Tag: Donald Trump

Syria war: Trump ‘ends CIA arms programme for rebels’

US President Donald Trump has ended the CIA’s clandestine programme to provide weapons and supplies to Syrian rebel groups, officials have said. The programme began in 2013 as Mr Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, decided to put pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to stand down. The decision to halt it was made almost a month ago, […]

Pastors who prayed with Donald Trump accused of heresy

Being President of the United States is hard, and one could argue that the person sitting in the Oval Office needs all the help he can get – earthly or divine.   Donald Trump was prayed for on the campaign trail. Barack Obama called his Christian faith “a sustaining force.” And George W. Bush began […]

Russian official says there’s ‘almost’ a deal with Trump administration for return of diplomatic compounds

A Russian official said after a high-level meeting with Trump administration officials that the two countries have “almost” reached a deal for the U.S. to return two diplomatic compounds to Russian control. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov had just left the meeting at the U.S. State Department early Monday evening when he responded to […]

Iran Accuses Trump of Violating Nuclear Deal, Jails Another US Citizen

On the eve of the deadline for President Trump to grade Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal, Iran’s foreign minister accused him of violating the accord, while the administration called on the regime to release U.S. citizens held on “fabricated” security charges.   The raised rhetoric comes three months into an administration review of the […]

Senate Will Vote on Health Care Bill After McCain Recovers From Surgery

WASHINGTON — The Senate expects to hold a vote on the revised Republican health care bill once Sen. John McCain recovers from surgery for a blood clot above his left eye, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said Sunday.   The Arizona senator’s unexpected announcement Saturday that he needs time to recover from the minimally invasive […]

Macron: My charm offensive may soften Trump’s climate stance

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron says his glamorous Paris charm offensive on Donald Trump was carefully calculated — and may have changed the U.S. president’s mind about climate change.   Macron defended his outreach to Trump, whose “America first” policies have elicited worry and disdain in Europe.   “Our countries are friends, so we […]

Trump Prays With Evangelical Leaders in Oval Office

“Such an honor to pray within the Oval Office for @POTUS & @VP ,” Johnnie Moore, a former senior vice president at Liberty University, tweeted.   White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the group was a faith advisory council that meets “from time to time to speak about issues important to that community.”   […]

US envoy Friedman, trusted by Trump, joins Mideast peace team

President Donald Trump has asked his ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, to join a growing task force on Middle East peace, breaking from protocol that has traditionally removed the US envoy from talks with the Palestinian Authority.   Trump made the move because he trusts Friedman to represent him – a critical factor in all […]

Trump splits with other G-20 leaders on climate change

President Donald Trump emerged from the G-20 summit in Germany isolated from every other major economy on climate change, but the White House nonetheless scored small victories during the meeting.   After a tense round of negotiations, G-20 nations on Saturday reached a compromise on climate change, the last remaining issue of contention at the […]

Trump, Putin shake hands ahead of closely watched G20 meeting

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, a veteran businessman and a former spy, shook hands on Friday ahead of the most highly anticipated face-to-face meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit.   Trump has said he wants to find ways to work with Putin, a goal made more difficult by sharp […]