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Hamas leader issues direct plea to Trump to seize 'historic opportunity'

In an interview in Doha, Khaled Meshaal told CNN's Nic Robertson the Trump administration has a "greater threshold for boldness" than its predecessors.

"This is a historic opportunity to pressure Israel.. to find an equitable solution for the Palestinian people," he said. "And it will be to the credit of the civilized world and the American administration to stop the darkness that we have been suffering from for many years."

Does Australia want Turnbull to save the relationship with Donald Trump?

Three months into his presidency, Trump's sternly nationalistic and isolationist rhetoric has Australia questioning whether it can continue to count on the US, testing one of the world's closest alliances.

"There's a great sense of loss about the America that we thought underpinned the security order (and) that the America we relied on might not be there," Mathew Davies, head of the international Relations Department at the Australian National University, told CNN.

Trump and Putin: Syria ceasefire heads leaders' agenda

The two spoke by telephone for the first time since the US launched air strikes against Syria nearly a month ago, straining relations.

White House and Kremlin statements suggested a productive conversation.

Other topics discussed included North Korea and the timing of a future face-to-face meeting.

Mr Trump ordered air strikes after a chemical weapons attack blamed on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russia's ally. The Russians which blamed Syrian rebels for the use of illegal nerve gas.

Donald Trump: I would be honoured to meet Kim Jong-un

"If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would - absolutely. I would be honoured to do it," he told news organisation Bloomberg on Monday.

The previous day he described Mr Kim as a "pretty smart cookie".

The comments come amid escalating tensions over North Korea's nuclear programme.

The White House issued a statement following Mr Trump's remarks, saying North Korea would need to meet many conditions before any meeting between the two leaders could take place.

Trump invites Philippines' Duterte to the White House

Trump and President Rodrigo Duterte had a "friendly discussion" Saturday that also addressed regional security in southeast Asia and the Philippines' drug war, the White House said in a statement.

While it did not provide details on when or if Duterte would visit the White House, it said Trump is looking forward to his Philippines trip in November.

A few hours before the phone call, Duterte had implored the United States to show restraint toward North Korea, saying the two nations are "playing with their dangerous toys."

 

Anti-Trump climate change march draws thousands in US

The People's Climate March was timed to coincide with the symbolic 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

In Washington, a sea of protesters marched from Congress to the Washington Monument past the White House.

However, Mr Trump was not there. Instead, he was marking the milestone 100 days at a rally in Pennsylvania.

Organisers of the march are critical of Mr Trump's attitude towards climate change.

Trump attacks US media at 100-day Pennsylvania rally

He told supporters in Pennsylvania that he was keeping "one promise after another", dismissing criticism as "fake news" by "out of touch" journalists.

Mr Trump decided to skip the White House Correspondents' Dinner - the first US leader to miss the event since an injured Ronald Reagan in 1981.

At the rally in Harrisburg, the president said the media should be given "a big, fat, failing grade" over their coverage of his achievements during his first 100 days and told the cheering crowd he was "thrilled to be more than 100 miles from Washington".

Trump barks, but struggles to find his bite

Whether it's unfair Chinese trade practices, the North American Free Trade Agreement he's dubbed a "disaster" or Iran's destabilizing actions, Trump has kept up much of his bold campaign rhetoric.

Trump backs down on border wall funding

The president's close adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said funding for the wall would be left out of a budget measure that must pass by Friday.

Building the wall, paid for by Mexico, was a key campaign promise.

Democrats had threatened to block the bill if money was earmarked for the wall, so its omission may now avert a government shutdown.

But the president insisted on Twitter that he still supported the wall and that it would be built.

Judge blocks part of Trump's sanctuary cities executive order

In his ruling, Judge William H. Orrick sided with Santa Clara County, the city of San Francisco and other jurisdictions, who argued that a threat to take away federal funds from cities that do not cooperate with some federal immigration enforcement could be unconstitutional.