US envoy reportedly 'dismayed' over past comments on Muslims, violence in Netherlands
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    President Donald Trump's new U.S. ambassador to Netherlands has walked back his controversial 2015 comments about Muslims and violence in the northern European country.

    Three years ago, Peter Hoekstra blamed the"Islamist movement" for "chaos" in the country, claimed there were no-go zones and asserted that cars and politicians were being burned.

    "Looking back, I'm dismayed that I said it. There are of course situations in European countries that resemble that, but that has never been the case in...


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    Haiti on Friday expressed shock at reports that U.S. President Donald Trump referred to the Caribbean nation as a "shithole," and summoned the top U.S. diplomat in the country for an explanation. Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries," according to two sources familiar with the comments. On Friday, the Republican president denied using those words. But Democratic…


  • Haiti ‘shocked’ by Trump comments, summons US envoy

    Haiti on Friday expressed shock at reports that U.S. President Donald Trump referred to the Caribbean nation as a "shithole," and summoned the top U.S. diplomat in the country for an explanation. Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries," according to two sources familiar with the comments. On Friday, the Republican president denied using those words. But Democratic…