Trump says US will withdraw from nuclear arms treaty with Russia | World news

Donald Trump has confirmed the US will leave an arms control treaty with Russia dating from the cold war that has kept nuclear missiles out of Europe for three decades. “We’ll have to develop those weapons,” the president told reporters in Nevada after a rally. “We’re going to terminate the agreement and we’re going to …

‘Good first steps’: Trump welcomes Saudi arrests in Khashoggi case – video | World news

Speaking at Luke air force base in Arizona, the US president welcomed an admission from the Saudi government that Jamal Khashoggi was dead. He said that arrests of a number of high-ranking Saudi officials were ‘good first steps’ but he would prefer retribution would not include cancelling weapon contracts with the kingdom Source Link

Trump says it appears Khashoggi is dead and consequences may be ‘severe’ | World news

Donald Trump has said he presumes that Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and said the consequences for Saudi Arabia could be “very severe” if its leaders are found to have ordered the dissident journalist’s killing. Trump made the remarks after being briefed on the investigation by his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, on Pompeo’s return from …

US denies giving Saudis ‘benefit of doubt’ over Jamal Khashoggi case | World news

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has denied giving the Saudi regime the “benefit of the doubt” over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi and claimed that the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was satisfied with Saudi cooperation in the investigation. But Pompeo made clear that the Trump administration would take commercial ties and Saudi …

‘Most cruel of cruelties’: father and son separated under Trump policy to be reunited | US news

A federal judge has ordered the immediate reunification of an asylum-seeking father and his two-year old son, who have been separated for nearly six months under Donald Trump’s family separation policy. “It’s the most cruel of all cruelties to separate a child from his father when there is no basis,” said New York southern district …

We need a tax police. And it should go after the likes of Donald Trump | David Cay Johnston | Opinion

When the New York Times exposed decades of tax cheating and “outright fraud” by the sitting president, it prompted people to ask important questions about the corrupt practices of the Trump family. The answers are central to the future of America. Where was the Internal Revenue Service? How did the Trumps get away with decades …

World stock markets dive as Trump attacks ‘crazy’ US rate hikes | Business

A jittery, volatile week on global financial markets has burst into a frenzy of selling, triggered by heavy losses on Wall Street and comments by Donald Trump describing US interest rate hikes as “crazy”. The Nikkei index in Tokyo fell by almost 4% on Thursday, while in Hong Kong the index was down 3.25% and …

Democrats denounce ‘deceitful’ Trump claims of Venezuela-style socialism | US news

Democrats have denounced a “deceitful” opinion article by Donald Trump, which claims that the party has embraced Venezuela-style socialism. The president wrote in USA Today, one of the country’s most widely read newspapers, on Wednesday: “The truth is that the centrist Democratic party is dead. The new Democrats are radical socialists who want to model …

Nikki Haley: the latest Trump enabler to ruin her shot at redemption | Richard Wolffe | Opinion

Nikki Haley wants you to know that she’s not quitting her awesome, once-in-a-lifetime job to spend more time with her family. This is a rare thing among those permanently rising stars in the Republican party who just happen to announce their departures ahead of the expected trainwreck of the midterm elections next month. Paul Ryan, …

Nikki Haley resigns as US ambassador to UN, reports say | World news

Nikki Haley has resigned as the US ambassador to the United Nations, according to media reports on Tuesday. The Axios website reported that Donald Trump accepted Haley’s resignation on Tuesday morning after she first raised the issue with the US president at a meeting in the White House last week. No reasons for her resignation …