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Donald Trump embarks on marathon tour of Asia

Donald Trump embarks on marathon tour of Asia

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUS President Donald Trump has embarked on an 11-day trip to Asia during which he will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.It will be the longest tour of Asia by a US president in 25 years.The trip comes at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea over its nuclear programme and missile tests.Mr Trump is expected to show a united front with South Korea and Japan while pressing China to take a stronger line with Pyongyang.President Trump flew first to the US state of Hawaii where he visited the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor - the scene of the 1941 Japanese attack that drew the US into World War Two.He also took part in a briefing at the US Pacific Command.From Hawaii, he and First Lady Melania Trump will head to...
Donald Trump urged not to scrap Daca policy for young immigrants

Donald Trump urged not to scrap Daca policy for young immigrants

World
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has urged US President Donald Trump not to scrap an Obama-era programme that protects young undocumented immigrants.The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) programme provides temporary residency for children brought to the US illegally.It protects hundreds of thousands of so-called "Dreamers" from deportation and provides work and study permits. Mr Trump had previously said that he planned to "terminate" the programme.The White House now says Mr Trump will announce his decision on Tuesday. What is Congress proposing?Mr Ryan urged the president to allow Congress to "work" on the issue.He said that "conversations" had taken place "with the White House" and that Mr Trump also wanted to find "a humane solution to this problem". "There are people th...
American business leaders break with Donald Trump

American business leaders break with Donald Trump

Finance
“I’VE never known it to be an embarrassment for a business leader to be associated with an American president,” declares Max Bazerman of Harvard Business School. Donald Trump, in particular, has positioned himself as a businessman-president, whose corporate acumen would unleash a new era for American business. Investors seemed to believe him—his election prompted a giddy “Trump bump” in the stockmarket—and corporate bosses flocked to his side. This week they fled. For many, it seems as much a clear-eyed business calculation as a moral awakening.Some distanced themselves more quickly than others. The trigger was Mr Trump’s reluctance to condemn neo-Nazis and white supremacists who staged violent protests in Virginia on August 12th. Kenneth Frazier (pictured), chief executive of Merck, a big
Why Twitter won't ban President Donald Trump

Why Twitter won't ban President Donald Trump

Technology
Twitter has made it clear that it won't ban Donald Trump from its service, whether the president follows its rules against harassment or not. That's no surprise: The president's tweets draw attention to the struggling service, even if tweets mocking reporters and rivals undercut Twitter's stated commitment to make the service a welcoming place. The company has been cracking down on accounts that violate its terms, and Trump's critics say he has broken Twitter's rules multiple times. Calls to ban Trump from Twitter, largely by liberal activists, writers and Twitter users, sounded even before he became president. They were renewed recently when the president posted a mock video of him "body slamming" a man whose face was covered by CNN logo. Groups such as the Reporters Committee for Freedo...
Famous birthdays for July 17: Donald Sutherland, Billie Lourd

Famous birthdays for July 17: Donald Sutherland, Billie Lourd

Entertainment
July 17 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer.They include:-- English clergyman/author Isaac Watts in 1674-- Financier John Jacob Astor in 1763-- Mystery writer Erle Stanley Gardner in 1889-- Actor James Cagney in 1899-- TV personality Art Linkletter in 1912-- Comedian Phyllis Diller in 1917 File Photo by Francis Specker/UPI -- Actor Donald Sutherland in 1935 (age 82)-- Actor/singer Diahann Carroll in 1935 (age 82)-- Musician Peter Schickele in 1935 (age 82)-- Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei in 1939 (age 78)-- Rock musician Spencer Davis in 1939 (age 78)-- Basketball Hall of Fame member Connie Hawkins in 1942 (age 75)-- Camilla Parker Bowles in 1947 (age 70)-- Actor Lucie Arnaz in 1951 (age 66)-- Actor David Hasselhoff in 1952 (age 65) File P...