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NY sues Donald Trump for $40m over 'phony' university

New York's attorney general has sued Donald Trump for $40 million, saying the real estate mogul helped run a phony "Trump University" that promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive seminars, and failed to deliver promised apprenticeships, the Associated Press reports.

Donald Trump pictured earlier this year with his thumbs up. Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says many of the 5,000 students who paid up to $35,000 thought they would at least meet Trump but instead all they got was their picture taken in front of a life-size picture of "The Apprentice" TV star.

Schneiderman said: "Trump University engaged in deception at every stage of consumers' advancement through costly programs and caused real financial harm.

"Trump University, with Donald Trump's knowledge and participation, relied on Trump's name recognition and celebrity status to take advantage of consumers who believed in the Trump brand."

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Trump unveils plans for second Scottish golf course

The US property tycoon Donald Trump has started planning a second golf course on his estate on Scotland's Aberdeenshire coast despite a public and political outcry over the last.

Donald Trump swings a golf club on the Menie Estate where his controversial luxury golf resort opened in the summer Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Trump International Golf Links opened on the Menie Estate in July following a seven-year battle with local residents, environmentalists, wind farm manufacturers and politicians.

The development of a second course comes weeks after one of Mr Trump's opponents called for a full public inquiry into all official dealings between the billionaire and Scottish authorities.

Architect Martin Hawtree, who has designed both courses, said the latest one will "contrast boldly with its high-flying neighbour by exploring in relaxed manner the beauties of the land behind the dunes".

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Donald Trump course golfers tee off

Donald Trump on the Trump International Golf Links golf course near Aberdeen after officially opening it. Credit: PA

The first golfers have teed off at US tycoon Donald Trump's multi-million pound golf resort.

Trump International Golf Links, in Aberdeenshire, opened to the public for the first time.

A few days ago the businessman was piped on to the 18-hole course, which is three miles long, before cutting a ribbon and striking the first ball with former Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie to declare the resort officially open.

The course is said to be open to all and people can have a game on a "pay-per-play" basis and discounts are offered to residents of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

Trump: Murdoch 'certainly "fit" to run his corporation'

The entrepreneur Donald Trump has tweeted his support of Rupert Murdoch after criticism from MPs on the Culture, Media and Sport commitee:

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Donald Trump arrives for Scottish wind farm battle

US tycoon Donald Trump has arrived in Aberdeen ahead of his bid to convince Scottish ministers to axe an "insane" bid to build a wind farm near his luxury golf resort.

Mr Trump touched down at Aberdeen Airport in a private jet

Donald Trump arrives at Aberdeen airport today ahead of his visit to the Scottish Parliament this week. Credit: Press Association

Mr Trump will appear before the Scottish Parliament's Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee on Wednesday to voice his opposition to the Scottish Government's increasing reliance on wind farms to power the country and meet its renewables targets.

He has warned that wind farms could "completely end" tourism in Scotland and the country is "in effect committing financial suicide".

Mr Trump has said he would not have built his golf course in the north east of Scotland if he had known about plans to install turbines off the coast there.