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Donald Trump's rocky first month

It has been a turbulent month since Donald Trump took charge as the 45th US President on the 20th January.

It has been a turbulent month since Donald Trump took charge as the 45th US President on the 20th January.

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How to survive the Trump era

By Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor at Columbia University and Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute In barely a month, US President

By Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor at Columbia University and Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute In barely a month, US President

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Unilever shares drop on Kraft withdrawal

Shares in Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group Unilever fell after US rival Kraft Heinz Co abruptly abandoned its surprise takeover proposal.

Shares in Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group Unilever fell after US rival Kraft Heinz Co abruptly abandoned its surprise takeover proposal.

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Flows of major weapons 'highest since Cold War'

The import and export of major weapons is at its highest global level since the end of the Cold War, a new report has claimed.

The import and export of major weapons is at its highest global level since the end of the Cold War, a new report has claimed.

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Parliamentary debate on Trump's state visit to UK nears

British Prime Minister Theresa May surprised many by inviting President Donald Trump on a state visit to Britain and was the first world leader to visit him in Washington.

British Prime Minister Theresa May surprised many by inviting President Donald Trump on a state visit to Britain and was the first world leader to visit him in Washington.

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Trump re-launches attack on media at Florida rally

At an election campaign-style rally in Florida, US President Donald Trump once more lambastes the so-called dishonest media.

At an election campaign-style rally in Florida, US President Donald Trump once more lambastes the so-called dishonest media.

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'Weather Bomb' mega-storm hits California

A colossal storm has been causing mayhem in California, with torrential rain, flash floods, strong winds and… sinkholes.

A colossal storm has been causing mayhem in California, with torrential rain, flash floods, strong winds and… sinkholes.

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US Vice President Pence seeks to reassure Transatlantic allies

Addressing the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, US Vice President Mike Pence has sought to assure allies that Donald Trump’s administration will back NATO and stand with…

Addressing the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, US Vice President Mike Pence has sought to assure allies that Donald Trump’s administration will back NATO and stand with…

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Embattled Trump scrambles to find new national security advisor

With his National Security Council in disarray and without leadership, US President Donald Trump is back at the drawing board four weeks after taking office.

With his National Security Council in disarray and without leadership, US President Donald Trump is back at the drawing board four weeks after taking office.

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Unilever says Kraft Heinz is biting off more than it can chew

Household goods firm Unilever firmly rejects a surprise takeover bid from US food company Kraft Heinz saying it has no financial or strategic merit.

Household goods firm Unilever firmly rejects a surprise takeover bid from US food company Kraft Heinz saying it has no financial or strategic merit.

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Taming cobras and drinking their blood, marines learn to survive in the jungle

While the rest of world was celebrating Valentine’s Day on February 14, military personnel from the US and 29 other countries were in Thailand attending the 36th jungle survival exercise ‘Cobra…

While the rest of world was celebrating Valentine’s Day on February 14, military personnel from the US and 29 other countries were in Thailand attending the 36th jungle survival exercise ‘Cobra…

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Unilever rejects US Kraft Heinz merger deal

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever said it has rejected a €134 billion merger offer from US food group Kraft Heinz

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever said it has rejected a €134 billion merger offer from US food group Kraft Heinz

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In blow to Trump, Harward turns down US national security advisor role

Retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward, US President Donald Trump’s latest choice for national security advisor, has turned the position down, a senior White House official has…

Retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward, US President Donald Trump’s latest choice for national security advisor, has turned the position down, a senior White House official has…

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Thousands take part in US 'Day Without Immigrants'

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the US to rally against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the US to rally against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

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Trump defies the courts with new travel ban plan

The US Justice Department says Donald Trump will replace his executive order suspending travel from seven Muslim-majority countries "in the near future".

The US Justice Department says Donald Trump will replace his executive order suspending travel from seven Muslim-majority countries "in the near future".

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German Chancellor Merkel testifies on NSA spy scandal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted to technical and organisational errors pertaining to the 2013 NSA spying scandal, but denies knowing the extent of US-German cooperation in the affair unti

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted to technical and organisational errors pertaining to the 2013 NSA spying scandal, but denies knowing the extent of US-German cooperation in the affair unti

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Poll says Americans deeply divided over Trump's performance

Four tumultuous weeks after Donald Trump took office, the American public’s initial impressions of the new president are strongly felt, deeply polarized and far more negative than positive, according

Four tumultuous weeks after Donald Trump took office, the American public’s initial impressions of the new president are strongly felt, deeply polarized and far more negative than positive, according

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Record numbers of refugees flee to Canada from the United States

Fearing a worsening climate of xenophobia in the wake of a divisive presidential campaign, refugees in the United States are flocking to Canada in growing numbers.

Fearing a worsening climate of xenophobia in the wake of a divisive presidential campaign, refugees in the United States are flocking to Canada in growing numbers.

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Russia and the West: how to avoid an escalation in Europe

By Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor S. Ivanov, Sam Nunn The chasm between Russia and the West appears to be wider now than at any point since

By Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor S. Ivanov, Sam Nunn The chasm between Russia and the West appears to be wider now than at any point since

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Tillerson and Lavrov hold first meeting in Bonn

Russia does not ‘‘interfere in the domestic matters’‘ of other countries, Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.

Russia does not ‘‘interfere in the domestic matters’‘ of other countries, Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.

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USA : "Day Without Immigrants" a country-wide strike

Businesses close their doors in solidarity as thousands strike across US cities protesting President Donald Trump's hard stance on immigration

Businesses close their doors in solidarity as thousands strike across US cities protesting President Donald Trump's hard stance on immigration

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American sharp-shooter Bailey wins surprise biathlon gold

Lowell Bailey produced shock and awe at the World Championships in Austria by storming to victory in the men’s 20km biathlon.

Lowell Bailey produced shock and awe at the World Championships in Austria by storming to victory in the men’s 20km biathlon.

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Palestinians horrified to see state slipping away

President Donald Trump's lack of commitment to a 2-state peace solution between Israel and the Palestinians has dismayed the latter, and raises doubts about their future as a people.

President Donald Trump's lack of commitment to a 2-state peace solution between Israel and the Palestinians has dismayed the latter, and raises doubts about their future as a people.

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Mattis issues ultimatum to NATO over defence spending

US Defence Secretary James Mattis has delivered an ultimatum to NATO – threatening to reduce support for the organisation if members do not honour their military spending…

US Defence Secretary James Mattis has delivered an ultimatum to NATO – threatening to reduce support for the organisation if members do not honour their military spending…

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Tensions rise between Venezuela and the US

Venezuela has taken CNN in Spanish off its airways accusing the US based news channel of distorting the truth.

Venezuela has taken CNN in Spanish off its airways accusing the US based news channel of distorting the truth.