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    Trump, Mexican leader speak to mend rift over wall

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:50am on January 28, 2017

    Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto and US president Donald Trump sought to tone down diplomatic tensions over the Republican's planned border wall on Friday, agreeing...

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    Trump and May 'committed' to NATO

    BBC | Updated at 08:25am on January 28, 2017

    US president Donald Trump and British prime minister Theresa May have reaffirmed their commitment to the NATO alliance after White House talks...

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    Trump orders strict new refugee screening, citing terrorists

    Associated Press | Updated at 08:15am on January 28, 2017

    Setting a hard-line tone on national security, president Donald Trump on Friday suspended the nation's refugee programme for four months, aiming to keep ‘radical Islamic...

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    UN food agency hopes for continued US funding

    Agence France-Presse . Maiduguri | Updated at 12:37am on January 28, 2017

    The head of the World Food Programme said she was hopeful of continued US funding for the organisation, despite reports that Washington was mulling heavy...

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    Several senior US State Department officials leave posts

    Reuters | Updated at 01:59pm on January 27, 2017

    The Trump administration has accepted the resignations of two top State Department officials effective on Friday, a step entirely within the...

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    Trump’s aide lambasts US media as ‘opposition party’

    BBC | Updated at 01:18pm on January 27, 2017

    President Donald Trump’s chief strategist has described US mainstream media as ‘the opposition party’, saying it should ‘keep its...

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    Mexico condemns US border wall tax plan

    BBC | Updated at 09:15am on January 27, 2017

    Mexico has condemned a US suggestion that it may impose a 20 per cent tax on Mexican imports to pay for president Donald Trump’s planned...

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    UK publishes draft bill on triggering Brexit

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:48am on January 27, 2017

    Britain’s government on Thursday published a draft law that would authorise prime minister Theresa May to begin the procedure for leaving the European Union in...

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    Trump may restrict refugees, Muslim visitors

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:31am on January 27, 2017

    President Donald Trump is reportedly poised on Thursday to suspend the US refugee programme for four months and halt visas for travellers from seven Muslim...

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    Mexico says it will not pay for Trump border wall

    BBC | Updated at 03:56pm on January 26, 2017

    Mexico will not pay for Donald Trump's border wall, the country's president has said in a message to the nation...

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