Trump to begin renegotiating NAFTA pact soon with Mexico, Canada

By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON, Jan 23 : US President Donald Trump said he plans talks soon with the leaders of Canada and Mexico to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. “We will be starting negotiations having to do with NAFTA,” Trump yesterday said at a swearing-in ceremony for his top White House advisers. […]

Deadly storms kill 16, trigger tornado threat across US South

By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla., Jan 22 : A dangerous weekend weather system has killed at least 16 people in the US South, as Georgia officials today reported a dozen fatalities and severe thunderstorms and tornadoes menaced several states. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared an emergency for seven counties in the south-central part of the […]

White House vows to fight media “tooth and nail” over Trump attacks

By Doina Chiacu and Jason Lange WASHINGTON, Jan 22 : The White House vowed today to fight the news media “tooth and nail” over what it sees as unfair attacks, with a top adviser saying the Trump administration had presented “alternative facts” to counter low inauguration crowd estimates. On his first full day as president, […]

Mexico’s president to meet with Trump amid populist pressure at home

By Michael O’Boyle IXMIQUILPAN, MEXICO, Jan 22 : Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and US President Donald Trump will meet at the end of this month to discuss trade, immigration and security issues, as the Latin American leader faces increased populist pressure at home. Trump’s spokesman Sean Spicer told a news conference on Saturday that […]

In challenge to Trump, women protesters swarm streets across US

By Scott Malone and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON, Jan 22 : Women took to the streets in unexpectedly large numbers in major US cities in mass protests against US President Donald Trump, in an early indication of the strong opposition the newly inaugurated Republican may face in office. Hundreds of thousands of women – many wearing […]

White House accuses media of playing down inauguration crowds

By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Jan 22 : The White House accused the media of framing photographs to understate the crowd that attended Donald Trump’s inauguration, a new jab in a long-running fight between the new president and the news organizations who cover him. In an unusual and fiery statement last night, White […]