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Pentagon chief seeks to reassure Nato over US troop plans

26/06/2020

The US Defence Secretary has sought to reassure allies at Nato that Washington will consult them on any future troop movements, after President Donald Trump surprised the military alliance by announcing the withdrawal of thousands of personnel from Germany.

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Trump takes stock after rally embarrassment

22/06/2020

Donald Trump’s weekend rally in Oklahoma highlighted growing vulnerabilities in his campaign, despite it being designed to show strength and enthusiasm heading into the critical final months before the presidential election.

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Romney casts doubt on backing Trump for election

09/06/2020

Utah senator Mitt Romney has become the latest prominent Republican to cast doubt on his support for President Donald Trump’s re-election, saying he would “stay quiet” about who he will support in November.

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Trump fires critical State Department watchdog

16/05/2020

US President Donald Trump has fired the State Department’s inspector general, an Obama administration appointee whose office was critical of alleged political bias in the department’s management.

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New $3 trillion US relief bill passes first stage

16/05/2020

Democrats pushed a massive three trillion dollar (£2.48 trillion) coronavirus relief bill through the US House of Representatives on Friday, an election-year measure designed to fortify a US economy in freefall and a health care system struggling to contain the pandemic crisis.

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US-Iran tensions flare again

23/04/2020

Tensions between Washington and Tehran flared anew on Wednesday as Iran’s Revolutionary Guard conducted a space launch that could advance the country’s long-range missile program, and President Donald Trump threatened to “shoot down and destroy” any Iranian gunboats that harass Navy ships.