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Outspoken general named Trump's top security adviser

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:14:39 -0500

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser, choosing a military officer known for speaking his mind and challenging his superiors.(image)

U.S. conservatives cancel invitation for firebrand commentator

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:02:36 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A leading U.S. conservative conference rescinded its invitation to provocative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos and a publisher canceled his book deal on Monday after old internet videos of him recirculated in which he discusses pedophilia.(image)

EU welcomes Pence assurance of Trump's support

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:16:50 -0500

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured the European Union in Brussels on Monday that the Trump administration will develop their cooperation in trade and security and backs the EU as a partner in its own right.(image)

Trump supports free press but will call out false reports: Pence

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:14:52 -0500

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump believes in a free and independent press but he will not hesitate to point out flawed reporting, the U.S Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday.(image)

Mississippi ports eye Cuba, sign agreements in Havana

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:29:39 -0500

HAVANA (Reuters) - The Mississippi ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport signed agreements in Cuba on Monday with an eye to future business and with a Republican U.S. senator from the state looking on, despite concerns President Donald Trump might backtrack on improved relations.(image)

Trump administration drafts plan to raise asylum bar, speed deportations

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:00:47 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the process.(image)

'CEO' Tillerson faces internal skeptics, crisis-battling White House

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:12:08 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of Rex Tillerson's first directives as U.S. secretary of state was an order to senior staff that his briefing materials not exceed two pages.(image)

Trump baffles Sweden with crime comment, says it was based on TV report

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:44:42 -0500

STOCKHOLM/WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - A day after falsely suggesting there was an immigration-related security incident in Sweden, President Donald Trump said on Sunday his comment was based on a television report he had seen.(image)

Trump's defense chief says has no problems with media

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:23:27 -0500

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday distanced himself from President Donald Trump's assessment of the media as "the enemy of the American people," saying during his first trip to the Middle East that he had no problems with the press.(image)

Back on the campaign trail already, Trump touts promises kept

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:05:10 -0500

MELBOURNE, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, after a rocky first month in office, returned to the campaign trail on Saturday to deliver another attack on the media and tout his White House accomplishments in the friendly and familiar atmosphere of a rally with supporters.(image)