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Trump finally dons mask as global infections gather pace

Jul 12, 2020 - 8:58 AM

(UPDATED) News reports this week say aides practically begged President Donald Trump to relent to public pressure and expert advice for him to wear a mask in public

FIRST TIME. US President Donald Trump wears a mask as he visits Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland' on July 11, 2020. Photo by Alex Edelman/AFP

Trump says he will create path to citizenship for 'Dreamers'

Jul 11, 2020 - 11:33 AM

Hours after Donald Trump spoke, the White House releases a statement that seemed to walk back his remarks on creating a path to citizenship for DACA beneficiaries

TRUMP TALKS. US President Donald Trump speaks following a briefing on Enhanced Narcotics Operations at the US Southern Command in Doral, Florida, on July 10, 2020. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump commutes prison sentence of ally Roger Stone – White House

Jul 11, 2020 - 10:53 AM

Trump's action immediately brings new charges that the president intervenes freely in the US justice system to help friends and allies and punish critics and perceived enemies

ROGER STONE. In this file photo taken on February 21, 2019, former campaign advisor to US President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, arrives at US District Court in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump shelves rally, visits hotspot Florida with scant mention of virus

Jul 11, 2020 - 8:59 AM

The rally's postponement is a blow to Trump's efforts to return to his comfort zone – center stage on the campaign trail – and signal that life and business can begin getting back to normal after 4 months of crisis

DONALD TRUMP. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on his way to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on May 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Challenging Trump on economy, Biden unveils $700 billion recovery plan

Jul 10, 2020 - 10:26 AM

Biden presents the sweeping 'Build Back Better' proposal, a contrast to Trump's 'America First' agenda, during a speech at a metal works plant in Pennsylvania

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 10, 2020, Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden leaves after speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. - Biden on Mat 1, 2020, emphatically denied sexually assaulting a former staffer, saying the incident she claims occurred in 1993 "never happened." "They aren't true. This never happened," Biden said of the accusations made by Tara Reade, a former staffer in his US Senate office. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP)

Supreme Court orders release of Trump records but they may stay hidden for now

Jul 09, 2020 - 11:16 PM

(UPDATED) The rulings prompt a string of furious tweets from Donald Trump and are a setback to his claim of absolute immunity from criminal investigation while in office

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn upon his return to the White House in Washington, DC on May 27, 2020. File photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

Meeting under virus cloud, U.S., Mexican leaders hail relations

Jul 09, 2020 - 1:11 PM

At the White House, Donald Trump hails the US-Mexico relationship as 'outstanding,' and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador – a left-wing populist – adopted a conciliatory tone

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 08: President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico and U.S. President Donald Trump speak before a working dinner at the White House July 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump and López Obrador met privately in the Oval Office earlier in the day. Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images/AFP POOL / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Trump 'bullying' blamed as key impeachment witness quits army

Jul 09, 2020 - 10:21 AM

'LTC Vindman's patriotism has cost him his career,' says his attorney, David Pressman

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 29: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, arrives at the U.S. Capitol on October 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. Vindman will appear at a closed-door deposition, as part of the impeachment inquiry against President Trump, led by the House Intelligence, House Foreign Affairs and House Oversight and Reform Committees. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Foreign students fear deportation over Trump visa threat

Jul 09, 2020 - 10:11 AM

'The rule is really, really cruel,' says one student from India

CAMBRIDGE, MA - AUGUST 30: Pedestrians walk into the Harvard Yard at Harvard University on August 30, 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The U.S. Justice Department sided with Asian-Americans suing Harvard over admissions policy. Scott Eisen/Getty Images/AFP

Harvard, MIT sue Trump gov't over order revoking visas for foreign students

Jul 08, 2020 - 11:12 PM

The lawsuit is in response to a July 6 announcement by the US Immigration and Custom Enforcement that the affected students must leave the country or transfer to a school offering in-person tuition

Trump says Harvard move to online courses due to virus 'ridiculous'

Jul 08, 2020 - 3:26 PM

'I think it's ridiculous. I think it's an easy way out. And I think they ought to be ashamed of themselves,' US President Donald Trump say at a White House roundtable discussion

