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Trump issues veto over border emergency declaration

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump had promised to veto the measure even before votes began President Donald Trump has vetoed a measure from Congress that revoked his declaration of a national emergency at the US-Mexico border.Lawmakers, including 12 Republicans, had passed the rejection resolution on Thursday in a surprising rebuke of Mr Trump's signature issue.Congress will now need a two-thirds majority in both chambers to override him,
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Senate Republicans revolt against Trump over border

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump says the situation on the southern border constitutes a national crisis Rebel members of President Donald Trump's party have helped pass a vote to reject his declaration of an emergency on the US-Mexico border.Twelve Republican senators broke party ranks to side with Democrats, approving a proposal to revoke the proclamation by 59-41.The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives last month backed the measure.Following Thursday's
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Paul Manafort: Ex-Trump campaign chief jailed for fraud

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort has been given a 47-month jail sentence for fraud.He was convicted last year of hiding millions of dollars of income earned by his political consulting in Ukraine.The charges stem from an inquiry into alleged Russian election meddling in the 2016 US elections.None of Manafort's charges relate to collusion with Russia in the election. Mr Trump has always denied

Trump targets India and Turkey in trade crackdown

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The US intends to terminate India's preferential trade treatment under a scheme which allows certain products from the country to enter the US duty-free.President Donald Trump said India has failed to assure the US it will provide reasonable access to its markets. The US will also end preferential trade treatment for Turkey, on the basis that it no longer qualifies for the scheme. It comes
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Trump says he walked away from deal with North Korea over sanctions

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLive: Donald Trump statement after talks with Kim Jong-un in Vietnam end earlyA summit between US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ended with no agreement after the US refused North Korean demands for sanctions relief."It was about the sanctions," President Trump said at a news conference. "They wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety and

5G networks: Trump says US shouldn’t block technology

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has said he wants the US to become a technology leader through competition rather than by blocking others.Mr Trump said American firms must "step up their efforts, or get left behind". He did not specifically mention China's Huawei, though many interpreted the comments as Mr Trump taking a softer stance on the firm.The US has been pressuring allies to exclude the
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Trump to seek to raise pressure on Venezuela military

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump is set to give a speech in Miami, Florida US President Donald Trump will try to apply further pressure to Venezuela's military during a speech on Monday.In Florida, Mr Trump is expected to say the US "knows where military officials and their families have money hidden throughout the world".The speech represents a further attempt to persuade them to switch allegiance to
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Newspaper headlines: IS teen’s baby plea, and Trump Brexit ‘boost’

[ad_1] Image caption The Times leads with a plea from IS bride Shamima Begum that she be allowed to keep her baby, should she return to the UK. The pregnant 19-year-old, who ran away to Syria to join the Islamic State group in 2015, has been speaking to the newspaper from a refugee camp after fleeing fighting in the war-torn state. Image caption The Daily Telegraph reports the head of