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    Trump signs order to ban Syrian refugees
    Jan28

    Trump signs order to ban Syrian refugees

    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON – Setting a hard-line tone on national security, President Donald Trump on Friday ordered strict new screening for refugees to keep “radical Islamic terrorists” out of the United States and alternated tough talk with kind words in his diplomatic standoff with Mexico. Trump travelled to the Pentagon where he joined...

    The 5 Most Painful Moments from Donald Trump and Theresa May’s Joint Press Conference
    Jan28

    The 5 Most Painful Moments from Donald Trump and Theresa May’s Joint Press Conference

    Click here for reuse options! The president reminded us yet again how grossly ill-prepared he is for the world stage. What happens when an American authoritarian meets a British arch conservative? The public found out Friday, as President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May held their first joint press conference—a sporadically awkward...

    The 5 Most Painful Moments from Donald Trump and Theresa May’s Joint Press Conference
    Jan28

    The 5 Most Painful Moments from Donald Trump and Theresa May’s Joint Press Conference

    Click here for reuse options! The president reminded us yet again how grossly ill-prepared he is for the world stage. What happens when an American authoritarian meets a British arch conservative? The public found out Friday, as President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May held their first joint press conference—a sporadically awkward...

    Theresa May says Trump ‘100 per cent’ behind NATO
    Jan28

    Theresa May says Trump ‘100 per cent’ behind NATO

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May appeared chummy as they faced a curious world together for the first time Friday, pledging allegiance to the special relationship between their countries while trying to mask stark differences on some major issues. It was Trump’s first White House meeting with a...

    Britain’s Top Diplomat Hints Assad Could Remain Syria’s President Under Peace Deal
    Jan28

    Britain’s Top Diplomat Hints Assad Could Remain Syria’s President Under Peace Deal

    Britain’s foreign minister says Bashar al-Assad should be allowed to seek another term as Syria’s president if any agreement is reached to end the country’s nearly six-year-long civil war. The United States and its Western allies have long insisted that Assad must relinquish power in Syria as part of any peace agreement. But the...

    US President Popular in Russia — With Caveats
    Jan28

    US President Popular in Russia — With Caveats

    As President Donald Trump prepares to speak by telephone Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the newly installed U.S. leader finds himself more popular in Russia than in the United States. That unusual situation owes much to the positive coverage Trump has received in Russia’s state-controlled media. While a recent Gallup poll...

    Republicans Have a Warning for President Trump: Don’t Play Nice With Russia
    Jan28

    Republicans Have a Warning for President Trump: Don’t Play Nice With Russia

    (WASHINGTON) — A day ahead of President Donald Trump’s weekend call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the fight within the Republican Party over the direction of U.S. policy toward Moscow intensified. Trump, who has said he wants a better relationship with Russia, was noncommittal on Friday about whether he was considering lifting U.S....

    Putin consults his Security Council before talking to Trump
    Jan28

    Putin consults his Security Council before talking to Trump

    Trump’s senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” Friday that U.S. sanctions against Russia and other issues would be on the table during his conversation with Putin set for Saturday. Conway also said Trump will be receptive if the Russian leader wants to have a serious conversation about how to defeat...

    McConnell to Trump: Do not lift sanctions on Russia
    Jan27

    McConnell to Trump: Do not lift sanctions on Russia

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is drawing a hard line against easing U.S. sanctions against Russia, issuing a stern warning on the eve of President Donald Trump’s first official communication with Russian leader Vladimir Putin since he was formally inaugurated last week. “I’m against lifting any sanctions on the Russians....

    Trump won’t kill speculation on lifting Russia sanctions
    Jan27

    Trump won’t kill speculation on lifting Russia sanctions

    President Donald Trump on Friday left the door open to lifting sanctions against Russia. “Well, I hear a call was set up,” Trump told reporters at bilateral news conference alongside British Prime Minister Theresa May, indicating that he was unaware of his upcoming call with Russian President Vladimir Putin this weekend. “We’ll see what...