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Trump drops plan to create infrastructure council: White House

/  18.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has abandoned plans to create an infrastructure advisory council, the White House said on Thursday, the day after two other advisory groups were dismantled over the furor caused by Trump’s remarks on white supremacists.

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Trump’s attacks could leave him friendless if impeachment comes

/  18.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump has stepped up his attacks on Republican senators, an approach he may regret if he is someday impeached and the Senate has to weigh charges against him stemming from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Republican senator says Trump yet to demonstrate needed stability

/  17.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senator Bob Corker, unleashing one of the most pointed attacks from a Republican official on President Donald Trump, said on Thursday the president had not yet shown the “stability and competence” the United States needs, nor an understanding of the nation’s character.

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Trump adviser Cohn to remain as talk swirls of White House departures

/  17.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House Economic Adviser Gary Cohn is remaining in his post, a White House official said on Thursday, after speculation earlier in the day of Cohn’s possible departure rattled the U.S. stock market and the dollar.

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U.S. House Democratic leader Pelosi calls for Confederate statue removal

/  17.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday joined calls for the immediate removal of Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol, shortly after President Donald Trump expressed regret over statues and monuments being removed in some cities.

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Trump mulling lifting status of Cyber Command: sources

/  17.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is close to making a decision to elevate the status of the Pentagon’s Cyber Command, signaling more emphasis on developing cyber weapons to deter attacks, punish intruders and tackle adversaries, current and former officials told Reuters on Thursday.

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Trump blasts Republican senators over Charlottesville criticism

/  17.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump on Thursday fired back at a growing number of fellow Republicans who denounced his response to the Charlottesville, Virginia violence, further fueling the latest controversy to engulf his seven-month-old presidency.

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Trump blasts Republican senator on ‘moral equivalency’ after Virginia attack

/  17.08.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump on Thursday fired back at a critic in his own party who had denounced the president’s response to the Charlottesville, Virginia, attack, saying he had not drawn a “moral equivalency” between white hate groups and counter-protesters.

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Apple’s Cook says he disagrees with Trump, vows donations to rights groups

/  17.08.2017  /  Politics 

(Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) CEO Tim Cook has joined a chorus of business leaders who have voiced their opposition to President Donald Trump after he blamed white nationalists and anti-racism activists equally for violence in Virginia over the weekend.

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Trump adviser Bannon says U.S. in economic war with China-media

/  17.08.2017  /  Politics 

(Reuters) – The United States is in an economic war with China, U.S President Donald Trump’s chief political strategist has said, warning Washington is losing the fight but is about to hit China hard over unfair trade practices.

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