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Donald Trump will slap tariffs on Canada’s aluminium again

US president’s move reignites tensions with key ally only a month after new North American trade pact took effect.

7 Aug 2020 - 9:15PM

US president’s move reignites tensions with key ally only a month after new North American trade pact took effect.

Donald Trump will slap tariffs on Canada’s aluminium again
Mike Pompeo set to tour Europe to discuss more US troop moves, officials say

The planned tour by the secretary of state comes after the Pentagon last week laid out a plan to shift nearly 12,000 troops out of Germany.

6 Aug 2020 - 5:48AM

The planned tour by the secretary of state comes after the Pentagon last week laid out a plan to shift nearly 12,000 troops out of Germany.

Mike Pompeo set to tour Europe to discuss more US troop moves, officials say
Trump campaign mum after aide confirms he’ll debate Biden three times

The US president’s re-election campaign also wants to add a debate to the calendar.

5 Aug 2020 - 1:20PM

The US president’s re-election campaign also wants to add a debate to the calendar.

Trump campaign mum after aide confirms he’ll debate Biden three times
Spain’s republicans struggling to capitalise on former king’s exile

Juan Carlos faces allegations of tax evasion and money laundering.

5 Aug 2020 - 9:57PM

Juan Carlos faces allegations of tax evasion and money laundering.

Spain’s republicans struggling to capitalise on former king’s exile
Donald Trump blasts Deborah Birx after she warns US coronavirus pandemic is ‘extraordinarily widespread’

President’s attack comes after top White House officials admonished House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for undermining trust in Covid-19 task force coordinator.

4 Aug 2020 - 5:47AM

President’s attack comes after top White House officials admonished House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for undermining trust in Covid-19 task force coordinator.

Donald Trump blasts Deborah Birx after she warns US coronavirus pandemic is ‘extraordinarily widespread’
Pelosi accuses Trump, Birx of spreading misinformation about coronavirus

The White House coronavirus task force coordinator said she had respect for Pelosi, while urging precautions as Covid-19 became ‘extraordinarily widespread’.

3 Aug 2020 - 2:44AM

The White House coronavirus task force coordinator said she had respect for Pelosi, while urging precautions as Covid-19 became ‘extraordinarily widespread’.

Pelosi accuses Trump, Birx of spreading misinformation about coronavirus
Florida teen, two others arrested over massive Twitter breach

The fraudulent scheme hacked Twitter accounts of people like Joe Biden, Bill Gates and Kanye West.

1 Aug 2020 - 6:55PM

The fraudulent scheme hacked Twitter accounts of people like Joe Biden, Bill Gates and Kanye West.

Florida teen, two others arrested over massive Twitter breach
Political activist Herman Cain dies after coronavirus fight

Republican political activist had attended Trump’s Tulsa rally in June, two weeks before his coronavirus diagnosis.

31 Jul 2020 - 2:06AM

Republican political activist had attended Trump’s Tulsa rally in June, two weeks before his coronavirus diagnosis.

Political activist Herman Cain dies after coronavirus fight
Trump’s dream of a V-shape economic rebound from coronavirus slowly slips away

US gross domestic product shrank a record 32.9 per cent on the year in the second quarter amid the coronavirus fallout.

30 Jul 2020 - 9:22PM

US gross domestic product shrank a record 32.9 per cent on the year in the second quarter amid the coronavirus fallout.

Trump’s dream of a V-shape economic rebound from coronavirus slowly slips away
Coronavirus: Republican congressman Louie Gohmert, who refused to wear mask, tests positive

Lawmaker Louie Gohmert was pre-screened before planned Texas trip with US President Donald Trump; he was seen in close contact with Attorney General William Barr the previous day.

30 Jul 2020 - 4:27AM

Lawmaker Louie Gohmert was pre-screened before planned Texas trip with US President Donald Trump; he was seen in close contact with Attorney General William Barr the previous day.

