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Pompeo heads to Saudi Arabia after US blames Iran

    Washington, United States | AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departed for Saudi Arabia Tuesday to discuss possible retaliation after Washington said it had proof that attacks on Saudi oil installations originated in Iran. Vice President Mike Pence announced that Pompeo was on his way to the …

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Trump confirms death of Al-Qaeda heir Hamza bin Laden

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, was killed in a counter-terrorism operation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. US media reported in late July and early August, citing intelligence officials, that …

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More than ever, Mike Pompeo at helm of Trump foreign policy

Washington, United States | AFP |  Speaking at the White House after John Bolton’s surprise exit as national security adviser, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo couldn’t hide a smile of satisfaction. With the departure of Bolton, Pompeo has become the undisputed king of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy — with the …

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Trump repeals Obama-era waterway protections

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump’s administration has revoked an Obama-era waterway regulation in a move condemned by conservationists but celebrated by farmers and developers. It is the latest move from the president to boost the economy, frequently at the expense of the environment, while fulfilling promises …

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Trump’s immigration crackdown starts to gain traction

Washington, United States | AFP | With a little help from the Supreme Court and Mexico, US President Donald Trump’s fitful crackdown on immigration is finally gaining traction. Trump has spent his entire presidency promising to stop illegal immigration, shut out asylum seekers and wall off the Mexican border. The far-reaching …

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In victory for Trump, top US court permits asylum restrictions

Washington, United States | AFP | The US Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed President Donald Trump’s administration to implement asylum restrictions that prevent most Central American migrants from applying at the US border. Democrats said the ruling puts people’s lives at risk. The decision — temporarily in effect while lower court …

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US to ban flavored vaping products as lung disease cases surge

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump’s administration announced Wednesday it would soon ban flavored e-cigarette products to stem a rising tide of youth users, following a spike in vaping-linked deaths. The move could later be extended to an outright prohibition of vaping if adolescents migrate to tobacco …

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Trump fires hawkish national security chief Bolton

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the firing of hawkish national security advisor John Bolton, a move widely seen as boosting the president’s push to negotiate with US foes in Afghanistan, North Korea and other trouble spots. Trump, who said he had disagreed “strongly” with …

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In bombshell, Trump calls off secret summit, talks with Taliban

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump said Saturday he had called off a secret summit with the Taliban and Afghanistan’s leader, abruptly slamming the door on a year of diplomacy to end America’s longest war. In a Saturday evening bombshell, Trump said that he had planned unprecedented, …

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Trump hardens tone on China as trade war rattles economy

Washington, United States | AFP | Amid fresh signs his trade wars are rattling the US economy, President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent stern warnings to China, urging the Pacific power not to drag its feet in trade negotiations. After a month of escalations in the year-long battle with Beijing, Trump …

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