Category: News

  • Mueller investigating United Arab Emirates Adviser

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    Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe has expanded beyond Russia to the Middle East. Mueller’s investigators have questioned a shadowy businessman about attempts by the United Arab Emirates to funnel money to the Trump campaign to buy political influence, The New York Times reported. George Nader, a Lebanese-American adviser to the U.A.E’s de facto ruler, became […]

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  • Tens of Thousands in Slovakia March to Honor Slain Journalist

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    PRAGUE — Tens of thousands of Slovaks marched in a national rally Friday to honor journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend, who were shot dead as Kuciak was working on a story about the influence of the Italian mafia in Slovakia. In the capital of Bratislava, President Andrej Kiska asked a crowd estimated at 20,000 […]

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  • China Considers Possible Retaliation Over Trump’s Tariff Hikes

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    BEIJING — China had no immediate reaction Friday to U.S. President Donald Trump’s vow to impose high tariffs on steel and aluminum, which he followed up by insisting that trade wars “are good, and easy to win.” Chinese leaders have threatened in the past to retaliate if Trump raises trade barriers, but now need to […]

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  • US and its Allies Condemn Iran Over Missiles to Yemen

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    United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The United States and three European allies condemned Iran on Tuesday after the United Nations found Tehran had violated the arms embargo on Yemen by failing to block supplies of missiles and drones to Huthi rebels. Britain, France, Germany and the United States urged Iran to “immediately cease all […]

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  • Hope Hicks refuses to answer some questions about the White House before a congressional committee.

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    White House communications director Hope Hicks has reportedly admitted telling what amounted to white lies for President Donald Trump. But in her testimony to the House Intelligence Committee, she denied lying about anything relevant to the Russia investigation, US media report. Republican and Democratic lawmakers said Ms Hicks deflected some questions in the nine-hour hearing. […]

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  • Republican Lawmaker Threatens Delta Airlines

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    One of Georgia’s top lawmakers has threatened to “kill any tax legislation that benefits Delta” after the airline joined several other companies in ending a discount program associated with the National Rifle Association following a school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead. Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, president of the state Senate, had […]

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  • Deadly Storm System Pounds South and Central US

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    A deadly storm system packing powerful wind, rain, hail and tornadoes ripped through the Southern and Central U.S. over the weekend, flattening homes, ripping off roofs and causing widespread flooding. At least four people died in incidents blamed on the weather. The National Weather Srvice says a dozen tornadoes were reported Saturday across Tennessee, Kentucky, […]

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  • Trump Egregiously Misquotes Fox News To Attack Rival

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    The president apparently wasn’t paying close enough attention. At first, the tweet seemed like standard criticism from President Donald Trump. “Congressman [Adam] Schiff omitted and distorted key facts,” he said, appearing to quote a Fox News report about the California Democrat, who has frequently butted heads with the president over the investigations into Russian meddling in the […]

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  • Mueller Is Gaining Steam. Should Trump Worry?

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    WASHINGTON — In a fiery speech to supporters on Friday, President Trump went after his vanquished opponent from 2016. “We had a crooked candidate,” he declared. The crowd responded with a signature chant from the campaign trail: “Lock her up!” About three hours later and 10 miles to the north, Mr. Trump’s former deputy campaign […]

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  • New North Korea Sanctions Announced by President Trump

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    President Trump on Friday announced what he and his administration are billing as the United States’ “largest ever” tranche of sanctions against North Korea. Friday’s sanctions are aimed at targeting North Korea’s ability to evade international sanctions and conduct illicit maritime activities that facilitate coal and fuel transports by designating 27 shipping and trade companies, 28 vessels and […]

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