‘Rogue’ White House staff Twitter account alleges concerning actions by Donald Trump and encourages followers to ‘resist’

Following President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a number of accounts dedicated to revealing the ‘real’ Donald Trump have emerged. Photos / AP, Twitter It appears Twitter has become a double-edged sword for President Trump. His own account spearheaded his political campaign, but following his inauguration, a number of accounts dedicated to revealing the “real” Donald Trump […]

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US President Donald Trump travel ban punishes those fighting terrorism, says Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says a controversial decision by the administration of US President Donald Trump to restrict arrivals from Iraq punishes people who are “fighting terrorism.” The premier said on Tuesday that the ban, which prevents Iraqis, along with citizens from six other Muslim-majority countries, from entering the United States, punishes those people […]

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Turkey arrests 2 more pro-Kurdish MPs ahead of referendum

This file photo shows the co-chairman of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democracy Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas. (Photo by AFP) Turkish authorities have detained two lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in the latest move against party members ahead of a referendum on constitutional amendment. The HDP’s official spokesman Ayhan Bilgen and another lawmaker representing […]

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UN expert warns US President Donald Trump reviving torture ‘catastrophic’

United Nations Special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer speaks during a press conference in Ankara, on December 2, 2016. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations’ top torture expert has warned US President Donald Trump that reinstating waterboarding and other torture techniques for interrogating terror suspects would have catastrophic global consequences. “If the new administration were to revive […]

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European Council slams Washington’s ‘worrying’ statements

European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. (File photo) The European Council president has criticized “worrying” statements by the US administration under President Donald Trump, describing Washington’s new stances as threatening. In a Tuesday letter to EU leaders ahead of a summit in Malta, Donald Tusk urged the bloc’s members to […]

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