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Bundestag: Merkel is considering trump as a political opponent

BERLIN: US President Donald Trump called Germany's trade and spending policies "very bad " on Tuesday, intensifying a row between the allies and immediately earning himself the moniker "destroyer of Western values" from a leading German politician.



White House communications director stepping down

The briefing also follows news Tuesday morning that White House communications director Michael Dubke has resigned, and there are reports of other possible staffing changes. A Republican consultant, Mr Dubke joined the White House team in February after campaign aide Jason Miller - Mr Trump's original choice for communications director - withdrew from the White House team.


PARIS AGREEMENT Trump says decision will 'make America great again'

PARIS AGREEMENT Trump says decision will 'make America great again'

In a slightly more cautious report , CBS says the president is expected to withdraw from the accord, but has also has discussed with senior White House staff an effort to renegotiate the agreement with an eye to making its provisions less onerous to USA industry.


Trump and Merkel 'get along very well': White House

Trump and Merkel 'get along very well': White House

Merkel told an audience on Sunday, " The times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days ". She said the existing Western alliance had been threatened by the current USA presidency and Brexit , meaning Germany could no longer fully count on its biggest allies.



Blast in Kabul diplomatic kills at least 9

The Taliban later Wednesday issued a statement denying any involvement and condemning all attacks against civilians. A spokesman for Taliban insurgents said he was gathering information. One Afghan security guard was killed and others were likely among the dead, Gabriel said. In a statement released on Twitter , the BCC News Press Team said: "It is great sadness that the BBC can confirm the death of BBC Afghan driver Mohammed Nazir, following the vehicle bomb in Kabul earlier ...


6 foreign fighters killed in Marawi

6 foreign fighters killed in Marawi

A police chief in the southern Philippines says he's safe after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced earlier that the chief had been beheaded. On Friday, Mr Duterte ordered his troops to crush the militants, warning that the country is at a grave risk of "contamination" by the Islamic State group.