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TAIPEI: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said a direct phone call with US President Donald Trump could take place again and urged the self-ruled island's political rival China to step up to its global responsibility to keep the peace as a large nation. "We have the opportunity to communicate more directly with the US government," Tsai told Reuters in an exclusive interview on Thursday. "We don't exclude the opportunity to call President Trump himself, but it depends on the needs of the situation and the US government's consideration of regional affairs." The interview was the first since Trump, as US President-elect, took a congratulatory phone call from Tsai in early December. It was the first contact between leaders of the two sides in nearly four decades and he cast doubt on Washington's long-standing policy of acknowledging Beijing's "one China" policy.
Voice Of America
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Why are they making a decision so close to the deadline? Late last year President-elect Donald Trump asked the Republican Congress to delay consideration of the 2017 budget so his new administration could make decisions on funding priorities. Congressional Republican leaders agreed and passed a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government while they discussed those priorities. They gave themselves a deadline of April 28 to complete those priorities, that is when the money appropriated for government spending runs out. Are these debates and compromises unusual? Not recently. The U.S. government has started each of the last eight fiscal years under a CR. Does it matter if it’s a continuing resolution or a budget? A continuing resolution keeps all spending at current levels. A budget allows for cuts or increases that can have a great deal of impact on how government agencies operate.
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On Fridays broadcast of HBOs Real Time, host Bill Maher stated that the Syria conflict was tricky for President Trump because If Trump does the wrong thing, Putin might not re-elect him. And that for Trump the temptation to use his new toys in launching the strike on Syria was too much. Maher said, Now, this is very tricky for Donald Trump, because the Syrian regime, of course, is propped up by Russia, and Russia does not want us bombing there. If Trump does the wrong thing, Putin might not re-elect him. So but, you know what, the temptation to use his new toys was too much. Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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and pleasure can be carried out away from prying eyes. It's now been alleged the chain of islands was used for a secret meeting in January to foster back-channel communication between Russia and then President-elect Donald Trump. A report in the Washington Post quotes anonymous officials from the US, Europe and the Middle East. They say the meeting took place about a week before Trump's inauguration and was set up by the United Arab Emirates. One of the attendees was this man
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Farmers in the U.S. agricultural heartland who helped elect Donald Trump are now pushing his administration to avoid a trade dispute with Mexico, fearing retaliatory tariffs that could hit over $3 billion in U.S. exports. The value of exports at risk is based on a Reuters analysis of a tariff list that Mexico used in a trucking dispute six years ago and that Mexican officials have said could serve as a model if Trump sets new barriers to Mexican goods. Pork producers contacted Trump's transition team soon after the November 8 election to stress that tariff-free access to Mexico has made it their top export market by volume, said John Weber, president of the National Pork Producers Council. The council has sent the administration multiple letters, including one signed in January by 133 agricultural organizations, and is arranging for several hog farmers to fly to Washington next month to talk to officials.
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* Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper: Clapper served as the director of national intelligence under Obama, during the time Trump claimed the president wiretapped him. Clapper said that none of the agencies he oversaw engaged in such activity: For the part of the national security apparatus that I oversaw as DNI, there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the President-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign. * Former President Barack Obama: As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen, Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for Obama, said in a statement. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false. * The British Government: Although Conway said that Trump knew more than the rest of us and therefore would be in a position to know about secret wiretapping, the White House has pointed to media reports ― which are available to everyone ― as evidence for the March 4 tweets.
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TIME - Top Stories
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By the time the play premiered in New York, it had taken on new political relevance. The show opened on Broadway this week amid a debate over President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban , which sought to restrict travel from six majority-Muslim countries and cited the 9/11 attacks as justification. We clearly didnt have a crystal ball. We were telling a story that inspired us, and theres never a bad time to tell a story about human kindness, Hein told TIME. But particularly now, it feels important to us to tell a story about people being welcomed off a plane. Broadway shows have already stepped into politics this year. The cast of Hamilton , which tells the story of American immigrant and founding father Alexander Hamilton, addressed then Vice President-elect Mike Pence when he saw the show in November.
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The State Department declined to comment on the matter and referred inquiries to Exxon. Tillerson resigned as chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. at year end, after then-President-elect Donald Trump picked him to become the nation's chief diplomat. Schneiderman said his investigators found the Wayne Tracker account on about 60 documents but that neither Exxon nor its lawyers ever disclosed that it was used by Tillerson. He said that Exxon has failed to give his office all documents covered by a court order in response to his investigation. Exxon disputed this. "The very fact the attorney general's office has these emails is because they were produced in response to the subpoena,'' Jeffers said in a statement. Tillerson would not be the first chief executive to use an alias in electronic communications. A notable case was John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods Market Inc.
Voice Of America
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The State Department declined to comment on the matter and referred inquiries to Exxon. Tillerson resigned as chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. at year end, after then-President-elect Donald Trump picked him to become the nation's chief diplomat. Schneiderman said his investigators found the Wayne Tracker account on about 60 documents but that neither Exxon nor its lawyers ever disclosed that it was used by Tillerson. He said that Exxon has failed to give his office all documents covered by a court order in response to his investigation. Exxon disputed this. "The very fact the attorney general's office has these emails is because they were produced in response to the subpoena,'' Jeffers said in a statement. Tillerson would not be the first chief executive to use an alias in electronic communications. A notable case was John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods Market Inc.
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Former Goldman Sachs COO Gary Cohn talks on the phone as he waits for the start of a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in New York. (AP/Evan Vucci) Earlier this week, when we discussed Peter Navarro's jarring op-ed in the WSJ in which he alleged that the persistent US trade deficit would put US national security in jeopardy, we said that a better question than what is Navarro's purpose by writing it, is why he is writing it, and does his use of a public forum like the WSJ mean that there is friction between him and Trump camp, especially since in recent weeks it appears that a core pillar of Trump's trade policies, namely the border adjustability, appear to no longer be on the docket of actionable items. As it turns out, that was precisely the correct question , because as the FT reports, a civil war has broken out within the White House over trade, leading to what one official called a fiery meeting in the Oval Office pitting economic nationalists close to Donald Trump against pro-trade moderates from Wall Street.
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Preet Bharara, the high-profile Manhattan federal prosecutor, said he was fired from his role as United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York on Saturday. The move comes, Bharara said via a tweet on Saturday, after he refused to submit a letter of resignation following Attorney General Jeff Sessions' order to all 46 U.S. Attorney holdovers from Barack Obama's administration to step down. I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life, Bharara tweeted. I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life. Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) March 11, 2017 In November, Bharara met with President Donald Trump following his election. Trump, who was then President-elect, asked Bharara to remain in his role as U.
RT USA
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All 46 US prosecutors leftover from the Obama administration have been ordered to resign, including Preet Bharara of Manhattan, who was asked in November by then President-elect Donald Trump about staying on the job. Read Full Article at RT.com