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    Britain's Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, from left, attend an event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth, England Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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    The US president is on a three-day state visit to the United Kingdom. He spent Monday meeting the Queen, with whom he spoke of the deep historic ties between the two nations. During Tuesday's talks with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Trump discussed a post-Brexit trade deal, as well as Huawei and Iran.

    On 5 June, US President Donald Trump has attended a D-Day anniversary commemoration in Portsmouth as Britain is hosting an "unprecedented" event, with multiple heads of state slated to attend the celebrations.

    Queen Elizabeth II has joined British Prime Minister Theresa May and other world leaders for a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the 1944 operation that took Allied troops across the English Channel to land on beaches in German-occupied France.

    Later in the day, Donald Trump will make his first official trip to Ireland for a bilateral meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in Shannon.

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    • 21:33

      Doonbeg Residents Prepare for Donald Trump Visit

      Heidi is 5 years old. She's in Doonbeg, waiting to see Trumps helicopter arrive. She's excited about his arrival,  and using the rhetoric of the US president himself, she says he is a ‘really nice guy'.

      Heidi and Abby Robins live in Doonbeg, Abby has friends that work at Trump’s resort but she says ‘if you don’t work at the golf course then it’s got no benefits’. She says that the authorities have done more in Doonbeg today for just one visitor, than they have during her lifetime in Doonbeg.

      Heidi and Abby Robins
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    • 21:30

      Blind to Protests, Trump’s Touchdown in Ireland Will Be All Stars, Stripes, and Covfefe

      Here is Shannon they are handing out free ‘covfefe’

      Trump’s Touchdown in Ireland Will Be All Stars, Stripes, and Covfefe

      Landing in Ireland, there’s a definite buzz in the air. No, it’s not just the roar of the Marine One helicopter transporting the US president himself; instead, it is a stir amongst the residents of County Clare who are awaiting his arrival.
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    • 19:09

      Donald Trump is Coming to Ireland and It is Something That Should be Celebrated - Head of Trump Betting at Paddy Power

      During his visit to Ireland, US President Donald Trump is set to fly by helicopter to his golf resort in Doonbeg, where he will stay overnight. Meanwhile, the residents of Doonbeg are fully prepared for the POTUS visit: along the route to Trump’s resort is ‘Donald Plaza’, a gourmet petrol station put together by betting company Paddy Power.

      A gourmet petrol station along the route to Trump’s resort is ‘Donald Plaza’
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      "We did know that Donald Trump is teetotal, but we are pretty confident that nobody can resist the Guinness when it comes to Ireland. So maybe he might not drink it, but he will certainly look for a photo op. He’s not one to shy away from a public opportunity," Joe Lee, head of Trump Betting at Paddy Power [bookmaker], told Sputnik.

      "There is a lot of people who get their knickers in a twist about Donald Trump coming to Ireland. We think it is something that should be celebrated and we’re doing it in a very unique kind of Paddy Power-type way," Joe Lee said.

      "We heard President Trump was in town and so we decided we might as well go ahead and crack this massive joke; I guess it’s just a little bit of fun. Ireland has a bit of a tradition when it comes to erecting a presidential petrol station; we have another one just down the road in Moneygall, County Offaly, after President Barack Obama’s visit in 2011 that was put up in 2014. So, I guess we wanted to be in keeping with that tradition, and erected this monstrosity just to have a little bit of fun with it. It’s going down really well with the locals and definitely attracted a bit of attention," Rachel from Paddy Power said.

    • 18:41

      Wave of Anti-Trump Protests Expected to Take Place in Ireland Ahead of US President's Visit

      Anti-Trump protest in London

      Ireland Braces for Wave of Protests Ahead of Donald Trump's Visit

      In a follow-up to his three-day trip to the UK, Donald Trump is paying his first visit to the Republic of Ireland as US president on Wednesday, and the Irish people appear to be as divided as the Britons.
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    • 17:03

      Trump Meets UK PM Candidate Sajid Javid - Reports

    • 16:54

      UK PM Hopeful Gove Did Not Have Meeting With Trump on Wednesday

      "I am afraid I didn't see him today," Gove told a committee of lawmakers. "I had the opportunity to say a few words to the president on Monday night," he added, referring to a state banquet held for the US president.

    • 16:38

      Trump and Merkel Discussed Current Situation in Libya and Deteriorating Conditions in West Africa - White House Official

    • 16:19

      Irish Supporters Prepare for Trump Visit

      Free 'covfefe' for everyone!

      Here is Shannon they are handing out free ‘covfefe’
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      Here is Shannon they are handing out free ‘covfefe’
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      Donald Trump sighted atop Fanny O’Deas cafe bus in Ireland. Owner Fergal says that he ‘doesn’t agree with all of Trump’s policies, but as the elected President of the USA he will be welcomed all the same’.

      Donald Trump sighted atop Fanny O’Deas cafe bus in Ireland.
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    • 15:56

      Irish Bookmaker Paddy Power Prepares Presidential Petrol Station ‘Donald Plaza’ in Ireland

      A gourmet petrol station along the route to Trump’s resort is ‘Donald Plaza’
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    • 14:21

      Queen Elizabeth, World Leaders Applaud D-Day Veterans

      Britain's Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, from left, attend an event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth, England Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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    • 15:46

      Donald Trump Meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Portsmouth

      U.S. President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participate in an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, in Portsmouth, Britain, June 5, 2019
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    • 14:12

      Trump Brands UK Rallies Against Him as 'Organised Flops'

      Anti-Trump Protesters Gather in London

      Trump Brands UK Rallies Against Him as 'Organised Flops'

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump, in response to promises of massive protests against his visit to the United Kingdom, took to Twitter on Wednesday to say that there were "big crowds" in the streets across the nation supporting him and the United States, and that the anti-Trump protests were "organised flops."
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    • 14:07

      Dublin Activists Gather to Protest Trump During His UK Visit

      Anti-Trump protest in Dublin
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      Irish activists are setting up spot for protesting near Shannon airport, where Donald Trump will soon touch down for a meeting with Irish leader Leo Varadkar.

      Anti-Trump protest in Dublin
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      "We don't expect Trump to read this banner. He's not a fan of reading. But he's not the one that needs reminding that we are a neutral country, and that we oppose Trump's visit. We want to remind our own guarda police helicopters, and the Irish Army helicopters flying overhead that under the Irish constitution, we are not to be involved in any war unless it's approved in parliament. Trump's visit is just optics really, but the number of troops that come through, and munitions, and the CIA torture planes coming through- that's all in breach of The Hague convention. In allowing belligerents to come through our country." - Tim Harlan, Shannonwatch.

    • 10:47

      Trump Leaves London for D-Day Anniversary Commemorations in Portsmouth (VIDEO)

      Britain's Queen Elizabeth speaks to U.S President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump as they view U.S memorabilia from the Royal Collection, at Buckingham Palace, London, Monday, June 3, 2019

      Trump Leaves London for D-Day Anniversary Commemorations in Portsmouth (VIDEO)

      Live from London as US President Donald Trump leaves the UK's capital and heads to the city of Portsmouth for the 75th anniversary commemoration of D-Day.
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    • 10:05

      In His Only Interview in UK, Trump Shed Light on 'Nasty' Remark About Duchess Meghan

      U.S. President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Britain's Queen Elizabeth pose at the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in London, Britain June 3, 2019.

      Trump Insists Duchess Meghan Was 'Nasty' to Him, Reveals Talk With Prince Harry

      On the first day of his state visit to the UK, the US President was welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, while on Tuesday Donald Trump met with outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May.
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