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Trump now says he misspoke in front of Putin

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MNA International Desk: US president Donald Trump on Tuesday moved to limit the damage from his summit with Vladimir Putin, claiming he misspoke in appearing to accept the Russian leader’s denial of election meddling-in a rebuke to US intelligence chiefs. At their meeting in Helsinki on Monday, Trump failed to challenge Putin over the 2016 presidential election, seeming to accept at face value the strongman’s denial that Moscow interfered in a bid to undermine Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. But faced with outrage at home, with even some of his political allies demanding that he reverse course, Trump-in an extraordinary postscript ...

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Trump, Kim enter wider talks ending one-on-one meeting

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MNA International Desk: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un entered wider talks attended by their top leaders in Singapore, after ending a 41-minute one-on-one meeting on Tuesday. Kim and Trump shook hands and smiled cautiously as they met. The two men will look for ways to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula. “Working together we will get it taken care of,” Trump told Kim at the start of the wider meeting. “We will solve it.” Should they succeed in making a diplomatic breakthrough, it could bring lasting change to the security landscape of ...

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US to rejoin TPP if terms improved: Trump

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MNA Business Desk: US president Donald Trump said the United States would only join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a multinational trade deal his administration walked away from last year, if it offered “substantially better” terms than those provided under previous negotiations. His comments, made on Twitter late Thursday, came only hours after he had unexpectedly indicated the United States might rejoin the landmark pact, and amid heightened volatility in financial markets as Washington locked horns with China in a bitter trade dispute. Trump had told Republican senators earlier in the day that he had asked United States Trade Representative ...

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US to stand by BD in resolving Rohingya crisis

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MNA Exclusive Desk: Visiting Deputy Assistant to the US President and Senior Director for South and Central Asia at the National Security Council Lisa Curtis today said the USA will remain with and stand by Bangladesh in resolving the Rohingya crisis. She made the vow while held a meeting with Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, MP, at the latter’s office this morning, reported news agency. The Donald Trump’s aide said the USA offers further assistance to deal with the upcoming challenges, especially when the monsoon is approaching soon. During the meeting, she shared her experience of visiting Cox’s ...

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Woman seeks docs on Trump’s misconduct

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MNA International Desk: A woman who has said that US president Donald Trump groped her during a 2007 meeting has subpoenaed his presidential campaign for any documents concerning similar allegations, according to a subpoena filed in New York State Supreme Court. Summer Zervos, a former contestant on Trump’s reality TV show “The Apprentice,” sought all documents from his campaign pertaining to “any woman alleging that Donald J. Trump touched her inappropriately,” identifying nine by name, the subpoena said. Trump has denied Zervos’ accusation in the past. On Monday, asked about the subpoena at an impromptu White House news conference, Trump ...

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Trump 45th U.S. President; Hillary concedes defeat

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MNA Editorial Desk: Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States after Hillary Clinton called him to concede in one of the most divisive elections in modern US history. The Republican nominee won on Wednesday after capturing Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes, putting him over the 270 threshold. Mr. Trump addresses a gathering at Trump Towers. “I congratulated Hillary for a hard fought campaign; we owe her a debt of gratitude. Time to bind the wounds, come together,” he says. He says it’s “time for us to come together,” pledges to be president “for all Americans.” He ...

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