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Staten Island, the New York borough where Trump is a hero
Chaotic press conferences, concerns over Russia and an aborted attempt at an immigration ban: For many observers, President Donald Trump's first month in office has been a bumpy ride. But many in the New York borough of Staten Island disagree.

Trump picks McMaster to replace Flynn as national security adviser
US President Donald Trump on Monday named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser, choosing a military officer known for speaking his mind and challenging his superiors.

Pence underscores US commitment to transatlantic ties in Brussels
US Vice President Mike Pence sought to reassure Europe on Monday of the new US administration's commitment to transatlantic ties as he met with EU chiefs in Brussels at the tail end of a European tour.

EU, NATO next on Pence’s European charm offensive
US Vice President Mike Pence meets EU and NATO leaders Monday at the end of a European trip aimed at reassuring allies worried that President Donald Trump might abandon them.

North Dakota: Sioux tribe stands firm against pipeline project
In the US state of North Dakota, members of the Sioux tribe of Standing Rock have been defying oil companies and authorities for several months. They want them to scrap a plan for a pipeline which they say crosses their sacred land. But now that Donald Trump has signed an executive order in favour of the plan, its proponents are pushing on. The demonstrators have been given until Wednesday to evacuate their protest camp. Our correspondent reports.

#JeSuisIkea: Trump blames TV for Sweden gaffe but internet having way too much fun
A day after falsely suggesting there was an immigration-related security incident in Sweden, President Donald Trump said on Sunday his comment was based on a television report he had seen.

US Senate confirms longtime EPA foe Pruitt to lead the agency
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Friday won Senate confirmation to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal agency he repeatedly sued to rein in its reach during the Obama administration.

Trump struggles to fill national security role as Robert Harward refuses offer
US President Donald Trump’s choice for national security adviser, retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward, declined the post on Thursday, adding to what critics see as an already chaotic first month in the White House.

Trump calls Russia controversy a 'scam' in new attack on media
Donald Trump dismissed a growing controversy about ties between his aides and Russia on Thursday as a "ruse" and "scam" perpetrated by a hostile news media, and denied any of his associates had contacts with Moscow before last year's election.

Fugitive movie director Polanski launches legal bid to return to US
The fugitive movie director Roman Polanski plans to return to the United States, his lawyer said Thursday, and is seeking assurances he will do no further jail time over the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl.

Venezuela pulls CNN from air for 'distorting truth'
President Nicolas Maduro's government ordered the suspension of CNN's Spanish-language service from Venezuela's airwaves on Wednesday, accusing it of distorting the truth in coverage.

Trump’s labour secretary pick withdraws nomination amid concerns about his business past
President Donald Trump's nominee for labor secretary abruptly withdrew his nomination Wednesday after Senate Republicans balked at supporting him, in part over taxes he belatedly paid on a former housekeeper not authorized to work in the US.

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