Angela Merkel

EU security and climate on the agenda as Merkel meets Trump

Donald Trump welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday for a White House meeting that could help determine the future of the transatlantic alliance and shape the working relationship between two of the world’s most powerful leaders. The new U.S. president and the long-serving stateswoman, whose country is Europe’s largest economy, will discuss funding for […]

Donald Trump

Leaked 2005 tax return shows Trump paid $38m, mostly under a law he seeks to eliminate

Donald Trump paid around $38 million in taxes in 2005, the White House acknowledged late Tuesday, as a handful of elusive details about the president’s tax status were leaked to the US media. Trump has steadfastly refused to release his full tax returns, breaking with decades of tradition among presidential candidates of all political parties. […]

FBI probes ‘odd’ link between Trump server and Russia’s Alfa Bank

FBI counterintelligence teams and computer scientists continue to investigate whether a Trump Organization computer server had a back channel connection to a Russian bank, US media reported on Friday. Sources close to the investigation told CNN that the inquiry remains open and is being handled by FBI counterintelligence, the same team investigating allegations of Russian […]

Donald Trump

Trump signs new immigration order targeting six majority-Muslim countries

President Donald Trump on Monday signed a new version of his controversial travel ban, aiming to withstand court challenges while still barring new visas for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries and shutting down the U.S. refugee program. The revised travel order leaves Iraq off the list of banned countries but still affects would-be visitors from […]