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August 17, 2017 1:48 AM Barack Obama quotes Mandela in most-liked tweet ever: The story behind the South African leader's words

"Love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." So ended a three-part quote that the former US President posted, after racist violence in Charlottesville claimed a woman's life last week. Two Nobel Prize-winning icons of black history, Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela, combined in spirit to create the most-liked tweet in history, after 1

August 17, 2017 12:30 AM What happened behind the scenes as Trump's business councils fell apart

President Trump's two business councils were already on shaky ground Wednesday. "Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both," Trump tweeted at 1:14 p.m. ET "Thank you all!" The Twitter announcement marked a stunning collapse for the two panels, the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative

August 16, 2017 7:47 PM Pence cuts short Latin America trip and pressures Chile to sever all ties to North Korea

SANTIAGO, Chile — Vice President Pence is cutting short his Latin America trip by one day to return to Washington for a strategy meeting Friday at Camp David with President Trump and the national security team. Pence also has canceled two scheduled political appearances on Saturday in Virginia — a campaign stop with Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie

August 16, 2017 5:51 PM Donald Trump disbands business and manufacturing councils as CEOs begin to jump ship

President ends two panels after a number of CEOs resign from advisory roles U.S. President Donald Trump announced he is disbanding two advisory panels full of business executives after a number of high-profile CEOs either quit the panels or criticized his response to last weekend's tragic events in Charlottesville, Va. The president announced he would

August 16, 2017 2:12 PM Barack Obama tweet’s just became the most ‘liked’ in Twitter’s history

According to Twitter, Obama’s post-Charlottesville tweet has drawn 3.2 million likes, 1.3 million retweets, making it the 5th most retweeted tweet ever Former President Barack Obama has made history again, it appears. This time his mark has been made in the Twitter universe, on the back of a message and photo that he posted Sunday in response to the weekend’s 2

August 16, 2017 5:33 AM News Daily: Irish border plan and Trump on Charlottesville

The government has published its second position paper on Brexit negotiations - this time setting out its stall on how it proposes to manage the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, which will become a border between the UK and the EU after 2019. It also rules out the idea of a customs border in the Irish Sea, saying it would be unviable 2

August 16, 2017 1:47 AM Trump provokes new furor by giving foes of white supremacists equal blame for Charlottesville violence

President Trump on Tuesday forcefully blamed counter-protesters as well as white supremacist groups for the weekend’s deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., abandoning his scripted condemnation just a day earlier of the neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan and other racist groups widely seen as responsible. Trump reverted instead to his initial stance, which he articulated

August 16, 2017 12:18 AM Jared and Ivanka Aren’t Pushing Bannon Out—Yet

An hour before sunrise on Sunday morning, Ivanka Trump sent out two tweets from her vacation home on her father’s golf course, in Bedminster, New Jersey, condemning the violent protests that had occurred a day earlier in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the hate groups who promulgated them. “There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy 1

August 16, 2017 12:18 AM Trump, again, casts blame on both sides for deadly violence in Virginia

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that left- and right-wing extremists became violent during a weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, reigniting a political firestorm over U.S. race relations and his own leadership of a national crisis. Trump, who drew sharp criticism from Republicans and Democrats for his initial 1

August 15, 2017 9:00 PM Trump joins leaders in saluting Uhuru for win

World leaders continued to congratulate President Uhuru Kenyatta for his re-election. The leaders asked Kenyans to reject violence and those with disputes to petition the courts. US President Donald Trump’s administration described the election an important step forward and acknowledged statements by international observers terming the elections credible