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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 -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

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

Saturday, April 15, 2017

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

Friday, April 14, 2017

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

Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz,Atlanta Hawks vs Portland Blazers -

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Trump national security aide Flynn resigns over Russian contacts -

Monday, February 13, 2017

Israel bars Peru’s fugitive ex-leader Alejandro Toledo -

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Germany president: Steinmeier chosen by lawmakers -

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Panama Papers: Iceland prime minister resigns

Reuters

The prime minister of Iceland has resigned – the first major casualty of the Panama Papers leaks which have shed an embarrassing spotlight on the world of offshore finance. The leaks, from Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca, showed PM Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson owned an offshore company, Wintris, with his wife. He was accused of concealing millions of dollars worth of family assets. A big protest was held in front of parliament in Iceland on Monday. Reports suggest the agriculture minister will be the new PM. Dozens of high-profile global figures are named in the huge Mossack Fonseca leak. Mr Gunnlaugsson had…

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Leaked UN report faults sanitation at Haiti bases at time of cholera outbreak

the guardian

A UN soldier watches a man washing in a Haitian refugee camp. Sewage dispoal was so poor at UN military bases that it threatened to ‘damage the reputation of the mission’. Photograph: Andres Martinez Casares/EPA The UN denies its peacekeepers caused the epidemic that killed thousands but a 2010 report details sewage being dumped in the open and a lack of toilets The United Nations uncovered serious sanitation failures in its Haiti peacekeeping mission just a month after a deadly cholera outbreak erupted in the country, killing thousands, a leaked report has revealed. The UN has consistently refused to accept that it is…

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Fate of lawsuit brought by Trump model to be decided this month

Pulse Model Agency photo of model Alexia Palmer

Model Alexia Palmer, who is suing Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s Trump Model Management LLC of lying to the federal government, is shown is this undated handout photo released on March 8, 2016. REUTERS/PULSE MODEL AGENCY/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS A judge will decide by the end of this month whether to proceed with a proposed class action lawsuit filed by a Jamaican fashion model against Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s modeling agency, the judge’s office said. Alexia Palmer accuses Trump Model Management LLC of lying to the federal government in its work-visa application that said she would be paid a $75,000-a-year…

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Lula’s friend mulls plea bargain deal in Brazil probe: media

Brazilian businessman and rancher Jose Carlos Bumlai reacts during your testimony a parliamentary investigative committee, in Brasilia

Brazilian businessman and rancher Jose Carlos Bumlai reacts during your testimony a parliamentary investigative committee, in Brasilia, Brazil December 1, 2015. REUTERS/UESLEI MARCELINO A friend of Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrested in November for allegedly taking out a fraudulent loan to the Workers’ Party is negotiating a plea bargain deal with prosecutors, newspaper Valor Economico reported on Monday. Jose Carlos Bumlai, a powerful rancher who also controlled a sugar mill, has discussed a potential collaboration with Brazilian investigators over the past two weeks, Valor said. He has remained in custody since Nov. 25. Under Brazilian law,…

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Russia offers access to its Syria bases to help deliver aid

An aid convoy of Syrian Arab Red Crescent enters the Wafideen Camp, which is controlled by Syrian government forces, to deliver aid into the rebel-held besieged Douma neighborhood of Damascus

An aid convoy of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent enters the Wafideen Camp, which is controlled by Syrian government forces, to deliver aid into the rebel-held besieged Douma neighborhood of Damascus, March 4, 2016. REUTERS/OMAR SANADIKI Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Monday it was ready to give access to its military bases in Syria for humanitarian aid deliveries. Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said aid packages could be delivered and stored at its naval base in the Syrian port of Tartus and transport planes carrying aid could land at its air base in Latakia. He told a briefing shown on Russian state…

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Foreign diplomats voicing alarm to U.S. officials about Trump

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump responds to a speech by former Republican presidential nominee Romney as Trump appears at campaign rally in Portland

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump responds to a speech attacking his candidacy by former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as Trump appears at a campaign rally in Portland, Maine, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/JOEL PAGE   Foreign diplomats are expressing alarm to U.S. government officials about what they say are inflammatory and insulting public statements by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, according to senior U.S. officials. Officials from Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia have complained in recent private conversations, mostly about the xenophobic nature of Trump’s statements, said three U.S. officials, who all declined to be identified….

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Trump grants press credentials to ‘pro-white’ radio show host

Donald Trump Makes Announcement At Trump Tower

Donald Trump‘s campaign raised some eyebrows on Wednesday after a radio program host who once wrote favorably of slavery was given press credentials to cover a Trump event over the weekend. New York Magazine first reported that “Political Cesspool” host James Edwards attended a rally in Memphis last Saturday “as a fully credentialed member of the media” to cover the Republican presidential front-runner. Edwards said that he reported from inside the press pen for his radio program, which represents a “pro-White” philosophy aiming in part to “grow the percentage of Whites in the world relative to other races,” according to its website. Edwards once…

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Gianni Infantino est le nouveau président de la FIFA

Fabrice coffrini, AFP

Gianni Infantino, jusque-là secrétaire général de l’UEFA, a été élu président de la FIFA, avec 115 voix au second tour de l’élection, devant le cheikh bahreïni Salman Ben Ibrahim Al-Khalifa, président de la Confédération asiatique (88 voix), le prince jordanien Ali Ben Al-Hussein (4) et le Français Jérôme Champagne (0), vendredi 26 février à Zurich. FIFA : Ovation dans la salle. Infantino devient le 9ème pt de la FIFA. — remidupre (@rémi dupré) C’est la « semaine la plus importante des cent douze ans d’histoire de la FIFA », avait déclaré le natif de Brigue (Suisse). Il y a six mois, personne ne s’attendait à voir le zélé secrétaire…

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Tech giants rally behind Apple in FBI fight

The Hill

Getty Images By Julian Hattem – 02/26/16 09:06 AM EST Major tech companies including Microsoft, Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook are coming to Apple’s aid in what could be a landmark legal battle against the FBI. The companies are preparing to file friend-of-the-court briefs in the case, which they have described as a line in the sand against the U.S. government. On Thursday, Microsoft president Brad Smith said Congress should decide the scope of American law enforcement powers — not a federal court. “The real concern here is actually the law and the implications for the future,” he said, pledging to file a brief in the…

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The United States Needs to Focus on Its Own Hemisphere

The National Interest

The United States remains the leading power in the Western Hemisphere by a wide margin. Much of the speculation, so prevalent a few years ago, about the rise of new major powers in the world as diplomatic, economic and even strategic competitors to Washington has justifiably faded. That is especially true of the so-called BRICS nations—Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa—that were supposedly poised to become decisive economic and diplomatic actors. Speculation about Brazil’s new status and role especially proved to be both premature and excessive. That country, along with the other BRICS, encountered a variety of domestic limitations…

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