U.S President Donald Trump ends term, leaves Washington

President Donald Trump leaves the presidency on Wednesday under a dark cloud of his own making, ending his single four-year term stained by two impeachments, deep political divisions and his handling of a pandemic that has caused 400,000 U.S. deaths. Trump, 74, will bid farewell to the White House hours before President-elect Joe Biden is… Read More U.S President Donald Trump ends term, leaves Washington

U.S. President Donald Trump grants pardons to rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black

Rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black were among the beneficiaries of Donald Trump’s wave of pardons in his last day in office on Wednesday, befitting a president who made his name in New York’s tabloids and on reality TV. While the more than 140 people granted clemency included former aide Steve Bannon and major Republican… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump grants pardons to rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black

Morocco confers highest award on U.S. President Donald Trump for role in resolution of Middle East dispute

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday received Morocco’s highest award for his work in advancing a normalization deal between Israel and Morocco, a senior administration official told Reuters. In a private Oval Office ceremony, Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui, who is Morocco’s ambassador to the United States, gave Trump the Order of Muhammad, an award given… Read More Morocco confers highest award on U.S. President Donald Trump for role in resolution of Middle East dispute

U.S. President Donald Trump grants full pardon to former campaign aide George Papadopoulos, several others

President Donald Trump granted a full pardon on Tuesday to George Papadopoulos, a former campaign aide who pleaded guilty as part of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Trump also pardoned Alex van der Zwaan, 36, the Dutch son-in-law of Russian billionaire German Khan. Van der Zwaan was sentenced to 30… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump grants full pardon to former campaign aide George Papadopoulos, several others

U.S. House of Representatives passes $740billion defense bill

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a $740 billion defense policy bill that President Donald Trump has pledged to veto, heading toward a confrontation with the Republican president weeks before he is to leave office. The vote was 335 to 78 in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, a… Read More U.S. House of Representatives passes $740billion defense bill

U.S. President Donald Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Trump’s pardon, which could be the first of several after he lost the 2020 presidential election to Democrat Joe Biden, drew… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn

U.S. President Donald Trump condemns white supremacists

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he condemned all white supremacists including the “Proud Boys,” an organization identified as a hate group, further walking back comments he made this week that were viewed as emboldening the group. “I condemn all white supremacists, I condemn the Proud Boys. I don’t know much about the Proud Boys… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump condemns white supremacists