US Attorney General says didn’t collude with Russia, won’t reveal conversations with Trump

Appearing in front of US Congress, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday denounced suggestions that he had colluded with Russia to help Donald Trump win the presidency. Sessions also refused to detail the discussions he has had with President Trump. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday denounced as a “detestable lie” the idea that […]

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Ex-FBI chief Comey tells US senators Trump pressured him on Russia probe

Some legal experts said Comey’s testimony could strengthen any impeachment case built on obstruction of justice, but US markets shrugged off the news from the testimony for lack of any major disclosures. Former FBI Director James Comey said on Wednesday that US President Donald Trump asked him to drop an investigation of former national security […]

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Trump to speak to Putin over phone; likely to discuss civil war in Syria

Trump to speak to Putin over phone; likely to discuss civil war in Syria

A senior Trump administration official said the two leaders would likely discuss the civil war in Syria, where Moscow backs the government of Bashar al-Assad and the US supports rebels trying to overthrow him. US President Donald Trump will speak by telephone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday at 12:30 pm EDT (1630 GMT), […]

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Trump ordered Syrian air strike before dinner with Xi

Trump ordered Syrian air strike before dinner with Xi

Trump was presented with three options, which were quickly narrowed to two: bomb multiple airfields or just the Shayrat airfield near the city of Homs. In a secure room at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, President Donald Trump’s top military advisers presented him with three options for punishing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a poison […]

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At US-China summit, Trump presses Xi on trade, N Korea; progress cited

At US-China summit, Trump presses Xi on trade, N Korea; progress cited

Trump’s aides insisted he had made good on his pledge to raise concerns about China’s trade practices and said there was some headway. President Donald Trump pressed Chinese President Xi Jinping to do more to curb North Korea’s nuclear programme and help reduce the gaping US trade deficit with Beijing in talks on Friday, even […]

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