- August 27, 2016
President Donald Trump is approaching the first symbolic milestone of his presidency, the first 100-day mark which falls on Saturday, April 29. He has signed 66 executive orders, memoranda and presidential proclamations, but the courts have blocked his signature Muslim immigration ban, twice. Republicans in Congress has baulked at supporting his health-care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, and the FBI is investigating Trump campaign ties to Russia, revelations that forced the resignation of his national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Only 22 of the 556 administration appointments requiring Senate confirmation have been filled, according to the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service, and just four in 10 Americans (40%) approve of his performance, a record-low approval rating for a new president
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US President Donald Trump said he did not want to risk his new-found personal relationship with China’s president Xi Jinping
Immigrant groups acknowledged there is some fear among people in the country illegally who are skittish about drawing attention to themselves in visible marches
Le Pen and Trump represent a new breed of politician
On January 31, the websites of Putin’s office and the institute posted a picture and transcript of Reshetnikov and his successor Fradkov meeting with Putin in the Kremlin
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reiterated the Trump administration’s emphasis on defending America against what it sees as unfair trade practices
The president said Friday he spent his first 100 days laying the “foundation” for progress later in his administration, including by building relationships with foreign leaders
‘Trump lost the moment he started making fun of special needs people. How could a person like that be the president of the United States?’
The institute is run by retired senior Russian foreign intelligence officials appointed by Putin’s office
‘We are sending an armada. Very powerful. We have submarines. Very powerful,’ Trump said last week
Are Trump voters getting what they expected?
Defying international pressure, North Korea tried to test-fire another missile in an attempt that failed, but which fuelled fears that it may be preparing for its sixth atomic weapons test
The convoy was carrying at least 5,000 people including civilians and several hundred pro-government fighters, who were granted safe passage out of the two Shi’ite villages which are besieged by rebels
For Trump, dealing with investigations into possible contacts between his campaign associates and the Russian officials, keeping Putin at arm’s length may be the best political play
The decision was expected after President Donald Trump this week reversed himself and said China was not a currency manipulator
The blast hit buses in the Rashidin area on Aleppo’s outskirts, which had been waiting to cross from rebel-held territory into the government-controlled city itself, carrying people evacuated from two Shia villages
The parade, the annual highlight of North Korea’s most important holiday, came amid growing international worries that North Korea may be preparing for its sixth nuclear test or a major missile launch
The April 4 chemical weapons attack that killed more than 80 people in an opposition-held town in northern Syria appears to have completely altered Trump’s calculus, triggering the first direct US airstrike on Assad’s forces in the conflict
How will the US manage the twin crises of Syria and North Korea?