U.S. President Donald Trump proposes creation of Palestinian state with capital in East Jerusalen

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed creation of a Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem, dependent on Palestinians taking steps to become self-governing, in an attempt to achieve a peace breakthrough in their decades of conflict with Israel. Senior administration officials, briefing on the details of a plan the president was due… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump proposes creation of Palestinian state with capital in East Jerusalen

U.S. President Donald Trump fires security adviser John Bolton over foreign policy disagreement

U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly fired his national security adviser John Bolton amid disagreements with his hard-line aide over how to handle foreign policy challenges such as North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan and Russia. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump fires security adviser John Bolton over foreign policy disagreement

U.S. President Donald Trump challenges court ruling barring from blocking Twitter users

President Donald Trump is challenging a federal appeals court decision that ruled he violated the U.S. Constitution by blocking people whose views he disliked from his Twitter account. In court papers filed late on Friday by the U.S. Justice Department, Trump sought a rehearing by the full 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump challenges court ruling barring from blocking Twitter users

U.S. President Donald Trump declares self ‘chosen one’ to tackle trade issues with China

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he was “the chosen one” to address trade imbalances with China, even as congressional researchers warned that his tariffs would reduce U.S. economic output by 0.3% in 2020. Trump told reporters his life would be easier if he had not mounted a trade war with China. But he… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump declares self ‘chosen one’ to tackle trade issues with China

U.S. appeals court rules President Trump’s blocking of Twitter critics as unconstitutional

U.S. President Donald Trump violated the Constitution by blocking people whose views he disliked from his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. In a 3-0 decision, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the First Amendment forbids Trump from using Twitter’s ‘blocking’ function to limit access to his account,… Read More U.S. appeals court rules President Trump’s blocking of Twitter critics as unconstitutional

U.S. President Donald Trump to formally launch re-election campaign on June 18

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Friday he will be formally launching his 2020 re-election campaign on June 18 in Florida, beginning what may prove to be a difficult bid for another four years at the White House. In a tweet, Trump said he would hold a rally with his wife, Melania, Vice President Mike… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump to formally launch re-election campaign on June 18

U.S. President Donald Trump pardons former media mogul Conrad Black

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a full pardon for former media mogul Conrad Black, who was convicted in 2007 of fraud and obstruction of justice and spent 3-and-half years in prison. Black, 74, a Canadian-born British citizen, once ran an international newspaper empire that included the Chicago Sun-Times, Britain’s Daily Telegraph and the Jerusalem… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump pardons former media mogul Conrad Black

U.S. President Donald Trump threatens to close border with Mexico due to immigration surge

President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to close the U.S. border with Mexico next week, potentially disrupting millions of legal border crossings and billions of dollars in trade if Mexico does not stop immigrants from reaching the United States. “We’ll keep it closed for a long time. I’m not playing games. Mexico has to stop… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump threatens to close border with Mexico due to immigration surge