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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Donald Trump says he will meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore -

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Mueller requests emails from Trump campaign data firm: report -

Friday, December 15, 2017

GOP changes child tax credit in bid to win Rubio’s vote -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Trump Jr. is berated for tweet about ‘Obama’s FCC’ chair, net ‘neutality’ -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on 19 May 2018 -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Walt Disney buys Murdoch’s Fox for $52.4bn -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Roy Moore says Alabama election ‘tainted’ by outside groups -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Eric Holder warns GOP: ‘Any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated’ -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Former British prime minister: Trump attacks on press are ‘dangerous’ -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

China says war must not be allowed on Korean peninsula -

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Megyn Kelly left Fox News in part due to O’Reilly: report -

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North Korea warns against U.S. ‘hysteria’ as it marks founder’s birth -

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British spies were first to spot Trump team’s links with Russia -

Thursday, April 13, 2017

China warns against force as North Korea prepares celebration -

Thursday, April 13, 2017

U.S. drops ‘mother of all bombs’ on Islamic State in Afghanistan -

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Boris Johnson calls off Moscow visit over Syria -

Saturday, April 8, 2017

US election: Clinton set to tighten nomination grip

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07:  Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends the event "Equality for Women is Progress for All" at the United Nations on March 7, 2014 in New York City. The event was part of the United Nations International Women's Day, which is celebrated tomorrow, March 8.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 477466241 ORIG FILE ID: 477131601

Six states vote on Tuesday, with California (543 delegates) and New Jersey (142) the big prizes. Associated Press said Mrs Clinton had already reached the 2,383 delegates needed, taking into account pledges of support from so-called superdelegates. Rival Bernie Sanders insists it is too early to call the result. Donald Trump has already secured the Republican nomination. ‘Unprecedented moment’ Voting also takes place on Tuesday in Democratic primaries in Montana (27 delegates), New Mexico (43) and South Dakota (25), with a caucus in North Dakota (23). The final primary is in Washington DC on 14 June. It has 45 delegates….

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Russia: Temporary ceasefire takes effect in Damascus suburb

The Russian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday that a temporary ceasefire, which it called a “regime of calm”, had taken effect from June 1 for 48 hours in the Damascus suburb of Daraya to allow for the distribution of humanitarian aid to civilians. Syria’s government has been refusing U.N. efforts to send aid into Daraya and several other areas besieged by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, despite what the United Nations calls a “horrendously critical” food situation. Daraya, close to a large air base and only a few kilometers (miles) from Assad’s palace, has been besieged and regularly bombed…

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Trump’s ‘playbooks’ offer glimpse of ruthless business practices

Fox News

A federal judge has given the world an unprecedented glimpse into the ruthless business practices Donald Trump used to build his business empire. US district court judge Gonzalo Curiel on Tuesday made public more than 400 pages of Trump University “playbooks” describing how Trump staff should target prospective students’ weaknesses to encourage them to sign up for a $34,995 Gold Elite three-day package. Trump University staff were instructed to get people to pile on credit card debt and to target their financial weaknesses in an attempt to sell them the high-priced real estate courses. The documents contained an undated “personal…

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UN response to Haiti cholera epidemic critics signals ‘potential breakthrough’

The Guardian

Figaro Nau rests on a stretcher in the Cholera Treatment Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. At least 30,000 people have died from the outbreak, latest studies show. Photograph: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters The United Nations is showing the first signs of compromise over the Haiti cholera epidemic, after more than five years in which it has consistently refused to accept responsibility for a disaster that has claimed tens of thousands of lives. Groups working with Haitian victims have greeted the apparent shift in the UN’s position as a potential breakthrough in a crisis that has devastated one of the poorest countries in…

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London keeps world on a short leash

