices of President's personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Peru in Trump's stead for the Summit of the Americas, press…

Trump trip leaves US and allies lost in translation

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s first trip overseas was supposed to be about building bridges and clarifying his administration’s intentions to friends and foes alike. But the US president heads for home Sunday with some of Washington’s allies as bewildered as ever by the billionaire tycoon’s abrasive, unpredictable style and the substance of his policy plans. Trip stops in Saudi Arabia and Israel and the Palestinian territories secured broadly favourable coverage with Trump seen by some commentators as having finally hit a…

Rooney misses United trip to St Etienne: reports

LONDON: Wayne Rooney has not travelled with the Manchester United squad for Wednesday's UEFA league game against French side St Etienne despite training earlier on Tuesday, British media reported. The striker has been struggling with a muscle injury and last played at the start of February. Rooney was pictured at the club's Carrington training complex on Tuesday morning before the 20-man party left for central France. Read More: Man United’s Rooney benched for Leicester game British media has linked the…