WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to have Syrian President Bashar al-Assad assassinated last year but his defence secretary ignored the request, according to a new book that depicts top Trump aides sometimes disregarding presidential orders to limit what they saw as damaging and dangerous behaviour. | Video
Washington US-Präsident Donald Trump hat einem neuem Buch des Enthüllungs-Reporters Bob Woodward zufolge 2017 die Tötung des syrischen Machthabers Baschar al-Assad gefordert.
* "We're in Crazytown," chief of staff cited as saying
(Updates with Trump Tweet in paragraphs 22-23)
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. Joe Arpaio built a national reputation as a staunch opponent of illegal immigration while sheriff of Arizona's largest county and found a powerful ally in President Donald Trump, who pardoned him last year after he ran into legal trouble. | Video
WASHINGTON As trade tensions escalate between Washington and Beijing, the U.S. Senate quietly passed legislation on Thursday that would lower trade barriers on hundreds of items made in China.
WASHINGTON The U.S. government paid more than $77,000 to President Trump's Scottish golf resort ahead of his stay there last weekend, according to federal spending records, indicating that Trump's official visit to Europe likely generated revenue for his business empire.
WASHINGTON As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida last September, the top U.S. disaster-response official ordered all hands on deck. | Video
WASHINGTON Young advocates for tighter U.S. gun controls have walked out of schools, filled city streets in rallies nationwide and pressured politicians since a February school massacre in Florida revived passions on both sides of America's gun debate.
WASHINGTON/YANGON Myanmar civil society groups welcomed a commitment by Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to tackle hate speech within 24 hours as the social media giant fights messages inciting violence, but urged it to deploy more resources in the country. | Video
WASHINGTON, April 10 Facebook Chief Executive
Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday his company would step up
efforts to block hate messages in Myanmar as he faced
questioning by the U.S. Congress about electoral interference
and hate speech on the platform.