US President Donald Trump holds a meeting on the opioid epidemic in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 12, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) / ALTERNATIVE CROP

Dela Rosa says U.S. offered visa after Duterte-Trump call

Jul 08, 2020 - 1:18 PM

(UPDATED) Taking up the United States on its offer, Senator Ronald Dela Rosa says he will go to the American embassy after quarantine restrictions are eased

NEW VISA. Senator Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa speaks to media on the cancellation of his US visa on January 22, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FBI chief says China has preferences in U.S. election

Jul 08, 2020 - 11:09 AM

'China's malign foreign influence campaign targets our policies, our positions, 24/7, 365 days a year,' says Christopher Wray, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Trump says Kanye West presidency bid 'very interesting'

Jul 08, 2020 - 10:40 AM

Trump notes that it may be too late for West to register in some states and that he lacks the 'infrastructure' for a White House bid

Ignoring outrage, Trump makes good on WHO pullout

Jul 08, 2020 - 9:19 AM

'This won't protect American lives or interests – it leaves Americans sick and America alone,' says Senator Robert Menendez

Trump idea of 'National Garden of American Heroes' raises questions

Jul 06, 2020 - 9:23 AM

'We will defend, protect, and preserve the American way of life, which began in 1492 when Columbus discovered America,' Trump says

HEADLESS. People photograph a statue depicting Christopher Columbus which had its head removed at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park on June 10, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Trump's angry words, virus darken US July 4th weekend

Jul 05, 2020 - 10:25 AM

Health officials are bracing for a new spike in virus cases after this weekend, which they see as a potential tipping point for more infections

DIVISIVE. US President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn upon his return to the White House in Washington, DC on May 27, 2020. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

Donald Trump Jr's girlfriend tests positive for coronavirus

Jul 04, 2020 - 12:55 PM

Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News television personality who is dating Donald Trump Jr, is immediately isolated after discovering she had the virus in a routine test conducted on anyone expected to come in close contact with the president

THE TRUMP COUPLE. In this file photo taken on February 3, 2020 Donald Trump Jr. (R) and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle smile during a "Keep Iowa Great" press conference in Des Moines, IA. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

U.S. heads into Independence Day besieged by virus, Europe reopens

Jul 04, 2020 - 9:52 AM

With beaches closed and officials urging Americans to stay home, the somber mood heading into what is usually a weekend of barbecues and sunshine underscores the struggle to extinguish the coronavirus

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

As U.S. struggles with virus, Trump heads to Rushmore for fireworks

Jul 03, 2020 - 2:18 PM

(UPDATED) Donald Trump calls on supporters to defend America's 'integrity,' accusing protesters calling for racial justice of 'a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children'

SOLID ROCK. The Mount Rushmore National Monument is seen from the visitors center in Keystone, South Dakota on July 2, 2020. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Supreme Court to decide on release of secret Mueller evidence, after election

Jul 03, 2020 - 9:43 AM

The House panel continues to investigate Trump for impeachment in relation to alleged collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice in that case

Special Counsel Robert Mueller speaks on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, at the US Justice Department in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2019.  MANDEL NGAN / AFP

Palestinian rivals Fatah, Hamas pledge unity against Israeli annexations

Jul 02, 2020 - 7:52 PM

The joint press conference is spurred by common opposition against US President Donald Trump's controversial peace plan, which paves the way for Israel to annex territory in the occupied West Bank

UNITED. Senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, attends by video conference a meeting with deputy Hamas chief Saleh Arouri (on screen from Beirut) discussing Israel's plan to annex parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on July 2, 2020. Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

White House says Trump 'does read' intel briefs

Jul 01, 2020 - 10:59 AM

'The president is the most informed person on planet Earth when it comes to the threats that we face,' says White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany

GRIMACE. US President Donald Trump looks on prior to departing on Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump briefed on Russian bounties in February – report

Jun 30, 2020 - 2:15 PM

Trump is under increasing pressure to explain mounting reports saying he was informed Russian military intelligence had offered and paid cash to Taliban-linked militants for US soldiers' deaths – and did nothing in response

