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"Not Welcome Here": Trump Lands in Brussels to attend NATO Summit Amid Protests

 05/25/2017 - 05:56
US President Donald J. Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (L) wave as they board the 'Air Force One' plane at the 'Leonardo da Vinci' airport in Fiumicino, near Rome, Italy, 24 May 2017, on their way to Brussels, the next leg of his first presidential tour. EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
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Thousands of protesters welcomed the US President in a city he once called a “hellhole”. Trump is meeting with leaders of European Union and the NATO military alliance to discuss a new joint coalition to fight Islamic Terrorism. He has been critical of both blocs.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 5:30am
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US President Donald J. Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (L) wave as they board the 'Air Force One' plane at the 'Leonardo da Vinci' airport in Fiumicino, near Rome, Italy, 24 May 2017, on their way to Brussels, the next leg of his first presidential tour. EPA/ANGELO CARCONI

After clashings in the past, Trump and Pope Francis hold first meeting.

 05/24/2017 - 07:58
Pope Francis exchanges gifts with US President Donald J. Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump during their meeting in Vatican City, May 24, 2017. EPA/ALESSANDRA TARANTINO / POOL
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The United States President arrived in the Vatican City on Wednesday for his first audience with the Pope since his election to the White House.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:30am
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Pope Francis exchanges gifts with US President Donald J. Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump during their meeting in Vatican City, May 24, 2017. EPA/ALESSANDRA TARANTINO / POOL

Orient Express: Trump travels to Israel to discuss peace process

 05/22/2017 - 05:49
The US Air Force One carrying US President Donald J. Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump approaches Ben Gurion Airport, in Lod outside Tel Aviv, Israel, May 22, 2017. EPA/JIM HOLLANDER

US President will tour Tel Aviv and Jerusalem today, after a weekend in Ryadh, prioritizing trade deals over human rights concerns. During his visit to Israel, Trump is expected to meet prime minister with Benjamin Netanyahu and later with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to discuss an eternal goal: an "ultimate peace deal."

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 5:00am
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The US Air Force One carrying US President Donald J. Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump approaches Ben Gurion Airport, in Lod outside Tel Aviv, Israel, May 22, 2017. EPA/JIM HOLLANDER

Robert Mueller to Lead President Trump's "Witch Hunt"

 05/18/2017 - 15:46
Robert Mueller, "The man who said 'no' to the President" Bush, will be in charge of investigating alleged links between the Trump administration and Moscow. Source: EFE/ARCHIVO/SHAWN THEW
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Facing the latest news, and mounting pressure on the Capitol, the US Department of Justice has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special attorney to investigate the matter surrounding Trump and Russia.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 3:15pm
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Robert Mueller, "The man who said 'no' to the President" Bush, will be in charge of investigating alleged links between the Trump administration and Moscow. Source: EFE/ARCHIVO/SHAWN THEW

Trump shared highly classified information with Russia, officials said

 05/16/2017 - 02:57
US President Donald J. Trump shaking hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during their meeting in the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 10 May 2017 EPA/RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY 
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According to an investigation of The Washington Post, the President shared intelligence connected to a threat from ISIS in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov last week. The White House has denied the alleged report. 

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:45am
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US President Donald J. Trump shaking hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during their meeting in the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 10 May 2017 EPA/RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY 

Trump signs order creating commission to investigate alleged voter fraud

 05/12/2017 - 03:38
US President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence (R) arrive at an event where Trump later signed an executive order that the White House says 'promotes free speech and religious liberty' and participates in a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 04 May 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order creating an advisory commission on the "integrity" of the US electoral system, which will investigate - among other things - his as yet unsupported claims about massive voter fraud in the November presidential election.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 3:30am
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US President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence (R) arrive at an event where Trump later signed an executive order that the White House says 'promotes free speech and religious liberty' and participates in a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 04 May 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Trump congratulates Macron on French election win

 05/08/2017 - 05:25
Supporters of centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron - who won the presidential runoff on May 7, 2017 - celebrate his victory. EFE/EPA/JULIEN DE ROSA
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Trump, who once congratulated the UK for its decision to quit the European Union, congratulated the new French president, an advocate of Europe. 

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - 4:45am
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Supporters of centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron - who won the presidential runoff on May 7, 2017 - celebrate his victory. EFE/EPA/JULIEN DE ROSA

FBI chief: I felt nauseous to think I could have influenced US election

 05/04/2017 - 04:42
FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on 'Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.' on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 03 May 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

 FBI Director James Comey told senators on Wednesday that he felt "mildly nauseous" thinking that his investigation of Hillary Clinton could have influenced the 2016 presidential election, but he strongly defended his decision to reopen the probe when there were just 11 days left before the vote.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 4:30am
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FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on 'Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.' on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 03 May 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

[OP-ED]: On North Korea: Bluster in search of strategy

 04/24/2017 - 10:32
A U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance plane landed at the US air base in Osan, south of Seoul (South Korea) after completing a mission on the eve of the anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Army. Concern over the possibility of North Korea holding a sixth nuclear test on the occasion of the anniversary is growing. EFE
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Every American administration takes a while to settle into a basic approach to the world. President Trump’s team has had a rockier start than most, with many important positions in every key agency still unfilled.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:15am
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A U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance plane landed at the US air base in Osan, south of Seoul (South Korea) after completing a mission on the eve of the anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Army. Concern over the possibility of North Korea holding a sixth nuclear test on the occasion of the anniversary is growing. EFE

Tillerson attacks Iran nuclear deal and vows a "comprehensive review"

 04/20/2017 - 05:14
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on April 19 said the Iran nuclear deal “really does not achieve” its goal of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
In the photo, Tillerson speaks at the US-Saudi Arabia CEO Summit at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, USA, 19 April 2017. EPA/TASOS KATOPODIS
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Secretary of state toughened his tone with Iran and said it will launch a review of a 2015 nuclear agreement that "really does not achieve"  its goal

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5:00am
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on April 19 said the Iran nuclear deal “really does not achieve” its goal of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

In the photo, Tillerson speaks at the US-Saudi Arabia CEO Summit at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, USA, 19 April 2017. EPA/TASOS KATOPODIS

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