Trump praises Chinese president extending tenure ‘for life’

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, March 4 : U.S. President Donald Trump praised Chinese President Xi Jinping Saturday after the ruling Communist party announced it was eliminating the two-term limit for the presidency, paving the way for Xi to serve indefinitely, according to audio aired by CNN. “He’s now president for life, president for life. And […]

Asia fears trade war after Trump plans hefty steel, aluminium tariffs

By Jane Chung and Tom Westbrook SEOUL/SYDNEY Mar 2 : U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned tariffs on steel and aluminium will distort global trade and cost jobs, Australia’s trade minister said on Friday, highlighting the risk of retaliatory measures as Asian exporters sought more detail on the plans. Fears of an escalating trade war hit […]

Trump urges prison reform, not sentencing overhaul after pushback

By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON, Feb 28 : The White House on Tuesday urged U.S. lawmakers to move ahead with legislation to help prisoners prepare for life after release, but stopped short of calling for broader reforms such as changing mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes. Arguing that a wider overhaul lacks congressional support, the Trump […]

Former Trump campaign aide set to plead guilty in Russia probe

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, Feb 23 : A former senior official in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, Rick Gates, will plead guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, according to court documents, in a sign he will likely cooperate with a federal probe into Russia’s role in the […]

US students protest over gun laws, Trump considers arming teachers

By Jeff Mason and Zachary Fagenson WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb 22 : Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, while President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers as a way to stop more U.S. rampages. The unprecedented lobbying effort by […]