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Steve Bannon exits as Trump’s White House senior strategist – Starr Fm

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is the latest top aide of President Donald Trump to leave his post. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that Friday was his last day. His exit follows a review of his position by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. Mr Bannon, …

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Trump sacks media chief Anthony Scaramucci – Starr Fm

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has been fired after fewer than 10 days in the post. The former Wall Street financier had drawn criticism after calling a reporter to give a profanity-laced tirade against his colleagues. Mr Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus and spokesman Sean Spicer both …

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Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox condemn Trump’s transgender military ban – Starr Fm

Two of the biggest voices in the transgender community are speaking out against President Trump’s plan to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. armed forces. Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox took to social media on Wednesday to condemn Trump’s announcement. “There are 15,000 patriotic …

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Transgender people ‘can’t serve’ in US military – Starr Fm

US President Donald Trump says transgender people cannot serve in “any capacity” in the military. He tweeted that he had consulted with military experts and cited “tremendous medical costs and disruption”. The Obama administration decided last year to allow transgender people to serve openly in the military. But in …

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US Congress reach deal on fresh sanctions – Starr Fm

Leaders of both parties in the US Congress have agreed on legislation that allows fresh sanctions to punish Russia for alleged election meddling. The new legislation would also sharply limit President Donald Trump’s ability to lift any sanctions against Russia. He has previously said he needs diplomatic leeway with …

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Donald Trump’s son and aides to testify in Senate about Russia – Starr Fm

US President Donald Trump’s eldest son, his son-in-law and his former campaign manager are to testify before Senate committees investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort are suspected of having links with Russian officials. Mr Trump and his allies have …

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Trump and Putin had undisclosed talks – Starr Fm

US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, had another, previously undisclosed conversation at this month’s G20, the White House has confirmed. They spoke towards the end of a formal dinner but the White House has not revealed what was discussed. President Trump has condemned media revelations …

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Republicans oppose healthcare plans leaving party without majority – Starr Fm

Two more Republican senators have said they oppose their party’s replacement for President Obama’s health system, making it impossible for the bill to pass in its current form. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran say the new legislation does not go far enough in repealing the health legislation. Republicans have …

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US not deporting 7000 Ghanaians – Gov’t – Starr Fm

The Government of Ghana has dismissed claims by the US Ambassador that over 7,000 Ghanaians are due for deportation by the Donald Trump administration. Ambassador Robert Jackson made the revelation before the deportation of over 60 Ghanaians last month. “In fact about 7000 of them are currently at different …

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Russia ‘ready to expel 30 US diplomats’ in sanctions row – Starr Fm

Russia is ready to expel about 30 US diplomats and seize US state property in retaliation for Washington’s sanctions, Russian officials say. The threat came from Russian foreign ministry sources, quoted by the daily Izvestia. Other Russian officials have made similar statements recently. In December the Obama administration expelled …

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