WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert, has resigned, the White House confirmed on Tuesday. "The President is grateful for Tom's commitment to the safety and security of our great country," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. The 43-year-old adviser led "the White House's efforts to protect the homeland from terrorist threats, strengthen our cyber defences,
MOSCOW - New US sanctions imposed on major Russian businesses and their owners sent Russian stocks and the ruble, the country's currency, sharply down on Monday, exchange data showed. Russia's benchmark RTS stock index was down 11.33 per cent at 04:20 p.m. According to data from Moscow Exchange, the ruble was at 59.11 against the dollar, down from $57.88 on Friday, after several months of relative stability, Xinhua reported.
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin may meet "in a not-too-distant future" at the White House, Trump's Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Monday. "As the President himself confirmed on March 20, hours after his last call with President Putin, the two had discussed a bilateral meeting in the 'not-too-distant future' at a number of potential venues, including the White House,"
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump attacked online retail giant Amazon for a second time in a week, accusing the company of scamming US Postal Service (USPS) over cheaper shipping costs. "While we are on the subject, it is reported that the US Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to billions of dollars," Trump tweeted on Saturday.
WASHINGTON - Backing down from his earlier threat to veto the spending bill, leaving both Congress and Democrats reeling, the US President Donald Trump on Friday signed the $1.3 trillion budget bill. While calling it a "ridiculous situation", Trump said the spending plan was important because it increases money for the military. "As a matter of national security I have signed this omnibus budget bill,"
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump has decided to remove H.R. McMaster as his National Security Adviser and was actively discussing potential replacements, The Washington Post reported. The turbulence is part of a broader potential shake-up under consideration by Trump that is likely to include senior officials at the White House, informed sources told The Post late Thursday. "The President is enjoying the process of assessing...
WASHINGTON - The US on Thursday announced sanctions on a series of Russian organisations and individuals in retaliation for interference in the 2016 presidential elections and other "malicious" cyber attacks. It was the most significant action taken against Moscow since President Donald Trump took office, the New York Times reported. The sanctions came at the same time the Trump administration joined a collective statement...
WASHINGTON - The US government will not make concessions during negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and will demand that Pyongyang's halt its missile tests and open the door to denuclearizing, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. "While these negotiations are going on, there will be no concessions made. President Trump isn't doing this for theater. He's going to solve a problem," Pompeo said.
PYONGYANG - North Korea has warned the US of its "own way of counteraction" if a maritime blockade and more sanctions are imposed, as threatened by US President Donald Trump on February 23. A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of North Korea on Sunday said in a statement the PyeongChang Winter Olympics are successfully coming to an end due to efforts by North Korea and collaboration by South Korea,
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump met survivors and families of the victims that were killed in the Florida school shooting and suggested that teachers and staff members should be provided with arms to avert such massacres, the media reported. Trump's comment came during a White House "listening session" on Wednesday which was attended by families and students including six survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...