Coronavirus: Republican congressman Louie Gohmert, who refused to wear mask, tests positive
‘Diplomacy in crisis’: Democrats torch Pompeo in report ahead of hearing

Senate Democrats are welcoming the Secretary of State’s long-delayed testimony on Thursday with a report harshly critical of his leadership.

29 Jul 2020 - 9:52PM

Senate Democrats are welcoming the Secretary of State’s long-delayed testimony on Thursday with a report harshly critical of his leadership.

‘Diplomacy in crisis’: Democrats torch Pompeo in report ahead of hearing
‘Absolutely serious’: Susan Rice vaults to the top of the VP heap

Rivals for the vice-presidential nod are growing nervous that the former national security adviser has a powerful edge – her relationship with Joe Biden.

28 Jul 2020 - 3:45PM

Rivals for the vice-presidential nod are growing nervous that the former national security adviser has a powerful edge – her relationship with Joe Biden.

‘Absolutely serious’: Susan Rice vaults to the top of the VP heap
First US presidential debate moved to Cleveland amid coronavirus concerns

Original host University of Notre Dame pulled out of event, which will see Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden face off in two months.

28 Jul 2020 - 5:41AM

Original host University of Notre Dame pulled out of event, which will see Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden face off in two months.

First US presidential debate moved to Cleveland amid coronavirus concerns
Coronavirus: Trump cancels Republican convention events in Jacksonville, Florida

US president’s prime-time nomination speech will be moved online, as state continues to grapple with surge in Covid-19 cases.

24 Jul 2020 - 8:19PM

US president’s prime-time nomination speech will be moved online, as state continues to grapple with surge in Covid-19 cases.

Coronavirus: Trump cancels Republican convention events in Jacksonville, Florida
Marine assigned to Donald Trump’s helicopter squadron tests positive for coronavirus

Result comes ahead of US president’s planned trip to New Jersey on Marine One this weekend.

24 Jul 2020 - 6:21AM

Result comes ahead of US president’s planned trip to New Jersey on Marine One this weekend.

Marine assigned to Donald Trump’s helicopter squadron tests positive for coronavirus
China refuses to commit to closing Houston consulate despite US demand

Consul general Cai Wei says office is operating normally today and will continue to do so ‘until further notice’.

24 Jul 2020 - 3:12AM

Consul general Cai Wei says office is operating normally today and will continue to do so ‘until further notice’.

China refuses to commit to closing Houston consulate despite US demand
Donald Trump describes ‘difficult’ memory test he ‘aced’ to show he’s ‘cognitively there’

The US president said he took the cognitive test after critics questioned his mental acuity.

24 Jul 2020 - 8:29AM

The US president said he took the cognitive test after critics questioned his mental acuity.

Donald Trump describes ‘difficult’ memory test he ‘aced’ to show he’s ‘cognitively there’
Joe Biden calls Trump first racist to be elected US president

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee made the claim in response to Trump’s use of the terms ‘China virus’ and ‘kung flu’.

24 Jul 2020 - 8:29AM

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee made the claim in response to Trump’s use of the terms ‘China virus’ and ‘kung flu’.

Joe Biden calls Trump first racist to be elected US president
Polls show Biden routing Trump. Here’s how to read them.

A survey from ABC News and The Washington Post is the latest high-quality poll to show Biden with a double-digit lead.

20 Jul 2020 - 2:36AM

A survey from ABC News and The Washington Post is the latest high-quality poll to show Biden with a double-digit lead.

Polls show Biden routing Trump. Here’s how to read them.
Trump administration ‘escalating’ situation in Portland, mayor says, as protests continue

Protests in the Oregon city have been continuing since the death of George Floyd, but the mayor wants federal officials to leave Portland.

20 Jul 2020 - 12:13AM

Protests in the Oregon city have been continuing since the death of George Floyd, but the mayor wants federal officials to leave Portland.

