Trade war looms as EU-US surplus hits record high

The EU’s trade surplus with the US reached a record level in 2018, increasing the risk that US President Donald Trump’s annoyance could ignite a fresh trade war.

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Uphill battle against Trump’s emergency

The 1976 act invoked dozens of times by US presidents, and now used by Trump to build his US-Mexico wall, has never been successfully challenged, write Alison Frankel and Tom Hals.

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Trump’s pick Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador

Mr Trump had said he would nominate the State Department spokeswoman.

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Trump declares emergency at border after stinging budget defeat

The US president moved to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his powers.

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort facing 20 year sentence

The former Trump campaign chairman was found to have broken his plea deal.

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Can Congress or the courts reverse Trump’s national emergency?

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to pay for the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, after Congress, in its new spending bill, denied him the full money to build it.

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Trump ‘nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Japanese PM’

The president said he was nominated for his work to open up a dialogue with North Korea.

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'A gross abuse of the power' - Trump to declare national emergency to build his wall

Donald Trump has said he will declare a national emergency so he can build a southern border wall.

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Donald Trump set to declare emergency on border, ally says

President Donald Trump has indicated he is prepared to sign the government funding bill and issue a national emergency decree on the border, a leading Republican has said.

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Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probe

The former Trump campaign chairman was found to have broken his plea deal.

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Trump ‘not thrilled’ by Congress border deal

Republican congressional leaders have swung behind the proposed deal, selling it as a necessary compromise.

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Trump: Having a pet dog would feel ‘a little phoney’

He will break a long tradition of presidential pet ownership if he remains animal-free.

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BBC cameraman victim of ‘violent attack’ during Donald Trump rally

Ron Skeans had been filming a speech by the US president in El Paso, Texas, when the incident happened.

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Trump mocks former congressman in Texas amid duelling rallies over wall

The president and Beto O’Rourke held duelling rallies in El Paso on Monday evening.

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Congressional US politicians reach deal on border wall funding

Parties will need the support of Donald Trump, whose signature will be needed ahead of a midnight Friday deadline.

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As clock ticks, new hurdle emerges in US border security talks

The White House is not ruling out a renewed government shutdown if an agreement is not reached.

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Donald Trump says he is working hard even when using ‘executive time’

It follows the leak of the US president’s private schedule.

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Another Democrat enters White House fray with vow to win back Trump voters

Amy Klobuchar, from Minnesota, said she had demonstrated she could win in the traditional Democrat areas that switched to Donald Trump in 2016.

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Elizabeth Warren says Donald Trump ‘may not be free’ at 2020 election

The senator, who has entered the race for the Democratic Party’s nomination, was campaigning in Iowa when she made the claim.

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Reckoning time: Trump receives another medical check-up

A doctor said he anticipates Mr Trump will remain in good health for the duration of his presidency and beyond.

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Ex-Starbucks boss slams Donald Trump amid speculation he will run as independent

Some Democrats have warned Howard Schultz that he might make the president’s re-election more likely if he seeks the presidency.

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Melania Trump tells anti-drug conference that ‘recovery is possible’

Mrs Trump spoke about a former opioid and substance abuse addict who joined her for Tuesday’s State of the Union address.

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Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi attend National Prayer Breakfast

The annual gathering brought together members of the president’s Cabinet and members of Congress, including Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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Donald Trump’s state of the union address a disservice

Donald Trump’s second state of the union to the American people exemplified the country’s polarised political climate.

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Donald Trump says he is close to announcing recapture of all Islamic State land

The president said he expected to announce next week that the last caliphate territory has been re-taken.

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Donald Trump backs World Bank critic as US choice to lead it

David Malpass has called for reforms to the lender.

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Critics eye protest opportunity as Trump set to return to UK

It will be the president’s second visit to Britain since his election.

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What is Nato and what does Donald Trump think of it?

The president is expected to attend a London summit for the defence organisation in December.

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Donald Trump to visit UK for Nato summit in December

The alliance’s secretary general Jens Stoltenberg announced talks are planned in London in December.

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Five takeaways from Trump’s State of the Union address

These are the key things to know about the US president’s speech.

