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Trump signs ‘strong’ executive order to protect monuments

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to protect monuments, memorials and statues facing new scrutiny amid fresh debate over the nation’s racist beginnings. Trump had promised to take action earlier this week after police thwarted an attempt by protesters to pull down a statue of Andrew Jackson in a park across from the …

Polish and US presidents to discuss nuclear energy

Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Thursday that he would discuss cooperation with the United States on nuclear energy in talks with President Donald Trump in Washington next week.The visit, unexpectedly announced by the White House on Wednesday, takes place four days before Poland’s presidential election on June 28.

Seattle mayor to Trump: ‘Go back to your bunker’

Seattle’s mayor told Donald Trump to “Go back to your bunker”, escalating a spat after the President threatened to intervene over a police-free autonomous zone protesters have set up in the western US city. The reference to a “bunker” was a nod to reports Trump was rushed to a secure area in White House as …

Trump sparks controversy saying ‘great day’ for George Floyd

President Donald Trump sparked controversy Friday, calling it a “great day” for George Floyd, the man whose death in custody last week unleashed nationwide protests over police brutality against African Americans. The remarks during a televised White House briefing came eleven days after Floyd’s death and sparked confusion as to why Trump thought it was …

China’s Tiananmen Square ‘slaughter’ not forgotten: White House

“The Chinese Communist Party’s slaughter of unarmed Chinese civilians was a tragedy that will not be forgotten,” said President Trump’s press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. China’s leadership has never provided a death toll from the crackdown, in which hundreds if not thousands are believed to have been killed, and has sought to suppress all public mention …

President Donald Trump denies sheltering in White House bunker

“It was a false report,” Trump told Fox News radio, before elaborating that he did go into the secure area but only for a “tiny, little, short period time.” According to The New York Times, quoting an unidentified source described as having direct knowledge, Secret Service bodyguards took Trump into the bunker on Friday night.

Five police officers shot, wounded in US protests

At least five US police officers were shot and wounded during violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody, police and media said, hours after President Donald Trump vowed to deploy the military if unrest did not stop.Trump deepened outrage on Monday by posing at a church across from the White …

Threatening military action against protesters, Trump uses church and bible as prop as America burns

After threatening to unleash the military on protesters and berating governors for not using overwhelming force to achieve control and domination over anti-racism demonstrations roiling the country, US President Donald Trump on Monday had peaceful activists in front of the White House tear-gassed and turfed out so that he could walk to the church across …