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Trump wins Davos raves for «landmark» tax cut

Instead of a chilly reception from globalisation's defenders, US President Donald Trump may find a warm welcome in the posh ski resort of Davos, from global executives delighted with his controversial tax reform

«Fire and Fury» to get TV adaptation

«Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House» -- the tell-all President Donald Trump has said is «full of lies» -- is to be adapted for television, US media reported on Wednesday

A year of Trump fails to improve US-Russia ties

Donald Trump said during his election campaign he wanted to improve relations between the US and Vladimir Putin's Russia. But a year on from his inauguration, ties between Washington and Moscow are at Cold War lows

Opioid crisis also imposes handicap on US economy

The scourge of the opioid crisis in the United States kills 90 Americans every day, but beyond the human toll it also handicaps the US economy, taking millions of people out of the workforce, economists warn

Trump administration eyes easing student debt protections

Thousands of students who ran up unpayable debts at for-profit schools are anxiously waiting to see if US President Donald Trump's administration does away with anti-fraud protections put in place by his predecessor Barack Obama

Ex-White House advisor Flynn moves to cooperate with probe

Former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn is moving to cooperate with a special prosecutor probing possible collusion between Donald Trump's campaign team and Russia during last year's election, The New York Times reported Thursday.

New US sanctions on North Korea ships, Chinese traders

The United States on Tuesday unveiled new sanctions targeting North Korean shipping and Chinese traders doing business with Pyongyang, again raising the pressure on the pariah state to abandon its nuclear program.

Xi gives Trump a Chinese history lesson

As President Xi Jinping led his US counterpart Donald Trump around Beijing's Forbidden City on Wednesday, he made time to teach the American billionaire a bit of Chinese history.

Mattis says US goal is «not war» over North Korea

Washington's goal «is not war» as it seeks to ease high military tension with Pyongyang, US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Friday, standing at the heavily-fortified border between the two Koreas.

Asian markets rise as dollar gains

Asian markets rose Friday on the back of a stronger US dollar and investor optimism over President Donald Trump's long anticipated tax cuts.

After Las Vegas massacre, Trump silent on gun control

President Donald Trump condemned the massacre of 58 Las Vegas concert goers as an «act of pure evil» Monday, but refrained from addressing calls for gun control or the motives for the worst mass shooting in recent US history.

US and North Korea: To talk or not to talk?

Now is not the time to talk to North Korea, the White House declared Monday, as President Donald Trump appeared to undermine efforts to force Pyongyang to the table.

Tillerson in China to pile pressure on North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Beijing on Saturday to discuss efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions and prepare President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to China.

NBA says players must stand for national anthem

The National Basketball Association sent a memo late Friday to all 30 teams instructing players to stand for the US national anthem, and warning teams there won't be any exceptions.

Rights groups sue Trump administration over travel ban

Human rights organizations announced Friday they are suing the Trump administration over the latest version of the president's controversial travel ban, continuing a long-running legal battle over the restrictions.

Trump's scandal-hit health secretary resigns

President Donald Trump's embattled health minister was forced to leave the US administration Friday, amid a scandal over his use of costly private jets for government travel.

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