US President Donald Trump on Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ List — Alongside Some of His Critics

US President Donald Trump on Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ List — Alongside Some of His Critics

In his third year as the United States president, President Donald Trump finds himself placed on the Time’s “100 most influential people” list.

“Every modern U.S. President tries to influence the world,” former Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wrote in Time. “President Donald Trump has done this …”

Christie went on to acknowledge some of the president’s accomplishments: tough stance on NATO countries, China and North American trade agreements, and Iran nuclear agreement withdrawal.

He labelled Trump’s “boldest move” as his efforts with North Korea and for placing “his imprint on a problem spanning more than six decades.”

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US law chief William Barr to investigate FBI ‘spying on Trump’

US law chief William Barr to investigate FBI ‘spying on Trump’

New York, April 11 (AIWA! NO!) The US attorney-general said yesterday that he believed intelligence officials spied on the Trump election campaign and vowed to investigate those behind the surveillance.

William Barr said he wanted to find out about the “genesis and conduct” of the FBI investigation which led to the inquiry by Robert Mueller, the special counsel, into Russian meddling.

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Trump’s ‘pattern of cognitive decline’ alarms psychiatrists

Trump’s ‘pattern of cognitive decline’ alarms psychiatrists

Call him “Patient 1”: An individual in Washington, D.C., who presents with symptoms of mental decline, including a bizarre inability to remember where his own father was born.

Bandy Lee, a psychiatrist on the faculty at the Yale School of Medicine, has some insights to share, which we will get to in a moment.

On Tuesday, at a meeting with the secretary-general of NATO, President Trump launched into an impromptu riff on one of his favourite topics, the reluctance of America’s wealthy European allies to pay more toward their own defence. Then, in what might have been a clumsy effort to show no hard feelings, he expressed his love for Germany, the ancestral home of the Trump (or, originally, Drumpf) family:

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