Iran rejects Trump offer of talks as “humiliation”, without value

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON, July 31 : Senior Iranian officials on Tuesday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s offer of talks without preconditions as worthless and “a humiliation” after he acted to reimpose sanctions on Tehran following his withdrawal from a landmark nuclear deal. Separately, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Trump’s repudiation of the accord reached […]

Trump hails growth as one-offs and consumers boost economy

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, July 28 : The U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in nearly four years in the second quarter as consumers boosted spending and farmers rushed shipments of soybeans to China to beat retaliatory trade tariffs before they took effect in early July. President Donald Trump, who ahead of Friday’s release […]

Trump denies wrongdoing, says lawyer’s tape ‘perhaps illegal’

By David Brunnstrom and Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON, July 21 : U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday denied any wrongdoing a day after reports that his onetime attorney Michael Cohen had recorded them both discussing buying the rights to a story by a woman who said she had an affair with Trump. The president said in […]

Trump on Putin meeting: it wasn’t all rosy

By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON, July 20 : U.S. President Donald Trump defended his efforts to build a relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview broadcast on Friday, having invited the Russian leader for a second meeting despite an uproar over their first. Trump’s administration has sought to control the damage from their private […]

Trump on Putin meeting: it wasn’t all rosy

By Doina Chiacu Washington , July 20 : US President Donald Trump defended his efforts to build a relationship with Vladimir Putin in an interview broadcast today after he invited the Russian leader for a second meeting in the midst of an uproar over their first. Trump’s administration has sought to control the damage from […]