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Trump signs executive orders for coronavirus relief

BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY — President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Saturday partly restoring enhanced unemployment payments to the tens of millions of Americans who lost jobs in the coronavirus pandemic, as the United States marked a grim milestone of 5 million cases.

Facebook, Twitter pull Trump posts over coronavirus misinformation

Facebook Inc. on Wednesday took down a post by US President Donald J. Trump, which the company said violated its rules against sharing misinformation...

Trump in ‘law and order’ campaign to send federal agents to...

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump announced a plan on Wednesday to send federal agents to the Democratic-run cities of Chicago and Albuquerque to crack down on violent crime in an escalation of his “law and order” theme heading into the final months before the presidential election.

Trump frowns at school closures as cases, deaths rise

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday lambasted California’s two largest school districts for making students learn from home for the upcoming term in the face of the resurgent coronavirus pandemic.

In first, Trump dons masks in visit to a military medical...

BETHESDA, Md. — President Donald Trump, who has avoided wearing a mask in public even as the coronavirus pandemic spread, donned one on Saturday at a military medical facility outside Washington where he was to meet with wounded soldiers and front-line health-care workers.

Trump-Comey TV show to air before election

LOS ANGELES —A television show about the clash between former FBI director James Comey and US President Donald Trump over Russian interference in the 2016 election will be broadcast in September — ahead of the November elections, cable channel Showtime said on Wednesday.

Global K-pop fans emerge as political force, but some in South...

SEOUL — Some tech-savvy followers of K-pop music have emerged as increasingly active players in American politics, but in the birthplace of the genre, South Korean fans are wary that their favorite artists will be pulled into foreign partisan fights.

Trump to order new restrictions on H-1B visas

PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s plan to restrict employment-based visas could affect an estimated 240,000 people seeking to work in the US across industries from technology to finance and hospitality.

China’s man in Washington, named Trump

“NOBODY has been tougher on China than me,” President Donald Trump has declared repeatedly, and he is trying to exploit anti-China feelings for his re-election. He portrays Joe Biden as soft on China, and his backers have run ads denouncing “Beijing Biden.”

Sorry, President Trump, Twitter makes its own rules

MY VIEW of the dust-up between Twitter and President Donald Trump is simple: The company should treat him exactly like it would treat any other user. But I’ll also admit to a degree of concern about how it treats other users, particularly the company’s growing determination to regulate opinions expressed on its site.

Trump says he does not mind Duterte ending VFA

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump on Wednesday said he did not mind Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s decision to end a decades-old military agreement with the United States, a position at odds with that of his defense secretary who viewed the move with dismay.

Trump’s Fed nominees likely to support easier policy

AFTER A yearlong assault on the Federal Reserve and its chairman, US President Donald Trump has tapped two wildly different economists to the central bank’s board who seemingly have one important thing in common.

Trump’s trade war makes global slowdown even worse

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s trade war is chilling business investment, confidence and trade flows across the world, a development that foreign leaders and business executives say is worsening a global economic slowdown that was already under way.

Jon Santos: Politics, entertainment, and more

OFTEN newspapers and online news outlets carry the president’s careless remarks on national issues which the Palace then dismisses as a joke. Last year, impersonator and comedian Jon Santos expressed used these issues to perform political satire, and this year he’s at it again.

Child still believes in Santa after Trump’s ‘marginal’ quip

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump set off a Christmas social media storm when he questioned whether a seven-year-old was too long in the tooth to believe in Santa Claus.

Trump asks 7-year-old boy if he’s ‘still a believer’ in Santa

WASHINGTON, DC — President Donald Trump asked a seven-year-old boy if he still believed in Santa Claus while taking calls from children on Christmas Eve.

Toronto film festival looks at politics and sex

DO VOTERS need to know about a political candidate’s sex life? This came up during Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign but also three decades earlier when adultery ended another presidential run now the focus of a new film.

What’s next in the trade war? Key US-China events to watch...

China and the US resume trade talks this week, ending the hiatus after an earlier deal collapsed in May. Fresh rounds of tariffs on each...

China, unsure of how to handle Trump, braces for ‘new Cold...

Perhaps nowhere outside America’s heartland is Donald Trump given more credit than in Beijing. In government offices and think tanks, universities and state-run newsrooms, there...

