Trump signs $350 billion deal with Saudi Arabia

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U.S. President Donald Trump dances with a sword as he arrives to a welcome ceremony by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at Al Murabba Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The US says it has signed deals worth more than $350bn (£270bn) with Saudi Arabia as Donald Trump begins his first foreign trip as president.

The agreements included an $110bn arms deal, which the White House described as the single biggest in US history.

Mr Trump and his wife Melania were greeted in the Saudi capital by King Salman on Saturday morning local time.

The eight-day trip comes as Mr Trump faces uproar at home following his sacking of FBI director James Comey.

It will also take in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Brussels, the Vatican, and Sicily.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the arms deal was aimed at countering the “malign”…

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