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Trump's personal assistant steps down over info breach

Aug 30, 2019 - 4:08 PM

Media reports say Madeleine Westerhout's unexpected departure comes after Trump learns that she had talked about his family and White House matters with reporters at an off-the-record session

Retired Admiral James Stavridis (L), dean of Fletcher School at Tufts University is escorted by Madeleine Westerhout as he arrives at Trump Tower on December 8, 2016 in New York.  Dominick Reuter / AFPm

Trump says interior secretary to leave in latest high-profile departure

Dec 15, 2018 - 10:42 PM

A replacement to Ryan Zinke will be announced next week, says President Donald Trump

LATEST DEPARTURE. In this file photo, US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee at Capitol Hill on May 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Zinke testified about his department's fiscal year 2019 funding request and budget. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. criticizes treatment of Uighurs in latest China row

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:27 AM

The Trump administration also faces criticism at home and abroad for barring entry to citizens of several Muslim-majority countries

CONDEMNATION. US Secretary Mike Pompeo says millions of Uighurs may be 'held against their will' in so-called re-education camps subject to political indoctrination and abuses. File photo by Emmanuel DUNAND/AFP

Trump 'looking into' rules on printed guns

Jul 31, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The technology presents Trump with tough questions about protecting the public, the limits of gun ownership rights and his own political fortunes

TRUMP AND PRINTED GUNS. US President Donald Trump addresses the Pledge to America's Workers event at the White House in Washington, DC.  File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

8 U.S. states craft Trump lawsuit on 3D-printed guns

Jul 31, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Democratic Party attorney generals of Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia join the petition, to be filed in federal court

3D-PRINTED GUNS. A Liberator pistol appears on July 11, 2013 next to the 3D printer on which its components were made. File photo by Robert MacPherson/AFP

Russia promises 'tough response' to U.S. sanctions

Apr 07, 2018 - 11:58 AM

Russia responds to the new US sanctions against their most influential oligarchs

US President Donald Trump (L) chats with Russia's President Vladimir Putin as they attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SPUTNIK / Mikhail KLIMENTYEV

U.S. imposes sanctions on Putin's oligarch allies

Apr 07, 2018 - 11:49 AM

The United States' move is dubbed by some as the new Cold War

US SANCTIONS RUSSIA. The US imposes sanctions on 7 of Russia's most influential oligarchs. File photo shows US President Donald Trump during a joint press conference with President Raimonds Vejonis of Latvia, President Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia and President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania in the East Room of the White House on April 3, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP Photo

California at 'war' with Washington over immigration – governor

Mar 08, 2018 - 9:57 AM

California Governor Jerry Brown is visibly angry after Attorney General Jeff Sessions accused the state of deliberately obstructing enforcement of federal law by offering undocumented immigrants sanctuary protections

GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN. In this picture taken on June 8, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during an energy policy conference in Beijing. File photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Trump triumphs as Congress passes sweeping tax cuts

Dec 21, 2017 - 8:28 AM

'We are making America great again,' says US president Donald Trump

MAJOR VICTORY. Donald Trump reaches a milestone for his administration with the tax cuts. AFP photo

Twitter rejects U.S. effort to unmask anti-Trump users

Apr 07, 2017 - 8:44 AM

The lawsuit reveals that the Department of Homeland Security and US Customs and Border Protection have sought the unmasking of the @ALT_USCIS account holder who has been criticizing President Donald Trump s administration

Trump administration appeals block of revised travel ban

Mar 18, 2017 - 9:27 AM

US President Donald Trump has said a travel ban is needed to preserve US national security and keep out extremists

LET THEM IN. Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

Call to Filipinos: Stay vigilant, protest xenophobia in U.S.

Feb 09, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The Trump administration s actions not only imperil Filipinos and other immigrants in the US but threaten to plunge the Philippines and its neighbors into war

Protesters at Washington Dulles International Airport. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel/Rappler

EU's Tusk warns of Trump 'threat'

Jan 31, 2017 - 9:04 PM

UPDATED Tusk says in a letter to EU leaders that the bloc must take spectacular steps to stay together and should take advantage of US isolationism to boost trade with other countries

TRUMP. Donald Trump speaks during the final presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, 2016. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP