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Gates still richest American; Trump poorer by $800 M

MANILA, Philippines – Microsoft founder Bill Gates is still the richest person in America, for the 23rd consecutive year now, with a net worth of $81 billion.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarOct 5th, 2016

American paradox: Deficit widens even as economy grows

WASHINGTON DC, USA – President Donald Trump likes to take credit for the US economy, with historic low unemployment and few signs of rising prices, but his promises that surging growth would pay for massive tax cuts are falling flat. After an initial bounce in 2018 and in the first 3 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2019

New York Times Russia report is virtual treason, Trump says

WASHINGTON DC, USA – US President Donald Trump on Saturday, June 15, accused The New York Times of "a virtual act of treason," after it reported the US is stepping up digital incursions into Russia's electric power grid. Current and former government officials have described the classified deployment of American computer code inside ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2019

Philippines stands out for high confidence in both Trump, Xi — Pew poll

Pew found that 50% of Filipinos have confidence in both the American and Chinese leader......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2019

Trump renews threat against French wine

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump on Monday lashed out at France for unfair tariffs on “great” American wine. Trump, who famously does not drink alcohol, said he would work…READ The post Trump renews threat against French wine appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 11th, 2019

Mexico blocks new caravan of Central American migrants

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico – Authorities blocked a new caravan of Central American migrants Wednesday, June 5, after they entered Mexico bound for the United States, as the government scrambled to dodge President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs over undocumented immigration. Soldiers and police forced hundreds of migrants in the group ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2019

Trump taxes show losses of $1.17 billion over decade – report

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – President Donald Trump's taxes show that he lost $1.17 billion over a decade starting in the mid-1980s, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Trump's apparent losses are greater than nearly any other individual American taxpayer, so much so that he managed to avoid paying income taxes for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2019

Chinese express doubts about US relations under Trump

BEIJING — People in Beijing expressed doubts yesterday about President Donald Trump's ability to steer the US economy and manage China-American relations, un.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

American Miss U bet: Trump deserves support

MANILA, Philippines - The US candidate for the Miss Universe pageant here believes their new president, billionaire Donald Trump, deserves their support......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

LIVE: Inauguration of Donald Trump

American businessman Donald Trump will take office as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

President Trump binati ni Pangulong Duterte

CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Trump! Ito ang mensahe ni Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo matapos ang inagurasyon kay President-elect Donald Trump. “That’s unexpected but overwhelming victory for you. We hope that your administration will be a success because your success or his success is the success of American people,” ayon kay Sec. Panelo. Naniniwala naman ang [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

LIVE: Inauguration of Donald Trump

American businessman Donald Trump will take office as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

10 promises Trump made for his first day

WASHINGTON — Behind in the polls in late October, Donald Trump ventured to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to give American voters a "contract" detailing what he w.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

New US president assumes office today amid protests

A new American president takes his oath of office today in Washington, DC, with the usual inauguration events threatened by protests of all kinds planned by various groups opposing or questioning some position or opinion or plan announced by incoming President Donald Trump during the recent national election......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

China’s richest man warns Trump against trade war

China’s richest man warns Trump against trade war.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Worse than divorce

IN 2015 “the richest 62 people on the planet owned as much wealth as the bottom half of the population” (3.6 billion). One year later, eight men – including Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Bloomberg – shoved 54 others out of the Forbes list. What happened to the 54? How could they have lost so much to just eight guys?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Outgoing CIA chief rips Trump

The outgoing Central Intelligence Agency director charged on Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States, delivering a public lecture to the President-elect that further highlighted the bitter state of Trump’s relations with American intelligence agencies......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Duterte & Kim, World’s richest, Trump | Midday wRap

Duterte & Kim, World’s richest, Trump | Midday wRap.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

