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Turkey, Russia, and Iran just failed to make peace in Syria — now the US may have to step in

Peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition in Kazakhstan were a coup for their international sponsors but exposed the limits of what Russia, Turkey, and Iran can achieve in their efforts to resolve the six-year-old war.<p>It was the first time in nine months the two sides had come …

White House Press Secretary Doubles Down on Trump's Illegal Voter Claim

The White House doubled down on President Donald Trump's widely unsubstantiated claim that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election, costing Trump the popular vote.<p>"The President does believe that,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Tuesday, just …

Nikki Haley confirmed as ambassador to United Nations

Nikki Haley is headed from the South Carolina statehouse to the world stage.<p>The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the Republican governor's nomination as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, as Democrats put up little of the resistance they have to some of President Donald …

Beijing Pushes Back on Trump Admin Over Disputed Islands in South China Sea

BEIJING — A day after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer vowed that the United States would stand up to China’s military expansion in the South China Sea, officials here are firing back.<p>“There might be a difference" of opinion regarding who has sovereignty over the islands in the South China …

Trump clears way for controversial oil pipelines | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed orders on Tuesday smoothing the path for the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines in a move to expand energy infrastructure and roll back key Obama administration environmental actions.<p>Oil producers in Canada and North …

A White House Spokesman Said President Trump 'Believes' False Claim on Voter Fraud

President Trump still believes that 3 to 5 million people voted illegally in the 2016 election, despite the absence of any independent proof to those …

Sexist, vulgar posts on women's marches rebound on officials

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A school board member in Hillary Clinton's hometown resigned after making a derogatory reference on Twitter to the female anatomy …

'Global gag rule' on abortion puts $9bn in health aid at risk, activists say

Billions of dollars in US aid to groups combating diseases worldwide could be at risk from Donald’s Trump’s “unprecedented and far-reaching” reversal of abortion-related policy, campaigners warned on Tuesday.<p>Trump signed an executive order on Monday reinstating the “global gag rule”, which bans …

Family Planning

Trump administration seeks to muzzle U.S. agency employees | Reuters

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has moved since he took office last week to curb the flow of information from several government agencies involved in environmental issues, in actions that may have been designed to discourage dissenting views.<p>U.S. …

Trump orders wall to be built on Mexico border

<b>President Donald Trump has issued an executive order for an "impassable physical barrier" to be built along the US border with Mexico.</b><p>He also signed an action to strip funds from US cities that are sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants.<p>Mr Trump said in a TV interview with ABC News that Mexico …

Knights of Malta Head Resigns in Spat with Pope over Condom Scandal

The head of the Knights of Malta has resigned after a public spat with Pope Francis over the ouster of a top official involved in a condom scandal.<p>Matthew Festing met with the pope offered his resignation, Marianna Balfour, a spokeswoman for the ancient lay Catholic order, confirmed …

Bomb and gun attack on Mogadishu hotel kills dozens

Islamic militants from al-Shabaab have killed at least 28 people in an attack on a hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.<p>Police said the attackers rammed a car bomb into the gates of the Dayah hotel shortly after 8am on Wednesday before storming inside.<p>A series of attacks have underlined the …

Africa

Gag order, freeze put on EPA, other federal agencies

The Trump administration ordered several federal agencies to cease communication with the public, and in some cases halt new activity, in a move that raised fears about government work being done behind closed doors and about possible disruptions to programs.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency, the …

Trump vows federal intervention to quell Chicago gun violence | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to bring federal intervention to bear in Chicago to quell the “carnage” of gun violence plaguing America’s third-largest city unless local officials can curb the murder rate on their own.<p>A man walks down a street past a handmade …

Trump signs orders on border wall, immigration crackdown

The president promises the two executive actions 'will save thousands of lives, millions of jobs and billions and billions of dollars.'<p>President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a sweeping set of immigration-related executive actions jumpstarting a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, cracking down …

The Week in Review: Trump Assumes the Presidency

Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States Friday when he was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts before his family, members of Congress, dignitaries and supporters on Capitol Hill. His unusual candidacy was capped off by a traditional ceremony that is a landmark of American …

A Day in the Life of Trump’s Washington: Pictures

U.S. Elections

Trump administration orders EPA to axe climate change page from site

After barring the Environmental Protection Agency and its staff from discussing or disseminating any climate-related news to outsiders, President Donald Trump’s administration has reportedly instructed the EPA to take down the climate change page from its website, Reuters reports.<p>Citing undisclosed …

Trump promotes trade agenda with car makers

WASHINGTON — President Trump touted his tax-cutting and regulation-reducing agenda Tuesday in a meeting with the CEOs of some of his favorite targets when it comes to job creation: Detroit's Big 3 automakers.<p>"We want regulations, but we want regulations that mean something," Trump told leaders of …

Gary Cohn: Trump adviser leaves Goldman with $100M+ payout

President Donald Trump's top economic adviser is walking away from Goldman Sachs with a payout of more than $100 million.<p>Gary Cohn, the Wall Street firm's former second-in-command, was chosen by Trump to lead the influential National Economic Council.<p>Like some of Trump's other high-profile picks, …

Trump's talk of keeping Iraq's oil sparking concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one knows how seriously to take President Donald Trump's threat to seize Iraq's oil.<p>Doing so would involve extraordinary costs …