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Trump hits out at Democrat accused of groping

Trump hits out at Democrat accused of groping

Washington – After days of relative silence about a series of sexual misconduct scandals roiling the United States, President Donald Trump weighed in Thursday, bashing a leading Democrat now under investigation. Trump took to Twitter to hit out at Senator Al Franken, who, it emerged earlier in the day, was photographed in 2006 groping a […]

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Trump set to announce N. Korea ‘terrorism’ decision

Trump set to announce N. Korea ‘terrorism’ decision

Washington – President Donald Trump will announce next week whether he is putting North Korea on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House said, opening the door to possible blacklisting. “I believe the president will be making an announcement, a decision, on that in the first part of next week,” said White […]

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N. Korea slams Trump for insulting leader

N. Korea slams Trump for insulting leader

Seoul – North Korea’s state media on Wednesday slammed Donald Trump for insulting leader Kim Jong-Un, saying the US president deserved the death penalty and calling him a coward for cancelling a visit to the inter-Korean border. An editorial in the ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun focused its anger on Trump’s visit to South Korea […]

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Trump praises Najib for coordinating well Asean-US dialogue relations

Trump praises Najib for coordinating well Asean-US dialogue relations

Manila – US President Donald Trump today praised Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for what he said was an excellent job in carrying out Malaysia’s role as country coordinator for ASEAN-US dialogue relations. In his brief remark at the ASEAN-US 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit here, Trump said Najib did well to carry […]

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Trump, Putin agree ‘no military solution’ in Syria

Trump, Putin agree ‘no military solution’ in Syria

Vietnam – The United States and Russia issued a presidential joint statement saying there was “no military solution” to the war in Syria after their leaders met briefly on the sidelines of a regional summit in Vietnam. There had been mixed messages for days from both Moscow and the White House on whether President Donald […]

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Trump due in Seoul amid N. Korea tensions

Trump due in Seoul amid N. Korea tensions

Seoul – Donald Trump’s marathon Asia tour moves on Tuesday to South Korea, another key ally in the struggle with nuclear-armed North Korea, but one with deep reservations about the US president’s strategy for dealing with the crisis. As tensions over Pyongyang’s weapons programme have soared, the US president has traded personal insults and threats […]

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Trump says time for ‘patience’ on N. Korea is over

Trump says time for ‘patience’ on N. Korea is over

Tokyo – The time for “strategic patience” with North Korea is over, President Donald Trump said Monday, after winning Japan’s backing on his policy of considering all options to rein in the rogue state. Trump has signalled in the past that Washington could look beyond a diplomatic solution to the North’s nuclear weapons ambitions, and […]

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Trump says he’s ‘open’ to meeting with N. Korean leader

Trump says he’s ‘open’ to meeting with N. Korean leader

Washington – US President Donald Trump would “certainly be open” to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, he said in an interview broadcast Sunday as he began an extended Asian tour. Asked by journalist Sharyl Attkisson, host of the “Full Measure” TV show, whether he would “ever consider sitting down with the dictator,” Trump […]

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N. Korea rules out negotiations as Trump heads to Asia

N. Korea rules out negotiations as Trump heads to Asia

Seoul – North Korea ruled out talks and threatened to increase its nuclear arsenal in a fresh warning to Donald Trump’s administration Saturday as the US President set off on a tour of Asia. Trump departed for his first presidential trip to Asia Friday, with tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats looming large. […]

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S. Korea to restrict anti-Trump rallies

S. Korea to restrict anti-Trump rallies

Seoul – South Korean police will restrict public rallies near the country’s presidential palace during Donald Trump’s first visit as head of state, a report said Thursday, reducing his chances of being exposed to opposition. It is the first time that Seoul has imposed limits on public gatherings since President Moon Jae-In, a former human […]

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