DONALD TRUMP. In this file photo taken on June 26, 2020 US President Donald Trump looks on during an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Twitch, Reddit hate crackdown targets Trump, supporters

Jun 30, 2020 - 7:25 AM

Reddit bans r/The_Donald and around 2,000 other subreddits while Twitch briefly suspends Trump's channel

Trump says spies deemed Russia-Taliban intel not 'credible'

Jun 29, 2020 - 3:30 PM

US President Donald Trump criticizes the New York Times report on Russian activity in Afghanistan as 'probably just another phony Times hit job, just like their failed Russia Hoax'

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump salutes cadets at the 2020 US Military Academy graduation ceremony in West Point, New York. File photo by Timothy Clary/AFP

As virus surges, Trump under pressure to wear mask

Jun 29, 2020 - 12:20 PM

The latest coronavirus upsurge, pushing the nation's total of declared cases over 2.5 million and its death toll past 125,000, prompts a growing chorus of calls for much tougher rules and enforcement

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn upon his return to the White House in Washington, DC on May 27, 2020. File photo by Olivier Douliery/ AFP

Trump tweets – then deletes – video of fan yelling 'white power'

Jun 29, 2020 - 8:42 AM

The phrase 'white power' is considered synonymous with a call for white supremacism. The phrase has been espoused by neo-Nazis, skinheads, and Ku Klux Klan members.

Trump file photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump denies he was briefed on Russia-Taliban bounty intelligence

Jun 28, 2020 - 8:46 PM

United States President Donald Trump slams the New York Times report, calling it 'another phony Times hit job'

US President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable on empowering families with education choice at the White House on December 9, 2019 in Washington,DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Hey, You! Rolling Stones warn Trump of legal action over song use

Jun 28, 2020 - 8:45 PM

The Stones are not the first major act to call on the US president to stop using their songs

Trump, Biden release campaign team diversity data

Jun 28, 2020 - 8:12 PM

The release comes as America grapples with a simmering racial justice crisis

TRUMP VS BIDEN? Donald Trump and Joe Biden. File photos by Mandel Ngan/AFP

'TikTok Grandma' who helped derail Trump rally will work for Biden

Jun 27, 2020 - 3:34 PM

Mary Jo Laupp is dubbed 'TikTok Grandma' since earning fame for an impassioned social media call for opponents of Trump to book out his campaign appearance in Tulsa, Oklahoma

TRUMP'S RALLY. The upper section of the arena is seen partially empty as US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump signs order 'protecting' monuments as crowds topple statues

Jun 27, 2020 - 11:38 AM

US President Donald Trump signs an executive order pledging to enforce prosecution for protesters who vandalize public memorials

TAKEDOWN. Protesters attempt to pull down the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square near the White House on June 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Trump warns against attacking monuments as Guard troops mobilized

Jun 25, 2020 - 9:55 AM

'Now they are looking at Jesus Christ, they are looking at George Washington, they are looking at Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson,' Trump alleges

TAKE DOWN. Protesters attempt to pull down the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square near the White House on June 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Appeals court orders charges dropped against ex-Trump aide Flynn

Jun 24, 2020 - 10:49 PM

The court endorses Attorney General Bill Barr's extraordinary decision to drop the criminal charges against Michael Flynn even after he had twice pleaded guilty to lying to FBI investigators

CHARGES DROPPED. In this file photo, Michael Flynn speaks at the US Institute of Peace in Washington DC. File photo by Chris Kleponis/AFP

Trump visa freeze delivers blow to U.S. tech sector

Jun 24, 2020 - 10:00 AM

The US tech industry has long relied on skilled immigrants to fill key positions of engineers, data scientists and other jobs in high demand

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 23, 2020, in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Twitter hides 'abusive' Trump tweet targeting protestors

Jun 24, 2020 - 7:59 AM

The new, aggressive stand by Twitter on rule-breaking by the president stands in contrast with Facebook, which has maintained a largely hands-off policy

Online disruption of Trump rally highlights K-pop's political hustle

Jun 23, 2020 - 12:36 PM

Legions of K-pop fans and TikTok users are taking credit for upending Donald Trump's weekend rally after block-reserving tickets with no intention to attend the event

Palestinians rally against Trump Middle East plan

Jun 23, 2020 - 11:27 AM

It is the largest rally of its kind since Trump in January unveiled his controversial plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Chinese, Russian, European Union, and Japanese diplomats also take part in the protest.