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‘We do not succeed alone’: Abrams delivers Democratic response to Trump speech

Stacey Abrams accused the president of engineering the recent partial government shutdown.

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Trump to hold second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Mr Trump and Mr Kim will meet in Vietnam on February 27 and 28.

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Trump calls on divided Congress to end ‘political stalemate’

The US president said there was a “new opportunity in American politics” as he delivered his State of the Union address.

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The women in white – and one of the most remarkable moments of Trump’s speech

Several female Democrats wore the white colour of the suffragettes for the address.

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Trump documents subpoena branded hysteria by White House press chief

Prosecutors have ordered the Trump inaugural committee to hand over documents relating to how the team raised and spent over 100 million US dollars.

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Trump hits back at Democrat rival ahead of State of the Union

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer accused Donald Trump of ‘blatant hypocrisy’.

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Donald Trump to call for unity in State of the Union address

Kellyanne Conway said the president would use his address “to call for an end to the politics of resistance, retribution”.

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Europe can’t be absent from arms-race debate

With the demise of the INF treaty, Europe is entering a potentially dangerous period and must play a central role in containing the new nuclear arms race, writes Sigmar Gabriel.

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Reader' Blog: US nuclear withdrawal endangering the world

It is irresponsible of US President Donald Trump to unilaterally withdraw his country from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (Irish Examiner, February 2 ).

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Iraqi president condemns Trump’s remarks about ‘watching Iran’

He said the Iraqi constitution forbids the use of Iraq as a base to threaten the interests or security of neighbouring countries.

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Diplomats meet ahead of expected Trump-Kim summit

The president said there was ‘a very good chance that we will make a deal’.

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Trump says he would not steer son Barron towards ‘dangerous’ American football

The NFL fan said equipment, including helmets, has improved ‘but it hasn’t solved the problem’.

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Citizen Trump: the president shuns the arts – but increasingly resembles one of cinema's greatest creations

The White House of Donald J Trump is a curiously inert place, says Martin Carter.

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Trump names former doctor as assistant and medical adviser

Ronny Jackson led the medical team for the president’s physical exam last year and said he was in excellent health and has ‘incredibly good genes’.

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Donald Trump plays round of golf with Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus

The president is spending the weekend in Florida.

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Latest: Trump blames Russia as US abandons key arms control treaty

Latest: The Trump administration says it is withdrawing from a treaty that has been a centrepiece of superpower arms control since the Cold War, in a move some analysts claim could fuel a new arms race.

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US restaurant owner bans customers wearing Make America Great Again caps

The headgear has become associated with the presidency of Donald Trump.

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Donald Trump raises hopes of trade breakthrough with China

The US president hopes to discuss ‘difficult points’ with Chinese president Xi Jinping.

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A wall is a wall, says Donald Trump as he refuses to downgrade border project

The president insisted in a series of tweets that he was determined to deliver on his signature policy.

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Donald Trump says negotiators ‘wasting time’ if border wall is not discussed

The wall was the issue that led to a government shutdown that lasted 35 days.

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Trump adviser Roger Stone pleads not guilty to Russia probe charges

The political operator walked past pro- and anti-protesters on his way into the courthouse.

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Republican critic of Donald Trump decides not to run against president

Jeff Flake, who has just stepped down as a US senator, said he still hopes someone will challenge Mr Trump for the party’s nomination.

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How soon will the US federal government get back in order?

With the longest shutdown in US history officially over, here's a look at how the federal government will get back to regular business:

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US shutdown suspended without Trump getting wall money

The deal includes back pay for some 800,000 federal workers who have gone without paychecks.

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Trump announces deal to end US government shutdown for three weeks

The deal will keep the government open at least until February 15.

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Talks start as US Senate rejects two plans for ending shutdown

Senators from both sides floated a plan to reopen agencies for three weeks and pay hundreds of thousands of beleaguered federal workers.

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It's better for Donald Trump if Democrats refuse his unbuildable wall

Were the US president allowed to construct a border wall with Mexico in exchange for ending the government shutdown, its staggering cost and logistical difficulty would undermine him, says Lincoln Mitchell.

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Trump: State of the Union to be held once shutdown ends

US president Donald Trump will postpone his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends.

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