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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Donald Trump is unlikely to forgive the laughter of the UN

The US president is accustomed to addressing diehard supporters, so the derision of his fellow leaders came as a surprise Donald Trump is accustomed to addressing diehard supporters at rallies. His press conferences are rare and tightly controlled. So the mirthful reaction to his claims of historic achievements, but he…

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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 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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