SIGN. Palestinians participate in a big rally to protest against Israel's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, in Jericho on June 22, 2020. Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

Trump to extend U.S. work visa freeze to year-end – White House

Jun 23, 2020 - 10:24 AM

(UPDATED) The new freeze order includes H-1B visas provided to 85,000 workers each year with special skills

SUSPENSION. The H-1B visa, used by tech firms to recruit foreign workers is suspended for 6 months.

Trump says he held off on Xinjiang sanctions over China trade deal

Jun 22, 2020 - 4:03 PM

When asked by news site Axios why he held off on imposing direct US Treasury sanctions on Chinese officials linked to Xinjiang, Trump says: 'Well, we were in the middle of a major trade deal'

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference on the novel coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on April 27, 2020. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Ex-Trump aide Bolton says North Korea's Kim laughing at U.S. president

Jun 22, 2020 - 11:41 AM

(UPDATED) Former US national security advisor John Bolton also says he does not consider Trump to be fit for office and hopes he is a one-term president

US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un talk before a meeting in the Demilitarized Zone(DMZ) on June 30, 2019, in Panmunjom, Korea.  Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Trump campaign seeks to reset after flubbed rally

Jun 22, 2020 - 9:48 AM

Trump has something of an obsession with big crowds, frequently boasting about the size of his rallies compared with those of Joe Biden, his Democratic rival for November's presidential election

SUPERSPREADER. Protesters march and protest near the BOK Center where US President Donald Trump a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 20,2020. Photo by Seth Herald/AFP

U.S. attorney general seconds Trump warning on mail-in voting

Jun 22, 2020 - 8:46 AM

Some Democratic critics speculate that Trump was laying the groundwork for a legal battle in case he loses to Democrat Joe Biden

TRUMP AND BARR. Composite photo of US President Donald Trump and US Attorney General William Barr. Photos by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP and Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S. judge allows release of ex-Trump aide Bolton's book

Jun 21, 2020 - 8:59 AM

The judge writes that it is too late for a restraining order sought by the Trump administration

FORMER AIDE. In this file photo taken on May 13, 2019, former national security adviser John Bolton listens while US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before a meeting with Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban in the Oval Office. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump fans defy virus warnings at rally, even as staffers test positive

Jun 21, 2020 - 8:43 AM

(UPDATED) Thousands file into an indoor arena where Trump aims to revive his election fortunes after several bruising weeks

HEALTH RISK. US President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Top U.S. prosecutor who probed Trump's allies fired

Jun 21, 2020 - 8:31 AM

Geoffrey Berman, head of the Southern District of New York attorney's office since 2018, discovered his job was in jeopardy through a press

INVOLVED? President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on his way to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on May 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Court set to rule on Trump attempt to stop aide's damning book

Jun 20, 2020 - 9:10 AM

'It certainly looks difficult to me about what I can do about those books all over the country,' Judge Royce Lamberth says at a hearing in Washington, DC, federal court, referring to copies of 'The Room Where it Happened'

BOLTON AND TRUMP. In this file photo National Security Adviser John Bolton stands alongside US President Donald Trump as he speaks during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, May 17, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump warns of 'complete decoupling' from China despite talks

Jun 19, 2020 - 11:26 AM

Besides trade, the United States sharply criticizes China over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, an upcoming security law in Hong Kong, and its mass detention of Uighurs

VISIT. An official delegation from the United States will be visiting China. File photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images/AFP

Trump appointee shakes up U.S. broadcasting, raising fears

Jun 19, 2020 - 11:09 AM

'This kind of blatant political interference has long been the norm in the developing countries with which I'm most familiar, but not in the US,' Janet Steele, director of the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication at George Washington University

TRUMP. In this file photo taken on March 6, 2020 US President Donald Trump speaks after touring tornado damage in Cookeville, Tennessee. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP