Theresa May holding talks during White House with Donald Trump

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Prime Minister Theresa May is holding talks during a White House with US President Donald Trump.

They acted for photographs in front of a bust of Sir Winston Churchill – that Mr Trump forked to, observant it was “a good honour” to have it back.

The new boss had a bust easy to a Oval Office after it was private by former boss Barack Obama.

Mrs May smiled and told him: “Thank you, we were really gratified that we supposed it back.”

They will spend about an hour together during a initial revisit by a unfamiliar personality given Mr Trump became president.

Strengthening US-UK ties, trade and unfamiliar affairs are expected to be high on a agenda.

Although a UK can't start to negotiate trade deals until it leaves a EU, Mr Trump has pronounced he wants a “quick” understanding after that.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond stressed a UK would reside by EU manners on trade talks, when he arrived in Brussels for talks on Friday.

“Of march we wish to strengthen a trade ties with a really many partners we have around a universe though we are really wakeful of a obligations underneath a covenant and we will follow them precisely,” he said.

Mrs May laid a spray during a Tomb of a Unknowns during Arlington National Cemetery forward of her talks with President Trump.

In a speech to US Republicans on Thursday, Mrs May pronounced she wanted to “renew a special relationship” between a UK and America.

She pronounced a dual countries “must always mount adult for a friends and allies in approved countries that find themselves in tough neighbourhoods too”, to acclaim from her audience.

But she told US Republicans a UK and US could not lapse to “failed” infantry interventions “to reconstitute a universe in a possess image”.

Tony Blair’s former arch of staff Jonathan Powell pronounced Mrs May “seemed to protest herself” by warning opposite unfamiliar intervention, though afterwards observant a US and UK contingency defend their values around a world.

He pronounced “it would be a mistake to inspire Donald Trump to be isolationist” when he was already articulate about “America first”, he said.

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But Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “What she’s done clear, in future, is that where we are going to dedicate British troops, there has to be a really genuine hazard to a country.

“It has to be in a British inhabitant seductiveness that we meddle in these countries… We should not simply embark on unfamiliar adventures for a consequence of it.”


By BBC domestic editor Laura Kuenssberg

Last night Theresa May signalled a spin divided from US and British unfamiliar process of new years – infantry interventions into countries like Afghanistan and Iraq.

But also, she urged President Trump not to spin America’s behind on a universe and not to concede a arise of Asian nations to “eclipse a West”.

For a boss who has vowed again and again to put “America First”, it was an bid to convince – if not undisguised criticism. Yet she also heaped regard on Donald Trump’s victory.

Well wakeful of a dangers, Theresa May is zero if not desirous for her attribute with her new domestic friend.

US Congressman Kevin Cramer, who was in a assembly for Mrs May’s debate on Thursday, told a BBC: “As we was examination her, and listening to her, we thought, ‘Is this Donald Trump’s prolonged mislaid sister?’

“There were genuine similarities, while during a same time, clearly a opposite take on certain tellurian issues.”

The debate followed comments by UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to a House of Lords cabinet on Thursday that Bashar al-Assad should be authorised to run for choosing to sojourn in energy in Syria – a annulment of UK unfamiliar policy.

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Theresa May laid a spray during a tomb of a Unknown Soldier

Mr Johnson told a cabinet that Britain competence have to “think afresh” about how to hoop a Syrian predicament and had unsuccessful to make a “mantra” that “Assad contingency go”.

He said: “I see downsides and we see risks in us going in, doing a finish flip flop, ancillary a Russians, Assad.

“But we contingency also be picturesque about a approach a landscape has altered and it might be that we will have to consider new about how to hoop this.”

On Thursday, a primary apportion also spoke in support of Nato – that Mr Trump has called “obsolete” – and a Iran chief deal, that Mr Trump threatened to throw during his campaign.

On traffic with Russia’s President Putin, Mrs May said: “My recommendation is to rivet though beware.”

For Labour, Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth pronounced Mrs May had not ruled out including health services in any destiny trade deals.

He added: “Labour will conflict any try to sell off a health service. The primary apportion needs to urgently endorse that a rushed trade understanding with President Trump will not be a Trojan equine for NHS privatisation.”

Asked about either a NHS was off a list in any trade talks, Mrs May told journalists: “As regards a NHS, we’re really transparent as a supervision that we’re committed to an NHS that is giveaway during a indicate of use.”

The revisit comes amid debate over comments by President Trump about waterboarding.

He told ABC News on Wednesday that after he asked comprehension officials if woe “works” he was told, “‘Yes, absolutely.'”

Mrs May has pronounced a UK condemns woe and told journalists: “My perspective on that won’t change – either we am articulate to we or articulate to a president.”

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