US Democrats pick Perez to lead party against Trump

By Justin Mitchell ATLANTA, Feb 26 : US Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as chairman on Saturday, choosing a veteran of the Obama administration to lead the daunting task of rebuilding the party and heading the opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. Members of the Democratic National Committee, the administrative and fundraising arm […]

Mexico warns of tariffs, spurns US aid under review by Trump

By Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY, Feb 25 : An emboldened Mexico hardened its opposition to President Donald Trump by saying it would retaliate if the United States imposed a border tax and that it can afford to lose financial aid that might be pulled to pay for a border wall. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray […]

White House bars some news organizations from briefing

By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON, Feb 25 : The White House excluded several major US news organizations, including some it has criticized, from an off-camera briefing held by the White House press secretary. Reporters for CNN, The New York Times, Politico, The Los Angeles Times and BuzzFeed were not allowed into the session in the office […]

Mexico warns of tariffs, spurns US aid under review by Trump

By Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY, Feb 25 : An emboldened Mexico hardened its opposition to President Donald Trump today by saying it would retaliate if the United States imposed a border tax and that it can afford to lose financial aid that might be pulled to pay for a border wall. Foreign Minister Luis […]

White House bars some news organizations from briefing

By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON, Feb 25 : The White House excluded several major US news organizations, including some it has openly criticized, from an off-camera briefing held by the White House press secretary today, representatives of the organizations said. Reporters for CNN, The New York Times, Politico, The Los Angeles Times and BuzzFeed were not […]

In push to reclaim Raqqa, Trump’s choices range from bad to worse

By Phil Stewart and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON, Feb 25 : US President Donald Trump’s push against Islamic State in Syria could present him with an unenviable choice: Alienate NATO ally Turkey by relying on Kurdish fighters or adopt a plan that may slow the assault and require many more US combat forces. The objective of […]