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Canada, U.S. join forces on tackling border asylum-seekers


Canadian and U.S. officials are working on a plan to tackle asylum seekers crossing into Canada illegally, with American officials keen to discover how they entered the United States in the first place, said a source familiar with the matter.

Trump touts support for NATO, but expansion languishes in Senate


In his first major speech to Congress on Tuesday, President Donald Trump assured U.S. allies that he is committed to NATO, but some of his fellow Republicans have been blocking a Senate vote to expand the alliance for months.

Trump praised for more measured speech, but Congress wants details


Donald Trump's muted prime-time address to Congress got positive reviews on Wednesday, but numerous questions remained about the details and costs of his ambitious agenda.

Will Trump break record for most litigious president in U.S. history?


Newly elected U.S. President Donald Trump was to rewrite the American political playbook by engaging the legal system more than any president in U.S. History, analysts predicted.

Barack, Michelle Obama sign bumper book deal


Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to publish their memoirs with New York-based Penguin Random House, in a coveted contract reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars.

Trump promises 'renewal of the American spirit'


President Donald Trump pledged a "renewal of the American spirit", as he tempered his most inflammatory rhetoric while fleshing out his nationalist agenda during a landmark speech to Congress.

New Trump immigration order will remove Iraq from list of banned countries: AP


President Donald Trump's new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S. travel ban, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed U.S. officials.

Trump intelligence nominee supports probes on Russian interference


President Donald Trump's nominee to be the director of national intelligence pledged on Tuesday to support thorough investigation of any Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, seeking to reassure lawmakers worried that partisan politics might interfere with a probe.

Russia, China veto UN resolution on Syria sanctions


Russia and China on Tuesday vetoed a Western-backed UN resolution that would have imposed sanctions on Syria over chemical weapons use, in the first clash at the Security Council since US President Donald Trump took office.

Trump seeks reboot in first address to Congress


Donald Trump delivers his highly-anticipated maiden speech to Congress Tuesday seeking to reframe his young presidency amid growing calls from lawmakers for clarity about his policy proposals, from healthcare and economic plans to increased defense spending.