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Trump's Jerusalem move: Arab allies attack decision

Media playback is unsupported on your device Arab officials say US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital risks plunging the Middle East into “violence and chaos”. The move ended US neutrality on one of the region’s most sensitive issues. Arab League foreign ministers now say it means the US cannot be relied upon as a broker of Middle East peace. The statement by 22 countries, including close US allies, comes after a third day of violence and protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Israel has…

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Jerusalem: Trump's envoy Haley berates 'outrageous UN hostility'

The US envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has accused the UN of damaging the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The organisation “has outrageously been one of the world’s foremost centres of hostility towards Israel”, she said. Ms Haley was addressing an emergency meeting of the Security Council called after President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. The move has been widely condemned and sparked clashes in the West Bank. A Palestinian man died after Israeli troops shot at people throwing stones…

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Trump's Jerusalem move: US warns against scrapping Abbas talks

The US has warned Palestinians against cancelling talks with Vice-President Mike Pence, after Washington recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. It would be “counterproductive” to scrap talks between Mr Pence and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas planned later this month, the US said. A senior Palestinian official earlier said Mr Pence would not be welcome. President Donald Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem this week reversed decades of US policy on Jerusalem’s status. Media playback is unsupported on your device On Thursday, at least 31 Palestinians were wounded in clashes in the Gaza Strip…

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Jerusalem status: Saudis condemn Trump's announcement

Media playback is unsupported on your device Saudi Arabia has condemned the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, amid growing international criticism of the move. In a statement, the Gulf kingdom said President Donald Trump’s announcement was “unjustified and irresponsible”. But Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu hailed it as “a historic day”. President Trump’s move reversed decades of US policy. The fate of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest issues between Israel and the Palestinians. Eight of the 15 nations who are currently members of the United Nations Security…

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Trump's lawyer says he wrote the president's tweet about Flynn's dismissal

President Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer, John Dowd, says he drafted the president’s Saturday morning tweet that stated he fired former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for lying not only to Vice President Mike Pence but also to the FBI. “I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI,” Trump tweeted at 9:14 a.m. on Saturday. “He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!” Dowd told ABC News…

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Mueller poses 'existential threat' to Trump's presidency: Trump friend Chris Ruddy

President Donald Trump’s friend Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax Media, said Special Counsel Robert Mueller “poses an existential threat to the Trump presidency.” Ruddy, who spoke as part of a roundtable on ABC News’ “This Week” Sunday, said he has talked to the president about the federal probe of Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion by Trump associates. “I’ve spoken to the president quite a bit about it recently,” Ruddy said. “He sees this as, you know, something that is going to go away…

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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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