Trump knew weeks ago that ousted top aide Flynn misled White House

Trump knew weeks ago that ousted top aide Flynn misled White House

Just six days into his term, US President Donald Trump was informed that his national security adviser had misled his vice president about contacts with Russia. Trump kept his No. 2 in the dark and waited nearly three weeks before ousting the aide, Michael Flynn, citing a slow but steady erosion of trust, White House […]

Trump discusses Iran threats, White House visit with Israel’s Netanyahu

Trump discusses Iran threats, White House visit with Israel’s Netanyahu

US President Donald Trump Sunday discussed threats from Iran with Benjamin Netanyahu, inviting the Israeli prime minister to visit the White House early next month. The two leaders spoke by telephone and “agreed to continue to closely consult on a range of regional issues, including addressing the threats posed by Iran,” the White House said […]

Obama will not stay silent on ‘core values’ after leaving White House

Obama will not stay silent on ‘core values’ after leaving White House

Outgoing US President Barack Obama vowed not to remain silent when he feels the country’s “core values” are being threatened as he gave his last press conference on Wednesday before turning over the Oval Office to Donald Trump. A president’s farewell news conference is traditionally a mild-mannered ritual, but the rocky handover to president-elect Trump […]

Trump hands senior White House role to son-in-law Kushner

Trump hands senior White House role to son-in-law Kushner

Donald Trump on Monday named son-in-law Jared Kushner as senior White House advisor, rewarding the man widely credited as the brains behind his election but courting serious legal and ethical concerns. The baby-faced real estate developer and magazine publisher who turns 36 on Tuesday, will be the youngest top member of the administration, working closely […]

Obama vows action over Russia election hack as White House say Putin directly involved

Obama vows action over Russia election hack as White House say Putin directly involved

Barack Obama on Thursday said the United States would retaliate against Russian hacking after the White House accused Vladimir Putin of direct involvement in cyberattacks designed to influence the US election. The outgoing US president’s remarks dramatically upped the stakes in a dispute between the world’s leading nuclear powers over interference that may have swayed […]

Obama: Trump set for White House reality check

Obama: Trump set for White House reality check

President Barack Obama cautioned against dire predictions for Donald Trump’s presidency Monday, saying his Republican successor faces a reality check if he tries to enact his most controversial campaign promises. The outgoing Democratic leader made his comments at a wide-ranging news conference before he embarks on a farewell visit to Europe to reassure worried allies […]

Trump selects Priebus as White House chief of staff

Trump selects Priebus as White House chief of staff

President-elect Donald Trump named Republican Party chief Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff and conservative media owner Stephen Bannon as his top presidential strategist, two men who represent opposite ends of the unsettled GOP. In bringing Priebus and Bannon into the White House, Trump is making overtures to both traditional Republican circles and […]

Donald Trump shocks the world to clinch White House

Donald Trump shocks the world to clinch White House

Republican candidate Donald Trump will become the United States’ 45th president after staging a huge upset to beat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Follow all the latest events in this dramatic election in real time on FRANCE 24’s live blog. Trump, a billionaire real estate tycoon, rode a wave of anti-establishment sentiment to claim an improbable […]

Fate of US in voters’ hands’, Obama warns as White House race tightens

Fate of US in voters’ hands’, Obama warns as White House race tightens

The fate of American democracy is in voters’ hands, President Barack Obama warned Wednesday, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s battle for the White House went down to the wire. With six days until the election, the world looked on agog as an uptick in support for Clinton’s 70-year-old Republican rival delighted America’s foes, made […]

Trump campaign rocked as women accuse White House candidate of sexual assault

Trump campaign rocked as women accuse White House candidate of sexual assault

  Newly published accusations that Donald Trump groped or inappropriately kissed women rocked the race for the White House Wednesday, with the Republican nominee angrily denying the reports and his campaign branding them “character assassination.” Claims by four women, whose accounts were reported by The New York Times, The Palm Beach Postand Yahoo News, came […]

White House confirms Kerry to meet Lavrov for Syria peace talks

White House confirms Kerry to meet Lavrov for Syria peace talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russia’s foreign minister in Geneva about a ceasefire deal for Syria, the State Department said on Thursday in a sudden about-face after saying it did not believe a meeting was worthwhile. Less than an hour after the U.S. State Department said it had no travel to announce […]

White House denies Iran ransom payment

White House denies Iran ransom payment

The White House on Wednesday denied renewed accusations that it paid Iran ransom for the release of four American prisoners, parrying a tidal wave of condemnations from Republicans. Amid revelations that the US helped airlift $400 million worth of Swiss francs and euros to Iran after a prisoner release, the White House insisted the two […]

Anti-Trump revolt sees chaotic start to Republican convention

Anti-Trump revolt sees chaotic start to Republican convention

Donald Trump tried to put the Republican convention back on track following a rank-and-file revolt Monday, telling party delegates “we’re going to win” the White House. Making a surprise cameo appearance at the gathering in Cleveland to introduce his wife Melania, the bombastic tycoon showed confidence that belied the day’s spasm of public division. “We’re […]