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Trump won't allow transgender soldiers

Donald Trump says he will not allow transgender individuals to serve in the US military “in any capacity”. The US President revealed the decision after a “consultation” with armed forces chiefs. It reverses plans put in place by Barack...
Trump praises son-in-law and hints at sacking

Trump praises son-in-law and hints at sacking

Donald Trump has praised his son-in-law’s denial of links with Russia, as he also ratcheted up pressure on the government’s top lawyer, Jeff Sessions. In a series of quick-fire tweets, the US President tackled the major issues facing his administration,...
Trump boy scout Jamboree speech angers parents

Trump boy scout Jamboree speech angers parents

Trump boy scout Jamboree speech angers parents 25 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump joked about the size of the crowd Parents have expressed anger after President Donald Trump delivered a highly politicised speech to...
Trump plea for unity on showdown healthcare vote

Trump plea for unity on showdown healthcare vote

Trump plea for unity on showdown healthcare vote 25 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright European photopress agency US President Donald Trump has issued a challenge to Republican senators to rally behind their healthcare bill, on the eve of a...

Trump son-in-law: I did not collude with Russia

Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has denied colluding with Russia or having “improper contacts” ahead of a hearing. In a written statement before his appearance at a closed-door meeting of a congressional meeting, the senior aide to the US...
Donald Trump to 'dial back' his Twitter use

Donald Trump to 'dial back' his Twitter use

Donald Trump will “dial back” on posting provocative tweets, his new director of communications has suggested. Anthony Scaramucci, who joined the US President’s team last week, wants a “reset” in relations between the White House and the...

Trump hits out against Russia investigation

President Trump has lashed out on Twitter again to complain about the special counsel investigating possible ties between his 2016 campaign and Russia. Mr Trump, who beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in last year’s presidential election, questioned why his attorney...
Trump didn't want me to quit, Spicer says

Trump didn't want me to quit, Spicer says

Sean Spicer has insisted that Donald Trump didn’t want him to quit as White House press secretary. Mr Spicer resigned as press secretary on Friday after Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier with no previous media experience, was made the new White House...

Trump threatens Iran over detained Americans

Donald Trump has warned that Iran will face “new and serious consequences” unless all unjustly imprisoned US citizens are released. A White House statement said the US President and his administration were “redoubling efforts” to bring back all...
Russia backs Trump denial of 'secret' meeting

Russia backs Trump denial of 'secret' meeting

Russia has denied claims Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin held a “secret” meeting at the G20. The Kremlin said both leaders only talked informally over dinner and it was “absolutely absurd” to suggest otherwise. It comes following reports that...
Trump: Macron 'loves holding my hand'

Trump: Macron 'loves holding my hand'

Donald Trump is known for his firm and lengthy handshakes – and he may have found another world leader who enjoys them equally. The US President has revealed that French leader Emmanuel Macron is also partial to a lingering clasp. After the pair were recently...
Supreme Court backs Trump refugee ban – for now

Supreme Court backs Trump refugee ban – for now

The US Supreme Court has ruled President Trump’s administration can enforce a ban on refugees. Their temporary decision means the controversial restrictions can remain in force while an appeal is considered by a federal appeals court in San Francisco. Supreme...
Trump and Putin had secret second meeting at G20

Trump and Putin had secret second meeting at G20

Donald Trump held a second, previously undisclosed, meeting with Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit earlier this month. White House spokesman Sean Spicer confirmed the meeting but did not say when it took place or what was discussed. But Ian Bremmer, president of...
Trump and Putin met twice at G20 in Germany

Trump and Putin met twice at G20 in Germany

Trump and Putin met twice at G20 in Germany 18 July 2017 From the section US & Canada US President Donald Trump met his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at a second, previously undisclosed meeting at the G20 in Germany earlier this month, the White House says....
Trump Obamacare defeat: What of his other vows?

Trump Obamacare defeat: What of his other vows?

Donald Trump’s efforts to repeal his predecessor Barack Obama’s healthcare system and replace it with his own have suffered a stinging defeat. Two US Republican senators said they would vote against the plans, enough to sink hopes of Mr Trump’s...
Russia meeting not illegal, says Trump lawyer

Russia meeting not illegal, says Trump lawyer

Donald Trump’s lawyer has insisted that a meeting between the President’s eldest son and Russian nationals during last year’s election was not illegal. Lawyer Jay Sekulow distanced his client from the June 2016 meeting, saying that the President did...
Trump calls for glass border wall with Mexico

Trump calls for glass border wall with Mexico

US President Donald Trump has called for a glass wall to be built along the border with Mexico. He said though it was a “crazy” idea, the wall would need to be see-through to stop passers-by being hit with heavy sacks of drugs being thrown over it....
Russian lobbyist admits meeting Trump Jr

Russian lobbyist admits meeting Trump Jr

A Russian-American lobbyist has admitted he attended a controversial meeting with Donald Trump’s son in 2016. Rinat Akhmetshin confirmed his participation at the same meeting Mr Trump Jr had with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. He said the discussion was...
Trump joins Bastille Day celebrations in Paris

Trump joins Bastille Day celebrations in Paris

Donald Trump hailed “stronger than ever” links with France as he attended a Bastille Day parade in Paris amid heightened security. The US President and his wife, Melania, sat on the Champs-Elysees in the French capital for Friday’s military display....
Trump joins Macron for Paris Bastille Day parade

Trump joins Macron for Paris Bastille Day parade

Trump joins Macron for Paris Bastille Day parade 14 July 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption Unusually US troops are joining the traditional parade this year President Donald Trump is attending the Bastille Day parade in Paris, where US...
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