Trump administration ‘escalating’ situation in Portland, mayor says, as protests continue
Donald Trump races to defuse economic time bomb to shore up re-election bid

Government aid propping up the economy could soon disappear and schools are scrambling their plans — just before a key stretch of the general election

18 Jul 2020 - 7:05AM

Government aid propping up the economy could soon disappear and schools are scrambling their plans — just before a key stretch of the general election

Donald Trump races to defuse economic time bomb to shore up re-election bid
Coronavirus: Oklahoma governor who hosted Donald Trump’s Tulsa rally last month tests positive

City’s top health official recently said president’s campaign event ‘more than likely’ contributed to surge in cases.

16 Jul 2020 - 6:44AM

City’s top health official recently said president’s campaign event ‘more than likely’ contributed to surge in cases.

Coronavirus: Oklahoma governor who hosted Donald Trump’s Tulsa rally last month tests positive
‘Here’s your cheque’: Donald Trump’s farm bailouts could leave a wicked hangover

Experts warn subsidies to blunt pain of coronavirus pandemic and US-China trade war are growing too big and too fast, will be difficult to roll back.

15 Jul 2020 - 6:14AM

Experts warn subsidies to blunt pain of coronavirus pandemic and US-China trade war are growing too big and too fast, will be difficult to roll back.

‘Here’s your cheque’: Donald Trump’s farm bailouts could leave a wicked hangover
Trump aide shares anti-Fauci cartoon drawn by artist barred from the White House over anti-Semitic tropes

President’s social media adviser posts image depicting top US disease expert as a gushing tap drowning Uncle Sam with demands to close schools and impose lockdowns.

15 Jul 2020 - 4:27AM

President’s social media adviser posts image depicting top US disease expert as a gushing tap drowning Uncle Sam with demands to close schools and impose lockdowns.

Trump aide shares anti-Fauci cartoon drawn by artist barred from the White House over anti-Semitic tropes
Trump ally Roger Stone, in post-clemency interview, casts US justice system as unfair

US President Donald Trump last week granted clemency to his former adviser, who was found guilty of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering.

14 Jul 2020 - 9:57PM

US President Donald Trump last week granted clemency to his former adviser, who was found guilty of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering.

Trump ally Roger Stone, in post-clemency interview, casts US justice system as unfair
Britain toughens stance on China as it eyes US

Concerns about alleged espionage by Chinese firms and human rights abuses have given rise to demands for complete rethink of UK’s position.

14 Jul 2020 - 9:57PM

Concerns about alleged espionage by Chinese firms and human rights abuses have given rise to demands for complete rethink of UK’s position.

Britain toughens stance on China as it eyes US
Tammy Duckworth, a Thai-American, bursts into VP contention

The Purple Heart recipient has captured the imagination of donors and the Biden team.

13 Jul 2020 - 8:01PM

The Purple Heart recipient has captured the imagination of donors and the Biden team.

Tammy Duckworth, a Thai-American, bursts into VP contention
US national security adviser O’Brien heading to Europe for talks on China

Robert O'Brien and Matthew Pottinger will meet with counterparts from the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy.

12 Jul 2020 - 7:50PM

Robert O'Brien and Matthew Pottinger will meet with counterparts from the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy.

US national security adviser O’Brien heading to Europe for talks on China
Donald Trump’s coronavirus approval at all-time low, new poll shows

Record 67 per cent of those surveyed disapprove of how US president handled pandemic response.

11 Jul 2020 - 8:51PM

Record 67 per cent of those surveyed disapprove of how US president handled pandemic response.

Donald Trump’s coronavirus approval at all-time low, new poll shows
France ditches ‘minister for attractiveness’ title after ridicule

Franck Riester is now the minister of state for external trade and ‘economic’ attractiveness.

9 Jul 2020 - 3:18PM

Franck Riester is now the minister of state for external trade and ‘economic’ attractiveness.

France ditches ‘minister for attractiveness’ title after ridicule