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What Donald Trump’s Diet Coke habit may be saying about his health

In a world where people are slowly swapping buckets of KFC chicken for homemade acai bowls, there is a man sitting in the White House, drinking 12 Diet Cokes a day. The confession, contained in a New York Times piece, is vaguely reminiscent of Australian radio star Kyle Sandilands, who earlier this year admitted to “drinking Coca Cola like it was water” and who told news.com.au he drank 30 coffees a day.  President Donald Trump drinks up to 12 diet cokes a day.  Photo: Instagram/@realdonaldtrump “I was almost dead last year. My problem was…

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Jerusalem is Israel's capital, says Donald Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has announced that the US now recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, overturning decades of official US policy. Mr Trump described the move as “a long overdue step” to advance the Middle East peace process. The president said the US would support a two-state solution, if approved by both the Israelis and the Palestinians. Ahead of the decision, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned of “dangerous consequences”. Latest updates Speaking at the White House, Mr Trump said he had…

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Delete your Twitter – UK MPs tell Donald Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device UK MPs have attacked Donald Trump’s sharing of far-right posts, accusing him of fuelling hate and calling for a planned state visit to be cancelled. One Tory MP said the world would be “a better place” if Prime Minister Theresa May could persuade the US president to delete his Twitter account. The US president retweeted three videos posted by a British far-right group. When Mrs May said he had been “wrong” to do so he said she should focus on combating terrorism in…

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Donald Trump's 'Spitting Image' to go on show

A rubber caricature of US President Donald Trump designed by one of the creators of Spitting Image is to go on show for the first time. The show’s co-creator Roger Law said he was approached by US network NBC about rebooting the show. The American spin-off is expected to be penned by US writers, although the puppets will be made in the UK. Law’s Trump puppet will go on display in Norwich as part of a retrospective of the artist’s work. Mr Law said about Donald Trump getting the Spitting…

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Donald Trump warns North Korea: 'Do not try us'

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has issued a blunt warning to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un in an address to South Korea’s parliament. “Do not underestimate us. Do not try us,” he said, while also condemning the “dark fantasy” of life in the North. He addressed Mr Kim saying “the weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer”, and urged other nations to join forces to stop Pyongyang. The US leader is in South Korea as part of a five-nation tour of Asia….

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Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe’s Excellent Adventure

On Tuesday, Donald Trump concluded a three-day visit to Japan, inaugurating his Administration’s first official tour of Asia since Trump took office. It was no accident that the event kicked off at a Japanese country club. Shinzo Abe is one of the few world leaders to enjoy a close rapport with the U.S. President, cultivated through carefully observing and catering to his tastes. After a round on the links, the Prime Minister and President retreated to the clubhouse for hamburgers, where Abe proudly unveiled a gift for Trump and his…

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Donald Trump arrives in S Korea with focus on Pyongyang

US President Donald Trump has landed in South Korea, with the North’s nuclear ambitions high on his agenda. He flew in from Tokyo, after saying on Monday that Japan could shoot down Pyongyang’s missiles with US equipment. Trade will also be a key focus for Mr Trump, who wants fresh terms for the US-South Korea free trade agreement. He will meet President Moon Jae-in, US troops, and local politicians. Mr Trump is currently on a five-nation tour of Asia, his first as president. Prior to his departure for South Korea,…

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