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19 August 2017 5:19 AM Trump ousts Bannon, his influential, divisive strategist

A favourite in the farther-right portions of the Republican Party, Bannon had pushed Trump to follow through on some of his most contentious campaign promises, including his travel ban for some foreigners and his decision to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement. He returned on Friday to Breitbart News, which he led before joining Trump's campaign 149

16 August 2017 2:57 AM Trump, again, casts blame on both sides for deadly violence in Virginia

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that left- and right-wing extremists became violent during a weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, reigniting a political firestorm over US race relations and his own leadership of a national crisis. Trump, who drew sharp criticism from Republicans and Democrats for his initial response 153

14 August 2017 3:36 PM Charlottesville car-ram suspect James Alex Fields denied bail

A 20-year-old man accused of ramming his car into a crowd of protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia has appeared in court via video from jail. James Alex Fields was denied bail as he was arraigned for second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of hit and run. Heather Heyer, 32, died and 19 were injured when a car hit demonstrators 324

14 August 2017 3:26 AM White House defends Trump's response to white supremacist violence

Bedminster - The White House on Sunday struggled to defuse the growing criticism of President Donald Trump's initial failure to explicitly condemn white supremacists for their role in the violent protest on Saturday in Virginia, insisting that his condemnation included all such groups. A woman died and 19 people were injured in the city of Charlottesville 36

12 August 2017 12:11 AM Nyanga sings Zuma's praises as president lauds Mandela

In Nyanga, the township with the highest murder rate in South Africa, Zuma was greeted with ululations, accompanied by ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte, alongside national working committee member Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Communications Deputy Minister Thandi Mahambehlahla, and former Dullah Omar regional chairperson Xolani Sotashe. Zuma said the world 148

04 August 2017 2:49 AM Grand jury issues subpoenas in connection with Trump Jr, Russian lawyer meeting

WASHINGTON – A grand jury has issued subpoenas in connection with a June 2016 meeting that included President Donald Trump’s son, his son-in-law and a Russian lawyer, two sources told Reuters on Thursday, signalling an investigation is gathering pace into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. The sources added that US Special Counsel Robert 43

01 August 2017 3:25 AM Graham troubled by report of Trump’s role in son’s Russia meeting response

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that a report that President Donald Trump personally dictated his son’s misleading statement regarding a meeting last summer with a Russian attorney “bothers me a lot,” as do the president’s regular requests that the Senate do away with the legislative filibuster, a non-starter according to the South Carolina lawmaker 36

01 August 2017 3:00 AM Defiant Venezuela president mocks Trump after US sanctions

CARACAS/WASHINGTON – A defiant Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro mocked the sanctions Washington slapped on him Monday after Sunday’s election of a new legislative superbody that prompted the White House to call him a dictator for “seizing absolute power.” Oil-rich but economically ailing Venezuela awaited a fresh wave of protests against the unpopular 54

28 July 2017 8:16 AM Senate health bill collapses in bitter blow to Trump

US Republicans failed spectacularly Friday in their latest effort to dismantle Obamacare, leaving the party shocked and in disarray and signalling the potential death knell for President Donald Trump's dream of repealing his predecessor's health reforms. The vote -- held in the dead of night -- came down to the wire, with the decisive moment resting 33

21 July 2017 10:54 PM Trump Jr., Manafort consider private interview with senators

The committee initially called for Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort to appear publicly Wednesday. But the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee now say the men are negotiating the terms of their appearances, and lawmakers don't currently plan to issue subpoenas to force them to appear. In a joint statement, Sens. Chuck Grassley 52