‘I think it was Russia’ – CNN News

President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday he believes Russia was responsible for hacking ahead of the election but contemptuously rejected allegations that Moscow mounted a campaign to compromise him. In his first news conference since winning the election, a combative Trump made clear he will not mute his style when he is inaugurated in nine days. He lashed out at media and political foes alike in a bravura performance. The Trump Tower press conference confirmed the President-elect's deep desire to quickly assert power once he's sworn in. He insisted on moving speedily &'8212; too speedily for some Republicans in Congress &'8212; to replace Obamacare. He also pledged swift action on building a wall along the border with Mexico and nominating a new Supreme Court justice. But it's also clear Trump will take office amid persistent questions about his relationship with Russia. While Trump was at the podium, his nominee to become secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, faced tough questions on Capitol Hill about whether the incoming administration will view Russia with sufficient skepticism. At the news conference, Trump finally conceded he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin's intelligence agencies were behind hacks on Democratic computers ahead of the election but argued that wouldn't happen again. &'8220;I think it was Russia,&'8221; Trump said. Putin &'8220;should not be doing it. He won't be doing it. Russia will have much greater respect for our country when I am leading it than when other people have led it.&'8221; Trump, who has vowed to improve relations with Russia despite some Republican opposition, said he did not know if he would get along with Putin and noted it's possible he won't. But he could not resist a swipe at his defeated Democratic election rival, Hillary Clinton. &'8220;Do you honestly believe Hillary would be tougher on Putin than me?&'8221; he asked. He added that Russia is not the only nation that hacks US targets and accused Democrats of not having sufficient cybersecurity programs. The news conference opened with the incoming White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, slamming a &'8220;political witch hunt&'8221; following reports that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Trump. Vice President-elect Mike Pence also criticized the media before introducing Trump, who kept up his criticism of US intelligence. &'8220;I must say that I want to thank a lot of the news organizations here today because they looked at that nonsense that was released by maybe the intelligence agencies,&'8221; Trump said. He said any such move by the agencies would be a &'8220;tremendous blot on their record.&'8221; &'8220;A thing like that should never have been written, it should never have been had and it certainly should have never been released,&'8221; Trump said. The news conference follows exclusive reporting by CNN on Tuesday that classified documents presented last week to President Barack Obama and Trump included the allegations about Russia. The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and drew in part from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible. Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him 01:38 The FBI is investigating the credibility and accuracy of these allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essential details in the memos about Trump. The news conference, delayed from December, was scheduled for Trump to outline how he will address questions about possible conflicts-of-interest related to his vast business empire. Trump appeared beside a large pile of files he claimed were pertinent to the companies that are going to be placed in a trust to be run by his sons. He reiterated that he doesn't plan to release his tax returns, saying they are under audit and don't include relevant information After taking a handful of questions, Trump turned the event over to Sheri Dillon, an attorney who was on hand to discuss Trump's business interests. She said Trump planned to put in place a structure that will &'8220;completely isolate him from the management of the company.&'8221; &'8220;He further instructed that we build in protections that will assure the American people that the decisions that he makes and the actions he takes as President are for their benefit and not to support his financial interests,&'8221; she said. Trump will place all his financial and business assets in a trust, Dillon said. The Trump Organization, meanwhile, will not enter into any new deals abroad and all domestic deals will be subject to a heavy vetting process. The firm will also appoint a new ethics officer, she said. The President-elect has also terminated a number of deals set to close shortly, a step that had cost him millions of dollars, she said. Dillon argued that the decision had been made not to put all Trump's assets in a blind trust or to divest of all his assets because it would be impractical. She also said that Trump should not be forced to destroy the business that he had built up. &'8220;President Trump can't unknow he owns Trump Tower,&'8221; Dillon said, explaining why a blind trust would not be a workable solution to addressing conflicts of interest issues while he is President. Dillon said Trump would take other actions to avoid the appearance of a conflict over the Emoluments Clause [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

US, Mexico could team up and meet FIFA's World Cup need

GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer   ZURICH (AP) — The United States and Mexico could team up and meet FIFA's need for the biggest-ever World Cup in 2026 being staged by the most host nations. Canada has also joined the North American neighbors for informal talks about a three-way bid in a contest that FIFA will complete during American President-elect Donald Trump's first term, according to persons familiar with the talks. They spoke on grounds of anonymity because the talks are confidential. FIFA's decision Tuesday to expand the 2026 tournament — to 48 teams from 32, playing 80 games instead of 64 — increased the chances of co-hosting to share the load. 'In some regions not only does it make more sense, it's the only sense,' said FIFA vice president Victor Montagliani, who leads the Canadian soccer federation. 'I think when more countries share (hosting) it's an opportunity to grow the game.' Asked specifically about a potential three-way bid with the U.S. and Mexico, Montagliani said: 'It's definitely a possibility because the rules now allow for it. 'I also respect the fact that each country has the possibility to put on the World Cup (alone) and I think the discussions will happen quite soon as to what is our region is going to look like at this World Cup as I think it is an opportunity for CONCACAF.' U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati also took part in a unanimous FIFA Council decision. Though Mexico soccer leader Decio de Maria does not sit on FIFA's strategy-setting panel, he was also in Zurich with a top-level delegation from the regional soccer body, known as CONCACAF. The region was already favored to get its first World Cup since the U.S.-hosted 1994 edition, even before Tuesday's expansion decision. It now demands more high-quality training camps, hotels and transport for 48 teams, plus FIFA officials and hundreds of thousands of visiting fans. 'It means the number of countries that can host it without building major infrastructure and stadiums is limited,' said Gulati, adding his board has a 'fundamental decision' whether to bid. The U.S. could go alone, or bid with one or both neighbors. Uniting the U.S. and Mexico could win support from more than 20 Spanish-speaking federations among 211 FIFA members that now choose the World Cup hosts. It should also appeal to FIFA's sense of soccer having a role in society, amid tense cross-border relations caused by Trump's outspoken comments on Mexico. 'Listen, I'm a football guy, I'm not a politician,' said Montagliani, who like Gulati speaks fluent Spanish. 'The only thing I know from afar about Trump is that he's a big sports guy and he's proven that in the past ... so you would hope that football will trump politics. No pun intended.' FIFA typically looks for strong government support, and has it in the next two World Cup host nations Russia and Qatar. Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko is a FIFA Council member and attended Tuesday's meeting. FIFA has allowed co-costing at just one of 22 World Cups from 1930 through 2022, which included Mexico hosting alone in 1970 and '86. FIFA's former leaders later pledged not to repeat their 'two of everything' experience of 2002 in Japan and South Korea. Still, Infantino campaigned for the presidency last year promising an open mind about pan-regional hosting. FIFA's target is May 2020 to choose the 2026 host, though that could change during meetings being held in Bahrain in May. Asked if bidding could be accelerated if only three candidates emerged, and who all wanted to work together, Infantino said: 'It is premature to discuss about it now.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

The World: Trump has economic grace period, despite uncertainties

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump has not yet taken office, but he is already boasting that his election has restored confidence in the American economy, boosted confidence and saved jobs......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 8th, 2017