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Donald Trump brings tough trade message in vision for Asia

Donald Trump says the US is ready to make a bilateral deal with any country in the India-Pacific region, but only on the basis of ‘mutual respect and mutual benefit’. Photo: AFP Danang, Vietnam: US President Donald Trump set out a strong message on trade at a meeting of Asia-Pacific countries in Vietnam on Friday, saying the United States could no ... Read More »

China gave Donald Trump a win on trade and he didn’t even know it

China’s opening of banks and brokers to foreign control was the single most-important thing that happened while Donald Trump was in China. Photo: Reuters Danang, Vietnam: American and other securities firms scored what looks like a big win Friday when China announced new rules allowing them to own 51% stakes in joint ventures. It’s just the sort of market-opening move President ... Read More »

‘You’re hired!’: Internet salutes Twitter employee who pulled plug on Trump

Like the Christmas truce in the first world war trenches, for 11 serene minutes it seemed like peace and harmony had broken out on earth with the sudden suspension of Donald Trump’s Twitter account. It soon emerged that the outage was not because the tech company had taken action against the US president for occasionally threatening nuclear war, nor that Trump ... Read More »

Trump blasts Clintons, NY Times, ‘fake news’ in lengthy Twitter rant

President Trump went on a wide-ranging Twitter rant Saturday morning, bashing Hillary Clinton, “fake news,” The New York Times and other favorite targets. Trump tweeted at least eight times within a one-hour period, focusing first on a Washington Post story, based on unnamed sources, that alleged Attorney General Jeff Sessions talked to a Russian ambassador during the 2016 White House ... Read More »

Trump education official: Parties usually ‘both drunk’ in campus sexual assault cases

A top official in President Trump’s Department of Education claimed Wednesday that “both parties” are usually under the influence of alcohol or other drugs in campus sexual assault cases. Candice Jackson, head of the civil rights division at the Education Department, told the New York Times that accused students’ rights are often ignored in Title IX cases across the country. “The accusations ... Read More »

Trump: ‘No politician in history has been treated more unfairly’

Trump decries media treatment in coast guard commencement speech litician in history has been treated as unfairly as Donald Trump, the president claimed as he struggled under the weight of a series of major controversies. “Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media,” Trump said on Wednesday during a speech to the Coast Guard Academy in ... Read More »

Caviar introduces iPhone 7 with portraits of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

The inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the US unlocked as many meme ideas as there are protests against his actions. But might be the weirdest we have seen – Russian company Caviar sells two 32GB iPhone 7 units with gold-plated backs and embossed faces of the Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. The backs also include the coat of ... Read More »

Trump, tech leaders avoided encryption and surveillance talk at summit

A Wednesday summit between some of the most powerful people in technology and U.S. president-elect Donald Trump covered a wide ground but avoided discussion on two of the biggest issues facing the industry: the use of encryption and government surveillance. Trump’s team called the meeting the start of “a conversation and partnership in order to spark innovation and create more ... Read More »

Obama orders review of election hacks as Trump doubts Russia’s role

President Barack Obama has ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to conduct a full review of the cyberattacks that allegedly tried to disrupt this year’s election, as his successor Donald Trump casts doubt over Russia’s possible involvement. Obama’s homeland security advisor Lisa Monaco first mentioned the need for the review while speaking to reporters on Friday morning, according to Politico. “We may be ... Read More »

Worries and uncertainty cloud outlook for digital privacy under President Trump

Some legal experts are worried Trump could abuse the NSA’s surveillance powers, but we just don’t know Donald Trump speaking to supporters at an immigration policy speech at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, on August 31, 2016. Credit: Gage Skidmore 6COMMENTS Michael Kan IDG News Service Nov 9, 2016 4:53 PM When President-elect Donald Trump officially takes office, ... Read More »