Senate seat: Concede defeat, Trump tells Republican Moore

Senate seat: Concede defeat, Trump tells Republican Moore Contrary to expectation, U.S. President Donald Trump has urged his party member Roy Moore to concede defeat in the Alabama Senate race he lost to Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday following a bruising campaign. Trump told reporters at the White House, “I think he should concede. I want to support the person running. We need the seat. We’d like to have the seat.” The U.S. president backed the controversial Moore, who was dogged by allegations that he made sexual advances on girls…

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Trump ignites Arab fury over Jerusalem

Trump ignites Arab fury over Jerusalem Arabs have denounced as a slap in the face, President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a tectonic shift in US policy for the past decades. In a speech at the White House, Trump said his administration would begin a process of moving the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which is expected to take years. The status of Jerusalem — home to sites holy to the Muslim, Jewish and Christian religions — is one of the…

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Breaking: Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Breaking: Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israeli capital The United States has recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will begin the process of moving its embassy there, US President Donald Trump said Wednesday, marking a major shift in US policy that observers fear could inflame regional tensions. “I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” Trump said. Trump stressed that he still seeks peace between the Israelis and Palestinians and would still support a two-state solution as part of a lasting…

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“Think before tweeting” – Obama advises Trump and others

“Think before tweeting” – Obama advises Trump and others Former US president Barack Obama has warned leaders to think before tweeting, saying that the  social media tools such as  Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are leading to “snap judgments to complex issues”. Obama at a New Delhi symposium in India on Friday, was repeatedly asked about his successor, President Donald Trump, who is a frequent user of Twitter. But Obama stuck to a general warning to all high-profile figures to take care. “I think it’s important to be mindful of both…

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Trump hosts Buhari, others in White House

President Muhammadu Buhari and some other African leaders were on Wednesday hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump. The working lunch for the African leaders is on the side-lines of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York. Trump, who said he was greatly honoured to host the lunch, which took place at the New York Palace Hotel, described African leaders as “partners for promoting prosperity and peace. “I’m greatly honoured to be joined by leaders of Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Namibia, Senegal, Uganda and South Africa. In particular,…

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