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US director of national intelligence at time of presidential campaign denies Trump Tower was wire-tapped

The director of national intelligence at the time of the US election has denied there was any wire-tapping of Donald Trump or his campaign. James Clapper also told NBC that he knew of no court order to allow monitoring of

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Trump says Obama wiretapped him during campaign; gives no evidence

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping him in October during the late stages of the presidential election campaign, but offered no evidence to support the allegation. “How low has President Obama gone to

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Under fire, Trump’s attorney general removes himself from campaign probes

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday he would stay out of any probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election but maintained he did nothing wrong by failing to disclose he met last year with Russia’s

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Wall Street to open flat as investors await Trump’s speech

U.S. stocks dipped Tuesday morning, pulled lower by financial and consumer discretionary names, and as investors focused on President Donald Trump’s first speech to a joint session of Congress. Trump’s promises of tax reform, infrastructure spending and simpler regulations have

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Mexico warns it will end NAFTA talks if U.S. proposes tariffs – Bbg

Mexico’s economy minister Ildefonso Guajardo warned that his country will break off negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if the United States were to propose tariffs on products from Mexico, Bloomberg reported on Monday. “The moment that they

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Trump budget plan will not cut Social Security, Medicare

U.S. President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal will spare big social welfare programs such as Social Security and Medicare from any cuts, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in an interview broadcast on Sunday. Mnuchin said Trump would use a major

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Clinton rigged Democratic Party’s chairmanship election – Trump

President Donald Trump has accused his fiercest rival at the Nov. 8 presidential election, Democratic Hillary Clinton, of rigging Saturday’s chairmanship election of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Democrats on Saturday elected Clinton’s long-time ally, Mr Tom Perez, as Chairman

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How to avoid Trump’s immigration trap: Nigerians in US advised

Some Nigerians in the U.S. have expressed concerns over the controversial Executive Order expected to be rolled out this week by President Donald Trump to restrict citizens from certain countries and also put in place stringent measures against all categories

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Groups to sensitise Nigerians on Trump’s travel ban Saturday

The Nigerian Lawyers Association and the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians, two influential Nigerian community associations in the U.S, will on Saturday hold two information sessions on the U.S. travel ban.   The information session would be held via

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Trump attacks FBI on leakers of Russia reports: ‘FIND NOW’

U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the FBI on Friday for failing to stop leaks of national security information to the media and directed the agency to find those who pass on classified information. Trump’s comments come amid media reports saying

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