Bill Gates: ‘Trump could be persuaded’ on US foreign aid spending

Microsoft founder says president has been influenced on value of soft power in exclusive interview on launch of global report Donald Trump is open-minded about policies and might be persuaded on foreign aid, Bill Gates has said in an exclusive interview with the Guardian. The billionaire philanthropist said President Trump…

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Trump falsely claims Hurricane Maria death toll was made up by Democrats

Despite evidence showing nearly 3,000 people were killed, US president tweets that figure is scheme to make me look bad Donald Trump has falsely claimed that 3,000 people did not die in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, and said the number was made up by the Democratic party to make…

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Michael Cohen hit with subpoena in case alleging Trump charity violations

Trumps longtime lawyer could provide valuable testimony in New Yorks investigation into charity A day after telling a federal court that Donald Trump directed him to violate campaign finance laws, Michael Cohen was hit with a subpoena in a separate investigation in New York state of Trumps charitable foundation. The…

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Michael Cohen under investigation for $20m bank fraud report

Federal investigators are considering filing charges by the end of August on Donald Trumps former right-hand man Michael Cohen, Donald Trumps former lawyer and right-hand-man, reportedly faces a federal investigation into possible bank and tax fraud relating to more than $20m in loans. The New York Times released to the…

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Trump rage-tweets Google alleging search bias

While several tech giants have found themselves in President Trump’s crosshairs since he took office, he has just unleashed what looks to be his most sustained attack on Google to date — firing off a couple of tweets at ~5.30am Washington DC time to rail against what he claims is…

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Trump admits son met Russian in 2016 for information on Clinton

Trumps remarks come as one of his lawyers warns special counsel against trying to force president to be interviewed Donald Trump has admitted for the first time that his son met a Kremlin-connected lawyer in 2016 to collect information about Hillary Clinton, but insists the meeting was legal. In one…

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Trump threatens government shutdown over immigration

Federal government has already shut down twice in 2018 but president tweets demand for Democratic co-operation Donald Trump said on Sunday he would allow the federal government to shut down if Democrats refuse to back major changes to tweeted, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch &…

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What Robert Mueller Knowsand 9 Areas He’ll Pursue Next

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein knows what he’s protecting by staying in his job and fighting each day to preserve Mueller’s investigation Zach Gibson/Bloomberg/Getty Images Even those who think they know turn out to be surprised by the scale and specificity of what Mueller knows. Last month, the senior Democrat…

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