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 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

U.S. government to start return of asylum seekers to Mexico

The U.S. government will return the first group of migrants seeking asylum in the United States to the Mexican border city of Tijuana on Friday, U.S. and Mexican officials said, marking the start of a major policy shift by the Trump administration. The policy dubbed the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and first announced on December… Read More U.S. government to start return of asylum seekers to Mexico

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis announces resignation following withdrawal of troops from Syria

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned on Thursday, effective February 28, 2019, over disagreements in policy following President Donald Trump’s recently announced decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. The following are the key highlights from his resignation letter: “One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably… Read More U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis announces resignation following withdrawal of troops from Syria

U.S. federal judge rules Obamacare as unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, was unconstitutional based on its mandate requiring that people buy health insurance, a decision in a case that could reach the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth agreed with a coalition of 20 states… Read More U.S. federal judge rules Obamacare as unconstitutional