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Trump-Russia probe ‘under threat’ after Sessions fired

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStaff applauded as Mr Sessions left the Department of JusticeThe Russia inquiry could be under threat after Donald Trump fired US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, top Democrats have warned.Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi called the decision a "blatant attempt" to end or impede the investigation.The Democrats, who captured the House of Representatives in Tuesday's mid-term polls, have vowed to protect it.Special

Mid-term elections: Trump hails ‘big victory’ despite House losses

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe story of election night in two minutesPresident Donald Trump has hailed a "big victory" in US mid-term elections after Democrats seized the House of Representatives but Republicans consolidated their grip on the Senate.The Democratic majority in the lower chamber will be in a position to block Mr Trump's legislative programme.But controlling the Senate ensures Mr Trump can still make key
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Trump says he always tries to tell the truth when he can

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally to help Republican candidates running in the upcoming election US President Donald Trump says he always tries to tell the truth when he can, despite how the media portrays him."I do try," he told ABC News in an interview aired on Thursday. "I always want to tell the truth. When I can, I tell the truth."Mr
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Trump’s birthright plan: The legality, politics and history

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New American citizens wave American flags during a naturalisation ceremony President Donald Trump says he plans to end "birthright citizenship" in the US by executive order. Can he do that?In an interview with Axios President Trump claimed that he was working on an end to birthright citizenship, the 150-year-old principle that says anyone born on US soil is an American citizen. "It was
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US mail bombs: Man held after campaign against Trump critics

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVan of mail bomb suspectA 56-year-old man has been arrested in Florida in connection with a mail-bombing campaign aimed at critics of US President Donald Trump.US officials named the man as Cesar Sayoc. He faces five charges including mailing explosives and threatening ex-presidents.Mr Trump said the acts were "despicable and have no place in our country".Fourteen items have been sent in
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Donald Trump attacks ‘media hostility’ after mail bombs

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDonald Trump: "Stop endless hostility"President Donald Trump has called on the media "to stop the endless hostility", after suspected explosives were posted to high-profile US figures. He was speaking after parcels were sent to CNN and top Democrats, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. None of the packages exploded. The FBI has launched a hunt for their sender.The president's critics called
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Trump makes new threat over US-Mexico border

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The group was held at the border by Guatemalan police on Monday for several hours US President Donald Trump has threatened to use military force to completely close the US-Mexico border.The warning, via a series of tweets on Thursday, comes as a new caravan of more than 3,000 migrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala heads north.Mr Trump has already threatened to cut
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Trump moves to quit 144-year-old postal treaty

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US says the system for global postage charges puts the US at a disadvantage The US has announced plans to withdraw from a 144-year-old postal treaty, which the White House says lets China ship goods at unfairly low prices.Under the treaty, a UN body sets lower international rates for packages from certain countries, a move originally designed to support poorer nations. But

Trump insults Stormy Daniels as ‘Horseface’ as case dismissed

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Donald Trump denies the allegations made by Stormy Daniels US President Donald Trump has mocked porn actress Stormy Daniels in a tweet after a judge dismissed her defamation lawsuit against him.The judge ruled that a presidential tweet Ms Daniels said was defamatory was protected by the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of speech.Mr Trump said he can now "go after Horseface and