Posts tagged as US President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump pays unannounced visit to US troops in Iraq

Thursday, December 27, 2018

US President Donald Trump used his unannounced visit Wednesday to troops at the Al-Asad airbase west of Baghdad to defend his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria. “The United States cannot continue to be the policeman of the world,” Trump said on his first troop visit to a combat zone since taking office nearly two years ago. His predecessors George W. Bush and Barack Obama both made surprise troop…

Iran sanctions: Rouhani defiant as US re-imposes measures

Monday, November 5, 2018

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to “break” swingeing sanctions re-imposed by the US targeting core parts of the economy. The Trump administration is restoring all sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal in a bid to pressure Iran. They will hit oil exports, shipping and banks, and make it difficult to do business with the oil-rich nation. But Mr Rouhani struck a defiant tone, saying that Iran would “continue…

Kanye West says Trump hat ‘made me feel like Superman’

Friday, October 12, 2018

Kanye West launched into an expletive-filled rant as he lavished praise on US President Donald Trump at an event in the Oval Office. Wearing a Make America Great Again hat “made me feel like Superman”, he said. West had been invited to the White House for lunch to discuss prison reform and other issues. At the end of the 10-minute monologue, during which Mr Trump nodded in approval, the president…

US tariffs on Chinese imports may affect Lithuanian consumers

By Economists on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Economists say that US President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports may, in the long run, affect Lithuania’s economy, too. Swedbank Lithuania’s chief economist Nerijus Maciulis says that even though Lithuania exports almost no products to China or the US, a trade war may have an indirect impact on the country as much of its exports go to other EU markets, which depend on trade relations between the two economic powerhouses. “Even if these…

North Korea’s Kim says summit with Trump stabilized region, sees more progress

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday his “historic” summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore stabilized regional security, and that he expected further progress at an inter-Korean summit aimed at reviving stalled nuclear diplomacy. Kim thanked South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in for bringing about the Singapore meeting in June as the two leaders began their third round of talks in Pyongyang. “Thanks to that, the political…

Next stop in Trump’s trade crusade: Japan

Friday, September 7, 2018

China, the European Union, Canada and Mexico — US President Donald Trump is waging his trade war on many fronts, with the likelihood of Japan becoming the next battleground rising, according to US business daily The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). In a column written by WSJ Assistant Editor James Freeman on Thursday, the author said that Trump saw a “problem” with Japan’s $68.8 billion (€59.1 billion) trade surplus in 2017,…

Trump admits son met Russian for information on opponent

Monday, August 6, 2018

US President Donald Trump has admitted his son met a Russian lawyer in June 2016 “to get information on an opponent”, but argues it was legal. Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower could constitute a breach of US campaign rules, experts say. And the meeting is being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of his inquiry into Russia’s alleged role to help…

Trump: Nato states to increase defence funding

Thursday, July 12, 2018

US President Donald Trump says Nato countries have agreed to increase their military spending. Speaking after a two-day summit in Brussels, he said allies had committed to spending more than 2% of their annual output (GDP) on defence budgets. The president has been highly critical of the alliance, complaining the US pays more than others. After the meeting, he said he believed in Nato and it was “presently unnecessary” to…

Trump-Putin summit to be held on July 16 in Helsinki

Monday, July 2, 2018

A long-awaited summit between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will take place in Helsinki on July 16, the Kremlin and the White House said in simultaneous statements on Thursday (June 28). “An agreement has been reached that on July 16 in Helsinki there will be a meeting between the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir  Putin and the President of the United States Donald Trump,” the Kremlin said.…