Trump admin makes defeating Islamic terrorism top foreign policy goal

By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON, Jan 20 : The Trump administration will make defeating “radical Islamic terror groups” its top foreign policy goal, according to a statement posted on the White House website moments after Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president. Trump, a Republican, used his inaugural address today to promise to “unite the civilized world […]

Trump trade strategy starts with quitting Asia pact -White House

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, Jan 20 : The new US administration of President Donald Trump said today its trade strategy to protect American jobs would start with withdrawal from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact. A White House statement issued soon after Trump’s inauguration said the United States would also “crack down on those […]

Protesters, police clash in Washington as Trump assumes presidency

By Ian Simpson and Scott Malone WASHINGTON, Jan 20 : Black-clad activists angry about US President Donald Trump’s inauguration smashed store car windows and blocked traffic in Washington today and fought with police in riot gear who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. About 500 people, some wearing masks, marched through the city’s downtown, […]

Trump, sworn in as US president, vows to end ‘American carnage’ in defiant speech

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Jan 20 : Donald Trump took power as the 45th president of the United States today and pledged to end “American carnage” of social and economic woes in an inaugural address that was a populist and nationalist rallying cry. Sketching a bleak vision of a country he said was ravaged by […]

Former President George H.W. Bush watched inaugural from hospital room

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 20 : Former US President George H W Bush, who has spent nearly a week at a Houston hospital where he is being treated for pneumonia, watched the inauguration of President Donald Trump from the intensive care unit, a family spokesman said. Bush, who at 92 is the nation’s […]

‘America First’, Trump declares in challenge to world, taking office

[Washington : President Donald Trump walks with former President Barack Obama as Vice President Mike Pence walks with former Vice President Joe Biden as the Obamas and Bidens depart the East Front of the U.S. Capitol, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 in Washington. /PTI] Washington, Jan 21 : Donald Trump began his presidency on Friday with […]