State of the Union 2019: Trump claims fact-checked

    US President Donald Trump’s speech was filled with praise for the strong economy. But did his numbers add up? 1. ‘Wages are rising at the fastest pace in decades.’ Last year, average hourly earnings increased by 85 cents, or 3.2%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This isn’t the highest for decades though; it’s the […]

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    Trump to NYT: Wall talks a ‘waste of time’

    US President Donald Trump has dismissed the federal investigation into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 election and talks about a proposed border wall. His lawyers had been reassured he was not a target in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, he said. Talks in Congress about wall funding – the issue behind the recent government […]

    Trump Delays International Entrepreneur Rule

    If you’re a foreign entrepreneur looking for a way into America, your path just got a lot harder. International Entrepreneur Rule Has Been Delayed That’s because the Trump Administration has stalled an Obama-era rule that would have made it easier for foreign entrepreneurs to live here while building their start ups.  The International Entrepreneur Rule was scheduled […]

    G20: Trump hails talks as ‘success’ despite divisions

    US President Donald Trump has declared the G20 summit in Germany a “wonderful success”, despite his country’s isolated position on climate change. In a joint statement, the leaders of 18 nations and the EU recognised the US decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. However, they also said other G20 members remained committed to […]

    Why China is Wishing PM Modi Success For His Meeting With Trump

    China and India don’t always see eye to eye on important issues, but our larger neighbour is closely watching how Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States pans out and is hoping Modi is able to sway US President Donald Trump on important issues. This turnaround in Beijing’s concerns has come as the […]

    The Borrowed Words of Ivanka Trump

    Beloved, Toni Morrison’s 1987 novel, tells the story of Sethe, a woman who was born into slavery and who escaped her plantation—only to be, a mere month after she found freedom, re-captured. Before she was returned, Sethe, rather than subject her 2-year-old daughter to the horrors that awaited them, paid the girl the only mercy […]

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    Trump praises China’s Xi over handling of North Korea

    Donald Trump has praised China’s President Xi Jinping for his handling of North Korea, calling him “a very good man” who loves his country. The US president told Reuters he would like to solve the crisis diplomatically but that it was “difficult” and a “major, major conflict” was possible. He also said it had been […]

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    Fox News pulls Judge Napolitano over his Trump wiretap claims

    Judge Andrew Napolitano, the senior judicial analyst for Fox News, is being kept off the air indefinitely. (Jim Watson / AFP/Getty Images) Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano is being kept off the air indefinitely amid the controversy over his unverified claims that British intelligence wiretapped Trump Tower at the behest of former […]

  • Donald Trump and the ‘rise’ of scare ‘quotes’

    Did Barack Obama wiretap Donald Trump’s office, or merely “wiretap” them? On 4 March, Trump tweeted: “Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower.” At a press briefing on Monday, those quotation marks formed the basis of a justification for the outlandish accusation. “The president used the word ‘wiretap’ in quotes,” […]