Pravda

The British PM David Cameron called Nigeria and Afghanistan to be “fantastically corrupt countries”. Representatives of Nigeria and Afghanistan held it offensive. They believe they have done a lot to put an end to corruption in their countries. President of Nigeria said he wouldn’t demand apologies and claimed that London would rather help to return what had been stolen by local officials. Yuriy Solozobov, Director of international projects at the National Strategy Institute of Russia, commented Pravda.Ru on the issue. “Money, which was moved out of the country, goes to the Western financial centres. The main financial centre is situated…

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Susannah Mushatt Jones, last US woman born in 19th Century, dies

BBC

The oldest known person in the world has died in New York aged 116. Born on an Alabama farm in July 1899, Susannah Mushatt Jones was also the last living American born in the 19th Century. She lived in three centuries, through two world wars and 20 US presidencies. An Italian woman, Emma Morano, now takes on the title of oldest person in the world, and is thought to be the last living person to have been born in the 1890s. Ms Jones was one of 11 children. Her grandparents were slaves, her parents crop pickers. She attended a special…

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India’s top court slams authorities over “ostrich-like” attitude to drought

Cracked soil at Manjara Dam is seen in Osmanabad,  April 17, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – India’s top court on Wednesday slammed authorities for delays in responding to the worst drought in decades, saying that some states had taken an “ostrich-like attitude” towards the calamity, and called on the government to set up a drought fund. More than 330 million people – almost a quarter of India’s population – have been hit by water shortages across 13 of the country’s 29 states, including Haryana, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and Karnataka. A petition filed by Swaraj Abhiyan, a Delhi-based non-profit group, said that India’s current method of declaring drought…

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Hagel says NATO deployment could spark a new Cold War with Russia

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By Kristina Wong – 05/11/16 02:29 AM EDT Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday urged caution in response to NATO’s plans to deploy four battalions to the Baltic states, warning it could lead to another Cold War with Russia. “If I were secretary of defense today, I’d be careful with this because, I’m not opposed to it, but we can find ourselves very quickly in another Cold War buildup here, that really makes no sense for either side,” he said at a media roundtable at the Atlantic Council. In response to NATO’s decision to send the four battalions —…

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Black West Point cadets will not be punished for raised-fists photo

AP

Sixteen black West Point cadets who posed with raised fists for a pre-graduation picture will not be punished for the gesture. The US Military Academy said on Tuesday it concluded the group photo did not violate any Department of Defense rules limiting political activity. West Point said in a statement an internal inquiry found the picture of the 16 female cadets captured a spur-of-the-moment gesture intended to demonstrate unity and pride. The seniors will graduate on 21 May. Some observers outside the academy had suggested the cadets violated the military policy by posing with clenched fists held head high. A…

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Turkish court says insufficient evidence against suspected killer of Russian pilot

A war plane crashes in flames in a mountainous area in northern Syria after it was shot down by Turkish fighter jets near the Turkish-Syrian border November 24, 2015. Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian-made warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday after repeatedly warning it over air space violations, Turkish officials said, but Moscow said it could prove the jet had not left Syrian air space. Turkish presidential sources said the warplane was a Russian-made SU-24. Turkey's military, which did not confirm the plane's origin, said it had been warned 10 times in the space of five minutes about violating Turkish airspace. Russia's defence ministry said one of its fighter jets had been downed in Syria, apparently after coming under fire from the ground, but said it could prove the plane was over Syria for the duration of its flight, Interfax news agency reported. REUTERS/Sadettin Molla ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1VKC4

A Turkish court has decided there is insufficient evidence to prosecute a man suspected of killing a Russian air force pilot after his plane was shot down by a Turkish jet near the Syrian-Turkish border last November, the man’s lawyer said on Tuesday. Russian defense officials said at the time that the pilot had managed to eject from his Su-24 plane only to be killed by ground fire from militants inside Syria. His navigator survived but a Russian marine was killed during the rescue mission. Alparslan Celik, who was fighting with a Turkish-backed Turkmen brigade opposing government forces in northern…

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