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  • Trump wades into German migration row

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    US President Donald Trump has attacked the German government’s approach to immigration, as he comes under pressure over his own crackdown on migrants. Mr Trump said German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition looked “tenuous”. Mrs Merkel is in the middle of a serious domestic row after defending her government’s immigration policy. Meanwhile, Mr Trump has adopted […]

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  • Taliban rule out extension of Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire

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    The Afghan Taliban have rejected calls to extend a three-day ceasefire declared for the Muslim Eid festival. A spokesman said the truce would end on Sunday night and operations against the security forces would resume. Government officials urged the militants not to return to fighting, as dozens of unarmed Taliban exchanged Eid greetings with soldiers […]

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  • Yemen war: Government troops ‘capture Hudaydah airport’

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    Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition say they have captured the airport of the main port city of Hudaydah from Houthi rebels. The military said engineers were now checking the surrounding area for mines. The Houthis have not acknowledged losing the airport. There has been no fighting in the city centre or port, seen […]

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  • Yemen war: Government forces ‘not attacking’ Hudaydah port

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    Yemen’s government says its forces are not attacking the port of the rebel-held city of Hudaydah, the main entry point for aid to the war-torn country. “We are not planning to destroy the infrastructure,” Foreign Minister Khaled Alyemany said. Pro-government forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, began an assault on the Red Sea city on […]

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  • New York sues Trump Foundation, alleging ‘extensive’ lawbreaking

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    New York’s attorney general is suing the Trump Foundation, as well as Donald Trump and his children, alleging “extensive and persistent” lawbreaking. Barbara Underwood said the charitable foundation had engaged in “unlawful political co-ordination” designed to influence the 2016 election. The lawsuit seeks to dissolve the foundation and $2.8m (£2.1m) in restitution. The foundation denied […]

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  • Trump Kim summit: US wants ‘major N Korea disarmament’ by 2020

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    The US hopes to see “major disarmament” by North Korea by the end of 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says. His comments come a day after an unprecedented meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. In a statement North Korea agreed to work towards “complete denuclearisation of the […]

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  • Trump Kim summit: US president hails deal after historic talks

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    US President Donald Trump says his historic talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that ended in a joint agreement were “tremendous”. The signed document includes a pledge from Mr Kim to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. But in an extraordinary media conference later, Mr Trump announced details not in the paper. He […]

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  • ‘Fool Trade’: Trump continues to rip G7 in tweetstorm

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    SINGAPORE – U.S. President Donald Trump fired off a volley of tweets on Monday venting anger on NATO allies, the European Union and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the wake of a divisive G7 meeting over the weekend. The escalating clash over trade between Washington and some of its closest global partners cast a […]

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  • Trump Kim summit: US and N Korean leaders arrive in Singapore

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    US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have arrived in Singapore for their historic summit. Mr Trump flew in aboard Air Force One, a few hours after Mr Kim touched down with his entourage. The two men are staying in separate hotels, not far from each other, and are preparing for Tuesday’s […]

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  • Trump at G7: US president calls for end to tariffs and trade barriers

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    US President Donald Trump says he proposed the elimination of tariffs in talks at the G7 summit in Canada, as the major industrial nations struggled to resolve differences on trade. Mr Trump said talks with fellow leaders were “extremely productive” despite tensions over his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. US allies […]

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