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Donald Trump steps up attacks on Amazon

Donald Trump steps up attacks on Amazon

Technology
President Donald Trump has stepped up his attacks on Amazon, suggesting the online retail giant is ripping off the US Postal Service. The US Post Office would lose $ 1.50 (£1.07) "on average for each package it delivers for Amazon", he tweeted, but supporters of Amazon dispute this. Mr Trump also said the Washington Post newspaper was a "lobbyist" for Amazon. Amazon owner Jeff Bezos also owns the Washington Post, which publishes stories unpalatable to the president. Like most mainstream media, the Post has reported on stories including Special Counsel Robert Mueller's continuing investigation into links between the Trump election campaign and Russia, as well has his alleged relationship with porn star Stormy Daniels. Saturday's edition details how three different legal teams are scrutinis
Donald Trump and the US economy in six charts

Donald Trump and the US economy in six charts

Business
Donald Trump took his place in the White House exactly one year ago. Since then he has repeatedly claimed to be behind a new rise in the American economy. Here, six charts explore his relationship with US growth, the labour market and trade.1. The American economy is growingDonald Trump has spoken of his desire to turbo-charge the US economy to a growth rate of as high as 6%.The latest figures, released by the US Department of Commerce in December, show that it grew at an annual rate of 3.2% in the third quarter of 2017. However, after the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, raised interest rates for the third time in 2017 in December, it is possible growth will slow in the coming months.2. US stocks have had a record runThe Dow Jones Industrial Average - which follows the shares of 30 m...
Donald Trump denies being a racist after reported crude remark

Donald Trump denies being a racist after reported crude remark

World
Media playback is unsupported on your devicePresident Donald Trump has denied that he is racist, after a row broke out over his alleged use of the word "shithole" to describe African nations.Mr Trump reportedly used the term last week during a bipartisan Oval Office meeting on immigration reform.He has now told reporters: "I am not a racist. I'm the least racist person you have ever interviewed."It is the first time the president has responded directly to the racism accusations.He made the denial to White House press pool reporters at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach in Florida on Sunday night.What did the president allegedly say?The row broke out after lawmakers from both parties visited the president on Thursday to work on a proposal for a bipartisan immigration deal....
Famous birthdays for Dec. 31: Donald Trump Jr., Anthony Hopkins

Famous birthdays for Dec. 31: Donald Trump Jr., Anthony Hopkins

Entertainment
Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Capricorn.They include:-- Charles Edward Stuart, Scotland's "Bonnie Prince Charlie," in 1720-- French painter Henri Matisse in 1869-- U.S. Army Gen. George Marshall, formulator of the Marshall Aid Plan for Europe following World War II and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, in 1880-- Songwriter Jule Styne ("Three Coins In the Fountain, "Let It Snow") in 1905-- Saudi King Salman in 1935 (age 82)-- Actor Anthony Hopkins in 1937 (age 80) File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI -- Actor Sarah Miles in 1941 (age 76)-- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Andy Summers (The Police) in 1942 (age 75)-- Actor Ben Kingsley in 1943 (age 74)-- Singer/songwriter John Denver and Rock in 1943-- Roll Hall of Fame member Pete Quaife (The Kinks) in 194...
Sorry, Donald – you didn't win Person of the Year

Sorry, Donald – you didn't win Person of the Year

Entertainment
People who sparked the #MeToo movement by speaking out over sexual harassment have been honoured as Time magazine's Person of the Year.Collectively dubbed the 'Silence Breakers', the men and women are honoured for having the confidence to share stories of their experiences in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.The allegations against the disgraced Hollywood producer prompted the #MeToo movement, which encouraged others to share their experiences on social media.Video:#MeToo march steps on Hollywood starsUS President Donald Trump - who won the 2016 award following his shock election victory over Hillary Clinton - is also cited as a source of inspiration for women to speak out, after he entered the White House despite a recording of him boasting of grabbing women by the p**** being mad...