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Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos asks to put off prison pending Mueller appeal

(Reuters) - George Papadopoulos, a former aide to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign who pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents probing ties between the campaign and Russia, filed a motion on Friday seeking to postpone his sentence pending a separate case he hoped would lead to his conviction being overturned.

Reuters , Africa Nov 16, 2018

Trump's attorney general appointment challenged at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The fight over President Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general has reached the U.S. Supreme Court, with lawyers in a pending gun rights case set to ask the justices on Friday to decide if the action was lawful.

Reuters , Africa Nov 16, 2018

Trump says he 'easily' answered Russia probe questions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday said he had “very easily” completed his written answers for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election, but had not yet submitted them to Mueller’s office.

Reuters , Africa Nov 16, 2018

Elvis returns to the White House in Trump ceremony

Trump’s homage to Elvis — who once met with president Richard Nixon at the White House in 1970 — paused for a recording of the gospel song “How great thou art.” Trump said that playing music was his idea but when the richly toned performance stopped after just a few seconds, the disappointed president complained that staff organizing the event “have no promotional ability.” Trump also recalled that he had attended an Elvis performance himself decades ago, where overexcited fans were “ripping the place apart, screaming.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Nov 16, 2018

US gives Chad boats, trucks for fight against jihadists

The US donation to Chad marks an improvement in relations after a crisis in 2017 when the Trump administration put Chad on a blacklist of countries failing to share security information.

News 24 , South Africa Nov 16, 2018

Saudis push to end Khashoggi crisis but threats linger

'Cover up' The Washington Post editorial board on Friday slammed the apparent contradictions in the Saudi narrative, accusing US President Donald Trump's administration of abetting a "Saudi cover up".

News 24 , South Africa Nov 16, 2018

US gives Chad boats, trucks worth $1.3m to fight against jihadists

The US donation to Chad marks an improvement in relations after a crisis in 2017 when the Trump administration put Chad on a blacklist of countries failing to share security information.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Nov 16, 2018

WATCH: Judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter's access

A federal judge on Friday ordered the White House to reinstate the press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, whose pass was revoked after a heated exchange with President Donald Trump.

News 24 , South Africa Nov 16, 2018

Trump says U.S. may not impose more tariffs on China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he may not impose more tariffs on Chinese goods after Beijing sent the United States a list of measures it was willing to take to resolve trade tensions, although he added it was unacceptable that some major items were omitted from the list.

Reuters , Africa Nov 16, 2018

CNN reporter returns to White House after pass reinstated

The White House agreed Friday to allow CNN reporter Jim Acosta back in after a judge ruled that the star journalist was improperly banned following a testy exchange at a press conference with President Donald Trump.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Nov 16, 2018