Steve Bannon is set to return to his previous position at Breitbart News after he was forced to resign from his post Friday as White House chief strategist, the news outlet announced late Friday. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the departure, effective Friday, was “mutually agreed” to by Bannon and Chief of Staff John Kelly. “We are grateful for his service and wish him the best,” Sanders added in a statement.Add your comment!
United States president Trump is dropping plans to create an advisory group on infrastructure, a day after two other business panels were dissolved. The president has faced a backlash from business leaders over his remarks this week on white supremacists.Add your comment!
President Trump has said he is scrapping two business councils after more bosses quit over his handling of violent clashes in Virginia. Business leaders left the White House manufacturing council after the backlash against how he reacted to the far-right rally last weekend.1 comment
United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May has said it is important to condemn far-right views wherever we hear them as she was asked about Donald Trump's response to clashes in the United States. The PM said: I see no equivalence between those who propound fascist views and those who oppose them.1 comment
U.S. President Donald Trump's threat of military intervention in Venezuela was “an act of craziness,” the country's Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said on Friday. Venezuela's foreign ministry was expected to issue a statement on Saturday responding to Trump's comment that “a possible military option” was under consideration for the crisis-racked nation.3 comments
United States president Donald Trump urged the Mexican president to stop publicly saying he would not pay for a proposed border wall, according to transcripts. Mr. Trump admonished Enrique Peña Nieto for publicly denouncing the wall during a 27 January phone call, transcripts obtained by the Washington Post show.
United States president Donald Trump grudgingly signed into law new sanctions against Russia on Wednesday, a move Moscow said amounted to a full-scale trade war and an end to hopes for better ties with the Trump administration. Congress overwhelmingly approved the legislation last week, passing a measure that conflict with the Republican president's desire to improve relations with Moscow.
United States has imposed sanctions on Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, over what it called his illegitimate election of an assembly to rewrite the constitution. All of Maduro's assets in the United States are frozen and Americans are forbidden from doing any business with him.
The United States economy gathered speed in the second quarter of the year, growing at an annualized pace of 2.6%. The pick-up was helped by consumer spending in the quarter expanding at a pace of 2.8%, and businesses stepping up spending on equipment.
President Donald Trump has named General John Kelly, who currently heads the Department of Homeland Security, as his next chief of staff. The announcement, made on Twitter on Friday afternoon, removes Reince Priebus from the role.