Trump announces firing of national security chief Bolton

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced he has fired his hawkish national security advisor John Bolton, saying he disagreed “strongly” with his positions. National Security Advisor John Bolton was a frequent, controversial presence alongside US President Donald Trump “I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning,” Trump announced on Twitter. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” Trump wrote, saying he would name a replacement next week. Bolton denied being fired and said he had…

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Jeremy Corbyn: No-deal would leave UK ‘at mercy of US’

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A no-deal Brexit would leave the UK at the mercy of US President Donald Trump, Jeremy Corbyn has claimed. Mr Corbyn writes that a no-deal Brexit “won’t return sovereignty to the UK” Writing in the Independent, the Labour party leader accused the PM of “cosying up to Trump” because “no-deal Brexit is really a Trump-deal Brexit”. On Monday, PM Boris Johnson said he was “marginally more optimistic” about striking a new Brexit deal with the EU. Mr Corbyn is due to meet with other party leaders on Tuesday to discuss his…

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North Korea snubs peace talks with South Korea over war drills

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North Korea has rejected any further talks with South Korea, calling its decision “completely the fault of South Korea’s actions”. North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has complained about South Korea’s “ridiculous” military exercises with the US It issued a statement in response to a speech by South Korea President Moon Jae-in on Thursday. Meanwhile, early on Friday North Korea test-fired two missiles into the sea off its eastern coast, the South Korean military said. It is the sixth such test in less than a month. Related Articles The two “unidentified…

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Jimmy Kimmel Live! fined $395,000 over presidential alert skit

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ABC talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! has been fined $395,000 (£326,000) for mimicking a presidential alert on the programme, a US regulator announced. ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel The show replicated the emergency alert tone three times during a sketch mocking the warning system. On the same day the programme aired, 3 October last year, the alert was officially tested nationwide. As part of the trial, more than 200 million US mobile phones received a test “Presidential Alert” notification. Related Articles The alert system, which is designed to warn…

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Texas Walmart shooting: El Paso attack ‘domestic terrorism’

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A shooting at a supermarket in the US state of Texas that left 20 dead is being investigated as domestic terrorism, officials say. President Trump said “hate has no place in our country” A 21-year-old white man was arrested at the scene of the attack in the city of El Paso, near the US-Mexico border. He is believed to have posted an online document calling the attack a response to “the Hispanic invasion of Texas”. Police on Sunday said he had been charged with capital murder, meaning he could face…

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Boris Johnson: Relationship with Trump will be ‘sensational’, says top diplomat

Boris Johnson: Relationship with Trump will be ‘sensational’, says top diplomat 6

Relations between the UK and the US are going to be “sensational” now Boris Johnson is in Downing Street, America’s ambassador to the UK has said. Woody Johnson told the BBC the two had a lot in common in their leadership style and desire to “get things done”. He played down the PM’s criticism of Mr Trump when he was London mayor, when he called him “stupefyingly ignorant”. And he said a no-deal Brexit would not affect the UK’s ability to strike a trade deal with the US. The US president…

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Trump was not exonerated by my report, Robert Mueller tells Congress

Trump was not exonerated by my report, Robert Mueller tells Congress 7

US President Donald Trump’s claim that he was “totally exonerated” by special counsel Robert Mueller was rejected by Mr Mueller in a hearing on Wednesday. Special Counsel Robert Mueller Mr Mueller said he had not exonerated Mr Trump of obstruction of justice. However Mr Trump criticised Mr Mueller’s performance and said: “This was a great day for me.” Mr Mueller spent two years probing alleged collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia, but did not establish collusion in a crime. Related Articles However he concluded that Russia interfered in…

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Tight-lipped Mueller under pressure to call out Trump ‘crimes’

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Pressure mounted on Robert Mueller, who headed the probe investigating Russian meddling, to spell out clearly in Congressional testimony Wednesday if he believes President Donald Trump committed a crime. Special Counsel Robert Mueller Three months after releasing the final report on his two-year investigation into the 2016 presidential election, much of the American public remains unclear about Special Counsel Mueller’s findings on whether Trump criminally obstructed justice and whether his campaign colluded with Russians. With Trump declaring he was “exonerated” in the probe and Democrats saying it supplied ample evidence…

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Donald Trump says ‘looking into Zimbabwe right now’, journalists perplexed

Donald Trump says ‘looking into Zimbabwe right now’, journalists perplexed 9

WASHINGTON, United States – United States President Donald Trump said his administration was “looking at Zimbabwe right now” in a brief response to a journalist who had asked him a detailed question on his Africa policy and sanctions imposed on the southern African country. Trump was fielding questions from journalists outside the White House on July 19 when the reporter prefaced a question by saying African leaders were seeing an opportunity to engage more with the United States “but the President of Zimbabwe he said because of the sanctions that…

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Donald Trump says ‘looking at Zimbabwe right now’, journalists perplexed

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WASHINGTON, United States – United States President Donald Trump said his administration was “looking at Zimbabwe right now” in a brief response to a journalist who had asked him a detailed question on his Africa policy and sanctions imposed on the southern African country. Trump was fielding questions from journalists outside the White House on July 19 when the reporter prefaced a question by saying African leaders were seeing an opportunity to engage more with the United States “but the President of Zimbabwe he said because of the sanctions that…

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