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Buy a Piece of Trump: Mansion, Hotel and Island Getaway for Sale

Illustration: Maria Chimishkyan

The outside of Le Chateau des Palmiers looks like any other luxury estate on the French West Indies island of St. Martin. Terracotta-tiled structures and palm trees sit beside a crystal blue swimming pool mirroring the Caribbean Sea.

The inside, however, screams Donald Trump: gold-hued decor from the wallpaper to the curtains, wardrobes and headboards.

It can be yours for $16.9 million, a relative bargain after the former U.S. president’s company slashed the price by $11 million since first listing the property four years ago.

The home is a small slice of the Trump

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Biden’s 2022 budget marks departure from Trump

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday unveiled a budget proposal that represents a sharp reversal to former President Donald Trump’s budget objectives.

The proposal – what’s known as an early ‘skinny’ version of his 2022 federal budget – increases discretionary spending by 8.4% compared to 2021 levels, and asks Congress to sharply increase spending to combat climate change and gun violence and to support education.

The $1.5 trillion budget would invest billions more in public transportation and environmental clean-ups, expand funding for background checks on gun sales, and direct a record amount to underfunded public schools.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen

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Trump Hotels are dumped by luxury travel agency Virtuoso

“Trump Hotels are no longer part of the Virtuoso network,” the company said.

The luxury travel agency declined to elaborate on why it made the decision, saying they “consider many variables when reviewing both existing and new network participation. Out of respect for all involved parties, and as a general policy, we do not share comments regarding our non-renewal and exit decisions.”

Zenger News, a digital wire service, was the first to report the news.

Virtuoso operates a network of more than 1,100 travel agencies and roughly 22,000 travel advisers in 50 countries. The travel agency enjoys preferred relationships with

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Trump Hotels dropped by Virtuoso, a major luxury travel agency network

Virtuoso, a global network of luxury travel agencies, no longer considers Trump Hotels a preferred partner.

The Texas-based company, which includes 20,000 luxury travel advisers, said the change was effective March 8; it applies to the six Trump hotels that were considered partners.

“Trump Hotels are no longer part of the Virtuoso network,” spokeswoman Misty Belles said in a statement. “We consider many variables when reviewing both existing and new network participation. Out of respect for all involved parties, and as a general policy, we do not share comments regarding our non-renewal and exit decisions.”

The split, which was first

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Trump Hotels are dropped by the high-end travel group Virtuoso.

Virtuoso, a global network of luxury travel advisers, has dropped Trump Hotels from its list of hotel partners and will no longer offer the 10 hotels that operate under the Trump brand as an option to its high-end clients.

Virtuoso is widely considered one of the luxury travel industry’s biggest players, with a global network of more than 1,100 agencies comprising some 22,000 advisers in 50 countries.

Virtuoso advisers typically work with wealthy clients looking for all the hallmarks of upscale trips, from luxury hotels to personalized tours and experiences.

The network’s list of hotel partners is vetted and evaluated

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In departure from Trump era, US hails WHO pandemic response

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Geneva (AFP)

In a dramatic about-turn, the new US administration on Thursday thanked the World Health Organization for leading the global pandemic response and vowed to remain a member state.

“Under trying circumstances, this organisation has rallied the scientific and research and development community to accelerate vaccines, therapies and diagnostics,” top US scientist Anthony Fauci, who has been named President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, told a meeting of the WHO’s executive board.

The WHO, he said, had “relentlessly worked with nations in their fight against Covid-19.”

His comments marked a clear departure from the

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