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Donald Trump lobs a grenade from afar into the G7

Donald Trump lobs a grenade from afar into the G7

Finance
FOR a moment, the Group of Seven (G7) leaders attending their annual summit, in a mountain village in Quebec, looked like they had managed to paper over their differences with President Donald Trump and present a united front. They found just the right wording to secure American agreement on matters that never used to be in question, such as supporting democracy, abiding by international-trade rules and fighting terrorism. Even Mr Trump professed himself pleased, calling the summit wonderful and rating his relationships with other leaders as ten out of ten.Yet barely ten minutes after the official communiqué was published, he changed his mind. He tweeted from somewhere over the Pacific, en route to his “mission of peace” in Singapore with Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s...
Donald Trump thanks Kanye West for poll boost

Donald Trump thanks Kanye West for poll boost

Entertainment
Donald Trump has credited the rapper with doubling his African-American approval rating, saying: "Kanye West must have some power!"The US president was addressing the annual National Rifle Association convention when he made reference to West's controversial support for him.He made the comments in a patriotic speech in Dallas, Texas, in which he defended the American peoples' right to bear arms.Before turning to the issue of gun ownership, he said: "African-American unemployment has reached another all-time-in-history record low."And by the way, Kanye West must have some power, because, you probably saw, I doubled my African-American poll numbers. We went from 11 to 22 in one week."Thank you Kanye, thank you!my MAGA hat is signed 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/DrDHJybS8V— K
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....