US Supreme Court nominee and accuser agree to testify on Thursday

Christine Blasey Ford has committed to an ‘open’ hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Trump promises to rid Justice Department of ‘lingering stench’

The White House has this week been battered by a number of potentially damaging stories.

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Donald Trump indicates no end in sight to trade war

US President Donald Trump has continued to hit out at China days after announcing another round of tariffs, signalling the trade war won’t end any time soon.

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Oil up ahead of Opec meeting

Oil prices rose ahead of a meeting of Opec and other large crude exporters that will focus on production increases, as US sanctions restrict Iranian exports.

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Rosenstein denies suggesting plot to remove Trump

The New York Times also claimed he floated the idea of secretly recording the president.

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Donald Trump backs Supreme Court nominee and criticises accuser

The president tweeted to question why police had not been informed at the time Christine Blasey Ford says Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her.

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Former Trump lawyer Cohen providing ‘critical information’ in Russia probe

Michael Cohen could be a vital witness for prosecutors as they investigate whether the president’s campaign co-ordinated with Russians.

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Ivanka Trump calls space crew on tour of Nasa centre

Her visit to the centre in Houston came during a stop on her campaign tour of Texas.

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Wettest we’ve ever seen from the standpoint of water: Trump becomes a meme

The US president was describing the impact of Hurricane Florence.

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Trump ‘not concerned’ about Manafort’s co-operation with Mueller

Mr Trump told reporters at the White House that if Paul Manafort tells the truth to Robert Mueller’s team then he does not see a problem.

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Trump: I don’t have an attorney general

The US President has renewed his attacks on one-time ally Jeff Sessions.

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Trump weighs in on Supreme Court nominee claims

California college professor Christine Blasey Ford claims Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her decades ago when they were teenagers.

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Poland urges US to build permanent military base called Fort Trump

The idea was floated amid increasing military activity from Russia.

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Donald Trump says he feels ‘terribly’ for Supreme Court nominee

Brett Kavanaugh has faced a claim that he committed a sexual assault while at high school.

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Police hunting for man accused of threatening Trump

A federal warrant has been issued for Shawn Richard Christy in connection to Facebook posts threatening to shoot the president.

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Supreme Court choice Kavanaugh again denies woman’s assault claim

Mr Kavanaugh says he never did what the accuser describes ‘to her or anyone’.

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Trump visit would have stretched our hospitality

So King Baby isn’t coming. We can all, starting with Leo Varadkar, exhale as one.

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Prosecutors file new Manafort charging documents

Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman is expected to appear in court later.

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Trump’s ex-campaign manager ‘close to plea deal to avoid new trial’

Paul Manafort is reportedly close to a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

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Trump disputes estimate of Puerto Rico storm deaths

The US president drew criticism from his own party after he contradicted official estimates of 3,000 deaths.

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Donald Trump rejects death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria

The US president called the figure of 3,000 deaths a move by Democrats to make him look bad.

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Donald Trump accuses bank chief of being ‘nervous mess’ after election claim

Jamie Dimon caused a stir on Wednesday when he said he would be able to beat Donald Trump in an election.

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Donald Trump to postpone Ireland visit, Taoiseach confirms

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that US President Donald Trump has postponed his visit to Ireland.

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Inexplicable verdict - Bolton’s bizarre rubbishing of Hague

The US government’s national security adviser, John Bolton, has never in his career in politics been slow in coming forward to criticise the International Criminal Court (ICC). ICC verdict US rubbishing of Hague

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Trump approves use of sanctions against foreigners meddling in US elections

John Bolton said the executive order will work to stem disinformation campaigns or any attempt to manipulate the outcome of ballots.

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Trump hails ‘underappreciated great job’ after Puerto Rico hurricane

Thousands of people died when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.

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Ireland-US relationship needs to be sorted, Martin says of Trump visit confusion

The lack of an American ambassador to Ireland is not helping the relationship between the two countries.

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Confusion as White House 'still finalising' decision on Donald Trump's visit to Ireland

There is confusion about whether Donald Trump has postponed a planned trip to Ireland this autumn.

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Micheál Martin: I've no difficulty with Fianna Fáil members protesting Donald Trump's Ireland visit

Fianna Fáil members will be allowed to protest the November visit of divisive US president Donald Trump to Ireland but must remember to "respect" the long-standing connection between Ireland and America.

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International Criminal Court ‘dead to us’, says Trump adviser

John Bolton denounced the legitimacy of The Hague-based court.

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The uninvited US president would love a protest, so let’s ignore him

Trump will dismiss any opposition as petty spite, and tell the world that the true Irish loved him, writes Fergus Finlay

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