Trump’s trade war is killing American jeans

VICTOR LYTVINENKO is thumbing through e-mails on his iPhone trying to find the one that best shows the damage the global trade war has already done to his little, decade-old American jeans company.

EU urges big powers to avert trade ‘conflict and chaos’

Beijing, China -- The European Union called Monday on the United States, China and Russia to work together to cool worsening global trade tensions,...

China’s tariff response takes effect after Trump ignites trade war

President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on every single Chinese import into America as the world’s two largest economies exchanged the first blows...

Trump ups pressure on OPEC to boost supply as oil holds...

Oil held near three-year highs on U.S. Independence Day as tight supplies at home and abroad overshadow a Saudi pledge to boost output. President...

N. Korea ‘already starting’ denuclearization: Trump

North Korea has already begun its denuclearization, US President Donald Trump said Thursday, after many observers greeted with skepticism the results of his historic...

Donald Trump breaks silence on Roseanne race row, attacks ABC

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday broke his silence about the racism row engulfing supporter Roseanne Barr, not to condemn her outburst but to attack ABC television for purported media bias.

Trump hopes for success of N. Korea summit, says he could...

PALM BEACH, Fla. — US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he hoped an unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would...

Trump reveals direct N. Korea contacts, okays peace talks

PALM BEACH, United States — President Donald Trump Tuesday confirmed direct contacts between the United States and North Korea and gave his blessing to...

Clarida picked as Fed vice-chair; Powell’s inner circle takes shape

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Richard Clarida, a respected monetary economist and Pacific Investment Management Co. global strategic adviser, as...

Trump ‘morally unfit’ for office, fired FBI chief Comey tells ABC

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is “morally unfit” to be president of the United States, former FBI director James Comey told ABC in an interview...

‘No appetite’ for major TPP changes to accommodate US

SYDNEY — There is “no appetite” among the Trans-Pacific Partnership signatories for major renegotiations to accommodate the US, Australia said Sunday after President Donald...

Trump signals strikes against Syria imminent

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT — US President Donald Trump warned Russia on Wednesday of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, declaring that...

For Trump’s pick for top diplomat, no more ‘soft policy’ on...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s pick for top US diplomat was to tell senators Thursday that if confirmed he will get tough on Russia,...

Monty Python’s Gilliam: Trump is funnier than us

PARIS — Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam could be forgiven for thinking the whole Donald Trump presidency is a joke on him. This is a man...

Trump shows allies not shielded from ‘America First’ trade moves

HONG KONG -- A long-standing security alliance is not enough to protect countries from US President Donald Trump’s first big protectionist move. The Trump administration’s...

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel capital, upending decades of US...

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM — President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and set in motion the relocation of the US Embassy...

Chicago museum outs Trump ‘Renoir’ as fake

CHICAGO – An American museum is casting doubt on President Donald Trump’s reported claim to possess an original Renoir – revealing to have owned...

Trump to meet Duterte on Asia trip next month

WASHINGTON -- US President Donald J. Trump will meet several key Asian leaders next month, including controversial Philippines strongman Rodrigo R. Duterte, on a...

In world of fast-paced Trump satire, The Simpsons go medieval

LOS ANGELES – The creators of satirical animated series The Simpsons, who once eerily predicted Donald Trump would become US president, cannot keep pace...

Tillerson says US could stay in Paris climate accord

WASHINGTON -- The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday,...

Trump blasts states for refusing to hand over voter data

WASHINGTON — President Donald J. Trump lashed out on Saturday at the growing number of states refusing to give voters' names, addresses and sensitive...

In age of Trump, an indie rocker explains Islam

NEW YORK — Distraught by the treatment of Muslims in Donald Trump’s America, indie rocker Ben Lee felt he could seize on his own...

Trump tells CIA: ‘I am with you 1,000 percent’

WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump told the CIA Saturday it had his full support as he paid a visit to mend fences after...

Women’s March draws millions in resistance to US Pres. Trump

WASHINGTON -- More than two million people flooded US cities on Saturday as women opposed to Donald Trump led a peaceful, stunning rebuke against...

‘Troubled times’: Green Day takes on Trump again

NEW YORK -- Punk rockers Green Day renewed their attack Monday on president-elect Donald Trump, warning of dangers ahead for the world in a...

Trump’s China trademarks risk constitutional crisis, experts say

BEIJING — US president-elect Donald Trump has at least 45 trademark applications pending in China, AFP has learned, each of which could potentially violate...